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Fame (duo)

Fame
Origin  Sweden
Genres Pop
Schlager
Years active 2002-2006
Past members Jessica Andersson
Magnus Bäcklund

Fame is a Swedish duo consisting of Jessica Andersson (born 27 October 1973 in Stockholm) and Magnus Bäcklund (born 16 November 1965 in Kristinehamn, Värmland County). They met each other at the televised arts school and contest Fame Factory, which aired in autumn 2002. Bäcklund was the overall winner, while Andersson dropped out to give birth to her son Liam. Bäcklund also has two young twin daughters at home. Andersson is a former photo model and Bäcklund is a commercial pilot.

Contents

  • Melodifestivalen 1
  • After break up 2
  • Discography 3
    • Albums 3.1
    • Singles 3.2
  • References 4

Melodifestivalen

In 2003, Fame won the favour of the Swedish public and the jury with the song "Give Me Your Love" in a landslide victory in Melodifestivalen 2003 at the Stockholm Globe Arena. Fame won with 240 points, overtaking such former Melodifestivalen winners as Jan Johansen, Jill Johnson and Afro-Dite, as well as the famous Swedish pop group Alcazar. They went on to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest, eventually garnering 107 points, which put them in fifth place.

In 2004, they participated in Melodifestivalen again and reached sixth place with the song "Vindarna vänder oss" ("The Winds Turn Us").

After break up

  • Magnus Bäcklund

Magnus Bäcklund went on to take part in Melodifestivalen 2006 with the song "The Name of Love". He took part in the first semifinal and made it to the Andra Chansen (second chance) round. From there he reached the final, where he finished 5th. Jessica Andersson also entered with the song "Kalla Nätter" ("Cold Nights"), but came in fifth in her semifinal round, which eliminated her from the competition.

  • Jessica Andersson

Jessica Andersson took part in Melodifestivalen three times with "Kalla Nätter" in 2006, "Kom" in 2007 and "I Did It for Love" in 2010 but without winning the competition. She also released two solo albums: Wake Up in 2009 and 40.14.4 in 2013.

Discography

Albums

Year Album Peak positions Notes
SWE
[1]
2003 Give Me Your Love 11 Tracklist
  1. "Pop Into My Heart"
  2. "Like The Sun After Rain"
  3. "Ett kort ögonblick" (Jessica Andersson)
  4. "Give Me Your Love (Fame song)"
  5. "Don't Stop"
  6. "Single Girl" (Jessica Andersson)
  7. "The Way You Love Me"
  8. "Perfect Bliss"
  9. "Om du var här"
  10. "Feelings of Love"
  11. "Save My Soul" (Magnus Bäcklund)
  12. "Anyway You Want It" (Jessica Andersson)
  13. "You're Once You're Twice" (Magnus Bäcklund)
  14. "Säg att du stannar kvar" (Jessica Andersson)

Singles

Year Single Peak positions Album
SWE
[1]
2003 "Give Me Your Love" 1 Give Me Your Love
"Pop Into My Heart" 53
2004 "Vindarna vänder oss" 23
2005 "Gjorda för varann" 47
"All in the Game" 54
Preceded by
Afro-dite
with "Never Let It Go"
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
2003
Succeeded by
Lena Philipsson
with "Det gör ont"

References

  1. ^ a b "Fame discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
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