Alma (Finnish singer)

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Alma
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Alma in March 2018
Background information
Birth name Alma-Sofia Miettinen
Born (1996-01-17) 17 January 1996 (age 22)
Kuopio, Finland
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2013–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website cyberalma.com

Alma-Sofia Miettinen (born 17 January 1996), known professionally as Alma, is a Finnish singer and songwriter. Beginning her career in 2013, she placed fifth in the seventh season of the Finnish version of Idol. Her breakthrough came in 2015 when she was featured on the single "Muuta ku mä" by Sini Sabotage, and was subsequently signed to Universal Music Group.

The following year she released the singles "Karma" and "Dye My Hair", both of which became top ten hits in Finland. Her 2017 single "Chasing Highs" repeated this success, and also reached the top twenty in Germany and the United Kingdom. Her debut mixtape Heavy Rules Mixtape was released in 2018 and reached the top ten in Finland. She has collaborated frequently with English singer Charli XCX and Swedish singer Tove Lo.

Career[edit]

2013: Idols[edit]

In 2013, at age 17, Alma auditioned for the seventh season of Finnish Idols. She progressed to the live shows, where she finished fifth.[1]

Idols performances and results
Episode Theme Song Result
Audition N/A N/A Through to live shows
1. Final N/A "Welcome to My Life" – Sunrise Avenue Safe
3. Final N/A "Price Tag" – Jessie J Safe
5. Final N/A "Sekaisin" – J. Karjalainen Safe
7. Final N/A "In the Shadows" – The Rasmus Eliminated

2015–present: Dye My Hair[edit]

In 2015, she was featured on Sini Sabotage's single "Muuta ku mä".[2][3] In March 2016, Alma was signed to Universal Music, and in June she released her first single "Karma". The song peaked at number 5 on the Finnish Singles Chart.[4] She is also the featured vocalist on the Felix Jaehn song "Bonfire". The song was released as a single in July 2016.[5] In September 2016, Alma was confirmed to play at the 31st edition of Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, NL.[6] On 28 October 2016, she released her debut EP Dye My Hair.

She released the single "Chasing Highs" in March 2017. The song peaked at number 10 on the Finnish Singles Chart. In June it was released in the UK, and became Alma's first UK top 20 hit.[7] She was featured on the Sub Focus' song "Don't You Feel It", released as a single in May 2017.[8] She was also the featured vocalist on Martin Solveig's song "All Stars" which was released as a single in June 2017.[9]

On 22 and 23 September 2018, Alma along with Raye will support Halsey in her London shows for the Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour.

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
FIN
[10]
SWE
[11]
Heavy Rules Mixtape[12][13] 9
[14]
41

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Dye My Hair
  • Released: 28 October 2016
  • Label: PME, Polydor
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
FIN
[10]
AUT
[15]
DEN
[16]
GER
[17]
NZ
Heat.

[18]
SWE
[19]
SWI
[20]
UK
[21]
"Karma" 2016 5 100 Dye My Hair
"Dye My Hair" 8 26 38 25
"Chasing Highs" 2017 10 22 17 43 18 Non-album singles
"Phases"
(with French Montana)
14
[24]
9 82
[25]
97 88
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak positions Certifications Album
FIN
[10]
AUT
[15]
FRA
[26]
GER
[17]
NL
[27]
SWE
[19]
SWI
[20]
"Muuta ku mä"
(Sini Sabotage featuring Alma)
2015 Non-album single
"Bonfire"
(Felix Jaehn featuring Alma)
2016 14 9 120 3 100 62 39 I
"Don't You Feel It"
(Sub Focus featuring Alma)
2017 TBA
"All Stars"
(Martin Solveig featuring Alma)
24 11 33 94 Non-album single
"Out of My Head"
(Charli XCX featuring Tove Lo and Alma)
Pop 2
"Bitches"
(Tove Lo featuring Charli XCX, Icona Pop, Elliphant and Alma)
2018 Non-album single
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[28]
"Good Vibes"
(featuring Tove Styrke)
2018 91 Heavy Rules Mixtape

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2016 Emma Vuoden tulokas (Best new artist) General Won [1]
2017 MTV Europe Music Award Best Finnish Act Won
2018 EBBA Awards European Border Breakers Award Won
Sound of... Sound of 2018 Longlisted [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Koivu, Viivi. "Artistilupaus Alma erottuu tyylillään ja rohkeudellaan: "Aina kun olen ulkomailla, jengi on innoissaan"". Gloria. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Suomen Idolsista kansainväliselle uralle – poplupaus Alman hype on poikkeuksellinen". Ylex. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Mäntylä, Eveliina. "Karma-tähti Alma Miettinen löysi kadotetun itsevarmuuden: "Ei saa jäädä himaan paskojen asioiden kanssa"". Me naiset. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Idols-Alma solmi kansainvälisen levytyssopimuksen". MTV. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Alma yhteistyössä kansainvälisen huippu DJn kanssa – kuuntele uusi kappale". Kiss. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "First European Artists Confirmed for Eurosonic Noorderslag – Eurosonic Noorderslag". Eurosonic Noorderslag. Retrieved 11 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Chasing Highs by Alma". acharts. Retrieved 7 August 2017. 
  8. ^ Don't You Feel It (feat. Alma) – Single by Sub Focus on Apple Music
  9. ^ All Stars (feat. Alma) – Single by Martin Solveig on Apple Music
  10. ^ a b c "Discography Alma". Finnish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  11. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 10 March 2018.  Click on "Veckans albumlista".
  12. ^ "Heavy Rules Mixtape – EP by Alma on Apple Music". iTunes Store (AU). Retrieved 2 March 2018. 
  13. ^ Wass, Mike (26 February 2018). "ALMA Announces 'Heavy Rules' Mixtape Featuring MØ, Tove Styrke & Kiiara". Idolator. Retrieved 27 February 2018. 
  14. ^ "Suomen virallinen lista – Albumit 10/2018". Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 12 March 2018. 
  15. ^ a b "Discography Alma". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  16. ^ "Discography Alma". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  17. ^ a b "Discography Alma". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  18. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 2 October 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017. 
  19. ^ a b "Discography Alma". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  20. ^ a b "Discographie Alma". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  21. ^ "ALMA". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  22. ^ a b c d "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank". Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  23. ^ "Certified Awards". Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  24. ^ http://ifpi.fi/tilastot/virallinen-lista/singlet/2017/39
  25. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 29 September 2017. 
  26. ^ "Discographie Alma". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  27. ^ "Discografie Alma". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  28. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 10 March 2018. 

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