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Linnea Deb, née Linnéa Mary Hansdotter Deb, (born 23 July 1977) is a Swedish singer, songwriter and producer. She has worked with artists such as Fifth Harmony, JoJo, MiC Lowry and Akon.

Linnea Deb
Melodifestivalen 2019, deltävling 1, Scandinavium, Göteborg, Linnea Deb (cropped).jpg
Background information
Birth nameLinnéa Mary Hansdotter Deb
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Songwriter
  • record producer
Labels
  • Northbound Music Group

Deb is signed to Northbound Music Publishing in Stockholm, where she is a member of the production team “The Family” together with her husband Joy Deb and Anton Hård af Segerstad. Earlier (2013-2016) the group was signed to BMG Publishing.

Early careerEdit

In her early career Linnea sang in several choirs and she toured with Ace of Base and Carola. Also, she has been choiring for several different albums and songs, one of them being ‘Cara Mia’ with Swedish artist Måns Zelmerlöw.

In 2012, Linnea co-wrote Ulrik Munther’s album with the same name, ‘Ulrik Munther’, which immediately reached position 1 on Swedish Album-Chart and the single ‘Boy’s don’t cry’, which features on the album, was sold Gold.[1]

MelodifestivalenEdit

Linnea has done several successful contributions in the annual Swedish song contest ‘Melodifestivalen’. She has contributed to the contest with 11 songs among which two were the winnings songs. The first winning song was in 2013 with ‘You’ by Robin Stjernberg,[2] which later this year broke a Swedish record for most played song during one day and it got nominated for a Swedish Grammy as ‘Song of the year’ in 2014.

The second winning song was "Heroes" performed by Måns Zelmerlöw in 2015. The song also won the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.[3] It was certified 5X Platinum in Sweden[4] and certified gold in Spain,[5] Norway[6] and Austria.[7]

In Melodifestivalen 2016, her production-team “The Family” managed to get 4 different contributions to the contest -performed by Lisa Ajax, Ace Wilder, Molly Pettersson and ISA.[8] Thanks to these contributions, they were appointed as ‘Songwriter of the year’ in the contest. The contribution with Ace Wilder "Don’t Worry" later got featured in the trailer for Bridget Jones's Baby.  In 2017, Linnea co-wrote two of the competing songs in Melodifestivalen - "I Don't Give A" by Lisa Ajax and "Statements" by Loreen.[9] She co-wrote two of the entries in Melodifestivalen 2019, being "Hello" by Mohombi and "No Drama" for High15.

International releasesEdit

Linnea has also written and produced several international hits. She co-wrote the first record 'Top Down' on Fifth Harmony's 'Reflection' Album. Also, Linnea and her production team wrote and produced JoJo's comeback single Save my soul. Linnea has also co-written the Polish artists Margaret’s single ‘Cool Me Down’ which was sold 2X Platinum in Poland and Gold in Sweden.

In 2016, "Oh Lord" was released with the British vocal harmony boy band MiC LOWRY, which was their debut single and it was written by Joy, Linnea Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Augustine Grant and Phil Collins, as the song contains lyrics and music from Phil Collins' song "In the Air Tonight”.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Deb is of partial Finnish descent through her parents.[11]

DiscographyEdit

Melodifestivalen entries (Sweden)Edit

Krajowe Eliminacje (Poland)Edit

Melodi Grand Prix (Norway)Edit

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (Finland)Edit

OthersEdit

The track reached No.3 on ‘the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140’ chart. It also peaked position 33 on US Billboards ‘Pop Digital Songs’ chart.
Both songs are part of her debut EP ‘Free somebody’ which peaked position 3 on US Billboards ‘World Album’ weekly chart and position 5 on ‘South Korea Gaon Album Chart’.  
  • California by SAARA
The song peaked position no.9 on Billboards ‘Finland Digital Songs’ chart. 
Sold Gold in Sweden 

Reached position 1 on Swedish Album-Chart 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Boys Don't Cry - Single by Ulrik Munther on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  2. ^ "Robin Stjernberg - Eurovision Song Contest Malmö 2013". Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  3. ^ Radio, Sveriges. "Måns svensk hjälte i Wien - P4 Kristianstad". Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  4. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista". www.sverigetopplistan.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  5. ^ "Måns Zelmerlöw - Heroes". Måns Zelmerlöw - Heroes - Elportaldemusica.es: Novedades y Listas Oficiales de Ventas de Música en España. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  6. ^ "IFPI". www.ifpi.no (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  7. ^ "IFPI Austria - Verband der österreichischen Musikwirtschaft". www.ifpi.at. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  8. ^ "Trio tränger undan dominerande hitmakare". Göteborgs-Posten (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  9. ^ Dahlander, Gustav. "Artisterna i Melodifestivalen 2017: Hela listan – så blir deltävlingarna". svt.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  10. ^ "Oh Lord - MiC LOWRY | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  11. ^ Holm, Noora (11 May 2018). "Ruotsi ja Suomi kohtaavat Euroviisufinaalissa – Suomen kappaleen takana ruotsinsuomalaiset Joy ja Linnea Deb" (in Finnish). Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 20 August 2019. ... suomalaistaustainen sekä äitinsä että isänsä puolelta.