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Jonnali Mikaela Parmenius (born 9 August 1987), better known by the stage name Noonie Bao, is a Swedish singer, songwriter and record producer. She has written songs for artists such as Katy Perry, Zara Larsson, Charli XCX, Camila Cabello, Zedd, Avicii, Kygo, David Guetta, Clean Bandit, Alesso and Carly Rae Jepsen.

Noonie Bao
Noonie Bao på Grammisgalan 2013.jpg
Noonie Bao at the 2013 Grammis in Stockholm
Background information
Birth nameJonnali Mikaela Parmenius
Born (1987-08-09) 9 August 1987 (age 32)
Stockholm, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2008–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitenooniebao.com

Contents

Early lifeEdit

Parmenius was born in Stockholm, Sweden.[1] She started singing at an early age, inspired by her musical parents, and performed in choir productions as a child.[1] At the age of 12, she began to write her own songs, but at first, she did so in secret because she was embarrassed and uncomfortable singing about feelings.[2] She attended a music school, where she was called a "black sheep". At the age of 15, a friend gave her the nickname Noonie Bao because of her appearance.[1][3]

She briefly attended the Royal College of Music, Stockholm,[1] but left and went to live with a friend in St. Gallen, Switzerland.[4][5][6] She began to take a singing class and recorded her own songs in a friend's attic, which was her first contact with song production.[5] Later, she worked in a recording studio in Paris.[4]

CareerEdit

After two years abroad, Noonie Bao returned to her hometown of Stockholm, where she signed a contract with the label EMI as a songwriter.[4][7] She also founded a music label called 2many Freckles.[8] Under this label, she wrote and produced songs for Adiam Dymott, Clean Bandit, Frederic Sioen, and Tove Styrke.[9][10] Bao produced several songs on Tove Styrke's 2010 self-titled album, which spent 35 weeks on the Swedish charts and peaked at number 10.[11] In 2011, the Belgian band Das Pop became aware of a song by Noonie Bao and asked her to sing backing vocals on the song "Fair Weather Friends" from their album The Game.[12][13] Bao later went on tour with the band in Belgium and Europe.[12]

In January 2012, Bao released her debut single "About to Tell".[14] In October, she released her debut album I Am Noonie Bao, which incorporates indie pop and folk musical styles.[3][9] In late 2012, she went on tour in Sweden.[15] In 2013, she was nominated for a Grammis award in the category of Best New Artist, but lost to Icona Pop.[16] Bao later had success as a songwriter and featured singer for Avicii and Nicky Romero's song "I Could Be the One".[17]

In 2014, Noonie Bao co-wrote the single "Doing It" from Charli XCX's album Sucker, which peaked at number eight on the UK singles chart,[18] as well as contributing to three other tracks on the album. The two have continued to work together, including the majority of XCX's 2016 Vroom Vroom EP and three tracks from XCX's mixtape Number 1 Angel.[19]

In 2015, Bao released the single "I'm in Love" on Soundcloud and YouTube. In November 2015, she released her first extended play Noonia, which made a transition into more pop-based production than had initially appeared on her debut album. Continuing with this sound, Bao released the Burns-produced single "Reminds Me" in April 2016.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details
I Am Noonie Bao[20][21]
  • Released: 31 October 2012
  • Label: 2many Freckles
  • Formats: Digital download, CD

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
Noonia EP[22]
  • Released: 13 November 2015
  • Label: 2many Freckles • Universal
  • Formats: Digital download

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Album
"About to Tell" 2012 I Am Noonie Bao
"Do You Still Care?"
"Bodywork Lover"
"The Game" 2013
"I'm in Love" 2015 Noonia
"Pyramids"
"Criminal Love"
"Reminds Me"[23] 2016 TBA
"Sorry Not Sorry"[24]

As featured artistEdit

List of singles which feature Noonie Bao as a vocalist and songwriter
Title Year Album
"Do This Thing"
(Blänk featuring Noonie Bao)
2012 Áurinko Rising Again
"M1 Stinger"
(Don Diablo featuring Noonie Bao)
M1 Stinger EP
"Starlight (Could You Be Mine?)"
(Don Diablo and Matt Nash featuring Noonie Bao)
2013 Non-album singles
"Sunshine Stereo"
(The Kenneth Bager Experience featuring Noonie Bao)
Follow the Beat
"Dust Clears"
(Clean Bandit featuring Noonie Bao)
New Eyes
"Ruby"
(Coucheron featuring Noonie Bao)
2015 Playground
"All This Love"
(Alesso featuring Noonie Bao)
Forever
"Monopoly"
(EASYFUN featuring Noonie Bao)
2016 PC Music, Volume 2

