Molly Sandén

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Molly Sandén
Molly Sandén By Daniel Åhs Karlsson.jpg
At Gröna Lund 2014
Background information
Birth name Molly My Marianne Sandén
Born (1992-07-03) 3 July 1992 (age 24)
Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)
Years active 2006–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website Official website

Molly Sandén (born 3 July 1992) is a Swedish pop singer and voice actress.[1] As a teenager she represented Sweden in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, and participated in Melodifestivalen in 2009, and as a young adult in 2012 and 2016. Her sisters Frida and Mimmi are also singers.

Biography[edit]

Sandén was born in Stockholm on 3 July 1992. She attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School.[2] She then attended the gymnasium school Rytmus Music High School, from which she graduated in spring 2011.[3][4] Sandén practised and wrote music at Helges song studio in Gävle, where she also became a member of the band Helges All Stars with Alice Svensson, Amy Diamond, Zara Larsson, and her sisters Frida and Mimmi.[5]

Career[edit]

2006–07: Junior Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Sandén represented Sweden at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, singing "Det finaste någon kan få".[6] She came third, which remains Sweden's best result.[7] She appeared in SVT's New Years' celebrations on 31 December 2006, which was broadcast live from Skansen. She also won the talent competition, Stellar Shots.[5] She performed a duet with Magnus Carlsson in the song "Julens tid är här" ("Christmas time is here"), on his Christmas album Spår i snön in 2006.[5]

Sandén also met Markoolio and sang with him during this period, on his new album called Snow at Christmas rock.[5] In summer 2007, Sandén participated in Diggiloo along with Lasse Holm, Linda Bengtzing, Lotta Engberg, Tony Roche, Charlotte Perrelli, Thomas Pettersson, Jan Johansen, Niklas Andersson, Lasse Berghagen, Benjamin Wahlgren and Magnus Johansson.[8]

She sang a duet with Ola Svensson on a Swedish version of "You Are the Music in Me" from the Disney film High School Musical 2.[9] They also sang in the Lilla Melodifestivalen final ahead of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. The previous year, Sandén was chosen to present the Swedish votes during the contest.[5]

2008–09: Melodifestivalen[edit]

Sandén in 2008

Sandén appeared on Så ska det låta on 11 April 2008 with Magnus Bäcklund.[5] In summer 2008, she participated again in Diggiloo with Lasse Holm, Linda Bengtzing, Lotta Engberg, Thomas Pettersson, Måns Zelmerlöw, Nanne Grönvall, Stefan and Kim and Magnus Johansson.[5] A compilation CD was released and included her performances of "Hallelujah" and "Gabriellas song".[10] Her cover of Dea Norberg's song "Den underbara dagen du kommer hem" was used in advertisements for the fast food chain Sibylla in 2008.[5]

Also in 2008, Sandén participated with Janne Schaffer, Jan Johansen, Johan Boding and Sara Löfgren in Sun, Wind & Water, a tribute to Ted Gärdestad.[5] The same year, she and Brandur released a Swedish version of the song "Right Here, Right Now" from High School Musical 3.[5] She participated in the celebrity dancing competition Let's Dance in 2010, which was broadcast on TV4; she was placed fourth.[11]

In the 2009 Melodifestivalen, Sandén qualified for the grand final with her song "Så vill stjärnorna", but finished last with only two points, which were awarded by the international jury.[12][13]

2012–present: Melodifestivalen[edit]

