Rasmussen (singer)

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Rasmussen
Rasmussen wins Melodi Grand Prix 2018.jpg
Rasmussen after winning Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018
Background information
Birth nameJonas Flodager Rasmussen
Born (1985-01-21) 21 January 1985 (age 34)
Viborg, Denmark
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • actor
Instruments
  • Vocals
Labels
  • Renegade Records
Rasmussen performing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Jonas Flodager Rasmussen (born 21 January 1985), known professionally as simply Rasmussen, is a Danish singer and actor. He represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, with the song "Higher Ground".

Early and personal life[edit]

Rasmussen was born in Viborg. He lives in Langå with his wife and two children. He studied dramaturgy and music at Aarhus University, and works as a teacher at both the School of Performing Arts at Viborg Cultural School and Aarhus Theatre Learning.[1]

Career[edit]

Rasmussen is the lead singer and frontman of the 1980s cover band Hair Metal Heröes, which performs covers of songs by artists such as Van Halen, Europe, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, and Scorpions among others. He has also worked as a stage actor, performing in stage productions of musicals such as West Side Story, Rent and Les Misérables in Aarhus and Holstebro.[1] In January 2018, he was confirmed to be taking part in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018 with the song "Higher Ground".[2][3][4][5] The song was later released on 5 February.[6] Rasmussen won the competition on 10 February 2018, and went on to represent Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal on 12 May 2018,[7][8] where he placed 9th overall with a score of 226 points.[9]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Album
DEN
[10]
AUT
[11]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[12]
FRA
[13]
GER
[14]
SCO
[15]
SWE
[16]
SWI
[17]
UK
Down.

[18]
"Higher Ground" 2018 9 49 43 65 88 38 29 43 34 Non-album singles
"Go Beyond" 2019
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rasmussen - Higher Ground". Danmarks Radio. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Denmark: DR reveals the ten Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017 hopefuls" (in Danish). DR. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  3. ^ Weaver, Jessica (22 January 2018). "Denmark: Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018 finalists revealed". ESCToday.
  4. ^ Halpin, Chris (22 January 2018). "Denmark: Ditte Marie and Sannie – aka Whigfield – amongst Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018 acts". Wiwibloggs.
  5. ^ Kovalj, Mila (22 January 2018). "Denmark: Ten Dansk Melodi Grand Prix Finalists Revealed". Eurovoix.
  6. ^ Farren, Neil (5 February 2018). "Denmark: Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018 Entries Revealed". Eurovoix.
  7. ^ Weaver, Jessica (10 February 2018). "Denmark: Rasmussen wins Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018!". ESCToday.
  8. ^ LaFleur, Louise (10 February 2018). "Rasmussen wins Melodi Grand Prix in Denmark". eurovision.tv. EBU.
  9. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (14 May 2018). "The results of Eurovision 2018: Let's dive into the numbers!". eurovision.tv.
  10. ^ "Discography Rasmussen". danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Discographie Rasmussen". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Discografie Rasmussen". Ultratop. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Discographie Rasmussen". lescharts.com. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Rasmussen – German Charts". GfK. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Chart Top 100: 18 May 2018 – 24 May 2018". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Discography Rasmussen". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Discographie Rasmussen". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2018.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Anja Nissen
with "Where I Am"
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
2018
Succeeded by
Leonora
with "Love Is Forever"