Arvingarna

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Arvingarna
Arvingarna in April 2013
Arvingarna in April 2013
Background information
OriginGothenburg, Sweden
GenresDansband
Years active1989–present
LabelsSony Music
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersCasper Janebrink
Lars Larsson
Kim Carlsson [sv]
Tommy Carlsson

Arvingarna is a Swedish dansband,[1] which was formed in 1989. At Melodifestivalen 1993, they performed the song '"Eloise", which won, allowing Arvingarna to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in May that year, where the song finished 7th.

History[edit]

Arvingarna was founded in 1989, following the members earlier having played heavy metal, without any major successes.[2] The band's name ("The heirs") refers to the group member's parents, who also were active in dansbands. Arvingarna plays a form of dansband music that is it inspired by pop music and rock music, and has also being described as a boyband.[3]

The band has competed in the Swedish Melodifestivalen in 1993, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2019 and 2021.

In 2019 they participated in Melodifestivalen 2019 with the song "I Do", where they placed 7th in the final scoring 64 points.[4] The band returned two years later and participated in Melodifestivalen 2021 with the song "Tänker inte alls gå hem" taking part in the first heat on 6 February 2021 where they qualified directly for the finale.[5][6] The finale was held on 13 March 2021 at the Annexet in Stockholm. Arvingarna finished 9th in the final with a total of 44 points.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions
SWE
[7]
1992 Coola killar 49
1993 Eloise 7
1994 Tjejer 9
1995 För alltid 14
1997 Nya spår 41
1998 Airplane  –
1999 Lime 13
2001 Diamanter 17
2005 #8 23
2007 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree 42
2009 Underbart 35
2009 Arvingarna upp till dans 35
2009 Änglar och en massa kärlek 20
2019 I Do 4
2020 När snön faller ner 8

Compilation albums

Year Album Peak positions
SWE
[7]
2002 Collection  –
2007 All Included - Arvingarnas största hits från 1992-2007 26
2017 Våra allra bästa 14

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
SWE
[7]
1996 Då & nu 38
1993 "Eloise" 10 Eloise
1995 "Bo Diddley" 21 För alltid
1997 "Pamela" 2 Nya spår
1999 "Det svär jag på" 39 Lime
2005 "Hon kommer med sommaren" 52 #8
2019 "I Do" 6 Melodifestivalen 2019
2020 "Säg att du är min"[8] TBA
2021 "Tänker inte alls gå hem" 24 Melodifestivalen 2021

Members[edit]

  • Casper Janebrink (Lead vocals and bass) - son of Dennis Janebrink, bassist with Flamingokvintetten.
  • Lars Larsson (Lead vocals and keyboard) - son of Lasse Larsson and nephew of Anders Larsson, both of Streaplers.
  • Kim Carlsson (Lead vocals and guitar) - brother of Tommy Carlsson and son of Hasse Carlsson, lead singer of Flamingokvintetten.
  • Tommy Carlsson (Lead vocals and drums) - brother of Kim Carlsson and also son of Hasse Clarsson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs
  2. ^ "Hårdrockare blev Arvingarna" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 1 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Michael Nystås (21 December 1999). "1999 blev pojkarnas år". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  4. ^ Dahlander, Gustav (27 November 2018). "Artisterna i Melodifestivalen 2019: Hela listan – så blir deltävlingarna". Gustavs expertblogg (in Swedish). SVT. Archived from the original on 27 November 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  5. ^ "LISTA: De tävlar i Melodifestivalen 2021". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  6. ^ These are Sweden’s contenders for the Eurovision Song Contest The Local Retrieved 11 March 2021
  7. ^ a b c "Arvingarna discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Säg att du är min - Single by Arvingarna". Apple Music. Retrieved 25 May 2020.

External links[edit]

Media related to Arvingarna at Wikimedia Commons

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Christer Björkman
with "I morgon är en annan dag"
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
1993
Succeeded by
Marie Bergman and Roger Pontare
with "Stjärnorna"