Haloo Helsinki!

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Haloo Helsinki!
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Background information
Origin Helsinki, Finland
Genres Pop rock
Years active 2007–present
Labels (2007–2012) EMI Finland[1]
(2012–present) Ratas Music Group[1]
Website www.haloohelsinki.fi
Members Elli Haloo, voice and bass (Elisa Tiilikainen,[2]) Jere Marttila, guitar, Leo Hakanen, guitar, Jukka Soldan, drums

Haloo Helsinki! (English: Hello, Helsinki!) is a pop rock band from Finland, founded in 2006. They have released five studio albums, all of which have reached the top ten on the Finnish Albums Chart. From 2007 to 2012, the band were signed to EMI Finland and as their principal collaborators switched to a Sony sub-label, Ratas Music Group, the band followed suit.[1] In 2013, Haloo Helsinki! became the first Finnish artist whose four consecutive singles ("Jos mun pokka pettää", "Huuda!", "Vapaus käteen jää", "Maailma on tehty meitä varten") have peaked at number one on the Chart of commercial Finnish radio stations.[3]

Founding of the band and the EMI years (2006–2011)[edit]

Guitarist of the band, Leo Hakanen and Jere Marttila have known each other since they went to day care. They both grew up in the Suutarila neighbourhood in northern Helsinki. During the last years of comprehensive school they recruited drummer Jukka Soldan into their band, as they knew that he was the most skilful drummer of the school.[4]

In autumn 2006, Hakanen and Marttila were looking for a new singer for their band. They contacted their future manager Peter Kokljuschkin, who found the singer-bassist Elli (a.k.a. Elisa Tiilikainen, b. 30 July 1990).[5][6] Elli is from Kallio, but her family background is in Eastern Finland, on the shores of Lake Saimaa.[4][5]

The first album Haloo Helsinki! was released in August 2008, and it rose to no. 6 in the Finnish album charts.[7] The album stayed on the charts for seven weeks.[8]

In 2009, Haloo Helsinki! performed the YleX official summer rubber song, “Mun sydän sanoo niin” (‘My heart says so’), which was the second single of their second album Enemmän kuin elää (‘More than to be alive’), which was released in September 2009. The album went straight to no. 7 in the Finnish charts and stayed on the chart for four weeks.[7][8]

The third album, III was released on 2 March 2011. It quickly rose to no 14 on the Finnish charts, and it remained on the charts for 36 weeks, with a peak position of no 8 on week 34/2011.[9] The second single "Maailman toisella puolen" (‘On the other side of the world’) became a hit in the summer of 2011, going to top of the radio charts, and at best it was no. 2 on the download charts no. 3 of the singles chart.[10][11] The single "Maailman toisella puolen" has sold over 12 000 copies, which qualifies it for a platinum disc.[12]

The album III marked the breakthrough of the band in Finland, and the critics of Helsingin Sanomat and Keskisuomalainen gave it four out of five stars,[13][14] and Savon Sanomat gave it five stars.[15] The album III has been sold more than 22 000 units, which qualifies it for a platinum disc.[12]

In the autumn of 2011, EMI Music Finland released the singles of the first three albums and three previously unreleased songs as a collection. The band’s co-operation with manager Peter Kokljuschkin ended after the album III.

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Suomalainen, Ninni (2012-07-13). "Haloo Helsinki! vaihtaa levy-yhtiötä ja ottaa enemmän vastuuta kuin koskaan ennen" (in Finnish). Ylex. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  2. ^ http://www.hs.fi/kulttuuri/a1412652853264
  3. ^ "Haloo Helsinki!: Emme tekisi biisejä englanniksi" [Haloo Helsinki!: We wouldn't do songs in English] (in Finnish). Yle. 2013-08-16. Retrieved 2013-08-27. 
  4. ^ a b Moilanen, Kaisu (2015-06-06). "Haloo Helsinki rentoutuu kotikulmillaan" [‘Haloo Helsinki take it easy on home ground’]. Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). Sanoma. pp. A 22–23. 
  5. ^ a b "Supersuosittu Elli Haloo: Saimaa on mun sydänpaikkani" [‘Super popular Elli Haloo: Saimaa is where my heart is’]. karjalainen.fi (in Finnish). 2014-10-09. Retrieved 2015-07-19. 
  6. ^ "Mystinen Elli Haloo: Sukunimeni on suojakuplani" [‘Mystical Elli Haloo: My surname is my own information’]. Iltalehti (in Finnish). 2014-12-24. Retrieved 2015-07-19. 
  7. ^ a b "finnishcharts.com". 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-19. 
  8. ^ a b "Suomen virallinen lista — Artistit" [‘Official Finnish chart — Artists’]. ifpi.fi (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2015-07-19. 
  9. ^ "Suomen virallinen lista – Artistit: Haloo Helsinki!: III" [‘Official chart of Finland’] (in Finnish). Retrieved 2015-07-19. 
  10. ^ "Suomen virallinen lista" [‘Official chart of Finland’] (in Finnish). Retrieved 2015-07-19. 
  11. ^ "Suomen virallinen lista — Artistit. Haloo Helsinki!: Maailman Toisella Puolen" [‘Official chart of Finland’] (in Finnish). Retrieved 2015-07-19. 
  12. ^ a b "Tilastot: Haloo Helsinki!" [‘Statistics: Haloo Helsinki!’]. ifpi.fi (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 2015-07-19. 
  13. ^ "HS: Haloo Helsinki! - III". 
  14. ^ "EMI: Haloo Helsingin III-albumi sai neljä tähteä Keskisuomalaisen levyarviossa!" [‘EMI: Haloo Helsinki! – III given 4 stars by Keskisuomalainen!’] (in Finnish). facebook. Retrieved 2015-07-19. 
  15. ^ Unkuri, Juhana (2011-03-18). "Savon Sanomat: Haloo Helsinki! - III" (in Finnish). Retrieved 2015-07-19. 
  16. ^ http://www.karjalainen.fi/uutiset/uutis-alueet/kotimaa/item/57811-supersuosittu-elli-haloo-saimaa-on-mun-sydanpaikkani
  17. ^ Poikelus, Jenni (2014-08-15). "Mitä mieltä olet Haloo Helsingin kappaleesta Beibi?". YleX. Retrieved 2014-08-16. 

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