Robin Stjernberg

Robin James Olof Stjernberg (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈrɔ̌bːɪn ˈɧæ̂ːɳbærj]; born 22 February 1991, Hässleholm, Sweden) is a Swedish pop singer, songwriter and producer.[1] He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 on home soil on 18 May 2013 with the song "You".[2] Stjernberg started his career in the boyband What's Up!, and became a contestant in Idol 2011, placing as first runner up in the final. He participated in Eurovision Song Contest 2017 as the songwriter for the song "I Can't Go On" performed by Robin Bengtsson, which ended up in fifth place.

Robin Stjernberg
Robin Stjernberg in May 2013.
Robin Stjernberg in May 2013.
Background information
Birth nameRobin James Olof Stjernberg
Born (1991-02-22) 22 February 1991 (age 30)
Hässleholm, Sweden
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2006 – present
LabelsFreebird Entertainment
Lionheart Music Group
Universal Music
Associated actsWhat's Up!, Eric Saade
Websitehttps://robinstjernberg.com/

CareerEdit

In band What's Up!Edit

Stjernberg had won in the Sommarchansen in Malmö in 2006. In 2007, he took part in an event held at the Globe Theater where 15 finalists vied to become part of a prospective boy band. He was one of four chosen to become part of the band, eventually called What's Up!. The other finalists that made part of the band were Eric Saade,[3] Luwdig "Ludde" Keijser and Johan Yngvesson. When Eric Saade left, he was replaced by Johannes Magnusson. The band released one album, In Pose reaching number 40 on the Swedish Albums Chart. Two of the singles charted in the Sverigetopplistan, the official Swedish Singles Chart, namely "Go Girl!" reaching number 5 and "If I Told You Once" that peaked at number 16. Stjernberg became the second member of What's Up! to represent Sweden at Eurovision after Eric Saade represented the country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany.

In Idol (2011)Edit

Stjernberg took part in Idol 2011 and finished in second place.

Performances

He received 48% of the votes against 52% to the winner Amanda Fondell in the final.

After IdolEdit

 
Robin Stjernberg 2012.

After Idol, he released his first music single "All This Way" on 2 December 2011. The song, also sung by the winner Amanda Fondell in a separate version, is written and produced by Idol 2004 first runner up Darin Zanyar amongst others. Stjernberg is signed to the Lionheart Music Group record label.

He released his own Idol-compilation My Versions on 4 January 2012. The first official single from the album will be his version of Beyoncé's song "Halo".

Melodifestivalen and Eurovision 2013Edit

Stjernberg took part in Melodifestivalen 2013 with the song "You".[4] He performed in the fourth semi-final held on 23 February 2013 in Malmö Arena, Malmö and coming 3rd/4th, qualified to the "Second Chance" round, which was held on 2 March in Löfbergs Lila Arena, Karlstad. In the "Second Chance" round, he was in the best four songs after the first two rounds of voting, and he won his duel against Martin Rolinski.[5] He went on to win the final on 9 March.[6] He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö on 18 May, placing 14th with 62 points.[2][7] Robin Stjernberg's song became the first "Second Chance" song ever to win the Melodifestivalen final.[6]

After EurovisionEdit

Robin went on to release his debut non-cover album 'Pieces' on 26 June 2013, which included 'You' and other singles; 'Scars' & 'Crime'.

On 11 June 2014 Robin released his single named Body language. This single reached no1 in the Swedish iTunes chart.

On 23 October 2015 Robin also released a single "Locked into You" after over a year of silence for Robin. His last release was 'Take Me Home' which was released on 7 January 2016, which peaked at number 5 in the Swedish iTunes chart.

He co-wrote Robin Bengtsson's song for Melodifestivalen 2017, "I Can't Go On".[8] The song went on to win, meaning Stjernberg participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 as a songwriter, ending up in fifth place.[8]

In 2020 Robin became one half of OhFrank and released several singles. On the first of 2021 Robin released his comeback single Pretty.

Songwriter and producerEdit

Robin Stjernberg competed as a songwriter and producer in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 for the Swedish entry "I Can't Go On", which was performed by Robin Bengtsson and landed in fifth place in the final. Since then, Robin has written and produced a number of songs for both other artists as well as himself, and also collaborated with award winning songwriters such as Liz Rose, Matt McGinn, Gordie Sampson and Burt Butler. In 2019 and 2020, Robin spent a lot of time in both Stockholm and Nashville, aiming to develop his own artistry. Robin has written and produced music for artists such as Sandro Cavazza, Dotter (singer), Estraden, Megan Thee Stallion, Anna Bergendahl, Jill Johnson and Steps (pop group). Robin also took part in writing The Mamas's entry in Melodifestivalen 2021, "In The Middle", which placed number three in the final. In 2020 he took part in writing the hit song Lean on Me, which placed #1 on Swedish charts and airplay.

ohFrankEdit

Robin Stjernberg and Benjamin Roustaing started their group project ohFrank during 2020. Together they have released the EP "Dandelion" and the singles "Millenial", "Schizophrenic" and "Venice", to mention a few.

