Linda Pritchard

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Linda Pritchard
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Linda Pritchard during Melodifestivalen 2010
Background information
Birth name Linda Norrgård Pritchard
Born (1983-05-19) 19 May 1983 (age 34)
Origin Vällingby, Sweden
Genres Soul, R&B, pop
Occupation(s) Singer, dancer, choreographer
Instruments Singing
Years active 2008–present
Labels Universal Music
Associated acts Idol 2008
Website Official Website

Linda Norrgård Pritchard (born 19 May 1983)[1] is a Swedish singer and professional dancer, who has worked with Magnus Uggla and Ace of Base. As a student she attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm.[2] She participated in Idol 2008 where she got to the qualifying round but was then eliminated,[3] although she was considered one of the favourites.[4][5] During the summer of 2009, Pritchard participated in Allsång på Skansen as a dancer for Magnus Uggla and she also choreographed a video for Ace of Base.[6][7] Pritchard also accompanied Ugglas on his revue tour.[6] Pritchard's first single "Fast Car", originally recorded by Tracy Chapman, was included in the compilation album Absolute Music 61.[8] She had previously sung backing vocals for Celine Dion and for the Swedish singer Velvet.[7]

Melodifestivalen[edit]

Pritchard took part in Melodifestivalen 2006, as a backup singer for Velvet, and Melodifestivalen 2008 as a dancer and she participated in Melodifestivalen 2010 with the song "You're Making Me Hot-Hot-Hot", and finished in fifth place in the first semi-final that took place in Örnsköldsvik. She also entered Melodifestivalen 2011 with the song "Alive", which came third during the fourth semi-final. However she was knocked out by The Moniker.

Alive[edit]

Her first album, Alive, including the singles "You're Making Me Hot-Hot-Hot", "Miracle", and "Alive", was released on 9 March 2011, and entered the Swedish charts at No. 21. It spent three weeks in the album charts, peaking at No. 21 on its first week.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Alive (2011)
  1. "Glorious"
  2. "Miracle"
  3. "Alive"
  4. "Not Even Hello"
  5. "Dance Your Tears Away"
  6. "Erase & Rewind"
  7. "Rise Again"
  8. "Alienized"
  9. "Satellite"
  10. "Crying In The Rain"
  11. "Stuck In A Riddle"
  12. "On Time"
  13. "You're Making Me Hot-Hot-Hot" (bonus track)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certification Album
SWE
[9]
2009 "Fast Car"
2009 "Staying Alive"
2010 "You're Making Me Hot-Hot-Hot" 8
2010 "Miracle" 19
2011 "Alive" 31
2011 "Wicked Game"
2014 "Drummer Boy"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Linda Pritchard" (in Swedish). TV4. April 2008. Retrieved 2010-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Linda Pritchard: "Lars Wallin har designat min klänning"". chic.se (Swedish fashion site). 26 February 2011. Retrieved 2014-11-25. 
  3. ^ "Linda Pritchard: Jag mår jättedåligt" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2010-08-18. 
  4. ^ "Linda Pritchard" (in Swedish). Sourze.se. 2008-09-24. Retrieved 2010-08-18. 
  5. ^ "Linda Pritchard: Skit också..." (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 2008-10-01. Retrieved 2010-08-18. 
  6. ^ a b ""Idol"-Linda dansade med Uggla" (in Swedish). Expressen.se. 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2010-08-18. 
  7. ^ a b "Medverkande" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 25 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Absolute Music 61" (in Swedish). Telia Musikbutiken. Archived from the original on 30 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Linda Pritchard - Swedish Charts". swedishcharts.com/. 

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