Guest appearancesEdit

List of non-single appearances which feature Noonie Bao as a vocalist and songwriter
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Prison Break" 2008 Kocky Stadium Status
"Just Another Song" 2012 Sebjak Non-album song
"Rihanna" 2013 Clean Bandit New Eyes
"I Wish I Could Be Happy" 2014 The Kenneth Bager Experience Follow the Beat
"All This Love" 2015 Alesso Forever
"Let You Down" iSHi Spring Pieces
"Fades Away" 2019 Avicii Tim

Songwriting CreditsEdit

     indicates a background vocal contribution.

     indicates an un-credited lead vocal contribution.

     indicates a credited vocal/featured artist contribution.

Year Artist Album Song Co-written with
2008 Kocky Stadium Status "Prison Break"
(featuring Noonie Bao)
David Åström, Patrik Berggren
2010 Tove Styrke Tove Styrke "Chaos" Tove Anna Linnea Styrke
"Four Elements" Tove Anna Linnea Styrke
2012 Blänk Áurinko Rising Again "Do This Thing"
(featuring Noonie Bao)
Klas Granstrom, Lina Oehman, John Eriksson, Peter Moren, Bjorn Yttling, Simon Trabelsi
Sebjak Non-album single "Just Another Song"
(featuring Noonie Bao)
Sabastian Jakobsson
Don Diablo M1 Stinger EP "M1 Stinger"
(featuring Noonie Bao)
Don Schipper, Måns Wredenberg, Linus Wiklund, Gordon Sumner
Avicii Non-album single "I Could Be the One"
(vs Nicky Romero)
Tim Bergling, Nicholas Gotum, Arash Pournouri, Måns Wredenberg, Linus Wiklund
2013 The Kenneth Bager Experience Follow the Beat "Sunshine Stereo"
(featuring Damon C. Scott)
Kenneth Bager, Thomas Schulz
Don Diablo Non-album single "Starlight (Could You Be Mine)" (with Matt Nash) Don Schipper, Matthew Nash, David Silcox, Måns Wredenberg, Linus Wiklund
Galavant "Tonight" Alexander Almonte
Avicii True "Always on the Run" Tim Bergling, Arash Pournouri, Måns Wredenberg, Linus Wiklund
Sub Focus Torus "Until the End"
(featuring Foxes)
Nicholas Douwmba, Måns Wredenberg, Louisa Rose Allen
2014 The Kenneth Bager Experience Follow the Beat "Amazing"
(featuring Damon C. Scott)
Kenneth Bager, Linus Wiklund, Thomas Barrett Jr.
"Follow the Beat"
(featuring Damon C. Scott)
Kenneth Bager, Thomas Schulz, Linus Wiklund, Neil Ormandy
"What's My Name"
(featuring Sofie Gråbøl)
Kenneth Bager, Thomas Schulz
"I Wish I Could Be Happy" Kenneth Bager, Thomas Schulz
"Stuck in a Lie"
(featuring Damon C. Scott)
Kenneth Bager, Thomas Schulz, Linus Wiklund, Ayah Marar, Bernard Hermann, Dawn Joseph, Jacob Emtatsom
Clean Bandit New Eyes "Rihanna"
(featuring Noonie Bao)
Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto
Say Lou Lou Lucid Dreaming "Games for Girls"
(with Lindstrøm)
Elektra Kilbey-Jansson, Miranda Kilbey-Jansson, Hans-Peter Lindstrøm, Jakob Emtestam
Sharks Non-album single "Wait" Susanna Friberg, Sophia Englund, Johan Sigerud, Jimmy "Svidden" Koitzsh, Linus Eklow, Karl Sandberg, Joakim Jarl, Marcus Grindeback
Union J You Got It All "Midnight Train" Eric Frederic, Andreas Schuller, Joseph Spargur, Thomas Peyton, John Ryan II
Charli XCX Sucker "Breaking Up" Charlotte Aitchison, Patrik Berger, Markus Krunegård
"Doing It"
(solo or featuring Rita Ora)
Charlotte Aitchison, Ariel Rechtshaid, Jarrad Rogers, Matthew Burns
"Die Tonight" Charlotte Aitchison, Patrik Perger, Markus Krunegård, Pontus Winnberg, Andrew Wyatt, Rostam Batmanglij
"Need Ur Luv" Charlotte Aitchison, Andrew Wyatt, Rostam Batmanglij
2015 Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion "Run Away with Me" Carly Rae Jepsen, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson, Karl Schuster, Oscar Holter
Coucheron Playground "Ruby" Sebastian Teigen
iSHi Spring Pieces "Let You Down"
(featuring Noonie Bao)
Eshraque "iSHi" Mughal
Alesso Forever "All This Love"
(featuring Noonie Bao)
Alessandro Lindblad, Måns Wredenberg, Linus Wiklund
Tommy Trash Non-album single "Wake the Giant"
