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Eric Saade

Eric Saade

Sector : Cultural Figures , Singers / Musicians

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Sweden
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1990
  • Age : 25
  • Curriculum vitae :

Information

Eric Saade (born 29 October 1990) in Kattarp, Helsingborg, Sweden is a Swedish singer from a Palestinian-Lebanese decent. After two years with the boyband What's Up!, he left the group in February 2009 to pursue a solo career. Eric Saade represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany after winning the national Swedish selection Melodifestivalen 2011 with his entry "Popular". In the final Saade came in third place.

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Achievements and Awards

2009: Beginnings:
In summer 2009, Saade hosted the Swedish music competition My Camp Rock, a camp inspirated by the Disney Channel movie Camp Rock. In the same year, he hosted the nationwide contest Julia's Shooting Stars. In August 2009, Saade signed with the Swedish record label Roxy Recordings. On 21 December 2009, Saade released his first single Sleepless, written by Fredrik Kempe and Peter Boström as a download single worldwide on iTunes. The song reached #44 in Sweden. The music video premiered on 22 January 2010 and was directed by Anders Rune.
 
On 12 February 2010, Saade performed in the second semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2010, the Swedish pre-decision for the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song "Manboy" written by Fredrik Kempe and Peter Boström as number one. He won that semi-final. He came in third place. The song was released on 3 March 2010 in Sweden. The single reached #1 in Sweden and in the Swedish ringtone Charts. In June 2010, the single has reached Platinum status there. The music video of the acoustic version premiered on 25 March 2010. The acoustic version was released on 10 May 2010 in Sweden.
 
In January 2011, Saade was nominated for six Scandipop Awards in the categories Best Single from a New Artist for It's Gonna Rain and Manboy, Best Male Single for the same songs, Best Male Album for Masquerade and Best New Artist. He also won two awards in the categories Best Album from a New Artist for Masquerade and Best Male. Also in January 2011, Saade was nominated for one Grammi in the category Song of the Year for Manboy. On 14 January 2011, Saade released the first single Still Loving It from his second album, written by Saade, Niclas Lundin and Anton Malmberg Hård Af Segerstad, in Sweden. In March 2011, Saade was nominated for one Marcel Bezençon Award (Melodifestivalen) in the category Artistic Award for Popular. He also won one in the category Press Award for the same song.
In April 2011, Saade was nominated for one Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award in Sweden in the category Sweden's Favorite Star.
 
In May 2011, Saade was nominated for two Marcel Bezençon Awards in the categories Artistic Award and Press Award for Popular. Also in May 2011, it was announced that Saade would release two albums in 2011 called Saade Vol. 1 and Saade Vol. 2 in Sweden. The first one was released on 29 June 2011 in Sweden and Norway. From 16 June until 27 June 2011, the website scandipop.co.uk released previews from the album. The album reached #1 in Sweden, sold over 50.000 copies and reached Platinum status in July 2011 there. It also reached #16 in Finland.
 
In June 2011, Saade won two ESC Radio Awards in the categories Best Male Artist and Best Song for "Popular".
The second single of the album Saade Vol. 1 called "Hearts in the Air", a collaboration with J-Son, was released on 3 June 2011 in Sweden and Norway and on 28 September 2011 in France. The song reached #2 in Sweden and reached Gold status there. The music video premiered on 29 June 2011. The remix of the song was released on 11 December 2011 in the UK.
 
 
Eric Saade performing at Made of Pop Concert
From 17 June 2011 until 10 November 2011, Saade went on his second tour called Made of Pop Concert. The tour included 24 concerts in Sweden and one concert in France.
On 14 July 2011, Saade performed for the Swedish crown princess Victoria and the royal family.
In August 2011, Saade was nominated for two You Choice Awards in the categories Best Male Video for Popular and Best Newcommer for the same song. Also in August 2011, Saade was nominated for two Rockbjörnen Awards in the categories Best Male Artist Live and Best Swedish Song for Popular.
 
On 2 November 2011, Saade released the first single "Hotter Than Fire", a collaboration with Dev, in Sweden. The song is written by Saade, Jason Gill and J-Son. On 30 October 2011, scandipop.co.uk has released a preview of the song. The song reached #5 in Sweden. The music video premiered on 7 December 2011. The remix of the song was released on 30 November 2011 in Sweden.
The album Saade Vol. 2 was released on 30 November 2011. From 21 November until 29 November 2011, scandipop.co.uk has released previews from the album. The album reached #1 in Sweden and #46 in Finland.
In 2011, Saade was the most searched celebrity on Google in Sweden.
2012
 
Saade is nominated for six Scandipop Awards in the categories Best Male, Readers Favourite of 2011, Best Male Album for Saade Vol. 1 and Saade Vol. 2, Best Male Single for "Popular" and Best Remix for "Popular (SoundFactory Remix)" which will be awarded in January 2012.
Saade is also nominated for one Grammi in the category Best Song for "Popular" which also will be awarded in January 2012.
From 30 March until 28 April 2012, Saade will go on his third Swedish tour, called Pop Explosion Concert 2012 with 15 concerts.

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