Günther (singer)

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Günther
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Background information
Birth name Mats Söderlund
Also known as Günther
Born (1967-07-25) 25 July 1967 (age 48)
Origin Malmö, Sweden
Genres Europop, Eurodance
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2003–present
Associated acts The Sunshine Girls
Website Günther official web site

Mats Söderlund is a Swedish musician and fashion model, best known under his stage name Günther.

Career[edit]

Before he started working as an artist, he worked part time in a clothing store. Gunther's 2004 song "Ding Dong Song" brought him country-wide recognition in his homeland, Sweden. The song topped the Swedish charts in 2004 which featured Günther's backup singers, the Sunshine Girls. A year later the campy phenomenon spread across Europe as indie rockers Franz Ferdinand were heard performing the song on Dutch radio.[1] In 2006, his song "Like Fire Tonight" was accepted into Melodifestivalen, a Swedish music competition. However, Günther and the Sunshine Girls finished sixth in the semi-final round and did not make the finals.

Günther announced on his website that he was working on a new album with the working title Dirty Man Swedish Sex Beast. In 2011, the first single, "Pussycat", became available on Günther's web site.[2]

In December 2013, Günther released the single "I'm Not Justin Bieber, B*tch". The song features strong electro house influences in its sound.[3] The track's music video has gone viral, gaining momentum among fans and having nearly three million views as of June 2016.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Ding Dong Song" (with The Sunshine Girls) (2004)
  • "Teeny Weeny String Bikini" (with The Sunshine Girls) (2004)
  • "Touch Me" (with Samantha Fox) (2004)
  • "Tutti Frutti Summer Love" (with The Sunshine Girls) (2005)
  • "Christmas Song (Ding Dong)" (with The Sunshine Girls) (2005)
  • "Like Fire Tonight" (with The Sunshine Girls) (2006)
  • "Sun Trip (Summer Holiday)" (with The Sunshine Girls) (2007)
  • "Famous" (with The Sunshine Girls) (2010)
  • "Pussycat" (with The Sunshine Girls) (2011)
  • "I'm not Justin Bieber Bitch" (2013)
  • "No Pantalones" (2016)

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