Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir

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This is an Icelandic name. The last name is a patronymic, not a family name; this person is properly referred to by the given name Jóhanna.
Yohanna
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Yohanna
Background information
Birth name Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir
Also known as Jóhanna, Yohanna
Born (1990-10-16) 16 October 1990 (age 24)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Origin Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Genres Pop, soft rock, acoustic
Occupations Singer
Labels Warner Music Sweden
Website www.yohannamusic.com

Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir (born 16 October 1990), known outside of Iceland as Yohanna, is an Icelandic singer who was chosen to represent her nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia, with the song "Is It True?", earning second place.[1]

Background and career[edit]

Yohanna was raised in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland, and started performing on stage at the age of nine after participating in singing classes. Her first album, titled Jóhanna Guðrún 9 was released in 2000 and contained mostly international pop hits that had been translated into the Icelandic language. "Torn", "Genie in a Bottle", and "I'll Be There" are among the songs that Yohanna covered. She released one more album in addition to a Christmas album before stepping out of the spotlight. She also worked in musicals.

2008-10: Butterflies and Elvis and Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Yohanna's album Butterflies and Elvis marked her return to the spotlight in 2008. The album was released in Iceland and Sweden with her first single to be "I Miss You". Since Eurovision, Yohanna has performed in countries such as Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Turkey. On 12 May 2009, Yohanna qualified for the Eurovision final after winning first place in the first semi-final. For the final in Moscow, she was joined on stage by backing-vocalists Friðrik Ómar, Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir, and Hera Björk. She came in second place behind Norway, with 218 points. Her debut song, "Is It True?" went on to become a top download on iTunes and a hit in several countries. Yohanna also was Iceland's spokesperson at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 revealing the results of the Icelandic voting.

2011: Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins[edit]

She participated in the Icelandic national round for Eurovision 2011 finishing the national round in third place with the song “Nótt”. In 2012, Yohanna moved to Kongsvinger in Norway to be afforded easier access to the European continent. In January 2012, she made a video for her song "Indian Rope Trick".

2013: Söngvakeppnin[edit]

Yohanna was one of the entrants at the Söngvakeppnin 2013 (the Icelandic national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest). She took part in the first semi-final with the song "Þú" (You in English), written by Davíð Sigurgeirsson without making it to the final.[2]In the first semi-final she was voted out of the competition and thus did not represent Iceland In Eurovision 2013.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
SWE
[3]
Butterflies and Elvis 19

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
ICE BEL (Vl)
[4]
DEN
[5]
FIN
[6]
IRE
[7]
NOR
[8]
SWE
[3]
SWI
[9]
UK
[10]
2009 "Is It True?" 1 23 16 4 28 3 2 9 49 Butterflies and Elvis
"I Miss You" 18
2011 "Nótt" (Night)/"Slow Down" 3 Non-album singles
"Really Over"
2012 "Indian Rope Trick" Butterflies and Elvis
"Coming Home" Non-album single
2013 "Þú" (You)
"Mamma þarf að djamma"
(with Baggalútur) [11]
1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iceland in 2009". Eurovision Song Contest. Eurovision.tv. 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Söngvakeppnin 2013". Eurovision Song Contest Selection. RÚV. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  3. ^ a b "Discography Jóhanna Gudrún Jónsdóttir". Hung Medien. swedishcharts.com/. 
  4. ^ "Discografie Jóhanna Gudrún Jónsdóttir". Hung Medien. ultratop.be/nl/. 
  5. ^ "Discography Jóhanna Gudrún Jónsdóttir". Hung Medien. danishcharts.com/. 
  6. ^ "Discography Jóhanna Gudrún Jónsdóttir". Hung Medien. finnishcharts.com/. 
  7. ^ "Discography Jóhanna Gudrún Jónsdóttir". Hung Medien. irish-charts.com/. 
  8. ^ "Discography Jóhanna Gudrún Jónsdóttir". Hung Medien. norwegiancharts.com/. 
  9. ^ "Discographie Jóhanna Gudrún Jónsdóttir". Hung Medien. hitparade.ch/. 
  10. ^ "Yohanna > UK Charts". Official Charts Company. officialcharts.com/. 
  11. ^ http://www.tonlist.is/Music/Chartlist/592/

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Euroband
with "This Is My Life"
Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2009
Succeeded by
Hera Björk
with "Je ne sais quoi"
Preceded by
Sweden Timoteij
OGAE Second Chance Contest winner
2011
Succeeded by
Spain Pastora Soler