Sandén entered the Melodifestivalen again in 2012, again qualifying for the final with her song "Why Am I Crying", for which she came in fifth place.[13] In August 2013, Sandén announced the premiere of her online clothing brand, 'My by Molly'.[14][15] In November 2015 it was announced that Sandén was to participate in the Melodifestivalen for a third time in 2016.[2] She performed in the fourth heat in Gävle on 27 February with the song "Youniverse", which she co-wrote with her boyfriend, Danny Saucedo, and John Alexis.[2] She qualified from the semifinal to the final on 12 March.[16] In the final she placed sixth with the juries and televoting, and also placed sixth overall.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Sandén was in a long-term relationship with Swedish singer Eric Saade until early 2012.[18] She has been in a relationship with Swedish singer Danny Saucedo since February 2013,[18] and they got engaged in 2016.[19] On 28 September 2012, she announced that she had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes after collapsing while on a trip to Barcelona, Spain.[20]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Title Details Peak chart positions
SWE
[21]
Samma himmel 16
Unchained
  • Released: 23 May 2012
  • Label: EMI Music Sweden
  • Format: Digital download, CD
1
Extended plays
Title Details Peak chart positions
SWE
[21]
Like No One's Watching 15
Singles as lead artist
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[21]
2006 "Det finaste någon kan få" Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006
"Julens tid är här"
(with Magnus Carlsson)
Spår i snön
2007 "Allt Som Jag Kan Ge"
(Lilla Melodifestivalen 2007 guest performance)
Non-album single
"Du Är Musiken I Mig (You Are The Music in Me)"
(featuring Ola)
High School Musical 2
2008 "Just Här, Just Nu (Right Here, Right Now)"
(featuring Brandur)
High School Musical 3
"Keep on (Movin')" Non-album single
2009 "Så vill stjärnorna"[A] 11 Samma himmel
2011 "Spread a Little Light" Unchained
2012 "Why Am I Crying"[B] 8
"Unchained / Mirage"
"A Little Forgiveness"
(featuring Christopher)
2014 "Freak" 16 Like No One's Watching
2015 "Phoenix" 74
"Like No One's Watching" 73
2016 "Youniverse" 8 Melodifestivalen 2016
Singles as featured artist
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
DEN
[22]
2014 "Kærlighed & Krig"
(Burhan G featuring Molly Sandén)
3
2016 "Ey gäri"
(Linda Pira featuring Molly Sandén)
90
[23]

Filmography and Swedish-language dubbing[edit]

Television[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

A ^ Melodifestivalen 2009
B ^ Melodifestivalen 2012

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Unchained". Swedishcharts. 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Molly Sandéns vågade löfte" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Sitepu, Lania (17 February 2012). "Molly Sandén vågade löfte" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Lillemägi, David (11 February 2013). "Danny Saucedo och Molly Sandén nykära". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Fakta om Molly Sandén" (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Premiär – nu börjar Lilla Melodifestivalen" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Läsarna: Du var bäst, Molly". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  8. ^ Vasell, Magnus. "Benjamin på Diggiloo-turnén". Göteborgs-Posten (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "You Are the Music in Me (Du Är Musiken I Mig) – Single" (in Swedish). iTunes Store. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "Molly Sandén – Hallelujah lyrics". Lyrics Translate (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  11. ^ "Molly Sandén: "Klart jag är kär – han är världens finaste"". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  12. ^ "Molly Sandén vinner gärna Melodifestivalen 2016: 'Inte vågat tänka på det tidigare'" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "Storpublik till kalaset". Skånska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  14. ^ "My by Molly premiär". Veckorevyn (in Swedish). 13 August 2013. Archived from the original on 24 April 2014. 
  15. ^ "My by Molly" (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 25 August 2013. 
  16. ^ "Favorit gick vidare vidare i Melodifestivalen". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå. 27 February 2016. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  17. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (12 March 2016). "Frans wins Melodifestivalen in Sweden". EBU. 
  18. ^ a b "Molly: Danny stöttade mig – efter Eric Saade". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  19. ^ "Eric Saade och Molly har förlovat sig!". Posh24 (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  20. ^ "Molly Sandén: 'Min farmor ringde och frågade om jag var med barn.'". Veckorevyn (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 February 2016. 
  21. ^ a b c Hung, Steffen. "Discography Molly Sandén". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  22. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Molly Sandén". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 26 February 2016. 
  23. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  24. ^ "Bloggare nominerade till Blog Awards 2012". Veckorevyn (in Swedish). 20 September 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  25. ^ "De slåss om din röst". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 24 February 2016. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
M1
with "Gränslös kärlek"
Sweden in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
2006
Succeeded by
Frida Sandén
with "Nu eller aldrig"