Smith & Thell

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Smith & Thell
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Smith & Thell at stage during Stavernfestivalen in 2016
Background information
OriginHelsingborg, Sweden
Genres
Years active2012–present
LabelsPlayground Music
Associated actsMolly Sanden, Samir & Viktor, Rebecca & Fiona
Members
  • Maria Jane Smith
  • Victor Thell

Smith & Thell are a Swedish pop/folk group consisting of Maria Jane Smith and Victor Thell.[1]

History[edit]

In 2015, they released the song "Statue", which was performed on the SVT Moraeus in the same year.[2] Also in 2015, the duo won the prestigious music-industry award Denniz Pop Awards with Max Martin in the jury. In spring of 2016 the duo won Musexpo in Los Angeles in the category 'New Emerging International Artist'. The same year influencer and music critic Bob Lefsetz placed "Statue" at number 16 on his list of the best songs of 2016 with the description, "An instant classic, you'll get this one immediately." The duo followed up "Statue" with the singles "Row" (2016), "February" (2017), and "Toast" (2017), before releasing their debut album Soulprints on May 12, 2017.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Soulprints (2017)

EPs[edit]

  • Telephone Wires (2018)

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[4]
POL
[5]
US
Alt.

[6]
"Kill It with Love" 2012 Non-album single
"Super DJ" 2013
"Illusion" 2014
"Hippie Van"
"Statue (The Pills Song)" 2015 Soulprints
"Row" 2016
"February" 2017
"Toast"
"Somebody like You"
"DUMB" 2018 Non-album single
"Forgive Me Friend"
(featuring Swedish Jam Factory)
7 1 26 Telephone Wires
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

Awards[edit]

Smith & Thell won the "Rookie Artist of the Year" at the 2015 Denniz Pop Awards for their original song "Statue." [7]

Smith & Thell won 'New emerging international artist' at the 2016 Musexpo in Los Angeles.

Smith & Thell received the 2017 Swedish scholarship 'SKAP' for their contributions to the Swedish music industry.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jojk, pop och country när Kalle bjuder in till en ny säsong - SVT.se". Sveriges Television (in Swedish). Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Jojk, pop och country när Kalle bjuder in till en ny säsong". svt.se. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
  3. ^ "The Energy and Emotion of Smith & Thell's Debut 'Soulprints'". http://atwoodmagazine.com. Retrieved 2017-05-17. External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Discography Smith & Thell". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  5. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Poland:
  6. ^ "Alternative Songs: April 27, 2019". Billboard. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  7. ^ http://www.mynewsdesk.com/se/denniz-pop-awards/pressreleases/pristagare-i-denniz-pop-awards-2015-smith-thell-och-julia-karlsson-anton-rundberg-1177797

5. http://lefsetz.com/wordpress/2016/08/04/statue/

6. http://www.musikindustrin.se/2016/04/25/pris-svenska-vinnare-pa-international-music-industry-awards/

7. http://dennizpopawards.com/post/entry-phase-2017-is-now-closed

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