Sara Lumholdt

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Sara Lumholdt
Sara Lumholdt.jpg
Lumholdt at a press conference for the 2011 Melodifestivalen
Background information
Birth name Sara Helena Lumholdt
Also known as Sara Lumholdt, Sara Love
Born (1984-10-25) 25 October 1984 (age 30)
Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Pop, rock
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1998–2004 (with A-Teens)
2007–present (Solo artist)
Associated acts A-Teens
Website http://www.saralumholdt.se

Sara Helena Lumholdt (born 25 October 1984) is a Swedish pop singer, and former member of the Swedish quartet A-Teens.

Career[edit]

A-Teens (1998-2004)[edit]

In 1998, Lumholdt signed a record deal with Stockholm Records (part of Universal Music Group) along with her then bandmates Marie, Dhani and Amit. Together they performed as the A-Teens. In 1999, they released their first single, a cover of ABBA's Mamma Mia. The single topped the charts in Sweden for 8 consecutive weeks, and the success was similar around the world.

By 2000, the A-Teens' first album, The ABBA Generation had sold 4 million copies, and they became one of the most internationally successful Swedish pop bands.[1]

After 6 years together and more than 5 million albums sold, the A-Teens disbanded following a Greatest Hits album and a final tour in Sweden.

Solo career[edit]

Despite worldwide success, the A-Teens disbanded in 2004 and Lumholdt took a short break from the limelight.

In September 2005, Lumholdt landed a voice-over part in the Swedish release of Electronic Arts racing game, Burnout: Revenge. She also booked a couple of gigs in local sports club, Ballbreaker, singing the Swedish national anthem for the World Cup Championship in 2006. Since late 2005, Lumholdt has been working with local Swedish producers and song writers, as well as producers in New York City and Los Angeles on her solo debut tracks. On 14 March 2007, using the stage name "Sara Love", she released a cover of Olivia Newton-John's hit, "Physical" for a promotional CD for clothing company WeSC, on their album Let's Get Physical with WeSC.

In early 2008, she released several new tracks, including "Glamour Bitch" featuring Milano Money. The song was first released on her MySpace profile, and was quickly picked up by NRJ radio and became the Smash Hit of the Week. The single debuted at No. 57 on the Swedish Single Charts for the week of 13 September 2007.[2] In 2011 she participated in Melodifestivalen 2011, singing the song "Enemy", finished 7th in the third semi-final on 19 February.[3]

In addition to singing, Lumholdt also works as a pole dancing instructor.[4] She performed a routine at the 2011 North European Pole Dance Championship.[5]

Since 2012 she has been the host of Xtra Factor on TV11, the aftershow of the X Factor.[6]

Recording[edit]

Lumholdt spent February to May 2008 in Los Angeles, writing and recording songs with Josh Skinner, with the help of Grammy award winning producer Ted Perlman. In June she released a pop song titled "First". Lumholdt said about the song that "it's about putting yourself first, it's about self-esteem".[7] The team also wrote songs titled "Where Does The Love Go", and "Kiss Me Goodbye".[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Summer 2010 "Back to You"

Singles[edit]

  • "Let's get Physical"
  • "Glamour Bitch"
  • "First"
  • "Enemy"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swedish Music
  2. ^ "Sara Love feat. Milano Money - Glamour Bitch". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2007-09-13. 
  3. ^ Viniker, Barry (2010-10-19). "Eight more Melodifestivalen acts announced". ESCToday. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  4. ^ Pettersson, Tommy (2011-02-17). "Linköpings Tidning - Sara vill tillbaka till rampljuset". linkopingstidning.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Battle of the Pole 2011". battleofthepole.com. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  6. ^ Stockholm TT Spektra (2012-09-30). "Sara Lumholdt leder "Xtra factor" | Kultur | SvD" (in Swedish). Svd.se. Retrieved 2012-10-06. 
  7. ^ "Interview transcript @ City Walk". April 16, 2008. Archived from the original on December 7, 2008.  Video here.
  8. ^ [1] | Back To You: New Version

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