Lotta Engberg

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This page is about the singer Lotta Engberg and the dansbands Lotta & Anders Engbergs orkester, Lotta Engbergs orkester / Lotta Engbergs
Lotta Engberg
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Lotta Engberg in Norrköping, Sweden.
Background information
Birth name Anna Charlotte Pedersen
Born (1963-03-05) March 5, 1963 (age 51)
Överkalix, Sweden
Genres Dansband music
Musical
Pop
Schlager
Years active 1980–present
Labels Doreme Records (1987-Present)
Associated acts Trioala
Anders Engberg
Lotta & Anders Engbergs Orkestra
Lotta Engbergs
Kikki, Bettan & Lotta
Jarl Carlsson
Christer Sjögren
Website lottaengberg.se

Anna Charlotte "Lotta" Engberg, (born Anna Charlotte Pedersen on 5 March 1963 in Överkalix,[1] Norrbotten County, Sweden) is a Swedish pop singer[2] and later in life a successful television host, notably with music show Lotta på Liseberg and the game show Bingolotto.

She represented Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest 1987 with "Boogaloo" after winning Melodifestivalen 1987. She also tried many times in Melodifestivalen in 1984, 1988, 1990, 1996 and 2002.

She was also a singer in a number of formations including "Trioala" early on, and in dansbands Lotta & Anders Engbergs orkester from 1989 to 1994, and after her divorce from Anders Engberg, in dansband Lotta Engbergs from 1994 until 2002. She continues now as a solo artist. On October 2, 1999 Sweden issued a postage stamp with her portrait. She also has a great number of collaborations including joint albums with Jarl Carlsson in 1987, Christer Sjögren and Willie Nelson, both in 2012.

Career[edit]

Under her maiden name, Lotta Pedersen, she made her debut in the Sveriges Television program "Nygammalt" in 1980 when she was 17. She was also a member of the Trioala, an a cappella choir. Later, she received a permanent place in the TV program's choir.[3]

She married Anders Engberg and took his family name in her recordings recording. She also became main vocalist for the dansband Lotta $ Anders Engbergs orkester that continued until 1994 when the couple divorced.

In Melodifestivalen and Eurovision[edit]

She represented Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest 1987 after winning the Melodifestivalen of that year with "Fyra bugg & en Coca Cola". The song was renamed "Boogaloo" for the Eurovision competition.[4]

She also tried in Melodifestivalen many other times but did not win to go on to the Eurovision finals.

Lotta & Anders Engbergs orkester[edit]

Lotta & Anders Engbergs orkester
Origin Skara, Sweden
Genres Dansband music
Years active 1989–1994
Past members Lotta Engberg
Anders Engberg
Patrik Ehlersson
Peter Åhs
Pedro Johansson
Jörgen Horneij

(This section is about the dansband and covers the period 1989 to 1994)

Lotta & Anders Engbergs orkester was a dansband in Skara, Sweden which was active during the years 1989-1994, with Lotta Engberg as singer. She formed the band in 1989 with her former husband Anders Engberg, who already had a band in his own name. In 1993, the band was awarded a Grammis in 1993 for their album Kärlek gör mig tokig. It peaked at #33 at the Swedish album chart.

Lotta Engberg left the band around New Year 1993-1994, and started an own dansband, Lotta Engbergs orkester, following the couple's divorce. The remaining part of the band formed Anders Engbergs.

Members
Awards

In early 1994, because of the success of the album Kärlek gör mig tokig, the band was awarded a Grammis award for as "Best Dansband of 1993".

Lotta Engbergs[edit]

Lotta Engbergs
Also known as Lotta Engbergs orkester
Origin Skara, Sweden
Genres Dansband
Years active 1994–2002
Associated acts Lotta & Anders Engbergs orkester
Past members Lotta Engberg
Peter Åhs
Pedro Johansson
Bengt Andersson
Per Strandberg
Patrik Ehlersson

(This section is about the dansband and covers the period 1994 to 2002)

Lotta Engbergs was a dansband in Skara, Sweden. The band was formed in 1994, when Lotta Engberg left Lotta & Anders Engbergs orkester. The band was, in its early days, known as Lotta Engbergs orkester, which later was shortened to just Lotta Engbergs. Lotta Engbergs was disbanded in 2002.

Members

Kikki, Bettan & Lotta[edit]

Kikki, Bettan & Lotta was a Swedish-Norwegian super trio, active 2001-2004 and consisting Kikki Danielsson, Elisabeth "Bettan" Andreassen and Lotta Engberg.

In November 2000, the trio sang "Feels Like Home", their first song together. Kikki, Bettan & Lotta competed in the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2002, singing the song Vem é dé du vill ha (written by Thomas G:son), finishing third in the Swedish final on March 1, 2002. On March 8, 2002 they released the album 20 år med oss - Vem é dé du vill ha. In 2003, the ladies entered the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix 2003 with "Din hånd i min hånd" (music again by G:son, lyrics by Bettan), finishing fourth.

On July 9, 2002 the trio appeared in Allsång på Skansen and on July 14, 2002, they appeared in the celebration of Swedish crown princess Victoria's 25th birthday on Öland. From 2002 to 2004, they toured Sweden with their own three-star show. Kikki, Bettan & Lotta disbanded in 2004, when Kikki fell out for "personal reasons".

