Whigfield

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Sannie Charlotte Carlson
Sannie Charlotte Carlson in October 2013
Sannie Charlotte Carlson in October 2013
Background information
Birth nameSannie Charlotte Carlson[1]
Also known as
  • Naan
  • Sannie
Born (1970-04-11) 11 April 1970 (age 50)[2]
Skælskør, Denmark[1]
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active1993–present
Websitewhigfield.eu

Whigfield is an Italian dance act fronted by Sannie Charlotte Carlson (born 11 April 1970), who is a Danish singer, songwriter and record producer, known by her various stage names including Whigfield, Naan, or simply Sannie.[3][4][5][6][7] She is best known for her 1993 single "Saturday Night", which became an international hit the following year.

Based in Italy at the time, Sannie Charlotte Carlson worked with Italian producer Larry Pignagnoli and "Saturday Night" entered the top five in Italy.[1][8] Her single "Another Day" also managed to peak at number three in Italy as well.[9] The single "Sexy Eyes" also charted in a number of other markets, along with "Another Day" and "Think of You" which entered the top ten in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, and her native Denmark.[10][11][12][13]

She competed in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018 with the song "Boys on Girls" but didn't qualify for the superfinal.[14]

Early life[edit]

Carlson was born in Skælskør, Denmark. She spent several years in Africa as a child before returning to her native country. Before singing Carlson worked as a model and studied music.[1] Carlson played in a duo[7] before she met the producer Larry Pignagnoli and took on the name "Whigfield" as a tribute to her school music teacher.[1][15]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[16]
CAN
[17]
FIN
[18]
GER
[19]
NLD
[20]
SWI
[21]
UK
[22]
Whigfield
  • Released: 12 June 1995
  • Label: X-Energy
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette
19 18 30 43 23 37 13
Whigfield II
  • Released: 10 November 1997
  • Label: X-Energy
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Whigfield III
  • Released: 10 October 2000
  • Label: ToCo International
  • Formats: CD, cassette
4
  • Released: 13 May 2002
  • Label: ZYX
  • Formats: CD
W
  • Released: 28 September 2012
  • Label: Off Limits
  • Formats: Digital download
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details
All in One
Best Of
Greatest Hits & Remixes

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
ITA
[24]
AUS
[25]
AUT
[26]
BEL (FLA)
[27]
FRA
[28]
GER
[19]
IRE
[29]
NLD
[30]
SPA
[31]
SWE
[32]
SWI
[33]
UK
[22]
"Saturday Night" 1993 1 78 4 14 2 1 1 7 1 9 1 1 Whigfield
"Another Day" 1994 3 32 24 12 5 32 6 39 9 7
"Think of You" 1995 4 12 25 25 4 7 3 17 7
"Close to You" 90 18 19 13
"Big Time" 13 29 50 24 22 13 21
"Last Christmas" 4 53
"Sexy Eyes" 1996 6 7 30 14 30 12 68
"Gimme Gimme" 14 4 Whigfield II
"No Tears to Cry" 1997 99 60
"Baby Boy"
"Givin' All My Love" 1998
"Be My Baby" 1999 Whigfield III
"Was a Time" 2004 74 Was a Time - The Album
"Right in the Night" 2008 All in One
"C'est Cool" 2011 W
"4Ever" 2012
"Jeg kommer hjem"
"How Long" (as Sannie) 2015 TBA
"In the Morning" (as Sannie) 2016
"Boys on Girls" (as Sannie) 2018 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2018
"Suga" (first as "I.D.") 2020 TBA
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
DEN
[37]
GfK Entertainment
[19]
"Don't Walk Away" 1995 Whigfield
"I Want to Love" 1996
"Doo-Whop" 2000 Whigfield III
"Much More"
"Gotta Getcha" 2002 4
"Amazing and Beautiful"
"Saturday Night (2003 Version)" 2003 19 non-album single
"Think of You (2007 Version)" 2007 All in One
"No Doubt" 2009 non-album single
"C'est Cool (XMas Mix)" 2012
"Saturday Night" (2013 Version) (featuring Carlprit) 2013 83

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Billboard: Italian Acts (page-74). Billboard magazine. 1 July 1995. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Allmusic (Whigfield)". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  3. ^ Billboard: Italian Acts. Billboard. 1 July 1995. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  4. ^ Billboard: Italy's Music Industry Is Rising Above Political and Economical Uncertainty. Billboard. 1 July 1995. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  5. ^ Billboard: For Italo Dance Pop "Business Isn't Great, It's Huge". Billboard. 26 June 2004. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Sannie Carlson (official web site)". Archived from the original on 1 March 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  7. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2000). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music. Virgin. ISBN 9780753504277. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  8. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World (page-58). Billboard magazine. 29 October 1994. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  9. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World (page-38). Billboard magazine. 14 January 1995. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  10. ^ "Official Chart Company: Whigfield". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  11. ^ "Hitparade.ch: Whigfiled (Another Day)". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  12. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World (page-61). Billboard magazine. 14 January 1995. Retrieved 1 February 2014.
  13. ^ https://www.officialcharts.com/artist/30681/whigfield/
  14. ^ "Denmark: DR reveals the ten Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017 hopefuls" (in Danish). DR. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Sannie Carlson (a.k.a Whigfield)". zapbangmagazine.com. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  16. ^ "Australian-charts.com: Whigfield". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  17. ^ "RPM: Top Albums/CDs - Volume 62, No. 6, September 11, 1995" (PDF). RPM. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  18. ^ "Finnishcharts.com: Whigfield". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  19. ^ a b c "Offizielle Deutsche Charts: Whigfield". GfK Entertainment. Offizielle Deutsche Charts. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  20. ^ "GfK Dutch Charts: Whigfield". GfK Dutch Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  21. ^ "Hitparade.ch: Whigfield (Albums)". Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  22. ^ a b "Official Charts Company: Whigfield". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  23. ^ a b c "BPI: Certified Awards". BPI. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  24. ^ Peak positions for Italy:
  25. ^ Australian (ARIA) singles chart peak positions:
  26. ^ "Austriancharts.at: Whigfield". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  27. ^ "Ultratop Vlaanderen: Whigfield". Ultratop. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  28. ^ "Lescharts.com: Whigfield". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  29. ^ "The Irish Charts: Search the Charts". IRMA. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  30. ^ "Media Markt Top 40: Whigfield". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  31. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2.
  32. ^ "Swedishcharts.com: Whigfield". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  33. ^ "Hitparade.ch: Whigfield (Singles)". Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  34. ^ "SNEP: Certifications - année 1995". SNEP. Info Disc. Archived from the original on 25 September 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  35. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Whigfield; 'Saturday Night')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  36. ^ a b "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 1997 Singles". ARIA. ARIA. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  37. ^ "danishcharts.dk - Discography Whigfield". IFPI. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 February 2018.

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