Emilia Rydberg

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Emilia Rydberg
Birth nameHanna Emilia Rydberg-Mitiku
Also known asEmilia Mitiku
Born (1978-01-05) 5 January 1978 (age 43)
Stockholm, Sweden
GenresPop, soul
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1996–present
LabelsUniversal Music
Bonnier Music
WebsiteOfficial website

Hanna Emilia Rydberg-Mitiku, known simply as Emilia (born 5 January 1978),[1] is a Swedish pop music and soul singer.[2] Her 1998 hit single "Big Big World" reached number one in the music charts in several countries.[3][4]

Life and career[edit]

Rydberg's father is the Ethiopian popular singer Tèshomè Mitiku [fr]. Her mother is Swedish, Malena Rydberg. As a student she attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm.[5]

Rydberg was discovered in 1996 by Lars Anderson, son of ABBA's manager, Stig Anderson. She used the mononym of Emilia in the first years of her career, but more recently she has started to perform under the name of Emilia Mitiku, using her father's surname. In 2009, she competed in Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national selection for Eurovision Song Contest, with the song "You're My World". She advanced directly from her heat; however, she placed ninth in the final. She released her album My World in 2009. Her single "Teardrops" was released to radio stations on 2 June 2009.[6][7] Her duet with Ákos Dobrády [hu], "Side By Side" (Szerelemre hangolva), was recorded in both Hungarian and English languages and issued the same year.[8]

Emilia recorded a cover version of Rihanna's "We Found Love" for a studio session in Stockholm which was published on YouTube.[9] On 25 June 2012 she released the single "Lost Inside".[10]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions
SWE
[11]
FIN
[12]
1998 Big Big World 14 14
2000 Emilia 51  –
2007 Små ord av kärlek 22  –
2009 My World  –  –
2013 I Belong to You  –  –

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions[13]
AUT AUS BEL (Vl) BEL (Wa) NED FIN FRA GER IRE NZ NOR SWE
[11]
SWI UK US US Pop
1998 "Big Big World" 1 17 1 2 1 4 2 1 3 3 1 1 1 5 92 26
1999 "Good Sign" 27 44 28 52 21 32 16 27 54
"Twist of Fate" 37
2000 "Sorry I'm in Love" 17
2001 "Kiss by Kiss" 52 56 52
"When You Are Here"
(with Oli. P)
45
2002 "Everybody"
(with DJ BoBo)
2006 "Var minut" 2
2007 "En sång om kärleken" 14
2008 "I Won't Cry"
"I Can Do It"
2009 "You're My World" 11
"Teardrops"
As Emilia Mitiku
2012 "Lost Inside"
"So Wonderful" 131
2013 "You're Not Right For Me" 79
"You're Breaking My Heart"
Featured in
  • 2010/2012: "Watch The Stars" (Bryan Rice featuring Emilia) (BEL (Vl): #91)[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Emilia Rydberg Charts, Allmusic
  2. ^ Her father TESHOME MITIKU is also popular Amharic musician in Ethiopia.Emilia Rydberg Archived 23 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ One Hit Wonder: Emilia: "Big Big World" | Musik-Center | BAYERN 3 | BR Archived 4 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Br-online.de. Retrieved on 2011-05-30.
  4. ^ Billboard. Google Books (12 December 1998). Retrieved on 2011-05-30.
  5. ^ Hans Kronbrink (17 June 2012). "Emilia Mitiku: "För första gången i livet har jag en plan"". Dagens Nyheter (Swedish daily newspaper). Archived from the original on 26 March 2015. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  6. ^ Jönköping | Jnytt.se | Nöje | Melodifestivalen | Emilia är tillbaka i hetluften igen Archived 21 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Jnytt.se. Retrieved on 2011-05-30.
  7. ^ Melodifestivalen 2009 Archived 18 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine. svt.se (4 November 2008). Retrieved on 2011-05-30.
  8. ^ Dobrády Ákos feat Emilia – Szerelemre hangolva (official, HD) Archived 19 December 2016 at the Wayback Machine. YouTube (12 November 2009). Retrieved on 2011-05-30.
  9. ^ "Emilia Mitiku | We Found Love (Live)". Archived from the original on 14 April 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2013 – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "Ones to watch: Emilia Mitiku - Music Blog". Digital Spy. 7 June 2012. Archived from the original on 8 June 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2013.
  11. ^ a b "Emilia discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  12. ^ "Emilia discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 9 February 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  13. ^ GER chart positions Archived 3 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine AUT AUS FIN FRA NZ SWI NL BE SWE NO chart positions Archived 13 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine chart positions[permanent dead link] UK chart positions Archived 8 May 2019 at the Wayback Machine US chartr positions
  14. ^ Ultratop: "Watch The Stars" song page

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