Eva Dahlgren

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Eva Dahlgren
Eva Dahlgren in March 2016
Eva Dahlgren in March 2016
Background information
Born (1960-06-09) 9 June 1960 (age 61)
Umeå, Sweden
GenresPop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Vocals
Years active1978–present
Associated acts

Eva Charlotte Dahlgren (/ˈvə ˈdɑːlɡrɪn/; born 9 June 1960) is a Swedish pop musician and singer-songwriter.

Career[edit]

Dahlgren was discovered by musician/producer Bruno Glenmark in 1978 after appearing on the TV show Sveriges magasin and her debut album Finns det nån som bryr sej om was released the same year. In 1979 she placed third in Melodifestivalen (the tryout competition for the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden). She toured Sweden in 1987 with Swedish pop duo Roxette, a tour that was attended by more than 100,000 people. Dahlgren's career grew steadily with several album releases during the 1980s but her definite breakthrough in Sweden came in 1991 with En blekt blondins hjärta, her most successful album, which sold over half a million copies and won her five Grammis awards.[1][2]

Dahlgren composed the score for the film Ingrid Bergman: In My Own Words (2015).[1]

Personal life[edit]

In 1996 Dahlgren made headlines in the Swedish press when she came out as a lesbian through her civil union with jewellery designer Efva Attling, whom she met when she moved to Stockholm in the early 1980s. In connection with the civil union, Dahlgren changed her surname to Dahlgren-Attling. In 2009 they went through a marriage ceremony, after Sweden passed its gender neutral marriage law.[3]

Discography[edit]

(In parentheses, peak positions in Swedish Albums Chart)[4]

  • 1978: Finns det nån som bryr sig om (#23)
  • 1980: Eva Dahlgren (#25)
  • 1981: För väntan (#2)
  • 1982: Tvillingskäl (#8)
  • 1984: Ett fönster mot gatan (#2)
  • 1984: Känn mig
  • 1987: Ung och stolt (#2)
  • 1989: Fria Världen 1.989 (#3)
  • 1991: En blekt blondins hjärta (#1)
    • 1992: Eva Dahlgren (English language version of En blekt blondins hjärta)
  • 1992: För minnenas skull (double CD) (1978–1992) (#10)
  • 1995: Jag vill se min älskade komma från det vilda (#2)
  • 1999: Lai Lai (#1)
  • 1999: LaLaLive (#5)
  • 2005: Snö (#2)
  • 2007: En blekt blondins ballader (1980–2005) (#1)
  • 2007: Petroleum och tång (#3)
  • 2016: Jag sjunger ljuset (#4)
  • 2020: Evalution[5]
Compilation albums
  • 2012: Tid – Urval av sånger 1980 till nu
  • 2012: Original Album Classics

Singles[edit]

(In parentheses, peak positions in Swedish Singles Chart)[6]

  • 1989: "Ängeln i rummet" (#4)
    • (English version: "Angel in My Room")
  • 1991: "Gunga mig" (#40)
  • 1991: "Vem tänder stjärnorna" (#4)
    • (English version: "I'm not in Love with You")
  • 1991: "Kom och håll om mig" (#27)
    • (English version: "Just Want You to Love Me")
  • 1994: "Tro på varann" (Uno Svenningsson and Eva Dahlgren (#22)
  • 1999: "Underbara människa" (#41)
  • 2005: "När jag längtar" (#17)
  • 2006: "Äventyr" (EP) (#58)
  • 2008: "Himlen är inget tak" (Eva Dahlgren and Peter Jöback) (#36)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eva Dahlgren's 60th anniversary - the singer who has slowed down her recording pace is reactivating". Teller Report. 9 June 2020. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Grammis-Vinnare Genom Åren 1969-2014" (PDF). ifpi sverige. Retrieved 29 April 2021. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Love Portfolio: Eva Dahlgren & Efva Attling". Out. 13 January 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Swedish charts archive – albums". Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Evalution by Eva Dahlgren". Spotify. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Swedish charts archive – singles". Retrieved 6 January 2012.

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