(featuring JHart)
Thomas Olsen, James Abrahart
Inna Body and the Sun "Salinas Skies" Wayne Hector, Andreas Schuller
Avicii Stories "City Lights" Tim Bergling, Arash Pournouri, Oskar Jonas Wallin
Elias Warcry EP "Northern Lights" Elias Sahlin, Patrik Berggren, Andreas Soderlund
Mr. Oizo Hand in the Fire "Hand in the Fire"
(featuring Charli XCX)
Quentin Dupieux, Charlotte Aitchison, Amanda Lucille Warner, Andrew Wyatt, Rostam Batmanglij
2016 Charli XCX Vroom Vroom EP "Vroom Vroom" Charlotte Aitchison, Amanda Lucille Warner, Sophie Xeon
"Paradise"
(featuring Hannah Diamond)
Charlotte Aitchison, Alexander Guy Cook, Sophie Xeon, Martin Stilling
"Trophy" Charlotte Aitchison, Amanda Lucille Warner, Sophie Xeon, Patrik Berger
Tini Tini "Got Me Started" Daniel Traynor, Jason Evigan
Non-album single "Final Song" Karen Marie Ørsted, Uzoechi Emenike
Raye Second EP "I, U, Us" Rachel Keen, Charlotte Aitchison, Fredrik Gibson
AlunaGeorge I Remember "Jealous" Aluna Francis, George Reid, Charlotte Aitchison, Jonathan Hill, Ajay Bhattacharya
Non-album single "Drum" Karen Marie Ørsted, Charlotte Aitchison, Michael Tucker
EasyFun PC Music, Volume 2 "Monopoly"
(featuring Noonie Bao)
Finn Keane
Alan Walker Different World "Alone" Alan Walker, Jesper Borgen, Anders Frøen, Gunnar Greve Pettersen
2017 Zedd TBA "Stay"
(with Alessia Cara)
Anton Zaslavski, Anders Frøen, Alessia Caracciolo, Sarah Aarons, Linus Wiklund
Charli XCX Number 1 Angel "Blame It on U" Charlotte Aitchison, Alexander Guy Cook
"Roll with Me" Charlotte Aitchison, Sophie Xeon, Klas Ahlund
"White Roses" Charlotte Aitchison, Alexander Guy Cook
Katy Perry Witness "Save as Draft" Katheryn Hudson, Dijon McFarlane, Nicholas Audino, Lewis Hughes, Elof Loelv
Camila Cabello Non-album single "OMG"
(featuring Quavo)
Karla Estrabao, Charlotte Aitchison, Alexandra Yatchenko, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Quavious Marshall
Odesza A Moment Apart "Falls"
(featuring Sasha Sloan)
Clayton Knight, Harrison Mills, Alexandra Yatchenko, Alexandra Cheatle
Alma Non-album single "Phases"
(with French Montana)
Alma-Sofia Miettinen, Charlotte Aitchison, Alexandra Yatchenko, Ryan Vojtesak, Kaelyn Behr, Rex Kudo, Karim Kharbouch
Kygo Stargazing EP "This Town"
(featuring Sasha Sloan)
Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll, Alexandra Yatchenko
Demi Lovato Tell Me You Love Me "Cry Baby" Demetria Lovato, Taylor Parks, Chloe Angelides, Jamie Sanderson, Kevin Hissink
David Guetta Non-album single "Dirty Sexy Money"
(with Afrojack featuring Charli XCX and French Montana)
Pierre Guetta, Nicholas van de Wall, Charlotte Aitchison, Alexander Guy Cook, Karim Kharbouch
Charli XCX Pop 2 "Track 10" Charlotte Aitchison, Alexander Guy Cook, Alexandra Yatchenko, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen
Ty Dolla Sign Bright OST "Darkside"
(featuring Kiiara and Future)
Tyrone Griffin Jr., Jeremy "JMIKE" Coleman, Linus Wiklund, Kiara Saulters, Nayvadius Wilburn
2018 Camila Cabello Camila "Never Be the Same" Karla Estrabao, Alexandra Yatchenko, Adam Feeney, Leo Rami Dawod, Jacob Ludwig Olofsson
Topic Non-album single "Perfect"
(with Ally Brooke)
Alexandra Yatchenko, Matthew Radosevich
Sasha Sloan Sad Girl EP "Fall" Alexandra Yatchenko, Linus Wiklund
Tinashe Joyride "Faded Love"
(featuring Future)
Tinashe Kachingwe, Alexandra Yatchenko, Tor Hermansen, Nayvadius Wilburn
Alma Heavy Rules Mixtape "Dance for Me"
(featuring )
Alma-Sofia Miettinen, Charlotte Aitchison, Karen Marie Ørsted, Andreas Schuller, Larus Orn Arnarson
Jim-E Stack Non-album single "Somebody" James E Stack
Troye Sivan Bloom "Dance to This"
(featuring Ariana Grande)
Troye Sivan Mellet, Brett McLaughlin, Oscar Holter
Kungs Non-album single "Be Right Here"
(with StarGate featuring GOLDN)

