Jan Johansen (singer)

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Jan Johansen
Melodifestivalen 2020, Göteborg, Jan Johansen 06.jpg
Jan Johansen in 2020
Born
Jan Christian Johansen

(1966-01-09) 9 January 1966 (age 54)
OccupationSinger
Parent(s)Egil Johansen (father)
Ellen Böbak (mother)

Jan Christian Johansen (born 9 January 1966) is a Swedish singer, best known for representing Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1995.

Life and career[edit]

Jan Johansen represented Sweden at the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest with "Se på mig" and finished third with 100 points. The song stayed at the top of Svensktoppen for fifteen weeks, charting for thirty weeks in total. His father is the Norwegian jazz musician Egil Johansen and his mother is the Norwegian-born 50s jazz singer Ellen Böbak.

Johansen has participated in Melodifestivalen four times since "Se på mig" - fourth place in 2001 with "Ingenmansland", seventh place in 2002 with "Sista andetaget" and second place in Melodifestivalen 2003 with "Let Your Spirit Fly", a duet with Pernilla Wahlgren. After the second place in 2003 with "Let your spirit fly" followed 17 years were Jan Johansen did not participate in the Melodifestivalen. He has continued to release music and toured in Sweden and Scandinavia. In February 2020, Johansen was asked to perform the song "Se på mig" as a mid time act in one of the competitions in the Melodifestivalen in Linköping. While in Linköping Johansen was asked by the production team to perform the song "Miraklernas Tid" (Time for miracles) by Thomas G:son, as a replacement for the artist Thorsten Flinck who had to leave the competition due to legal reasons. After 24 hours to think it over Johansen agreed to perform the song, save the song from being scratched from the competition with less than a week to rehearse until the competition in Gothenburg. During that week Johansen made interviews, was booked for 4 concerts witch of he had to cancelled 2 to have more time to rehearse. Johansen Johansen did some minor changes to the staging of the number, to try to make it suit his artistry better. This song was not written for Johansen and the song was only performed once and did not make it to the final. Johansen decided not to record the song.

In Marsh 2013 Johansen published his autobiography entitled Med nya ögon (Through Different Eyes) which he co-authored with journalist Colette van Luik. After being sober from alcohol since 2008 Johansen had gone through therapy and started to process aspects of his life. This resulted in this book in which he tells in a self-evident way his life story as a musician and performer. From childhood to the big breakthrough in 1995. Describes marriage, becoming dad, self-esteem, and the backside of celebrity.[1]

Discography[edit]

[2][3]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
SWE
[4]
NOR
[5]
2016 Fri 12  –
2015 Trumslagarens Pojke 12  –
2013 Min jul 12  –
2010 En ny bild av mig  –  –
2009 Minnen N/A* 7
2006 Jan Johansen Hits!  –  –
2003 X My Heart 44  –
[Ignition (feat Jan Johansen] 44  –
2002 Hela vägen fram 29  –
2001 Fram till nu 36 23
1997 Roll Tide Roll
(with The Brazz Brothers and Egil Johansen)
 –  –
1996 Johansen 2 23 22
1995 Johansen 2 34
  • Only released in Norway and Finland

Singles[edit]

Year Title Sverige
topplistan
Svensk
toppen
Sverige
Tracks
Norway
Singles
Norway
Hit40
Album
2020 "Kom Hem Till Mig Igen" - - - - -
What's A Man [with Blue Desert] - - - - -
2019 Almost Everything [with Blue Desert] - - - - -
2018 "Midvinterns Stjärna" - - - - -
"After Therapy" [with Stefan Nilsson] - - - - -
2017 "Dom Kan Säga" - - - - -
"Treasure" [with Anne Johansen] - - - - -
"Lottas Sång" [with Stefan Nilsson & Camilla Läckberg] - - - - -
2016 Det är du [lyrics Camilla Läckberg] - - - - -
All Because of You [duette with Rebecka K] - - - - -
2015 Trumslagarens Pojke [with Camilla Läckberg] - - - - -
"You Can Change The World" [duet with Johan Larsson] - - - - -
2011 Christmas Time Again - - - - -
It's Not Real - - - - -
Sista söndagen i advent - - - - -
2010 Till dig - 11 - - - En ny bild av mig
Cyanid 19 - - - -
2009 Fri - 11 - - -
Se på mig [re-release] - - - 7 -
2008 När allting dör - - - - - Minnen
Sol, vind och vatten - - - - -
2006 Calling Out Loud - 14 - - -
Röd Mustang (Remix) 24 - - - -
Solens strand - 12 - - -
2005 Röd Mustang 16 - - - -
2004 New Day
(Jan Johansen/Susie Päivärinta/Nestor Geli with Miz)
- - - - -
2003 Let Your Spirit Fly
(duet with Pernilla Wahlgren)
10 5 - - - X my Heart
Let's Not Fade Away - 12 - - 83
2002 Sista andetaget 13 5 - - 59 Hela vägen fram
Vågar du - 11 - - -
Hon går igen - 15 - - -
Tiden går - - - - -
2001 Ingenmansland 21 6 - - 76 Fram till nu
Life Goes On - - - - -
1998 Utan dej - 14 - - -
1997 Ljudet av din röst - 13 - - -
Roll Tide Roll (with The Brazz Brothers) - - - - - Roll Tide Roll
1996 Mitt hjärta i din hand 51 2 - - - Johansen 2
Kommer tid, kommer vår
(duet with Jill Johnson / Elisabeth Andreassen)
38 4 - 13 -
Ingenting har hänt - 5 - - -
Håll mej - - - - -
Camelia - - - - -
1995 Se på mig 1 1 1 - - Johansen
Another Night - - - - -
When the Night is Young - - - - -
River of My Heart - - 12 - -
Hold You - - - - -
1993 Lost in Paradise (duet with Erika) 26 - - - - Lady Luck (Erika album)
1987 Radio Waves - - - - -
1984 Over And Out (with Magnum Bonum) - - - - -

Chart positions are taken from Sverigetopplistan,[6] Svensktoppen,[7][8][9] Trackslistan,[10] VG-lista[11] and Hit40[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.norstedts.se/bocker/113468-med-nya-ogon
  2. ^ Diskografi | Jan Johansen Archived 2010-10-16 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Jan Johansen - Discography
  4. ^ "Jan Johansen discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Jan Johansen discography". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  6. ^ hitparad.se - Jan Johansen
  7. ^ "svensktoppen.nu - Johansen". Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  8. ^ "svensktoppen.nu - Jan Johansen". Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  9. ^ Svensktoppen Archive | Sveriges Radio - All Svensktoppen Charts 1962-2010 Archived 2007-08-23 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Sveriges Radio P3 - Tracks Archived 2010-04-07 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ norwegiancharts.com - Jan Johansen
  12. ^ IFPI Norsk platebransje - VG-Lista/Hit40 - Søk på artist i alle listene > Johansen Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marie Bergman and Roger Pontare
with "Stjärnorna"
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
1995
Succeeded by
One More Time
with "Den vilda"