Samir & Viktor

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Samir & Viktor
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Samir & Viktor after Melodifestivalen 2016
Background information
Origin Sweden
Genres Pop, dance, electropop
Years active 2014–present
Labels Stockhouse/Warner Music Sweden
Members Samir Badran
Viktor Frisk

Samir & Viktor or Samir och Viktor is a Swedish music duo that consists of Paradise Hotel contestant Samir Badran and fashion blogger Viktor Frisk. Samir & Viktor participated in Melodifestivalen 2015 with the song "Groupie", which finished eighth in the final, and again in Melodifestivalen 2016 with Bada Nakna which placed 12th overall. They competed a third time in Melodifestivalen 2018 with Shuffla, finishing in 4th place in the grand final.

Career[edit]

2014: Debut single[edit]

Samir & Viktor at Sommarkrysset 2014

In May 2014 the duo released their first music single called "Success".[1] The song peaked at number one in its first week on the Swedish iTunes chart.[2] and reached number three on Sverigetopplistan, the official Swedish Singles Chart.

2015–present: Melodifestivalen[edit]

Samir & Viktor participated in Melodifestivalen 2015 with the song "Groupie" in a bid to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria.[3] They performed on 14 February 2015 in the second semi-final round finishing 3rd moving to the "Second Chance" round on 7 March 2015 where they confronted Behrang Miri feat. Victor Crone in "Det rår vi inte för". Winning the round with a big margin, they qualified to the finals in Stockholm held on 14 March finishing eighth overall. "Groupie" proved very successful commercially reaching number three on Sverigetopplistan, the official Swedish Singles Chart. The duo's follow-up single was "Saxofuckingfon", the song peaked at number two on the Swedish Singles Chart.

They took part in Melodifestivalen 2016 with the song "Bada nakna". They qualified to andra chansen through the first semi-final on 6 February 2016.[4] They qualified to the final through andra chasen, but they ended up placing last.[5] Their follow-up single "Fick Feeling" was digitally released on 25 May 2016. After that, the group announced they would be taking a hiatus to pursue solo endeavours. They released their comeback single "Kung" on 12 May 2017.

They participated in Melodifestivalen 2018 with Shuffla, finishing in 4th place in the grand final, their best placing in Melodifestivalen yet.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[6]
NOR
[7]
"Success" 2014 3 Non-album single
"Groupie" 2015 3
  • GLF: 3× Platinum[9]
"Saxofuckingfon" 2 10
"Bada nakna" 2016 1
  • GLF: 4× Platinum[12]
"Fick Feeling" 11
  • GLF: Platinum
"Kung" 2017 30
"Vi gör det ändå" 26
"Rakt in i kaklet" 44
"Shuffla" 2018 2
[13]
  • GLF: Gold
"Put Your Hands Up för Sverige"
(featuring Anis don Demina)
4
[14]
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paradise Hotel Samir gör sommarplåga "Success" – Rockbjörnen – Musik – Nöjesbladet – Aftonbladet". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Här spelar Samir och Viktor in musikvideon". Expressen. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Här är artisterna i Melodifestivalen". DN.SE. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (6 February 2016). "Melodifestivalen gets underway in Sweden". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Escudero, Victor M. (12 March 2016). "Frans wins Melodifestivalen in Sweden". EBU. 
  6. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Samir & Viktor". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  7. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Samir & Viktor". Norwegian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  8. ^ "SAMIR & VIKTOR - SUCCESS". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "SAMIR & VIKTOR - GROUPIE". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 9 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "SAMIR & VIKTOR - SAXOFUCKINGFON". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 24 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "IFPI Norge - Samir & Viktor" (in Norwegian). IFPI Norway. Retrieved 17 February 2016. 
  12. ^ "SAMIR & VIKTOR - BADA NAKNA". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 20 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 24 March 2018. 
  14. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 6 July 2018.