Jay Smith (singer)

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Jay Smith
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Background information
Birth nameJay Jon Christopher Smith
Born (1981-04-29) 29 April 1981 (age 38)
OriginHelsingborg, Sweden
GenresAlternative rock
Hard rock
Blues rock
Pop rock
Country music
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2009–present
LabelsGAIN Music Entertainment/Sony Music]]

Jay Jon Christopher Smith (born 29 April 1981 in Helsingborg, Sweden) is a Swedish singer and guitarist. He won the Swedish Idol 2010 title,[1] beating Minnah Karlsson in the 10 December 2010 final[2] in the Ericsson Globe theater. Jay Smith also plays in the band Von Benzo, that has two albums released.

During Idol 2010, he created controversy announcing that he had smoked marijuana at one point during the program series. In an article in Expressen, Smith said that he could be sentenced to a fine for a minor drug offence. But TV4 television station running the show let him stay in the competition, provided he would not use it again during the Idol program.

Smith's first solo single was "Dreaming People". He released his debut album, the self-titled Jay Smith on 19 December 2010. The album shot straight to #1 in its first week of release in the Swedish Albums Chart.

Smith also appears in the two compilation album from Idol 2010, singing the song "All I Need Is You".


With Von Benzo[edit]


  • Von Benzo (2009)
  • Yes Kids It's True (2011)


  • Die Beautiful (2009)
  • Bad Father, Bad Son (2009)
  • Radio (2011)
  • Addicted (2013)



  • Jay Smith (2010)
  • King Of Man (2013)


  • Dreaming People (2010)
  • All I Need is You (2010)
  • King Of Man (2013)
  • Ode To Death (Little Sister) (2013)
  • Keeps Me Alive (2014)
  • God Damn You (2015)
  • Neverneverland (2015)
  • Out Of Life (2016)
  • Boomerang (with Smash Into Pieces) (2017)
  • Ten Feet Off The Ground (2018)
  • Roots (2018)
  • Let My Heart Go (2018)
  • My Everything (2018)
  • Closing Time(2019)


  • Det bästa från Idol 2010 – Audition (2010)
  • Det bästa från Idol 2010 (2010)
Preceded by
Erik Grönwall
Idol winner
Jay Smith (2010)
Succeeded by
Amanda Fondell


  1. ^ Jay Smith page on TV4 Idol website (in Swedish) Archived December 14, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ SvD: Minnah och Jay i "Idol"-final (in Swedish) Archived December 10, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

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