Jenny Wilson (singer)

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Jenny Wilson
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Background information
Born (1975-10-20) 20 October 1975 (age 43)
Blekinge, Sweden
Genresart pop
Years active1997-present
Associated actsThe Knife, First Floor Power

Jenny Wilson (born 20 October 1975) is a Swedish singer-songwriter.[1] She founded the band First Floor Power in 1997 and released two albums, There Is Hope and Nerves,[2] before leaving the band to go solo around 2004. She studied graphic design at Konstfack for one year. Her music has a distinct style influenced by electro.

Jenny Wilson was signed to The Knife's Rabid Records, and was a guest vocalist on The Knife's album Deep Cuts[3] on the song You Take My Breath Away which is about The Knife's Karin Dreijer Andersson going to a First Floor Power show. Wilson is also featured in the music video for the song.

Wilson's debut solo album Love and Youth was released in 2005 in Sweden and then, in August 2006,[4] in Australia on Hussle Recordings' album imprint (later to launch independently as etcetc). The first single from the album, Summertime – The Roughest Time, received extensive airplay on Triple J.

In 2010, her first album was included in NME's "The 100 Greatest Albums You've Never Heard" list.[5] It was chosen by Elly Jackson of La Roux.

In November 2006, Wilson appeared on Robyn's promotional The Rakamonie EP, featuring in a live recording of the song List of Demands.

On 25 February 2009 Wilson self-released her second solo album Hardships![6] on CD and vinyl.

In January 2010 Wilson won a European Border Breakers Award for her international success.[7]

In 2011 Wilson released her third album Blazing;[8] a re-recorded counterpart to her previous album Hardships!

In the summer of 2010 Jenny Wilson was diagnosed with breast cancer. After undergoing chemotherapy she is now in remission.[9]

Wilson made a short film Beyond that Wasteland[10] with director Daniel Wirtberg in 2011; it was filmed in Iceland and premiered in Sweden in October 2012.

Wilson began work on her fourth album Demand The Impossible in 2012 after finishing a Scandinavian tour for her previous album Blazing. However, she then found out that her cancer had returned. She continued to work on the new album whilst undergoing treatment and then during the recovery process.[11] Demand The Impossible was released in 2013.[12]

In 2018 Wilson announced her fifth album, Exorcism, released on 23 March.[13][14][15]


Year Album Peak positions Certification
2005 Love and Youth 26
2009 Hardships! 7
2011 Blazing  –
2013 Demand the Impossible! 17
2018 Exorcism 37


  1. ^ Kristin Lundell (6 March 2011). "Alltid här och nu".
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  3. ^ "Jenny Wilson". Rage. 2007-06-23. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
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  5. ^ "The 100 Greatest Albums You've Never Heard". NME. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
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  7. ^ "European Border Breakers Awards 2010" Archived 2012-12-09 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved February 21, 2012
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  9. ^ "Jenny Wilson om cancern och superkraften". Cancerfonden.
  10. ^ "Beyond That Wasteland (2012)". IMDb. 1 November 2012.
  11. ^ Interview with The 405:
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  16. ^ "Jenny Wilson discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
  17. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 30 March 2018. Click on "Veckans albumlista".

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