Valentin Brunel, Robert "Throttle" Bergin, Karla Estrabao, Charlotte Aitchison, Alexandra Yatchenko, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen

Zedd TBA "Happy Now"
(with Elley Duhé)
Anton Zaslavski, Sarah Aarons, Linus Wiklund
David Guetta 7 "Don't Leave Me Alone"
(featuring Anne Marie)
Pierre Guetta, Sarah Aarons, Linus Wiklund
Forever Neverland "Imaginary Friend" Karen Marie Ørsted, Carlos Montagnese, William Walsh
Rita Ora Phoenix "Let You Love Me" Rita Sahatçiu Ora, Ilsey Juber, Linus Wiklund, Finn Keane, Fredrik Gibson
Nicky Romero Non-album single "Paradise" (with Deniz Koyu featuring Walk off the Earth) Nicholas Gotum, Deniz Akçakoyunlu, Måns Wredenberg, Linus Wiklund
Charli XCX Charli "1999"
(with Troye Sivan)
Charlotte Aitchison, Troye Sivan Mellet, Brett McLaughlin, Oscar Holter
Rita Ora Phoenix "New Look" Ilsey Juber, Jordan Suecof
Clean Bandit What Is Love? "Nowhere"
(featuring Rita Ora and Kyle)
Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto, Ilsey Juber, Linus Wiklund, Kyle Harvey
"24 Hours"
(featuring Yasmin Green)
Jack Patterson, John Ryan II, Julian Bunetta
2019 Astrid S TBA "Someone New" Astrid Smeplass, Charlotte Aitchison, Jakob Hazell, Svante Halldin
Sigrid Sucker Punch "Business Dinners" Sigrid Raabe, Patrik Berger, Martin Stilling
"Never Mine" Sigrid Raabe, Martin Sjølie
Marina Love + Fear "Enjoy Your Life" Marina Diamandis, Oscar Holter
"True" Marina Diamandis, Oscar Holter, Oscar Gorres
Tritonal U & Me "Real"
(with Evalyn)
Chad Cisneros, David Reed, Alexandra Yatchenko, Alexander Schwartz, Joseph Khajadourian, Teal Douville
Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated "Too Much" Carly Rae Jepsen, Jonathan Hill, Patrik Berger
Charli XCX Charli "Blame It on Your Love"
(featuring Lizzo)
Charlotte Aitchison, Alexandra Yatchenko, Finn Keane, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Melissa Jefferson
Carly Rae Jepsen Dedicated "For Sure" Carly Rae Jepsen, Patrik Berger, Pontus Winnberg
Zara Larsson TBA "All The Time" Zara Larsson, Ilsey Juber, Linus Wiklund
David Guetta Non-album single "Thing for You"
(with Martin Solveig)
Pierre Guetta, Martin Picandet, Alexandra Yatchenko, Alexandra Robotham
Charli XCX Charli "Gone"
(with Christine and the Queens)
Charlotte Aitchison, Linus Wiklund, Heloise Letissier, Nicholas Petitfrere
"Cross You Out"
(featuring Sky Ferreira)
Charlotte Aitchison, Alexander Guy Cook, Linus Wiklund

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Organization Award Result
2013 Grammis Best New Artist Nominated
2017 Swedish Music Publishers Award Songwriter of the year[25] Won
2017 Swedish Music Publishers Award International Success[25] Won
2018 Grammis Songwriter of the year[26] Won

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

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