Television career[edit]

Lotta Engberg has also developed a prosperous television career.

Engberg is currently competing as a celebrity dancer in Let's Dance 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Överkalix, she was raised in Laxå, Örebro County. She was married to Anders Engberg, but they divorced in 1994. She now lives in Alingsås with her new husband.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Solo
Year Album Peak chart positions
SWE
[6]
1987 Fyra Bugg & en Coca Cola
1988 100% 40
As dansband Lotta & Anders Engbergs orkester
Year Album Peak chart positions
SWE
[7]
1989 Genom vatten och eld 48
1990 En gång till
1991 Världens bästa servitris
1992 Stora rubriker 30
1993 Kärlek gör mig tokig 33
As dansband Lotta Engbergs
Year Album Peak chart positions
SWE
1994 Våra nya vingar
(credited to Lotta Engbergs orkester)
1996 Äntligen på väg 13
1997 Tolv i topp 23
1998 Åh vad jag älskade dig just då 22
1999 Tjejer & snubbar, kärringar & gubbar 50
2000 Vilken härlig dag 17
Joint albums
Year Album Peak chart positions
SWE
1987 Kvinna & man
(Lotta Engberg & Jarl Carlsson)[8]
2012 Lotta & Christer
(Lotta Engberg & Christer Sjögren)[9]
2
2012 Heroes
(Willie Nelson & Lotta Engberg)[10]
34

Compilation albums[edit]

Solo compilation albums
Year Album Peak chart positions
SWE
[6]
2003 Fyra bugg & en Coca Cola och andra hits
2006 Världens bästa Lotta 17
Jul hos mig 2
2007 När du tar mig i din famn
Alla lyckliga stunder
2009 Upp till dans
Lotta & Anders Engbergs orkester compilation
Year Album Peak chart positions
SWE[7]
1992 På begäran
1995 Tusen vackra bilder
Lotta Engbergs compilation albums
Year Album Peak chart positions
SWE
1998 Håll om mig nu
2000 Stanna en stund
Kikki, Bettan & Lotta compilation albums
Year Album Peak chart positions
SWE
2002 20 år med oss – Vem é dé du vill ha

Live albums[edit]

Kikki, Bettan & Lotta live albums
Year Album Peak chart positions
SWE
2002 Live från Rondo

Singles[edit]

Solo singles
Year Single Peak chart positions Notes Album
SWE
[6]
1987 "Fyra bugg & En Coca Cola" 19 "Fyra bugg & en Coca Cola"
also known as "Boogaloo
"Winner of Melodifestivalen 1987 and
Eurovision Song Contest 1987
Fyra bugg & en Coca Cola
"Succéschottis"
1990 "En gång till" Melodifestivalen 1990
entry
Äntligen på väg
1996 "Juliette & Jonathan" 51 Melodifestivalen 1996
entry
Äntligen på väg
2009 "Äntligen december"
Jul hos mig
Singles as Kikki, Bettan & Lotta
Year Single Peak chart positions Notes Album
SWE[11]
2002 "Vem é dé du vill ha" [11] 32 Melodifestivalen 2002
entry
Joint singles and featured in
Year Single Peak chart positions Notes Album
SWE
[6]
1984 "Sankta Cecilia"
(duet with Göran Folkestad)
Double A side single
with "Du"
1987 "Världens lyckligaste par"
(duet with Lasse Stefanz)"
"Världens lyckligaste par"
(duet with Olle Jönsson)"
Världens bästa lotta
"100%"
(duet with Triple & Touch)"
Melodifestivalen 1988
entry
1988 "Ringar på vatten"
(duet with Haakon Pedersen)"
With Side B as
"Kan man gifta sig i jeans?"
2008 "Det måste gå"
(duet with Lasse Holm)"
Lotta & Anders Engsbergs orkester

(Svensktoppen songs)

  • 1989: "Melodin"
  • 1989: "Genom vatten och eld"
  • 1989: "En gång till"
  • 1990: "Tusen vackra builder"
  • 1991: "Världens bästa servitris"
  • 1992: "Tusen skäl att stanna"
  • 1992: "Allt jag vill säga"
  • 1993: "Alla lyckliga stunder"
Lotta Engsbergs Svensktoppen songs

(Svensktoppen songs)

  • 1994: "Våra nya vingar"
  • 1994: "Någon"
  • 1995: "Ringen på mitt finger"
  • 1996: "Håll om mig nu"
  • 1996: "Juliette & Jonathan"
  • 1998: "Åh vad jag älskade dig just då"
  • 1998: "Var rädda om kärleken"
  • 1998: "Om jag bara kunde"
  • 1999: "Inget mera regn"
  • 1999: "Tjejer & snubbar, kärringar & gubbar"
  • 1999: "Stanna en stund"
  • 2000: "En liten stund på Jorden"
  • 2000: "Brinner för dej"
  • 2001: "Vilken härlig dag"
  • 2001: "Blå, blå är himmelen" (failed to enter the list)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Lotta Engberg at Wikimedia Commons

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Monica Törnell & Lasse Holm
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
1987
Succeeded by
Tommy Körberg
Preceded by
Sweden Cecilia Vennersten
OGAE Second Chance Contest winner
1996
Succeeded by
Italy Anna Oxa