FO&O

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FO&O
The Fooo Conspiracy Sommarkrysset By Daniel Åhs Karlsson.jpg
The Fooo Conspiracy at Sommarkrysset in 2016
(L–R: Sandman, Molander, Rudberg, Enestad)
Background information
Also known asTFC, The Fooo, The Fooo Conspiracy
OriginSweden
GenresPop
Years active2013– 2017
Labels
Associated actsZara Larsson, Icona Pop, Marcus & Martinus, One Direction, Demi Lovato
MembersOscar Enestad
Omar Rudberg
Felix Sandman
Past membersOscar "Olly" Molander

FO&O was a Swedish pop boy band made up of Oscar Enestad, Omar Rudberg and Felix Sandman.[1] Originally established in October 2013 under the name The Fooo, the group changed its name to The Fooo Conspiracy in September 2014. Founding member Oscar "Olly" Molander left the group in November 2016, and the group changed its name for a third time in February 2017, to FO&O.

Career[edit]

2013–15: Off the Grid[edit]

In 2013, the band started out doing street performances in the streets of Stockholm while uploading the footage onto YouTube for their fans (called 'Foooers') to see. During 2013, the band made several television performances, at the gala Tillsammans för Världens Barn,[2] and at the Idol 2013 finale in Globen.[3] The band became known after Canadian singer Justin Bieber and his manager saw a video clip of the band on YouTube.[1][4] Bieber's manager called The Fooo's management and asked if the band would want to become the opening act for Bieber's concert in Globen in April 2013 which the band accepted.[5] The Fooo's first charting single was "Build a Girl", which reached number 41 on Sverigetopplistan, the official Swedish singles chart. The song also charted on Digilistanchart reaching number 3.[6] The Fooo's first EP, the self-titled The Fooo, was released on 16 August 2013 by The Artist House. They won the Swedish Grammis award "Innovator of the Year". Their debut studio album Off the Grid topped the official Swedish Albums Chart in its first week of release on 2 April 2014. On 27 August 2014, they released their second extended play, Conspiration. The EP peaked at number 19 on the Swedish Albums Chart. They released their third extended play, Serenade in the United States on 30 October 2014. They released Coordinates as their fourth extended play on 7 January 2015. The EP peaked at number 33 on the Swedish Albums Chart. "Wild Hearts" was released as the lead single from the EP on 19 January 2015. They released the single "Run with Us" on 5 June 2015, followed by the single "Jimi Hendrix" on 4 December 2015.

2016–present: Melodifestivalen and FO&O[edit]

On 29 January 2016, they released the single "My Girl". The song peaked at number 58 on the Swedish Singles Chart. It was followed by the single "Summer Love", released on 29 April 2016 and peaking at number 54 on the Swedish Singles Chart. They re-released "My Girl" on 17 June 2016, featuring vocals from Danny Saucedo. On 28 October 2016, they released the single "Who Doesn't Love Love". In November 2016, Oscar "Olly" Molander left the band. On 30 November 2016, The Fooo Conspiracy was announced as one of the 28 acts to compete in Melodifestivalen 2017 with the song "Gotta Thing About You", under the new name of FO&O. They qualified to "andra chansen" from the third semi-final and later qualified for the final, winning against De Vet Du's "Roadtrip". They placed eleventh in the final.[7]

FO&O announced the release of their self-titled album on social media, including "Gotta Thing About You" and new single "So So Good".[8]

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Oscar Johan Ingvar Enestad, born (1997-02-21) 21 February 1997 (age 22), in Sköndal, Stockholm
  • Felix Karl Wilhelm Sandman, born (1998-10-25) 25 October 1998 (age 20), in Värmdö, Stockholm County
  • Omar Josúe Rudberg, born (1998-11-12) 12 November 1998 (age 20), in Venezuela (moved to Kungsbacka with his mother at six years of age)[9]

Past members[edit]

  • Oscar "Olly" Hans Olof Molander, born (1997-02-24) 24 February 1997 (age 22), in Lidingö, Stockholm County

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
SWE
[10]
Credited as The Fooo
Off the Grid 1
Credited as FO&O
FO&O
  • Released: 12 May 2017[12]
  • Format: Digital download, CD
  • Label: The Artist House
33
[13]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
SWE
[10]
Credited as The Fooo
The Fooo
  • Released: 16 August 2013[14]
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Artist House Stockholm
Conspiration
  • Released: 27 August 2014[15]
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Artist House Stockholm
19
Credited as The Fooo Conspiracy
Serenade
Coordinates
  • Released: 7 January 2015[17]
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Artist House Stockholm
33

