Lotta Engberg

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This page is about the singer Lotta Engberg and the dansbands Lotta & Anders Engbergs orkester, Lotta Engbergs orkester / Lotta Engbergs
Lotta Engberg
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Lotta Engberg in Norrköping, Sweden.
Background information
Birth name Anna Charlotte Pedersen
Born (1963-03-05) 5 March 1963 (age 53)
Överkalix, Sweden
Genres Dansband music
Musical
Pop
Schlager
Years active 1980–present
Labels Doreme Records (1987-Present)
Associated acts Trioala
Anders Engberg
Lotta & Anders Engbergs Orkestra
Lotta Engbergs
Kikki, Bettan & Lotta
Jarl Carlsson
Christer Sjögren
Website lottaengberg.se

Anna Charlotte "Lotta" Engberg, (born Anna Charlotte Pedersen on 5 March 1963 in Överkalix,[1] Norrbotten County, Sweden) is a Swedish pop singer[2][3] and later in life a successful television host, notably with music show Lotta på Liseberg and the game show Bingolotto.

She represented Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest 1987 with "Boogaloo" after winning Melodifestivalen 1987. She also tried many times in Melodifestivalen in 1984, 1988, 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2012.

She was also a singer in a number of formations including "Trioala" early on, and in dansbands Lotta & Anders Engbergs orkester from 1989 to 1994, and after her divorce from Anders Engberg, in dansband Lotta Engbergs from 1994 until 2002. She continues now as a solo artist. On 2 October 1999 Sweden issued a postage stamp with her portrait. She also has a great number of collaborations including joint albums with Jarl Carlsson in 1987, Christer Sjögren and Willie Nelson, both in 2012.

Career[edit]

Under her maiden name, Lotta Pedersen, she made her debut in the Sveriges Television program "Nygammalt" in 1980 when she was 17. She was also a member of the Trioala, an a cappella choir. Later, she received a permanent place in the TV program's choir.[4]

She married Anders Engberg and took his family name in her recordings recording. She also became main vocalist for the dansband Lotta $ Anders Engbergs orkester that continued until 1994 when the couple divorced.

In Melodifestivalen and Eurovision[edit]

She represented Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest 1987 after winning the Melodifestivalen of that year with "Fyra bugg & en Coca Cola". The song was renamed "Boogaloo" for the Eurovision competition.[5]

She also tried in Melodifestivalen many other times but did not win to go on to the Eurovision finals.

Lotta & Anders Engbergs orkester[edit]

Lotta & Anders Engbergs orkester
Origin Skara, Sweden
Genres Dansband music
Years active 1989–1994
Past members Lotta Engberg
Anders Engberg
Patrik Ehlersson
Peter Åhs
Pedro Johansson
Jörgen Horneij

(This section is about the dansband and covers the period 1989 to 1994)

Lotta & Anders Engbergs orkester was a dansband in Skara, Sweden which was active during the years 1989-1994, with Lotta Engberg as singer. She formed the band in 1989 with her former husband Anders Engberg, who already had a band in his own name. In 1993, the band was awarded a Grammis in 1993 for their album Kärlek gör mig tokig. It peaked at #33 at the Swedish album chart.

Lotta Engberg left the band around New Year 1993-1994, and started an own dansband, Lotta Engbergs orkester, following the couple's divorce. The remaining part of the band formed Anders Engbergs.

Members
Awards

In early 1994, because of the success of the album Kärlek gör mig tokig, the band was awarded a Grammis award for as "Best Dansband of 1993".

Lotta Engbergs[edit]

Lotta Engbergs
Also known as Lotta Engbergs orkester
Origin Skara, Sweden
Genres Dansband
Years active 1994–2002
Associated acts Lotta & Anders Engbergs orkester
Past members Lotta Engberg
Peter Åhs
Pedro Johansson
Bengt Andersson
Per Strandberg
Patrik Ehlersson

(This section is about the dansband and covers the period 1994 to 2002)

Lotta Engbergs was a dansband in Skara, Sweden. The band was formed in 1994, when Lotta Engberg left Lotta & Anders Engbergs orkester. The band was, in its early days, known as Lotta Engbergs orkester, which later was shortened to just Lotta Engbergs. Lotta Engbergs was disbanded in 2002.

Members

Kikki, Bettan & Lotta[edit]

Main article: Kikki, Bettan & Lotta

Kikki, Bettan & Lotta was a Swedish-Norwegian super trio, active 2001-2004 and consisting Kikki Danielsson, Elisabeth "Bettan" Andreassen and Lotta Engberg.

Television career[edit]

Lotta Engberg has also developed a prosperous television career.

In 2014, Lotta Engberg competed as a celebrity dancer in Let's Dance.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Överkalix, she was raised in Laxå, Örebro County. She was married to Anders Engberg, but they divorced in 1994. She now lives in Alingsås with her new husband.

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Lotta Engberg at Wikimedia Commons

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Monica Törnell & Lasse Holm
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
1987
Succeeded by
Tommy Körberg
Preceded by
Sweden Cecilia Vennersten
OGAE Second Chance Contest winner
1996
Succeeded by
Italy Anna Oxa