John Martin (singer)

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John Martin
John Martin By Daniel Åhs Karlsson.jpg
John Martin at Sommarkrysset
Background information
Born (1980-08-22) 22 August 1980 (age 35)[1]
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Associated acts

John Martin Lindström (born 22 August 1980) is a Swedish singer and songwriter. He is best known for his collaborations with the Swedish House Mafia. Since 2010, he has collaborated with Tinie Tempah and released his debut single "Anywhere For You", written alongside music partner Michel Zitron. John's vocal tracks include: "Anywhere For You", "Reload", "Save The World", "Don't You Worry Child", and an in progress track, "Love Louder" with David Guetta. On April 3, 2014 Lindstron appeared on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge covering Haim's "If I Could Change Your Mind". John Martin is now working on his debut album which was planned to be released in August 2014, however it has been delayed awaiting a new collaboration before the release.

Early life[edit]

Raised in the southern suburbs of Stockholm, with his mother, father, and older brother, his father encouraged him and his brother to pursue motorsport, but Martin and his brother turned to music instead. At 13, Martin bought a guitar, formed a band, and began playing Nirvana covers. Martin began singing at 15 when the band's singer quit right before a show, and he decided that he liked it. He performed in various musical venues in his hometown.[2]

Music career[edit]

2010–12: Breakthrough and Swedish House Mafia[edit]

In 2010, he was discovered by Axwell, who, at the time, was a member of the now disbanded electronic music trio Swedish House Mafia. He then recorded vocals and co-wrote for the group's song, "Save the World".[3] The song reached No. 10 in the UK singles chart and peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Dance Club Songs in the United States.[4] Martin then went on to collaborate with Avicii and co-wrote the song, "Fade Into Darkness", alongside Michel Zitron.[5] He then recorded another song with the Swedish House Mafia, which he and Zitron also co-wrote called "Don't You Worry Child". The track scored a UK No. 1[6] earning Martin and the trio a top 10 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 6.[7]

2013: Collaborations[edit]

In 2013, Martin and Swedish House Mafia were nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance Recording with "Don't You Worry Child" for the 2013 Grammy Awards. He was nominated alongside Calvin Harris and Ne-Yo, Skrillex, Avicii and Al Walser. The award went to Skrillex.[8] 2013 also saw John Martin record vocals for Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash's single "Reload", alongside a special guest vocal on the Tinie Tempah single "Children of the Sun" which again was co-written by Martin. Trevor Guthrie had also been asked to feature on the song however John's vocals were deemed stronger.

2014–present: Debut single[edit]

Martin released his debut lead single, "Anywhere For You", on March 30, 2014.[9]

June 29, 2014 saw John Martin release "Love Louder" that is rumored to be a David Guetta track which missed out on his album Listen. Later that year he released a Style of Eye remix of "Love louder".

The start of 2015 saw a very quiet release program for John Martin, his first track came from providing uncredited vocals to the song "In My Blood" from the album Forever by Swedish DJ and producer Alesso.[10]

John Martin also co-wrote "Together" which was released as a single by Ella Eyre in 2015.


As lead artist[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Album
"Anywhere for You" 2014 38 35 [A] 34 7 TBA
"Love Louder"

As featured artist[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Certification Album
"Save the World"
(Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin)[Uncredited]
2011 4 31 5 15 37 6 26 33 10 Until Now
"Don't You Worry Child"
(Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin)
2012 1 1 5 4 2 9 5 7 2 1
  • GLF: 9× Platinum[25]
  • ARIA: 7× Platinum[23]
  • BEA: Gold
  • BPI: Platinum
  • BVMI: Gold[26]
  • IFPI AUT: Gold[27]
  • IFPI DEN: 3× Platinum
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum[28]
  • RMNZ: 2× Platinum
(Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash featuring John Martin)
2013 5 20 56 89 66 70 3
  • GLF: 2× Platinum
  • BPI: Silver[24]
"Children of the Sun"
(Tinie Tempah featuring John Martin)
47 6 Demonstration
"Now That I've Found You"
(Martin Garrix featuring John Martin & Michel Zitron)
2016 70 73 Non-album single
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

See also[edit]



  • A ^ "Anywhere for You" did not chart on the Belgian Flanders Ultratop, but it did chart at number 20 on the Ultratip chart, the top 100 songs which have not made the Ultratop 50.


  1. ^ Sveriges befolkning 1990, CD-ROM, Version 1.00, Riksarkivet (2011).
  2. ^ Exclusive Interview with the voice behind Swedish House Mafia and Avicii: John Martin | Elektro
  3. ^ Bericht auf "mn2s"
  4. ^ Swedish House Mafia – Save The World – Music Charts
  5. ^ Interview mit John Martin auf ""
  6. ^ Swedish House Mafia score first UK No. 1 with 'Don't You Worry Child' – Music News – Digital Spy
  7. ^ Hot 100 : 1 – 10 (Biggest Jump) | Billboard
  8. ^ | The Official Site of Music's Biggest Night
  9. ^ "iTunes – Music – Anywhere For You – Single by John Newman". iTunes UK. 
  10. ^
  11. ^ a b Peak positions in Sweden:
  12. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography John Martin". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  13. ^ a b Peak positions in Belgium:
  14. ^ Chart Track GFK Ireland
  15. ^ a b Peak positions in the United Kingdom:
  16. ^ Peak positions in Austria:
  17. ^ Peak positions in Denmark:
  18. ^ Peak positions in Germany:
  19. ^ Peak positions in the Netherlands:
  20. ^ Peak positions in Switzerland:
  21. ^ Peak positions in New Zealand:
  22. ^ "Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  23. ^ a b "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2013 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  24. ^ a b "Certified Awards" (enter "Swedish House Mafia" into the "Keywords" box and then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  25. ^ "Swedish House Mafia Feat. John Martin – Don't You Worry Child" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  26. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank: Swedish House Mafia" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  27. ^ "Austrian certifications – Swedish House Mafia" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 17 February 2013.  Enter Swedish House Mafia in the field Interpret. Click Suchen
  28. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Swedish House Mafia)". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 

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