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[10]
Credited as The Fooo
"Build a Girl" 2013 41 Off the Grid and FO&O
"It's Time to Make a Wish" Non-album singles
"King of the Radio"[18] 2014 Off the Grid
"All Over the World"[19] Conspiration
Credited as The Fooo Conspiracy
"Wild Hearts"[20] 2015 Coordinates
"Run with Us"[21] [A] FO&O
"Jimi Hendrix"[23] [B] Non-album singles
"My Girl"[25][26] 2016 58 FO&O
"Summer Love"[27] 54
"Who Doesn't Love Love"[28] [C]
Credited as FO&O
"Gotta Thing About You" 2017 7
  • GLF: Platinum
FO&O
"So So Good" [D]
"Hurt Like We Did"
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Run With Us" did not enter the Swedish Singles Chart (Sverigetopplistan), but peaked to number 10 on the Sweden Heatseeker Songs.[22]
  2. ^ "Jimi Hendrix" did not enter the Swedish Singles Chart (Sverigetopplistan), but peaked to number 13 on the Sweden Heatseeker Songs.[24]
  3. ^ "Who Doesn't Love Love" did not enter the Swedish Singles Chart (Sverigetopplistan), but peaked to number 8 on the Sweden Heatseeker Songs.[29]
  4. ^ "So So Good" did not enter the Swedish Singles Chart (Sverigetopplistan), but peaked to number 18 on the Sweden Heatseeker Songs.[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nilsson, Christoffer (21 April 2013). "Okända svenskarna är Justin Biebers förband - Genomför sitt första riktiga spelning i Globen". Aftonbladet (in Swedish).
  2. ^ "SVT sănder tillsammans för Världen barn frän Artipelag" (in Swedish). Artipelag. 25 September 2013. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  3. ^ Engman, Pascal. "Första gästartisten till finalen av "Idol" klar". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  4. ^ Luik, Colette van; Arborén, Henrik (22 April 2013). "Första spelningen: förband till Justin Bieber" (in Swedish). SVT Regionalt. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  5. ^ Carlson, Joakim (23 April 2013). "Upptäcktes av Bieber - spelar för 48 000 i Globen" (in Swedish). AlltomStockholm. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Sverigeradio Digilistan - 1 September 2013" (in Swedish). Sverigeradio. 1 September 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2013.
  7. ^ Petersson, Emma. "Robin Bengtsson med "I Can't Go On" är vinnaren av Melodifestivalen 2017". svt.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  8. ^ "Instagram post by FO&O • Apr 27, 2017 at 10:18am UTC". Instagram. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  9. ^ "The Fooo" (in Swedish). 20 May 2014. Archived from the original on 7 January 2014.
  10. ^ a b c Peak positions in Sweden:
  11. ^ "Off the Grid av The Fooo Conspiracy på Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  12. ^ "TEN Music Group on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  13. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 19 May 2017. Click on "Veckans albumlista".
  14. ^ "The Fooo - EP av The Fooo Conspiracy på Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Conspiration - EP av The Fooo Conspiracy på Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  16. ^ "Serenade - EP by The Fooo Conspiracy on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  17. ^ "Coordinates av The Fooo Conspiracy på Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  18. ^ "King of the Radio (Remixes) - EP av The Fooo Conspiracy på Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  19. ^ "All over the World - Single av The Fooo Conspiracy på Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  20. ^ "Wild Hearts - Single by The Fooo Conspiracy on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  21. ^ "Run with Us - Single av The Fooo Conspiracy på Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  22. ^ Swedish Heatseekers Chart - 3 June 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  23. ^ "Jimi Hendrix - Single av The Fooo Conspiracy på Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  24. ^ Swedish Heatseekers Chart - 4 December 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  25. ^ "My Girl - Single av The Fooo Conspiracy på Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  26. ^ "My Girl (feat. Danny Saucedo) [Euro Latino Version] - Single av The Fooo Conspiracy på Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  27. ^ "Summer Love - Single av The Fooo Conspiracy på Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  28. ^ "Who Doesn't Love Love - Single av The Fooo Conspiracy på Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 28 November 2016.
  29. ^ Swedish Heatseekers Chart - 28 October 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  30. ^ Swedish Heatseekers Chart - 12 May 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.