Molly Sandén

Molly My Marianne Sandén[1] (born 3 July 1992) is a Swedish pop singer and voice actress.[2] As a teenager, she represented Sweden in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 and participated in Melodifestivalen in 2009 and as a young adult in 2012 and 2016. Her sisters Frida and Mimmi are also singers. In 2018 Sandén released her third studio album, Större. Her fourth studio album was released in early 2019, called Det bästa kanske inte hänt än.[3]

Molly Sandén
Sandén at Sommarkrysset in 2016.
Sandén at Sommarkrysset in 2016.
Background information
Birth nameMolly My Marianne Sandén[1]
Born (1992-07-03) 3 July 1992 (age 28)
Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • Voice Actress
  • Host
Years active2006–present
Labels
Associated acts
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

BiographyEdit

Molly My Marianne Sandén was born in Stockholm.[1] She attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School.[4] She then attended the gymnasium school Rytmus Music High School, from which she graduated in spring 2011.[5][6] Sandén practised and wrote music at Helges song studio in Gävle, where she also became a member of the band Helges All Stars with Alice Svensson, Amy Diamond, Zara Larsson, and her sisters Frida and Mimmi.[7]

CareerEdit

2006–2007: Junior Eurovision Song ContestEdit

Sandén represented Sweden at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, singing "Det finaste någon kan få".[8] She came third, which remains Sweden's best result.[9] She appeared in SVT's New Years' celebrations on 31 December 2006, which was broadcast live from Skansen. She also won the talent competition, Stellar Shots.[7] She performed a duet with Magnus Carlsson in the song "Julens tid är här" ("Christmas time is here"), on his Christmas album Spår i snön in 2006.[7]

Sandén also met Markoolio and sang with him during this period, on his new album called Snow at Christmas rock.[7] In summer 2007, Sandén participated in Diggiloo along with Lasse Holm, Linda Bengtzing, Lotta Engberg, Tony Roche, Charlotte Perrelli, Thomas Pettersson, Jan Johansen, Niklas Andersson, Lasse Berghagen, Benjamin Wahlgren and Magnus Johansson.[10]

She sang a duet with Ola Svensson on a Swedish version of "You Are the Music in Me" from the Disney film High School Musical 2.[11] They also sang in the Lilla Melodifestivalen final ahead of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. The previous year, Sandén was chosen to present the Swedish votes during the contest.[7]

2008–2016: Melodifestivalen, and Like No One's WatchingEdit

 
Sandén in 2008

Sandén appeared on Så ska det låta on 11 April 2008 with Magnus Bäcklund.[7] In summer 2008, she participated again in Diggiloo with Lasse Holm, Linda Bengtzing, Lotta Engberg, Thomas Pettersson, Måns Zelmerlöw, Nanne Grönvall, Stefan and Kim and Magnus Johansson.[7] A compilation CD was released and included her performances of "Hallelujah" and "Gabriellas song".[12] Her cover of Dea Norberg's song "Den underbara dagen du kommer hem" was used in advertisements for the fast food chain Sibylla in 2008.[7]

Also in 2008, Sandén participated with Janne Schaffer, Jan Johansen, Johan Boding and Sara Löfgren in Sun, Wind & Water, a tribute to Ted Gärdestad.[7] The same year, she and Brandur released a Swedish version of the song "Right Here, Right Now" from High School Musical 3.[7] She participated in the celebrity dancing competition Let's Dance in 2010, which was broadcast on TV4; she was placed fourth.[13]

In the 2009 Melodifestivalen, Sandén qualified for the grand final with her song "Så vill stjärnorna" but finished last with only two points, which were awarded by the international jury.[14][15]

Sandén entered the Melodifestivalen again in 2012, again qualifying for the final with her song "Why Am I Crying", for which she finished in fifth place.[15] In August 2013, Sandén announced the premiere of her online clothing brand, 'My by Molly'.[16][17]

She released the EP titled Like No One's Watching, on 12 June 2015. It includes the hit singles "Freak", "Phoenix" and "Like No One’s Watching".

In November 2015, it was announced that Sandén was to participate in the Melodifestivalen for a third time in Melodifestivalen 2016.[4] She performed in the fourth heat in Gävle on 27 February with the song "Youniverse", which she co-wrote with Danny Saucedo and John Alexis.[4] She qualified from the semi-final to the final on 12 March.[18] In the final, she placed sixth with the juries and televoting and also placed sixth overall.[19]

2017–2019: Större, and Det bästa kanske inte hänt änEdit

Sandén released the studio album Större through Sony on 27 April 2018. It contains six singles. It peaked at number four in Sweden.

Sandén's fourth studio album, Det bästa kanske inte hänt än, was released on 29 May 2019 under the Sony label. The album contains nine tracks, including two singles and one promotional single. The album peaked at number two on the Swedish album chart.[20]

2020: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire SagaEdit

In the musical film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga Sandén sings all Sigrit Ericksdóttir's songs.

