Bosson

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Bosson
Birth nameStaffan Olsson
Born (1969-02-21) 21 February 1969 (age 49)
Sweden
GenresPop, dance-pop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1994–present
LabelsMNW, BAM, Spinnup
Associated actsDima Bilan, Loreen

Staffan Olsson (born 21 February 1969),[1] better known by his stage name Bosson, is a Swedish singer-songwriter.

Early life[edit]

His stage name comes from the fact that his father's first name is Bo – hence he is Bo's son.[2]

Career[edit]

Bosson first gained nationwide fame in Sweden when he imitated Michael Jackson in the first season of Sikta mot stjärnorna, performing "Black or White" and winning his semi-final.[3] His big break as a solo artist came when composing and performing the song "One in a Million", from the album One in a Million, which became a Top 10 hit in Europe and Asia in 2000 and 2001, which also appeared in the film Miss Congeniality. He wrote it to his then girlfriend Jessica Olérs, Miss Sweden 1998, and was nominated for a Golden Globe.

Two years later, the successful follow-up Rockstar was released, and in June 2007, he released his fourth album Future's Gone Tomorrow / Life Is Here Today and in June 2013, he released his fifth album Best of 11-Twelve. He served as an opening act for Britney Spears during her tour in 2000, and has toured with Kylie Minogue. He has also written songs for Amy Grant and the famous guitarist Al Di Meola. As well as in his native Sweden, Bosson has achieved huge success and toured extensively in countries like Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. He also performed with Dima Bilan.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
SWE
[4]
AUT
[5]
FIN
[6]
GER
[7]
NOR
[8]
SWI
[9]
The Right Time 29
One in a Million
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: MNW, BAM
  • Formats: K7, CD
21 72 38 50 30 43
Rockstar
  • Released: 5 November 2003
  • Label: MNW, BAM
  • Formats: K7, CD
49
Future's Gone Tomorrow / Life Is Here Today
  • Released: 11 June 2007
  • Label: SEO Music, Bonnier Amigo
  • Formats: CD
21
Best of 11-Twelve
  • Released: 10 June 2013
  • Label: Spinnup
  • Formats: CD
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details
The Best
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Prof Music, Veter Entertainment
  • Formats: CD
One in a million - The Hit Collection
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: ASP Records
  • Formats: CD/DVD
The Best Collection

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[4]
AUT
[5]
BEL FLD
[10]
BEL WL
[11]
DEN
[12]
GER
[7]
NOR
[8]
SWI
[9]
1997 "Baby Don't Cry" The Right Time
1999 "We Live" 17
2001 "One in a Million" 21 5 3 37 16 12 2 8
  • SWE: Gold
One in a Million
"I Believe" 16 17 18 69 34
"Over the Mountains" 32
2002 "Weightless"
(duet with Emma Andersson)
9 Who I Am
"This Is Our Life" 40 One in a Million
2003 "You Opened My Eyes" 32 98 Rockstar
"A Little More Time" 25 47
"Beautiful"
2004 "Efharisto" 24
"Falling in Love" 47
"I Need Love" 22
2006 "You" Future's Gone Tomorrow / Life Is Here Today
2007 "What If I" 39
"I Can Feel Love"
"Believe In Love"
2011 "Guardian Angel" Best of 11-Twelve
2012 "Love Is In The Air"
(featuring Baby Bash and Apollo-4)
"10.000 Feet"
(featuring Nobium and Wreck n play Apollo-4)
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Collaborations[edit]

  • 2002: Emma Andersson featuring Bosson - Weightless
  • 2009: Elizma Theron featuring Bosson - One in a Million
  • 2016: Sunbeat featuring Bosson - Eagle in the Sky
  • 2017: Edgar featuring Bosson - My Love

Filmography[edit]

Television and web
Year Title Role Notes
2017 Full House[13] himself Special guest

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Från sunk till modellhunk" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  2. ^ Emelie Berglund (11 June 2007). "Bosson: "Man försvinner in i varandra och ingenting annat spelar någon roll"". SalongK. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 28 October 2009.
  3. ^ Av Kai Martin (11 June 2007). "Bosson siktar på Östeuropa". GT (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Bosson Discography". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Bosson Discography". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Bosson Discography". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Bosson Discography". offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Bosson Discography". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Bosson Discography". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Bosson Discography". www.ultratop.be. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  11. ^ "Bosson Discography". www.ultratop.be. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  12. ^ "Bosson Discography". danishcharts.com. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  13. ^ "Հետաքրքիր տեղեկություններ Ֆուլ Հաուսի 7-րդ եթերաշրջանի մասին/Full House 7" (in Armenian). YouTube. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017.

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