Christopher (singer)

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Christopher
Christopher (sanger).jpg
Christopher Live in 2012
Background information
Birth name Christopher Lund Nissen
Born (1992-01-31) January 31, 1992 (age 25)
Frederiksberg
Origin Denmark
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer and songwriter
Instruments Vocal,guitar and piano
Years active 2011 – present
Labels EMI Denmark
Associated acts Frida Amundsen
Molly Sandén
Website http://christophermusic.dk/

Christopher Nissen (born January 31, 1992) is a Danish singer from Copenhagen, signed to EMI Denmark. In November 2012, he won an award at the Danish Music Awards 2012. He was awarded New Thinker of the Year (Årets nytænker), given by Spotify as an innovation prize.[1] Christopher released three albums, the debut Colours (2012), followed by Told You So (2014) and Closer (2016). Christopher's songs include "Against the Odds, "Nothing in Common", "Told You So", "CPH Girls" and "I Won't Let You Down".

Career[edit]

Christopher started singing covers of others' singer's songs. His debut single was "Against the Odds", co-written by Kay & Ndustry, Kasper Larsen, Ole Brodersen, Curtis Richa and Johan Wetterberg, and produced by Kay & Ndustry and GL Music's Lasse Lindorff.[2] It was released in September 2011, reaching number 23 on the Danish Singles Chart.[3] The accompanying music video is directed by Nicolas Tobias Følsgaard and Jonas Lodahl Andersen. His follow-up single "Nothing in Common" entered the Danish Singles Chart at number 5 in 2012. His debut album Colours was released in 2013. "CPH Girls" was Christopher's 1st single number one in Denmark. Christopher's third studio album Closer came out on April 15, 2016. It includes his earlier hit "Tulips" that came out in Denmark, Norway and China, "I Won't Let You Down" featuring Bekuh BOOM becoming his second number 1 in Denmark and the track "Limousine" with the artist Madcon. Christopher gets his inspiration for Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and John Mayer.

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Frederiksberg, but later moved to Amager, Denmark with his parents and little brother Oliver.[4] In 2012 Christopher moved in with his girlfriend the Danish singer Medina. The couple later split up. Since 2014 Christopher has been in a relationship with the Danish model Cecilie Haugaard. Today the couple lives in Amager on a property worth 6,720,000 Danish Kroner. Christopher and Cecilie Haugaard have been together for one year in 2015.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
DEN
[5]
Colours 4
Told You So
  • Released: March 24, 2014
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Format: CD, digital download
2
Closer
  • Released: April 15, 2016
  • Label: Parlophone
  • Format: CD, digital download
1
[7]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
DEN
[5]
SWE
[8]
"Against the Odds" 2011 23
  • IFPI: Gold[9]
Colours
"Nothing in Common" 2012 5
  • IFPI: Platinum[10]
"Mine, Mine, Mine" 9
  • IFPI: Platinum[11]
"Colours"
(featuring Frida Amundsen)
19
"We Should Be" 2013 15 Told You So
"Told You So" 4
  • IFPI: 2× Platinum[13]
"Nympho" 2014 21
"Crazy" 2
  • IFPI: Platinum[15]
"Mama" 9
"Waterfall" 13
"CPH Girls"
(featuring Brandon Beal)
1
  • IFPI: 2× Platinum[17]
"First Like" 34
  • IFPI: Platinum[18]
"Tulips" 2015 4
  • IFPI: Platinum[19]
Closer
"Christopher" 39
"Limousine"
(featuring Madcon)
2016 11 69
"I Won't Let You Down"
(featuring Bekuh BOOM)
1
"Take Me Back"
(with Matoma)
16 TBA
"Heartbeat" 26
"Free Fall" 13
[20]
"Naked" 2017 35
[21]

As a featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
DEN
[5]
GER
[22]
"Where Do We Go from Here"
(Svenstrup & Vendelboe featuring Christopher)
2012 2
  • IFPI: 2× Platinum[23]
Svenstrup & Vendelboe
"Twerk It Like Miley"
(Brandon Beal featuring Christopher)
2014 1 95
  • IFPI: 3× Platinum[24]
Truth

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist Album
"A Little Forgiveness" 2012 Molly Sandén Unchained
"Horizon" 2014 Anna Abreu V

Filmography and TV[edit]

  • Haps du er fanget (2012)
  • go morgen Danmark (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Danish Music Awards (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • X Factor (2014)
  • Jeg er Christopher (2014)
  • Natholdet (2014)
  • aftenshowet (2014)
  • Natholdet (2015)
  • Danmarksindsamling (2016)
  • X Factor (2016)
  • vi ses hos Celment (2016)
  • Akademi Fantasia (2016) - Malaysia Guest artist (Week 5)

Prizes[edit]

  • The voice-pris 2012
  • Danish Music Awards Årets Nytænker 2012
  • The voice Årets Flirt 2012
  • The voice The Body Art 2012
  • The voice Årets Instagrammmer 2013
  • Gaffa-prisen Årets Mandlige Kunstner 2014
  • Danish Music Awards Publikumsprisen 2014
  • Danish Music Awards Årets Danske popudgivelsen 2014
  • MTV Europe Music Awards for årets danske band 2014
  • The voice Årets Trendsætter 2014
  • The Voice Årets Idol 2014
  • Danish Music Awards Årets Danske Club Navn 2014
  • Zulu Awards Årets Mandlige Kunstner 2015
  • The voice-pris 2015

Tours[edit]

  • Colours Tour 2012-2013
  • Christopher Tour 2013
  • Told you So Tour 2014-2015
  • Tulips Tour 2015
  • Closer Tour 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mynewsdesk.com
  2. ^ GL Music: Christopher – 'Against The Odds' Archived October 1, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ DanishCharts: Christopher page
  4. ^ "Christopher". Se og hør (in Danish). Aller Media A / S. Archived from the original on December 27, 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c danishcharts.com: Christopher Discography
  6. ^ "Christopher "Told You So" (Album)". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 26, 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-27. 
  8. ^ SwedishCharts.com: Christopher feat. Madcon - "Limousine" page
  9. ^ "Christopher "Against the Odds"". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Christopher "Nothing in Common"". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Christopher "Mine, Mine, Mine"". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Christopher feat. Frida Amundsen "Colours"". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Christopher "Told You So"". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Christopher "Nympho"". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Christopher "Crazy"". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Christopher "Mama"". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Christopher feat. Brandon Beal "CHP Girls"". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Christopher "First Like"". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  19. ^ a b "Certificeringer". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 1, 2017". Hitlisten.NU. Retrieved January 11, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Track Top-40 Uge 15, 2017". Hitlisten. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Discographie Christopher [DK]". germancharts.com. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Svenstrup & Vendelboe feat. Christopher "Where Do We Go from Here"". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Brandon Beal feat. Christopher "Twerk It Like Miley"". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 

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