Linnea Deb

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Linnea Deb
Deb during Melodifestivalen 2019
Background information
Birth nameLinnéa Mary Hansdotter Sporre
Born (1977-07-23) 23 July 1977 (age 43)
  • Songwriter
  • record producer
  • Northbound Music Group

Linnéa Mary Hansdotter Deb (née Sporre; born 23 July 1977), known professionally as Linnea Deb, is a Swedish singer, songwriter and producer. She has worked with artists such as Fifth Harmony, JoJo, MiC Lowry and Akon.

Deb is signed to Northbound Music Publishing in Stockholm, where she is a member of the production team “The Family” together with Joy Deb and Anton Hård af Segerstad. Earlier (2013-2016) the group was signed to BMG Publishing.

Early career[edit]

In her early career Linnea sang in several choirs and she toured with Ace of Base and Carola. Also, she has been choiring for several different albums and songs, one of them being ‘Cara Mia’ with Swedish artist Måns Zelmerlöw.

In 2012, Linnea co-wrote Ulrik Munther’s album with the same name, ‘Ulrik Munther’, which immediately reached position 1 on Swedish Album-Chart and the single ‘Boy’s don’t cry’, which features on the album, was sold Gold.[1]


Linnea has done several successful contributions in the annual Swedish song contest ‘Melodifestivalen’. She has contributed to the contest with 11 songs among which two were the winnings songs. The first winning song was in 2013 with ‘You’ by Robin Stjernberg,[2] which later this year broke a Swedish record for most played song during one day and it got nominated for a Swedish Grammy as ‘Song of the year’ in 2014.

The second winning song was "Heroes" performed by Måns Zelmerlöw in 2015. The song also won the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.[3] It was certified 5X Platinum in Sweden[4] and certified gold in Spain,[5] Norway[6] and Austria.[7]

In Melodifestivalen 2016, her production-team “The Family” managed to get 4 different contributions to the contest -performed by Lisa Ajax, Ace Wilder, Molly Pettersson and ISA.[8] Thanks to these contributions, they were appointed as ‘Songwriter of the year’ in the contest. The contribution with Ace Wilder "Don’t Worry" later got featured in the trailer for Bridget Jones's Baby.  In 2017, Linnea co-wrote two of the competing songs in Melodifestivalen - "I Don't Give A" by Lisa Ajax and "Statements" by Loreen.[9] She co-wrote two of the entries in Melodifestivalen 2019, being "Hello" by Mohombi and "No Drama" for High15.

International releases[edit]

Linnea has also written and produced several international hits. She co-wrote the first record 'Top Down' on Fifth Harmony's 'Reflection' Album. Also, Linnea and her production team wrote and produced JoJo's comeback single Save my soul. Linnea has also co-written the Polish artists Margaret’s single ‘Cool Me Down’ which was sold 2X Platinum in Poland and Gold in Sweden.

In 2016, "Oh Lord" was released with the British vocal harmony boy band MiC LOWRY, which was their debut single and it was written by Joy, Linnea Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Augustine Grant and Phil Collins, as the song contains lyrics and music from Phil Collins' song "In the Air Tonight”.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Deb is of partial Finnish descent through her parents.[11]

List of written songs[edit]

Title Year Artist Album Co-written with
"Olympia" 2006 Ch!pz Past:Present:Future Joy Deb
"Studio 54"
"Sticks and Stones" 2011 Ulrik Munther Ulrik Munther Ulrik Munther, David Jackson, Johan Åberg, Joy Deb
"Boys Don't Cry"
"King of Our Days"
"Moments Ago"
"Kill for Lies"
"Fake It"
"Alburn Road"
"The Box"
"Heroes in Defeat (Change Your Mind)"
"#Fail" 2014 Oscar Zia I Don't Know How to Dance Charlie Mason, Joy Deb, Joakim Harestad
"Ballare con me"
"Keep the Love" Amanda Fondell Because I Am Amanda Fondell
"Engine" Isac Elliot Follow Me Victor Thell, Maria Jane Smith, Kevin Högdahl, Anton Hård af Segerstad
"Top Down" 2015 Fifth Harmony Reflection Joy Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Maurice Simmonds
"Save My Soul" JoJo III Joanna Levesque, Nikki Flores, Joy Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad
"Still That Girl" Ann Sophie Silver into Gold Joy Deb, Charlie Mason
"Oh Lord" 2016 MiC LOWRY N/A Joy Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Ray "Augustine Grant" Jacobs
"Free Somebody" Luna Free Somebody Anton Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Joanna Levesque, Kim Min-ji, Seo Ji-eum, JQ
"Keep On Doin'" Sara Forsberg, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Le`mon, JQ, Bae Seong-hyeon
"Therapy" Kim Cesarion N/A Kim Cesarion, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Trey Campbell
"Paradise" 2017 The Rasmus Dark Matters Lauri Ylönen, Pauli Rantasalmi, Joy Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad
"Something in the Dark"
"Black Days"
"Silver Night"
"Dragons into Dreams"
"Love Like This" FO&O FO&O Joy Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Nate Cyphert
"My Everything" Anastacia Evolution Anastacia, Anders Bagge, Can "Stress" Canatan, Ninos Hanna, Victor Thell
"One Flight Away" Marcus & Martinus Moments Elias Näslin, Marcus Gunnarsen
"Happyland" 2018 Måns Zelmerlöw Chameleon Joy Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Ola Svensson
"Hän" 2018 Saara Aalto Wild Wild Wonderland Saara Aalto, Joy Deb
"Dance" Saara Aalto, Matias Keskiruokanen
"All On You" LIAMOO Journey Anton Hård af Segerstad, Austin Mahone, Sean Garrett, Robert Villanueva, Joy Deb
"Lollipop" Margaret N/A Alex P, Arash, Claydee, Victory
"One Night in Dubai"
(featuring Helena Josefsson)
2019 Arash N/A Nicolae Stan, Alex P, Victory, Hamidreza Yousefi, Robert Hicks, Radu Baisan, Thomas G:son, Robert Uhlmann, Arash
"Off Limits" Allysandra N/A Melanie Wehbe, David Björk
"Loving You" John Lundvik My Turn John Lundvik, Anderz Wrethov, Elize Ryd, Henric Pierroff
"Home" Basshunter N/A Thomas G:son, Robert Uhlmann, Jonas Altberg, Yei Gonzalez, Cedric Lorrain
"All The Things (I'm Not)" Drew Sycamore Brutal Joy Deb, Drew Sycamore
"No Eyes on Me" 2020 Justin Caruso N/A Maia Wright, Justin Caruso, Andrej Kamnik, Albin Nordqvist
"Come to Me (64567)" Wiktoria N/A Wiktoria Johansson, Joy Deb
(featuring Dotter)
Anis Don Demina Artist Anis Don Demina, Loui Maleoko, Joy Deb, Anderz Wrethov, Johanna Jansson
"Give Yourself to Me" Max George N/A Max George, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Augustine Grant, Joy Deb
"Adrenalina" 2021 Senhit N/A Chanel Tukia, Dillard Tramar, Jimmy Thörnfeldt, Joy Deb, Kenny Silverdique, Malou Linn Eloise Ruotsalainen, Senhit Zadik Zadik, Suzi Pancenkov, Thomas Stengaard

