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Robin Stjernberg

Robin Stjernberg
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Robin Stjernberg in May 2013.
Background information
Birth name Robin James Olof Stjernberg
Born (1991-02-22) 22 February 1991 (age 25)
Hässleholm, Sweden
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006Template:Spaced ndashpresent
Labels Lionheart Music Group
Universal Music
Associated acts What's Up!, Eric Saade

Robin James Olof Stjernberg (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈrɔbɪn ˈɧæːɳˈbærj]; born 22 February 1991, Hässleholm, Sweden) is a Swedish pop singer.[1] He has one sister named Josephine and three half siblings. He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 on home soil on 18 May 2013 with the song "You".[2] Stjernberg started his career in the boyband What's Up!, and became a contestant in Idol 2011, placing as first runner up in the final.

Career

In band What's Up

Main article: What's Up!

Stjernberg had won in the Sommarchansen in Malmö in 2006. In 2007, he took part in an event held at the Globe Theater where 15 finalists vied to become part of a prospective boy band. He was one of four chosen to become part of the band, eventually called What's Up!. The other finalists that made part of the band were Eric Saade,[3] Luwdig "Ludde" Keijser and Johan Yngvesson. When Eric Saade left, he was replaced by Johannes Magnusson. The band released one album, In Pose reaching number 40 on the Swedish Albums Chart. Two of the singles charted in the Sverigetopplistan, the official Swedish Singles Chart, namely "Go Girl!" reaching number 5 and "If I Told You Once" that peaked at number 16. Stjernberg became the second member of What's Up! to represent Sweden at Eurovision after Eric Saade represented the country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany.

In Idol (2011)

Stjernberg took part in Idol 2011 placing second.

Performances

He received 48% of the votes against 52% to the winner Amanda Fondell in the final.

After Idol

After Idol, he released his first music single "All This Way" on 2 December 2011. The song, also sung by the winner Amanda Fondell in a separate version, is written and produced by Idol 2004 first runner up Darin Zanyar amongst others. Stjernberg is signed to the Lionheart Music Group record label.

He released his own Idol-compilation My Versions on 4 January 2012. The first official single from the album will be his version of Beyoncé's song "Halo". Stjernberg is reportedly working on a non-cover album.

Melodifestivalen and Eurovision 2013

Stjernberg took part in Melodifestivalen 2013 with the song "You".[4] He performed in the fourth semi-final held on 23 February 2013 in Malmö Arena, Malmö and coming 3rd/4th, qualified to the "Second Chance" round, which was held on 2 March in Löfbergs Lila Arena, Karlstad. In the "Second Chance" round, he was in the best four songs after the first two rounds of voting, and he won his duel against Martin Rolinski.[5] He went on to win the final on 9 March.[6] He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö on 18 May, placing 14th with 62 points.[2][7] Robin Stjernberg's song became the first "Second Chance" song ever to win the Melodifestivalen final.[6] Had only the jury votes been counted in the Eurovision final Stjernberg would have been placed third in the final.

After Eurovision

Robin went on to release his debut non-cover album 'Pieces' on June 26, 2013, which included 'You' and other singles; 'Scars' & 'Crime'.

On June 11, 2014 Robin released his single named Body language. This single reached no1 in the Swedish iTunes chart.

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certification
SWE
[8]
My Versions 1
Pieces
  • Released: 26 June 2013
  • Label: Lionheart Music Group
  • Format: CD, digital download
2 Gold

Extended plays

Title Album details
For the Better[9]

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[8]
AUT
[10]
IRE
[11]
NL
[12]
UK
[13]
2011 "All This Way" My Versions
2012 "Halo"
"On My Mind"[14] Pieces
"Scars"[15]
2013 "You" 1 61 31 42 72
"Crime"[16]
2014 "Body Language"[17]
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

References