Whigfield

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Whigfield
Whigfield at Heaven, G-A-Y, October 2013 - photo 1.JPG
Whigfield in October 2013
Background information
Birth name Sannie Charlotte Carlson[1]
Born (1970-04-11) 11 April 1970 (age 45)[2]
Skælskør, Denmark[1]
Origin Italy[1]
Genres Eurodance, dance
Occupation(s) Singer, actress, songwriter, record producer
Years active 1992–present

Sannie Charlotte Carlson, best known as Whigfield,[3] is a Danish born, Italian based Eurodance singer best known for the song "Saturday Night" which was a hit in 1994.[1] She worked with Italian producer Larry Pignagnoli.[1]

Her single "Saturday Night" entered the Top-5 in Italy as well as in other European markets in October 1994.[4] Her single "Another Day" also managed to peak at No.3 in Italy where she was then based.[5] "The single "Another Day" did also well in number of other markets where it entered the Top-10 including UK, Switzerland, Norway and her native Denmark.[6][7][8]

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 model and studied music.[1] Carlson played in a jazz duo[3] before she met the producer Larry Pignagnoli and took on the name "Whigfield" as a tribute to her piano teacher.[1][9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[10]
CAN
[11]
FIN
[12]
GER
[13]
NLD
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
Whigfield 19 18 30 43 23 37 13
Whigfield II
  • Released: November 10, 1997
  • Label: X-Energy
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Whigfield III
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: ToCo International
  • Formats: CD, cassette
4
  • Released: July 5, 2002
  • Label: ZYX
  • Formats: CD
W
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details
All in One
Title Album details
Best Of

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
ITA
[18]
AUS
[19]
AUT
[20]
BEL (FLA)
[21]
FRA
[22]
GER
[23]
IRE
[24]
NLD
[25]
SPA
[26]
SWE
[27]
SWI
[28]
UK
[16]
"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 ARIA: Gold
"Gimme Gimme" 14 4 Whigfield II
"Baby Boy" 1997
"No Tears to Cry" 99 60
"Givin' All My Love" 1998
"Be My Baby" 1999 Whigfield III
"Was a Time" 2004 74 4
"Right in the Night" 2008 All in One
"C'est Cool" 2011 W
"4Ever" 2012
"Jeg kommer hjem"
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Promotional Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
DEN
[31]
GER
[23]
"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 f g Billboard: Italian Acts (page-74). Billboard magazine. 1995-07-01. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Allmusic (Whigfield)". Allmusic. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  3. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2000). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music. Virgin. ISBN 9780753504277. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  4. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World (page-58). Billboard magazine. 1994-10-29. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  5. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World (page-38). Billboard magazine. 1995-01-14. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  6. ^ "Official Chart Company: Whigfield". Official Chart Company. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  7. ^ "Hitparade.ch: Whigfiled (Another Day)". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  8. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World (page-61). Billboard magazine. 1995-01-14. Retrieved 2014-02-01. 
  9. ^ "Sannie Carlson (a.k.a Whigfield)". zapbangmagazine.com. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  10. ^ "Australian-charts.com: Whigfield". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  11. ^ "RPM: Top Albums/CDs - Volume 62, No. 6, September 11, 1995". RPM (magazine). Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  12. ^ "Finnishcharts.com: Whigfield". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  13. ^ "Charts.de: Whigfield (Albums)". Media Control. Charts.de. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  14. ^ "GfK Dutch Charts: Whigfield". GfK Dutch Charts. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  15. ^ "Hitparade.ch: Whigfield (Albums)". Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  16. ^ a b "Official Charts Company: Whigfield". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  17. ^ a b c "BPI: Certified Awards". BPI. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  18. ^ Peak positions for Italy:
  19. ^ Australian (ARIA) singles chart peak positions:
  20. ^ "Austriancharts.at: Whigfield". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  21. ^ "Ultratop Vlaanderen: Whigfield". Ultratop. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  22. ^ "Lescharts.com: Whigfield". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  23. ^ a b "Charts.de: Whigfield (Singles)". Media Control. Charts.de. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  24. ^ "The Irish Charts: Search the Charts". IRMA. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  25. ^ "Media Markt Top 40: Whigfield". Dutch Top 40. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  26. ^ Salaverri, Fernando (September 2005). Sólo éxitos: año a año, 1959–2002 (1st ed.). Spain: Fundación Autor-SGAE. ISBN 84-8048-639-2. 
  27. ^ "Swedishcharts.com: Whigfield". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  28. ^ "Hitparade.ch: Whigfield (Singles)". Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 
  29. ^ "SNEP: Certifications - année 1995". SNEP. Info Disc. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  30. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Whigfield; 'Saturday Night')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2014-02-07. 
  31. ^ "Danishcharts.com: Whigfield". danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-02-06. 

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