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Remee Sigvardt Jackman (née Mikkel Johan Imer Sigvardt; born Frederiksberg, November 8, 1974), better known as Remee, is a Danish producer, composer and songwriter.[1]

Remee
Remee at Danish Song Contest 2012.jpg
Background information
Birth nameMikkel Johan Imer Sigvardt
Also known asRemee Sigvardt Jackman
Born (1974-11-08) 8 November 1974 (age 44)
Frederiksberg, Denmark
GenresPop, R&B, rap
Occupation(s)Rapper, producer, composer and songwriter
Years active1989–present
Associated actsSound of Seduction, Thomas Blachman

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CareerEdit

Throughout his career Remee has written more than 60 hits around the world and has sold over 25 million records. He has co-written several songs with Thomas Troelsen.

Early music careerEdit

Remee was known as a rapper in the pop group Sound of Seduction and in the Thomas Blachman's Grammy-winning jazz and hip-hop project in the early and mid-1990s In 1998 Remee broke through as a producer for the pop duo S.O.A.P, with the debut album Not Like Other Girls becoming an international success. At the Danish Grammy Awards, the group was honored with two prizes, as Remee was nominated for the Producer of the Year. In 1999, he wrote and co-produced "Let Love Be Love", sung by Juice, SOAP and Christina Undhjem, as well as Remee. The track is, according to DR, one of the most played songs ever on Danish radio.[2]

In 2003, he helped write Jamelia's international hit "Superstar", which was originally released by Danish singer Christine Milton, and won him a British Ivor Novello Award. Later that year, he co-hosted the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest alongside Camilla Ottesen.

In 2005, Remee and Nicolai Seebach and Rasmus Seebach composed the tribute song for the victims of the Boxing Day tsunami. Remee, along with several Danish celebrities, performed the song "Hvor små vi er". The song went 13 times platinum and raised more than 3 million Danish kroner (500,000 US dollars) for the tsunami victims.

2008–10: X Factor, Eurovision 2008Edit

In 2008, he became one of the original judges with Thomas Blachman and Lina Rafn searching for talent in the Danish version of the popular TV-show X-Factor.[3] He mentored the Under 25s category, which consisted of Martin Hoberg Hedegaard, Laura Arensbak Kjaergaard and Basim Moujahid. All of his acts reached the semi-final, with Hedegaard and Kjaergaard finishing as winner and runner-up respectively.

The same year, he co-wrote the German entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, "Disappear", performed by No Angels.

In 2009, Remee returned to the judging panel alongside Blachman and Rafn for the show's second season. Remee mentored the Groups category for his second season, which consisted of Alien Beat Club, Asian Sensation and Tårnhøj. Alien Beat Club reached the final, but lost out to Rafn's last act Linda Andrews. Remee continued as a judge for the third season, with Soulshock and Pernille Rosendahl replacing Blachman and Rafn. He mentored the Under 25s category, which consisted of Tine Midtgaard Madsen, Jesper Boesgaard and Anna "Faroe" Nygaard. Nygaard was eliminated in week 5 of the live shows, Boesgaard was eliminated in week 6 and Nygaard lost out to Thomas Ring Petersen, mentored by Rosendahl. Remee confirmed his departure after the final of season 3 and his replacement for the fourth season was Cutfather.

2013–present: Return to X FactorEdit

In September 2013, it was confirmed that Remee would return as a judge for the seventh season of X Factor alongside fellow original judges Thomas Blachman and Lina Rafn, replacing Anne Linnet.[4] For his fourth year on the show, Remee was given the Over 23s category, which consisted of Lucy Mardou, Pernille Nordtorp and Steffen Gilmartin. Gilmartin was eliminated in week 4, Nortorp was eliminated in week 6 and Mardou lost out in the final to Anthony Jasmin, mentored by Blachman.

Despite confirming after the final that he would leave the show, it was confirmed in August 2014 that Remee would return for season 8 in 2015.[5] Remee won as winning mentor in season 8 with Emilie Esther, again in season 9 with Embrace and in season 10 with Morten Nørgaard; Remee is now the mentor with the most wins in Danish X Factor history.

Personal lifeEdit

At the age of 23, Remee had a daughter, Emma Imani.[6]

He was in a relationship with Maria Leander from 2001 to 2008.[7]

From 2009 to 2010 he dated Michala Kjær.[8] He dated model Simona Popovic from 2010–2014.[9]

At the end of 2012, Remee officially changed his name from Mikkel Johan Imer Sigvardt to Remee Sigvardt Jackman. Jackman is his biological father's name and Sigvardt is his adoptive father's name.[10]

He started dating model Mathilde Gøhler in 2014.[11] In 2015, they had a daughter.[12] While celebrating his birthday on November 11, 2017, he proposed to Gøhler and she accepted.[13]

DiscographyEdit

Compilation albumsEdit

  • Grænseløs Greatest (1999)

AwardsEdit

  • 2004: Ivor Novello Awards for Jamelia "Superstar".
  • 2008: BMI Awards for Corbin Bleu "Deal with It".
  • 2008: Comet Awards Germany "Song of the Year" for Monrose "Hot Summer".
  • 2008: Eurovision Winner Germany for No Angels "Disappear".
  • 2008: TV Awards Denmark - 'TV show of the year' for "X-factor".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Den danske film database". Danskefilm.dk. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  2. ^ "X Factor dommerbiografi: Remee". DR. 14 October 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  3. ^ Remee on IMDb
  4. ^ "Tilbage til rødderne: Den originale dommertrio genforenes". Dr.dk. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Den originale dommertrio fortsætter X Factor-succesen". Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Løs affære gjorde Remee til far". Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Remee om bruddet: Jeg elsker stadig Maria". Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Remee og Michala går fra hinanden". Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Remee: Vi er ikke kærester mere - BILLED-BLADET". Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Remee: Derfor skiftede jeg navn". Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Se videoen: Remees nye kæreste nøgen i bølgerne". Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Remee er blevet far til en pige - BILLED-BLADET". Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Remee skal giftes: Sådan friede han". Retrieved 28 October 2018.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
None
(first contest)
Junior Eurovision Song Contest presenter
(with Camilla Ottesen)
2003
Succeeded by
Nadia Hasnaoui and
Stian Barsnes Simonsen