Melissa Horn

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Melissa Horn
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Background information
Birth name Astrid Melissa Edwarda Horn Weitzberg
Born (1987-04-08) 8 April 1987 (age 30)
Origin Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Pop, acoustic
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2007–present
Labels Sony BMG
Associated acts Lars Winnerbäck
Website melissahorn.se

Astrid Melissa Edwarda Horn Weitzberg (born 8 April 1987), known as Melissa Horn, is a Swedish pop artist. She is the daughter of singer Maritza Horn.

Biography[edit]

She was born to singer Maritza Horn (born 1951), and Edvard Terrence Weitzberg (born 1955) in an area in Södermalm, near Stockholm. She has five siblings, all boys. Her parents got her a guitar when she turned 16, and not long afterwards she wrote her first song. She took vocal courses and then got hold of a producer and eventually got a record contract before she finished high school. In 2010, she started a company called Edward AB.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Melissa Horn's debut album Långa nätter was released on 30 April 2008 followed by Säg ingenting till mig on 14 October 2009. This record eventually went gold, exposing her to a larger audience; she was nominated for Gramiss (Swedish equivalent of the Grammy Awards) in the categories Artist of the Year, Composer of the Year and Lyricist of the Year.[1] A sequel to that album Innan jag kände dig was launched on 16 September 2011 and topped the Swedish Album Charts within its first week of release. She promoted it with a tour in Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Her fourth album Om du vill vara med mig came out on 2 October 2013, and her fifth album entitled Jag går nu came out on 27 November 2015. All her releases are in Swedish.

Horn also sang "Kungsholmens hamn" in a memorial ceremony for the victims of the 2011 Norway attacks in Utøya and Oslo.[2][3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album title Album details Peak chart positions
SWE
[4]
NOR
[5]
DEN
[6]
Långa nätter 7
Säg ingenting till mig
  • Released: 14 October 2009
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
4 2 15
Innan jag kände dig
  • Released: 14 September 2011
  • Label: Sony Music/Svedala
  • Format: CD, digital download
1 3 26
Om du vill vara med mig
  • Released: 2 October 2013
  • Label: Sony Music/Svedala
  • Format: CD, digital download
2 1
Jag går nu
  • Released: 27 November 2015
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, LP record,[7] digital download
4 9

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[4]
NOR
[5]
2007 "Långa nätter" Långa nätter
"Kungsholmens Hamn" 3
2008 "En famn för mig"
"Som jag hade dig förut" (with Lars Winnerbäck) 58
2009 "Lät du henne komma närmre" 20 Säg ingenting till mig
"Jag kan inte skilja på" 52
2010 "Falla fritt"
2011 "Innan jag kände dig" Innan jag kände dig
"Under löven" 40
"Jag saknar dig mindre och mindre" 35
2013 "Om du vill vara med mig" 52 Om du vill vara med mig
2015 "Du går nu" 52 Jag går nu
"Jag har gjort det igen"[8]

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