Clara Mae

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Clara Mae
Birth nameClara Hagman
Born (1991-07-09) July 9, 1991 (age 27)
Gävle, Sweden
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2008–present
Labels
Associated acts
WebsiteOfficial website

Clara Hagman (born July 9, 1991), known professionally as Clara Mae, is a Swedish singer and songwriter currently signed to Big Beat and Atlantic Records. She has released two major label singles, "I'm Not Her" and "I Forgot." From 2009 to 2012, Clara Mae was a member of the Swedish band, Ace of Base. In 2016, she was featured on and co-wrote the KREAM song, "Taped Up Heart," which peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

Early life[edit]

Clara Mae was born on July 9, 1991 in Gävle, Sweden.[1][2] In 2002, she participated in the Lilla Melodifestivalen songwriting competition, performing an original song, "Hej, vem är du," and placing fourth.[1] She also studied jazz vocals and piano for three years. She moved to Stockholm to pursue a career in music.[2]

Career[edit]

Early in her career, Clara Mae worked with producers David Guetta and Tiësto.[2] In 2008, she appeared on the singing competition program, Next Star where she performed Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" and placed second.[3] The following year, she competed on another singing competition program, Idol 2009. She performed Duffy's "Warwick Avenue" for her audition and Oh Laura's "Release Me" during the semi-final round, but failed to advance to the finals.[1][4] Also in 2009, Clara Mae was recruited by Ulf Ekberg and Jonas Berggren to join Ace of Base. She and fellow new member, Julia Williamson, replaced former members, Jenny and Linn Berggren, and began recording a new album with the band in September 2009.[1][5] The band released The Golden Ratio in September 2010,[6] and Clara Mae officially left Ace of Base in 2012.[7]

In 2014, she officially adopted "Clara Mae" as her stage name and released her first song as a solo artist, "Changing Faces." She had been going by her birth name, Clara Hagman, prior to that.[8][9] In 2015, she released a new single, "Avalon."[10] In 2016, she was featured on the Steve Void & No Mondays song, "Chemistry,"[11] and also released another solo single, "STRIP."[12]

That same year, she also co-wrote and was featured on the KREAM song, "Taped Up Heart," which would go on to peak at #21 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart[2][13][14] and #70 on the Swedish chart.[15] Clara Mae signed to Big Beat Records (an imprint of Atlantic Records) in 2017.[16] She released her first major label single, "I'm Not Her," in November of that year.[14] She released an acoustic version of the song in January 2018.[2] Clara Mae was a featured artist on the Felix Jaehn song, "Better," which was released in February 2018.[17] Her second single on Big Beat, "I Forgot," was released in March 2018.[16]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
US
Elec.
"I'm Not Her" 2017 To be announced
"I Forgot" 2018
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[15]
US
Elec.

[14]
"Taped Up Heart"
(KREAM featuring Clara Mae)
2016 70 21 Non-album single

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Ränttilä, Angelica; Linderstam, Madelene (August 8, 2010). "Nytt ess i Ace of Base". Gefle Dagblad (in Swedish). Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Damoui, Yasmin (January 4, 2018). "EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE + Q&A: Artist To Watch Clara Mae Exemplifies Individuality in "I'm Not Her" Acoustic". Ones to Watch. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  3. ^ Egefur, Christian (July 28, 2008). "Allsång med kroppsövning". Göteborgs-Posten (in Swedish). Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  4. ^ Ekenberg, Kristian (September 30, 2009). "Idol-Clara räckte inte – men hoppet lever". Arbetarbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  5. ^ Westrin, Stefan (July 23, 2010). "Clara Hagman blir ny sångerska i Ace of base". Arbetarbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  6. ^ Young, Alex (September 7, 2010). "Ace of Base announce new album. Seriously". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  7. ^ Park, Lesley (July 30, 2015). "Throwback Thursday: 25 Years of Ace of Base". LA Music Blog. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  8. ^ Sandén, Johanni (July 29, 2014). "Clara Hagman blir Clara Mae". Gefle Dagblad (in Swedish). Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  9. ^ "Clara Mae: 'Changing Faces'". Scandipop. July 17, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  10. ^ "Clara Mae - Avalon". Just Music I Like. July 16, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  11. ^ "Steve Void & No Mondays feat. Clara Mae – Chemistry (Original Mix)". Dancing Astronaut. September 10, 2016. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  12. ^ ""STRIP" - Clara Mae". Hilly Dilly. June 2016. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  13. ^ Wass, Mike (November 9, 2016). "New Find: KREAM & Clara Mae's "Taped Up Heart" Is A Moody Bop". Idolator. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  14. ^ a b c Bein, Kat (November 9, 2017). "Clara Mae Steps Out of the Songwriter Shadows with Poppy 'I'm Not Her': Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  15. ^ a b "KREAM Feat. Clara Mae - Taped Up Heart (song)". Swedish Charts. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  16. ^ a b Lindsay, Kathryn (March 13, 2018). "Clara Mae's "I Forgot" Is The Anthem You Need The Next Time You Run Into An Ex". Refinery29. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  17. ^ Fleisher, Grace (February 19, 2018). "Felix Jaehn releases highly anticipated 25-track LP, 'I'". Dancing Astronaut. Retrieved May 5, 2018.

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