Robin Stjernberg

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Robin Stjernberg
Robin Stjernberg-2.jpg
Robin Stjernberg in May 2013.
Background information
Birth name Robin James Olof Stjernberg
Born (1991-02-22) 22 February 1991 (age 27)
Hässleholm, Sweden
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006 – present
Labels Lionheart Music Group
Universal Music
Associated acts What's Up!, Eric Saade
Website https://web.archive.org/web/20160116224821/http://robin-stjernberg.se/home.html

Robin James Olof Stjernberg (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈrɔbɪn ˈɧæːɳˈbærj]; born 22 February 1991, Hässleholm, Sweden) is a Swedish pop singer.[1] He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 on home soil on 18 May 2013 with the song "You".[2] Stjernberg started his career in the boyband What's Up!, and became a contestant in Idol 2011, placing as first runner up in the final. He participated in Eurovision Song Contest 2017 as the songwriter for the song I Can't Go On performed by Robin Bengtsson, ending up in fifth place.

Career[edit]

In band What's Up[edit]

Stjernberg had won in the Sommarchansen in Malmö in 2006. In 2007, he took part in an event held at the Globe Theater where 15 finalists vied to become part of a prospective boy band. He was one of four chosen to become part of the band, eventually called What's Up!. The other finalists that made part of the band were Eric Saade,[3] Luwdig "Ludde" Keijser and Johan Yngvesson. When Eric Saade left, he was replaced by Johannes Magnusson. The band released one album, In Pose reaching number 40 on the Swedish Albums Chart. Two of the singles charted in the Sverigetopplistan, the official Swedish Singles Chart, namely "Go Girl!" reaching number 5 and "If I Told You Once" that peaked at number 16. Stjernberg became the second member of What's Up! to represent Sweden at Eurovision after Eric Saade represented the country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany.

In Idol (2011)[edit]

Stjernberg took part in Idol 2011 placing second.

Performances

He received 48% of the votes against 52% to the winner Amanda Fondell in the final.

After Idol[edit]

Robin Stjernberg 2012.

After Idol, he released his first music single "All This Way" on 2 December 2011. The song, also sung by the winner Amanda Fondell in a separate version, is written and produced by Idol 2004 first runner up Darin Zanyar amongst others. Stjernberg is signed to the Lionheart Music Group record label.

He released his own Idol-compilation My Versions on 4 January 2012. The first official single from the album will be his version of Beyoncé's song "Halo".

Melodifestivalen and Eurovision 2013[edit]

Stjernberg took part in Melodifestivalen 2013 with the song "You".[4] He performed in the fourth semi-final held on 23 February 2013 in Malmö Arena, Malmö and coming 3rd/4th, qualified to the "Second Chance" round, which was held on 2 March in Löfbergs Lila Arena, Karlstad. In the "Second Chance" round, he was in the best four songs after the first two rounds of voting, and he won his duel against Martin Rolinski.[5] He went on to win the final on 9 March.[6] He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö on 18 May, placing 14th with 62 points.[2][7] Robin Stjernberg's song became the first "Second Chance" song ever to win the Melodifestivalen final.[6] Had only the jury votes been counted in the Eurovision final Stjernberg would have been placed third in the final.

After Eurovision[edit]

Robin went on to release his debut non-cover album 'Pieces' on June 26, 2013, which included 'You' and other singles; 'Scars' & 'Crime'.

On June 11, 2014 Robin released his single named Body language. This single reached no1 in the Swedish iTunes chart.

On October 23, 2015, Robin also released a single "Locked Into You" after over a year of silence for Robin.

His last release was 'Take Me Home' which was released on January 7, 2016 which peaked no5 in the Swedish iTunes chart.

He co-wrote Robin Bengtsson's song for Melodifestivalen 2017, "I Can't Go On".[8] The song went on to win, meaning Stjernberg participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 as a songwriter, ending up in fifth place.[8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certification
SWE
[9]
My Versions 1
Pieces
  • Released: 26 June 2013
  • Label: Lionheart Music Group
  • Format: CD, digital download
2

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
For the Better[10]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[9]
AUT
[11]
GER IRE
[12]
NL
[13]
UK
[14]
"All This Way" 2011 My Versions
"Halo" 2012
"On My Mind"[15] Pieces
"Scars"[16]
"You" 2013 1 61 58 31 42 72
  • GLF: 3x Platinum
"Crime"[17]
"Body Language"[18] 2014
"Locked Into You"[19] 2015 non-album single
"Take Me Home"[20] 2016
"Rain"[21]
"Feed On My Love"[22] 2017
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Sista ordet"[23]
(Niello featuring Robin Stjernberg)
2017 Non-album single

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robin Stjernberg bilder och nyheter | Allt om Robin Stjernberg!". Posh24.se. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Robin vann Melodifestivalen | Kultur | SvD" (in Swedish). Svd.se. 2013-02-22. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Poplight | Idol 2011: Robin Stjernbergs förflutna – sjöng med Eric Saade i What's Up | Poplight". Poplight.zitiz.se. Archived from the original on April 30, 2013. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  4. ^ "Robin Stjernberg - Melodifestivalen". SVT.se. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  5. ^ "Anton Ewald och Robin Stjernberg till final - Kultur". SVT.se. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  6. ^ a b "Melodifestivalen Live | Nöjesbladet Live | Nöjesbladet | Aftonbladet". Aftonbladet.se. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  7. ^ "Robin Stjernberg blir Sveriges röst i Europa - Nöje". ltz.se. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  8. ^ a b "Sweden:Robin Bengtsson wins Melodifestivalen!". eurovision.tv. 11 March 2017. 
  9. ^ a b "Discography Robin Stjernberg". swedishcharts.com/. 
  10. ^ "iTunes - Music - For the Better - EP by Robin Stjernberg". iTunes. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Discographie Robin Stjernberg". austriancharts.at/. Archived from the original on 2013-06-18. 
  12. ^ "Discography Robin Stjernberg". irish-charts.com/. Archived from the original on 2013-09-25. 
  13. ^ "Discografie Robin Stjernberg". dutchcharts.nl/. Archived from the original on 2013-09-28. 
  14. ^ "Robin Stjernberg > UK Charts". Official Charts Company. 
  15. ^ "iTunes - Music - On My Mind - Single by Robin Stjernberg". iTunes. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "iTunes - Music - Scars - Single by Robin Stjernberg". iTunes. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "Lionheart Music Group - Robin Stjernberg". Archived from the original on September 25, 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  18. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/body-language-single/id883261413?l=en
  19. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/locked-into-you-single/id1049454865?l=en
  20. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/take-me-home-single/id1070560985?l=en
  21. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/rain-single/id1159934593?l=en
  22. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/feed-on-my-love-single/id1196840092?l=en
  23. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/sista-ordet-feat-robin-stjernberg/id1243840471?l=en
Preceded by
Loreen
Melodifestivalen winner
2013
Succeeded by
Sanna Nielsen