Melodifestivalen entries (Sweden)[edit]

Year Artist Title Co-written with Result
2012 Ulrik Munther "Soldiers" Ulrik Munther, Johan Åberg, Joy Deb, David Jackson 3rd
2013 Robin Stjernberg "You" Robin Stjernberg, Joy Deb, Joakim Harestad Haukaas 1st
2014 Ace Wilder "Busy Doin' Nothin'" Ace Wilder, Joy Deb 2nd
EKO "Red" Joy Deb, Anna Lidman, Hannes Lundberg, Michael Ottosson 8th (Semi-final)
Manda "Glow" Joy Deb, Melanie Wehbe, Charlie Mason 8th (Semi-final)
Outtrigger "Echo" Joy Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Outtrigger Second Chance
2015 Måns Zelmerlöw "Heroes" Anton Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb 1st
2016 Ace Wilder "Don't Worry" Joy Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Ace Wilder, Behshad Ashnai, Martina Avacado 3rd
Isa "I Will Wait" Anton Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Pierre Yvess-Rossi, Nikki Flores Second Chance
Lisa Ajax "My Heart Wants Me Dead" Joy Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Nikki Flores, Sara Forsberg 7th
Molly Pettersson Hammar "Hunger" Joy Deb, Lisa Desmond, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Molly Pettersson Hammar Second Chance
2017 Lisa Ajax "I Don't Give A" Ola Svensson, Joy Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad 9th
Loreen "Statements" Lorine Talhaoui, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb Second Chance
2018 Dotter "Cry" Peter Boström, Thomas G:son, Johanna Jansson 6th (Semi-final)
Margaret "In My Cabana" Anderz Wrethov, Arash Labaf, Robert Uhlmann 7th
2019 High15 "No Drama" Joy Deb, Kate Tizzard 6th (Semi-final)
Mohombi "Hello" Alexandru Florin Cotoi, Thomas G:son, Mohombi Moupondo 5th
Nano "Chasing Rivers" Lise Cabble, Joy Deb, Thomas G:son, Nano Omar 8th
Wiktoria "Not with Me" Joy Deb, Wiktoria Johansson 6th
2021 Alvaro Estrella "Bailá Bailá" Anderz Wrethov, Jimmy "Joker" Thörnfeldt 10th
Eric Saade "Every Minute" Eric Saade, Joy Deb, Jimmy "Joker" Thörnfeldt 2nd
Kadiatou "One Touch" Joy Deb, Jimmy "Joker" Thörnfeldt, Anderz Wrethov 6th (Semi-final)
Tusse "Voices" Joy Deb, Jimmy "Joker" Thörnfeldt, Anderz Wrethov 1st

Melodi Grand Prix entries (Norway)[edit]

Year Artist Title Co-written with Result
2015 Erlend Bratland "Thunderstruck" Joy Deb, Erlend Bratland 2nd

Krajowe Eliminacje entries (Poland)[edit]

Year Artist Title Co-written with Result
2016 Margaret "Cool Me Down" Robert Uhlmann, Arash Labaf, Alex Papaconstantinou, Anderz Wrethov, Viktor Svensson 2nd

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu entries (Finland)[edit]

Year Artist Title Co-written with Result
2018 Saara Aalto "Monsters" Saara Aalto, Joy Deb, Ki Fitzgerald 1st

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix entries (Denmark)[edit]

Year Artist Title Co-written with Result
2020 Ben & Tan "Yes" Emil Lei, Jimmy Jansson 1st

Dora entries (Croatia)[edit]

Year Artist Title Co-written with Result
2020 Mia Negovetić "When It Comes to You" Anderz Wrethov, Denniz Jamm, Mia Negovetić 2nd
2021 Mia Negovetić "She's Like a Dream" Mia Negovetić, Denniz Jamm, Denise Kertes 3rd


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