John Lundvik

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John Lundvik
Lundvik in February 2019
Lundvik in February 2019
Background information
Born (1983-01-27) 27 January 1983 (age 37)
London, England
OriginVäxjö, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • sprinter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2010–present
Associated actsThe Mamas
WebsiteOfficial website

John Lundvik (Swedish: [ˈjɔnː ˈlɵ̌nː(d)viːk, -vɪk]; born 27 January 1983) is a Swedish singer, songwriter, and former sprinter. He was part of the athletic team for IFK Växjö. Lundvik also has a singing and songwriter career having composed songs for films and the Wedding of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, and Daniel Westling in 2010.

In 2018, he competed in Melodifestivalen with his song "My Turn", finishing in 3rd place. He represented Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with "Too Late for Love" finishing fifth. In the same contest he represented the United Kingdom as one of the songwriters for the song "Bigger Than Us" performed by Michael Rice, which finished last in the grand final.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lundvik was born in London, and was adopted by Swedish expatriates in the UK when he was one week old.[2] He lived in London until the age of six when his family returned to Sweden, settling in Växjö.[3] He has never met his biological parents.[2]

Athletics[edit]

Lundvik was an avid sportsman. He won many medals including gold at youth and junior level and participated in the Youth Finns Campaign 2001. In 2005, Lundvik was a member of the 4 × 100 metres relay team for IFK Växjö, which earned a bronze medal at the 2005 Swedish Championships.[4]

Personal bests[edit]

Musical career[edit]

2010–2018: Songwriting and Melodifestivalen 2018[edit]

Lundvik performing at the Melodifestivalen 2018.

Lundvik started his musical career in 2010, composing the song "When You Tell the World You're Mine" for the wedding of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, and Daniel Westling.[7] Lundvik went on to compose music for musicians such as Anton Ewald, Isac Elliot, and Sanna Nielsen, in addition to composing music for the film Easy Money.[8][9] He has also composed music for the American TV series Empire.[10]

In 2016, Lundvik wrote and performed "All About the Games", the Swedish song for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.[11] In 2016, he also took part in Allsång på Skansen, performing a duet with Lill Lindfors.[12] In 2018, Lundvik took part in Melodifestivalen with the song "My Turn", in a bid to represent Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest 2018.[13] He qualified from the first semi-final directly to the finals,[14] and finished third overall.[15]

2019–present: Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Lundvik performing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.

He participated in Melodifestivalen 2019 with the song "Too Late for Love", where he advanced directly to the final.[16] The song reached number one on the Sverigetopplistan singles chart in March 2019. It eventually won Melodifestivalen, represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel in the second semi-final.[17][18] The song qualified for the final and finished fifth overall with 334 points.[19][20]

Concurrently, he composed "Bigger Than Us", the winning song in the UK selection, and the version sung by Michael Rice was selected to represent the United Kingdom in Eurovision 2019.[21] It finished last in the final.

On February 16, 2020, it was announced that Lundvik was one of the songwriters that composed "The Best In Me", the French entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.

Lundvik participated as a celebrity dancer in the fiftheenth season of Let’s Dance and won the competition, beating Sussie Eriksson in the final.[22]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
SWE
[23]
My Turn 48

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[23]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[24]
NLD
[25]
NOR
[26]
SCO
[27]
SWI
[28]
UK
Down.

[29]
"Friday Saturday Sunday" 2015 Non-album singles
"Love Your Body" 2016
"All About the Games"
"With You" 2017
"My Turn" 2018 10 My Turn
"Too Late for Love" 2019 1 29 49 27 40 20 38
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Open Your Eyes"
(MARC featuring John Lundvik)
2015 Non-album single

Compositions[edit]

Title Year Artist
"When You Tell the World You're Mine" 2010 Agnes & Björn
"Bigger Than Us" 2019 Michael Rice
"The Best in Me" 2020 Tom Leeb

References[edit]

  1. ^ "In a crowded Eurovision field, standouts emerge". DW. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b "John Lundvik blev bortadopterad: "Som ett tomt ark"". Allas.se. 22 February 2019. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Who is Sweden's Eurovision singer and Melodifestivalen winner John Lundvik?". Metro. 16 May 2019. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  4. ^ "John Lundvik till final i Melodifestivalen – här är allt du behöver veta om honom". Hänt.se. 3 February 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Personsida på AllAthletics". all-athletics.com. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Alla P19 under 7.00 på 60m inomhus" (in Swedish). friidrott.se. 26 January 2009.
  7. ^ Fransson, Marie (21 February 2014). "Galet om vi tar oss till final" (in Swedish). Smålandsposten.
  8. ^ Fransson, Marie (8 February 2013). "Så låter John på söndag" (in Swedish). Smålandsposten.
  9. ^ Gallagher, Robyn (28 November 2017). "Sweden: Meet the 28 acts competing in Melodifestivalen 2018". Wiwibloggs.
  10. ^ "Säsong 2 av "Empire" är tillbaka – svensk låtskrivare bidrar med musik till serien". Kingsizemag. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  11. ^ "John Lundvik skrev den officiella OS-låten". Expressen TV. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  12. ^ Albinsson, Mathilde (15 August 2016). "John Lundvik om allsångsmötet med Lill Lindfors: "För mig är Lill facit"". SVT.se (in Swedish).
  13. ^ "Melodifestivalen 2018: John Lundvik and Benjamin Ingrosso win Semi-Final 1 in Karlstad". Wiwibloggs. 3 February 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  14. ^ Herbert, Emily (3 February 2018). "Sweden: John Lundvik and Benjamin Ingrosso Qualify To Melodifestivalen 2018 Final". Eurovoix.
  15. ^ "Sweden chooses Eurovision entry in Melodifestivalen finale". The Local. 10 March 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Bishara and John Lundvik to the Swedish final!". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  17. ^ Radio, Sveriges. "Sweden's John Lundvik among Eurovision favourites - Radio Sweden". sverigesradio.se. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  18. ^ "John Lundvik wins Melodifestivalen 2019". Escxtra. 9 March 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Sweden's John Lundvik storms through to Eurovision final". The Local. 17 May 2019. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  20. ^ "JUST NU: Följ Eurovision-finalen minut för minut". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  21. ^ TT (9 February 2019). "John Lundvik till Eurovision som låtskrivare". Corren. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  22. ^ "Lundvik och Eriksson till "Let's dance"-final". Dagens Nyheter. 22 May 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  23. ^ a b "Discography John Lundvik". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  24. ^ "Discografie John Lundvik". Ultratop. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  25. ^ "Discografie John Lundvik". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  26. ^ "Discography John Lundvik". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  27. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart: 24 May 2019 – 30 May 2019". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  28. ^ "Discographie John Lundvik". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  29. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 24 May 2019.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Benjamin Ingrosso
with "Dance You Off"
Melodifestivalen winner
2019
Succeeded by
The Mamas
with "Move"