Lisa Nilsson

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Lisa Nilsson
Lisa Nilsson i Allsång på Skansen.jpg
Lisa Nilsson (2013)
Background information
Birth name My Lisa Karolina Nilsson
Born (1970-08-13) August 13, 1970 (age 44)
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Pop, jazz
Occupations Singer
Years active 1989-
Labels Diesel Music AB
Website http://www.lisanilsson.se/
Lisa Nilsson performing live in 2004. Photo by Ragnar Tryggveson

Lisa Nilsson (born August 13, 1970, in Tyresö) is a Swedish singer. She was discovered by the producer William (Billy) Butt and she is perhaps best known in Sweden for her 1992 hit, Himlen runt hörnet, written by Mauro Scocco and Johan Ekelund. It was released in English in 1995, titled Ticket to Heaven. She has released four subsequent albums, Till Morelia in 1995, Viva in 2000, Små rum in 2002 and Hotel Vermont 609 in 2006, all in Swedish. A greatest hits compilation, Samlade sånger followed in 2003 and contained two new songs. Prior to Himlen runt hörnet she had released two English language albums, Lean On Love in 1989 and Indestructible in 1991, both released by William Butt.

Nilsson's style ranges from out and out pop music to soul-inflected ballads and dance tracks on her earlier albums to a more mature jazz feel in her more recent work, perhaps reflecting familial connections as her father Gösta Nilsson is a jazz pianist.

In 2002 she moved into acting with appearances in the Swedish TV sitcom, Cleo and a role in the Swedish film Paradiset made by British-born director Colin Nutley.

In February 2007 she gave birth to a daughter.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
SWE
[1]
DEN
[2]
FIN
[3]
NOR
[4]
1992 Himlen runt hörnet 1  –  – 11
1995 Till Morelia 1  –  – 11
2000 Viva 3  – 28  –
2001 Små rum 7 11  – 2
2006 Hotel Vermont 609 1 12  – 19
2013 Sånger om oss 3 15 27 9
Compilation albums
Year Album Peak positions Certification
SWE
[1]
DEN
[2]
FIN
[3]
NOR
[4]
2003 Samlade Sånger 1992-2003 3 2 6 1
2010 20 - En Jubileumssamling 6  –  –  –
Collaborative albums
Year Album Peak positions Certification
SWE
[1]
DEN
[2]
FIN
[3]
NOR
[4]
2009 Sambou Sambou
(with João Castilho and Sebastian Notini)
28  – 33  –

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
SWE
[1]
1992 "Himlen runt hörnet" 2 Himlen runt hörnet
"Varje gång jag ser dig" 5
1995 "Den här gången" 22 Till Morelia
"Ingen gör det bättre" 56
2000 "Tror på dig" 27
2003 "Långsamt farväl" 16
2009 "Mysteriet deg"
(with Bjørn Eidsvåg)
28

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Lisa Nilsson discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Lisa Nilsson discography". danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Lisa Nilsson discography". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Lisa Nilsson discography". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 October 2013.