Nylon Beat

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Nylon Beat
Origin Finland
Genres pop
Years active 1995–2003, 2007
Labels MTV3, Mediamusiikki
Past members Jonna Kosonen
Erin Koivisto

Nylon Beat was a Finnish pop band that was very popular during the 1990s and the beginning of the 2000s, consisting of the girl duo Jonna Kosonen and Erin Koivisto (later known as solo artist Erin Anttila or just Erin).

The band was formed in 1995 as a result of TV show "Kiitorata" ('runway' in English). By the time both girls were only 16 years old. They started with backup tracks and dancers. Later their music matured somewhat and finally they performed fully live with a real band consisting of several professional musicians. Most of the music was written by Risto Asikainen and Ilkka Vainio, the production mostly done by Asikainen.

The duo received eight gold and seven platinum records and the Band of the Year 1999 Emma award during their active career, which was during 1995–2003.

Other artists have covered Nylon Beat songs, most notably popular Korean pop group S.E.S, whose melodic sounding version of "Like a Fool" are identical to Nylon Beat's original.

Although the duo nominally had already given their final concert on New Year's Eve 2003, they reformed again to perform as a warming act for two Toto gigs: the first on August 17, 2007 in Oulu and the second August 18, 2007 in Tampere.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Notes Peak positions Certification
FIN
[1]
1996 Nylon Beat 6
1997 Satasen laina 7
1998 Nylon Moon First fully English album  –
1999 Valehtelija 1
2000 Demo 2
2001 Extreme 3
2002 Last In Line Second fully English album 21
2002 12 apinaa 3
Compilation albums
Year Album Notes Peak positions Certification
FIN
[1]
2004 Comeback - 40 hittiä 2-CD compilation 2
2004 Maailman pisin luokkaretki 15
Live albums
Year Album Notes Peak positions Certification
FIN
[1]
2004 Hyvää uutta vuotta - Live CD + DVD 39

Singles[edit]

Charting singles
Year Single Peak positions Album
FIN
[1]
1996 "Rakastuin mä looseriin" 8
1998 "Viimeinen" 1
1999 "Seksi vie ja taksi tuo" / "Liikaa" 9
"Musta joulu" 10
2000 "Viha ja rakkaus" 5
"Syytön" 16
2001 "Anna mulle" 2
2003 "12 apinaa" 4 12 apinaa
2004 "Comeback" 5 Comeback - 40 hittiä
Other non-charting hits
  • 1995: "Oot kuin karkkia mulle"
  • 1996: "Teflon love"
  • 1996: "Lä-lä-lä"
  • 1997: "Satasen laina"
  • 1997: "Kuumalle hiekalle"
  • 1997: "Jos"
  • 1998: "Like a fool"
  • 1998: "Umm ma ma"
  • 1999: "Ainut jonka sain"
  • 2000: "Syntinen"
  • 2001: "Guilty"
  • 2002: "Sanoja"
  • 2002: "Moka"
  • 2002: "Last in Line" / "Eternal Love"
  • 2003: "Petollinen päiväkirja"
  • 2003: "Nukutaan"
  • 2003: "Kevytlinja" / "Psykedeliaa"
  • 2004: "Kuumalle Hiekalle" (Remix)
  • 2004: "Teflon Love" (Live)
  • 2007: "Seksi vie 12 apinaa kuumalle hiekalle"
Featured in
Year Single Peak positions Album
FIN
[1]
2003 "Uudestaan"
(Sere feat. Nylon Beat)
17

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Nylon Beat discography". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 

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