Chris Kläfford

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Chris Kläfford
Chris Kläfford in 2018
Chris Kläfford in 2018
Background information
Birth nameMikael Christoffer Sjögren
Born (1989-04-10) 10 April 1989 (age 31)
Ramsberg, Sweden
OriginRamsberg, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2010–present
LabelsUniversal Music[1][2]

Christoffer "Chris" Kläfford (born 10 April 1989) is a Swedish singer, born in Ramsberg, Sweden. He currently resides in Lindesberg and is signed to Universal Music Sweden.[1][3]

Career[edit]

Kläfford began his music career performing for 10 years in small bars. In 2017, however, Kläfford won the thirteenth season of the Swedish Idol series.[4] Kläfford has a total of three top five singles on national radio in a year and more than 35 million streams, platinum sales and sold out concerts. He’s the only winner having both the #1 and #7 most streaming singles at the same time. His performance of John Lennon's "Imagine" is one of the most viewed on Youtube. In the summer of 2018, he embarked on a tour consisting of 50 shows in Sweden.[5] In 2019, Kläfford toured in Sweden together with the band Gyllene Tider on their farewell tour.[6] In 2020, Kläfford released the single "Lost Someone".[7]

Kläfford participated in the 14th series of America's Got Talent, where his first song choice was John Lennon's "Imagine", which he also sang in the Idol finale.[8][9] He was eliminated in the semifinals.[3]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
SWE
[10]
Treading Water EP[11] 3

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[12]
"Treading Water" 2017 3 Treading Water EP
"What Happened to Us" 2018 [A] TBA
"Sober"[14]
"Sick"[15]
"Cold At The Altar"[16] 2019
"If Not With You, For You" [B]
"Lost Someone"[7] 2020
  1. ^ "What Happened to Us" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number three on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[13]
  2. ^ "If Not With You, For You" did not enter the Swedish Singellista chart, but peaked at number 10 on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[17]

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[12]
"Imagine" 2017 8 Treading Water EP
"Wicked Game" [A]
"Take Me to Church" [B]
  1. ^ "Wicked Game" did not enter the Swedish Singellista chart, but peaked at number five on the Swedish Heatseeker chart.[18]
  2. ^ "Take Me to Church" did not enter the Swedish Singellista chart, but peaked at number 18 on the Swedish Heatseeker chart.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Artister". Universal Music Group (in Swedish). Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Chris Kläfford". Universal Music. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b Rosenberg, Filippa (9 October 2019). "Chris Kläfford: "Jag var osäker som liten"". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). ISSN 1101-2412. Archived from the original on 24 March 2020. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  4. ^ Christoffer Kläfford vinnare av Idol 2017 Archived 3 September 2019 at the Wayback Machine tv4.se Läst 9 december 2017
  5. ^ "Chris Kläfford på stor sommarturné 2018". MyNewsDesk (in Swedish). 3 May 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  6. ^ Isberg, Emma (25 July 2019). ""Skönt att Gyllene Tider slutar"". NSD (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 1 September 2019. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Lost Someone by Chris Kläfford". Spotify. Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  8. ^ Atad, Corey (10 July 2019). "Swedish Singer Chris Kläfford Stuns On 'America's Got Talent' With Cover Of John Lennons 'Imagine'". ET Canada. Archived from the original on 11 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  9. ^ America's Got Talent (11 July 2019), Chris Kläfford Chats About His Dreams Coming True On AGT! - America's Got Talent 2019, archived from the original on 12 July 2019, retrieved 12 July 2019
  10. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Archived from the original on 18 March 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2017. Click on "Veckans albumlista".
  11. ^ "Treading Water – EP av Chris Kläfford på Apple Music". iTunes Store (SE). Sweden. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Archived from the original on 18 March 2020. Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 43, 26 oktober 2018". Sverigetopplistan. Archived from the original on 26 October 2018. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Sober by Chris Kläfford". Spotify. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Sick by Chris Kläfford". Spotify. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Cold At The Altar by Chris Kläfford". Spotify. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  17. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 42". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  18. ^ a b "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 51, 22 dezember 2017". Sverigetopplistan. Archived from the original on 23 December 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017.