Günther (singer)

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Günther
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Günther in 2007
Background information
Birth name Mats Olle Söderlund
Also known as Günther
Born (1967-07-25) 25 July 1967 (age 49)
Origin Malmö, Sweden
Genres Europop, Eurodance
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2003–present
Associated acts The Sunshine Girls, D'Sanz
Website Günther official web site

Mats Olle Söderlund (born 25 July 1967) is a Swedish musician and fashion model, best known under his stage name Günther.

Career[edit]

Before he started working as an artist, he worked part-time in a clothing store. Gunther's 2004 song "Ding Dong Song" brought him country-wide recognition in his homeland, Sweden. The song topped the Swedish charts in 2004 which featured Günther's backup singers, the Sunshine Girls. A year later the campy phenomenon spread across Europe as indie rockers Franz Ferdinand were heard performing the song on Dutch radio.[1] In 2006, his song "Like Fire Tonight" was accepted into Melodifestivalen, a Swedish music competition. However, Günther and the Sunshine Girls finished sixth in the semi-final round and did not make the finals.

Günther announced on his website that he was working on a new album with the working title Dirty Man Swedish Sex Beast. In 2011, the first single, "Pussycat", became available on Günther's web site.[2]

In December 2013, Günther released the single "I'm Not Justin Bieber, B*tch". The song features strong electro house influences in its sound.[3] The track's music video has gone viral, gaining momentum among fans and having nearly three and a half million views as of October 2016.[4] Günther, in a collaboration with singer D'Sanz, attempted to represent Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song Love Yourself and ended in 5th place overall. Günther was also the main composer for the song.[5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Ding Dong Song" (with The Sunshine Girls) (2004)
  • "Teeny Weeny String Bikini" (with The Sunshine Girls) (2004)
  • "Touch Me" (with Samantha Fox) (2004)
  • "Tutti Frutti Summer Love" (with The Sunshine Girls) (2005)
  • "Christmas Song (Ding Dong)" (with The Sunshine Girls) (2005)
  • "Like Fire Tonight" (with The Sunshine Girls) (2006)
  • "Sun Trip (Summer Holiday)" (with The Sunshine Girls) (2007)
  • "Famous" (with The Sunshine Girls) (2010)
  • "Pussycat" (with The Sunshine Girls) (2011)
  • "I'm not Justin Bieber Bitch" (2013)
  • "No Pantalones" (2016)
  • "Love Yourself" (with D'Sanz) (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Most Trusted Place for Answering Life's Questions". Answers. 2016-08-03. Retrieved 2016-09-04. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 23 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  3. ^ "I'm Not Justin Bieber, B*tch by Günther (Single, Electropop): Reviews, Ratings, Credits, Song list". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2016-09-04. 
  4. ^ "I'm Not Justin Bieber B**ch - Official Video". YouTube.com. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  5. ^ http://yle.fi/aihe/umk
  6. ^ Pleasureman at Discogs (list of releases)

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