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions Certification
SWE
[9]
My Versions 1
Pieces
  • Released: 26 June 2013
  • Label: Lionheart Music Group
  • Format: CD, digital download
2

Extended playsEdit

Title Details
For the Better[10]
Under Water[11]

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[9]
AUT
[12]
GER IRE
[13]
NL
[14]
UK
[15]
"All This Way" 2011 My Versions
"Halo" 2012
"On My Mind"[16] Pieces
"Scars"[17]
"You" 2013 1 61 58 31 42 72
  • GLF: 3x Platinum
"Crime"[18]
"Body Language"[19] 2014
"Locked into You"[20] 2015 Non-album singles
"Take Me Home"[21] 2016
"Rain"[22]
"Feed on My Love"[23] 2017
"Love"[24] 2018
"I Don't"[25] Under Water
"Always"[26] 2019
"It's Hard To Get Hurt (When You Got Nobody)"[27]
"Pretty"[28] 2021 Non-album single
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Album
"Sista ordet"[29]
(Niello featuring Robin Stjernberg)
2017 Non-album single
"Miles of Blue"

(Jill Johnson featuring Robin Stjernberg)

2020 Non-album single
"Less Alone"

(Anna Bergendahl featuring Robin Stjernberg)

2020 EP

Participation as a songwriter and producer for other artists/groups (2017-)Edit

  • 2017 - "I Can't Go On" (Robin Bengtsson)
  • 2017 - "Sista ordet" (Niello feat. Robin Stjernberg)
  • 2018 - "Dansa" (Niello)
  • 2018 - "I Wouln't Lie" (Steerner)
  • 2019 - "The One Thing" (Isa Molin)
  • 2019 - "Vi var som inga andra" (Oscar Enestad)
  • 2019 - "Sign Of My Love" (Oscar Enestad)
  • 2019 - "Om om och om igen" (Omar Rudberg)
  • 2019 - "Old Days" (Benjamin Roustaing)
  • 2019 - "My Remedy" (Jill Johnson)
  • 2019 - "I Don't Wanna Talk It Over" (Jill Johnson)
  • 2019 - "Scared Holding On To You" (Isa Molin)
  • 2019 - "Old Days" (Benjamin Roustaing)
  • 2019 - "Torn" (Lisa Ajax)
  • 2019 - "Is It Hard Being A Man" (Jill Johnson)
  • 2020 - "Livet börjar nu" (Albin Johnsén)
  • 2020 - "Made Of You" (Anna Bergendahl)
  • 2020 - "Less Alone" (Anna Bergendahl)
  • 2020 - "Somebody to Lean On" (Isa Molin)
  • 2020 - "Aldrig mer vara du" (Estraden)
  • 2020 - "Crying in The Car" (Megan Thee Stallion)
  • 2020 - "Hold My Heart" (Steps)
  • 2020 - "Somebody To Lean On" (Isa Molin)
  • 2020 - "Touch The Sky" (The Mamas)
  • 2020 - "Miles of Blue" (Jill Johnson feat. Robin Stjernberg)
  • 2020 - "When I Get Older" (Jill Johnson)
  • 2020 - "So Much for Love" (Andrelli)
  • 2020 - "Best Is Yet To Come" (Sandro Cavazza)
  • 2020 - "Shades In The Rain" (Sandro Cavazza)
  • 2020 - "Lean On Me" (Sandro Cavazza)
  • 2020 - "A Christmas Night To Remember" (The Mamas)
  • 2020 - "Shine A Light" (The Mamas)
  • 2021 - "New Year" (Dotter)
  • 2021 - "In The Middle" (The Mamas)

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Robin vann Melodifestivalen | SvD". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). 22 February 2013. Archived from the original on 27 August 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Poplight | Idol 2011: Robin Stjernbergs förflutna – sjöng med Eric Saade i What's Up | Poplight". Poplight.zitiz.se. Archived from the original on 30 April 2013. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  4. ^ "Robin Stjernberg – Melodifestivalen". SVT.se. Archived from the original on 21 February 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Anton Ewald och Robin Stjernberg till final – Kultur". SVT.se. Archived from the original on 4 March 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Melodifestivalen Live | Nöjesbladet Live | Nöjesbladet". Aftonbladet. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  7. ^ "Robin Stjernberg blir Sveriges röst i Europa – Nöje". ltz.se. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Sweden:Robin Bengtsson wins Melodifestivalen!". Eurovision Song Contest. 11 March 2017. Archived from the original on 13 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Discography Robin Stjernberg". swedishcharts.com/. Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  10. ^ "iTunes Music – For the Better – EP by Robin Stjernberg". iTunes Store. Archived from the original on 18 March 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Under Water EP by Robin Stjernberg". Apple Music. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Discographie Robin Stjernberg". austriancharts.at/. Archived from the original on 18 June 2013.
  13. ^ "Discography Robin Stjernberg". irish-charts.com/. Archived from the original on 25 September 2013.
  14. ^ "Discografie Robin Stjernberg". dutchcharts.nl/. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013.
  15. ^ "Robin Stjernberg > UK Charts". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 25 September 2013. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  16. ^ "iTunes Music – On My Mind – Single by Robin Stjernberg". iTunes Store. Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  17. ^ "iTunes Music – Scars – Single by Robin Stjernberg". iTunes Store. Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  18. ^ "Lionheart Music Group – Robin Stjernberg". Archived from the original on 25 September 2013. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  19. ^ "Body Language – Single by Robin Stjernberg". Apple Music. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  20. ^ "Locked into You – Single by Robin Stjernberg". Apple Music. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  21. ^ "Take Me Home – Single by Robin Stjernberg". Apple Music. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  22. ^ "Rain – Single by Robin Stjernberg". Apple Music. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  23. ^ "Feed on My Love – Single by Robin Stjernberg". Apple Music. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  24. ^ "Love – Single by Robin Stjernberg". Apple Music. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  25. ^ "I Don't – Single by Robin Stjernberg". Apple Music. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  26. ^ "Always – Single by Robin Stjernberg". Apple Music. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  27. ^ "It's Hard To Get Hurt (When You Got Nobody) – Single by Robin Stjernberg". Apple Music. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  28. ^ "Pretty - Single by Robin Stjernberg". Apple Music. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  29. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/sista-ordet-feat-robin-stjernberg/id1243840471?l=en
Preceded by
Loreen
Melodifestivalen winner
2013
Succeeded by
Sanna Nielsen