Daco Junior

Sebastian Da Costa (born 1990 in Luanda, Angola), better known by his stage name Daco Junior, is a singer/songwriter, rapper and a record producer from Vaasa, Finland. Daco Junior debuted in December 2010 with the single "Sane", which is an official remake of The Ark's hit single "It Takes a Fool to Remain Sane". The single was released through Daco Juniors own label Unidream Music and received widespread attention especially amongst Swedish-speaking media outlets in Finland.[1][2]

Daco Junior
Birth nameSebastian Da Costa
Born1990 (age 30–31)
Luanda, Angola
OriginVaasa, Finland
GenresHip hop, pop, electronica
Occupation(s)Musician, rapper, singer, record producer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2010–present
LabelsUniversal Music (FIN), Unidream Music
Associated actsMadcon, Kristiina Wheeler, Sansa, Mirva
Websitewww.dacojunior.com

GravityEdit

In July 2011, a little over half a year later Daco Junior released a follow up single "Gravity" through his own label Unidream Music as well.[3] The single was chosen to a weekly "Hot or Not" radio program on YleX, where the listeners decide the hottest track of the week.[4] Winning the weekly competition[5] Daco Junior's "Gravity" earned its way to the playlist on Finlands national radio. Spent 15 weeks on top positions of the playlist in total and charted as number No. 1, two times consecutively. The single was eventually awarded as the most requested song of the year 2011, by Finlands national radio YleX.

Heartbeat SoloEdit

In the very beginning of 2012 Daco Junior signed a record deal with Universal Music Finland.[6] Released three more singles "Like An Astronaut",[7] "Perfect Runaway" featuring Kristiina Wheeler[8] and "How Far" featuring Madcon.[9][10] Daco Junior released his first major label album "Heartbeat Solo" in February 2013.

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

  • Sane (2010)
  • Gravity (2011)
  • Like An Astronaut (2012)
  • Perfect Runaway (2012) feat. Kristiina Wheeler
  • How Far (2012) feat. Madcon

AlbumsEdit

  • Heartbeat Solo (2013)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vasas Kanye West". Yle X3M (in Swedish). Yle X3M. Retrieved 22 April 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Daco Junior valloittaa listoja". City-lehti (in Finnish). City.fi. Retrieved 17 February 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Hittisingle". Stara (in Finnish). Stara. Retrieved 19 September 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Mitä mieltä olet Daco Juniorin kappaleesta Gravity". YleX (in Finnish). YleX. Retrieved 17 August 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Viikon rytmibarometri voittaja on Daco Junior". YleX (in Finnish). YleX. Retrieved 19 August 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Kotimaiselle tulokkaalle nimekäs levytyssopimus" (in Finnish). YleX. Retrieved 8 January 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Himoittu Daco Junior nyt uudella videolla" (in Finnish). Stara. Retrieved 3 April 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Murtautuuko tämä suomalaisartisti ulkomaiden hittilistoille" (in Finnish). Findance. Retrieved 28 August 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Suomalaisartisti yhteistyöhön maailmanluokan tähtien kanssa" (in Finnish). NRJ. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Yhteistyö maailmanluokan tähtien kanssa" (in Finnish). Iltalehti. Retrieved 31 October 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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