Personal lifeEdit

Sandén dated Eric Saade from 2007 to 2012. Sandén was in a relationship with Danny Saucedo from February 2013 to 2019, and they were formerly engaged.[21][22]

On 28 September 2012, she announced that she had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes after collapsing while on a trip to Barcelona, Spain.[23]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
SWE
[24]
Samma himmel 16
Unchained
  • Released: 23 May 2012
  • Label: EMI Music Sweden
  • Format: Digital download, CD
1
Större
  • Released: 27 April 2018
  • Label: Molly Sandén AB, Sony Music
  • Format: Digital download, CD
4
Det bästa kanske inte hänt än
  • Released: 29 May 2019
  • Label: Milkshake, Sony Music
  • Format: Digital download, CD
2
[20]

Soundtrack albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
BEL
FL

[25]
SWE
[24]
UK
Down.

[26]
UK
OST

[27]
US
[28]
US
OST

[29]
Eurovision Song Contest:
The Story of Fire Saga
(Music from the Netflix Film)
  • Released: 26 June 2020
  • Label: Arista, Sony
  • Format: Digital download
28 8 4 1 170 5

Extended playsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
SWE
[24]
Like No One's Watching 15

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[24]
"Det finaste någon kan få" 2006 Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006
"Julens tid är här"
(with Magnus Carlsson)
Spår i snön
"Allt Som Jag Kan Ge"
(Lilla Melodifestivalen 2007 guest performance)
2007 Non-album single
"Du Är Musiken I Mig"
(featuring Ola)
High School Musical 2
"Just Här, Just Nu"
(featuring Brandur)
2008 High School Musical 3
"Keep on (Movin')" Non-album single
"Så vill stjärnorna"[A] 2009 11 Samma himmel
"Spread a Little Light" 2011 Unchained
"Why Am I Crying"[B] 2012 8
"Unchained / Mirage"
"A Little Forgiveness"
(featuring Christopher)
Unchained / Colours
"Freak" 2014 16
  • GLF: Platinum
Like No One's Watching
"Phoenix" 2015 74
"Like No One's Watching" 73
  • GLF: Gold
"Youniverse" 2016 8
  • GLF: Platinum
Melodifestivalen 2016
"Rygg mot rygg" 2017 23
  • GLF: Platinum
Större
"Utan dig" 16
  • GLF: Platinum
"Ditt sanna jag"
(featuring Leslie Tay)
2018 35
"Undanflykter" [A]
"Större" 17
"Sand" 15
  • GLF: Platinum
"Kär i din kärlek" (Recorded at Spotify) 11 Non-album singles
"Ingen som jag" (Recorded at Spotify) 75
"Jag e (Vierge moderne)" 32
"Den som e den" 2019 15 Det bästa kanske inte hänt än
"Rosa himmel" (from Störst av allt) 3
  • GLF: Platinum
Non-album single
"Va det då?" 10 Det bästa kanske inte hänt än
"Det bästa kanske inte hänt än" 5
"Alla våra smeknamn" 7 TBA
"Sverige"
(with Victor Leksell and Joakim Berg)
2020 11
"Jag mår bra nu"
(with Newkid)
4
[31]
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[32]
DEN
[33]
"Kærlighed & Krig"
(Burhan G featuring Molly Sandén)
2014 3 Din for evigt
"Ey gäri"
(Linda Pira featuring Molly Sandén)
2016 90 Non-album single
"Regnet"
(Petter featuring Molly Sandén and SAMI)
2018 29 Lev nu
"Smartare"
(Estraden featuring Molly Sandén)
2019 28 Non-album single
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[24]
CAN Down. NZ
Hot

[34]
SCO UK
[35]
UK Down. US Down.
"Hata mig" 2019 27 Det bästa kanske inte hänt än
"Luften e fri" 61
"Spelar ingen roll" 82
"^Stark^" 87
"<& Allting där emellan>" [B]
"V Svag V" [C]
"Husavik"
(as Will Ferrell and My Marianne)
2020 30 15 17 8 59 6 16 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
(Music from the Netflix Film)
"Double Trouble"
(as Will Ferrell and My Marianne)
69 20 76 20
"Jaja Ding Dong"
(as Will Ferrell and My Marianne)
30 30
"Song-A-Long: "Believe", "Ray of Light", "Waterloo",
"Ne partez pas sans moi", and "I Gotta Feeling"
"
(as part of Eurovision Song Contest Cast)
37 39
"Volcano Man"
(as Will Ferrell and My Marianne)
57 80

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

TelevisionEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Undanflykter" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number nine on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[30]
  2. ^ "<& Allting där emellan>" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number three on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[36]
  3. ^ "V Svag V" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number eight on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[36]

SourcesEdit

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External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
M1
with "Gränslös kärlek"
Sweden in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
2006
Succeeded by
Frida Sandén
with "Nu eller aldrig"