Kasmir (singer)

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Kasmir
Kasmir - YleXPop 2017.jpg
Kasmir in 2017
Background information
Birth nameThomas Kirjonen
Born (1985-03-27) 27 March 1985 (age 34)
Espoo, Finland
GenresPop, soul
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, musician
Years active2000–present
LabelsUniversal Music (2014–present)
Associated actsCollarbone
15 Minutes Before the Dive

Thomas Kirjonen (born 27 March 1985), better known as Kasmir, is a Finnish singer, musician and record producer. Kasmir's debut single "Vadelmavene" was released in April 2014 and peaked at number one on the Finnish Singles Chart.[1][2] His debut solo album AMK Dropout was produced by Hank Solo and Jonas W. Karlsson and was released 19 September 2014. The album was the first in Finland to certify gold based on downloads and streams.[3]

Prior to launching his solo career, he was a member and lead singer of the Finnish rock band Collarbone. The band that also included Janne Suominen (guitar), Mikko Merilinna (guitar), Matti Piipponen (bass) and Janne Sivunen (drums) was formed in 2000 and released two studio albums, The Back of Beyond in 2007 and Pretty Dirty in 2010.

Kirjonen is signed as a writer to Elements Music.[4] He participated in the sixth season of the music reality television series Vain elämää.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions
FIN
[6]
2014 Amk Dropout 5
2018 Valmis 1
2019 Jälki 7
[7]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
FIN
[6]
2014 "Vadelmavene" 1 Amk Dropout
"Wowwowwow" 4
2014 "Iholla" 19
2015 "Vauvoja" (featuring Saara) 2 TBA
"Linnuton puu"
(featuring Anna Puu)
SuomiLOVE-kokoelma
2016 "Amen" 7 TBA
"Moshaamaan"
"Nutellaa ja jutellaa"
2017 "Huonoo seuraa"
"Kaija"
2018 "Tulia ja mennä" 15
"Valoo" 13
[8]

Featured in[edit]

  • 2013: "Spaceman" (Aste featuring Kasmir)
  • 2013: "Kiinni" (Sanni featuring Kasmir)
  • 2013: "On the Edge" (HeavyWeight featuring Kasmir)
  • 2014: "Box of Lego" (tyDi featuring Kasmir & Sinead Burgess)
  • 2015: "Milloin nään sut uudestaan?" (Robin featuring Kasmir)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KASMIR - VADELMAVENE" (in Finnish). CM Store. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Kasmir: Vadelmavene" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  3. ^ Poikelus, Jenni (27 March 2014). "Kasmir hyppäsi oravanpyörästä musiikkialalle" [Kasmir left the rat race for music business] (in Finnish). Ylex. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.elementsmusic.fi/writers/ Retrieved 12 February 2015
  5. ^ Suomalainen, Ninni. "Kasmir Vain elämää -kuvauksista: "Puolessa välissä viikkoa alkoi tottua päiväjärjestykseen"". Yle. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  6. ^ a b FinnishCharts.com: Kasmir discography
  7. ^ https://www.ifpi.fi/lista/albumit/2019/42/
  8. ^ http://ifpi.fi/tilastot/virallinen-lista/singlet/2018/45

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