Dotter (singer)

Swedish singer and songwriter

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Dotter
Dotter at Melodifestivalen 2020
Background information
Birth nameJohanna Maria Jansson
Born (1987-06-10) 10 June 1987 (age 34)
Arvika, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2014–present
LabelsWarner Music Sweden

Johanna Maria Jansson (born 10 June 1987), better known by her stage name Dotter, is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She finished second in Melodifestivalen 2020 with her song "Bulletproof", one point behind The Mamas. In Melodifestivalen 2021, where she competed with the song "Little Tot", she placed fourth with 105 points.

Career

Dotter was born on 10 June 1987 in Arvika. She later moved to Stockholm and studied at the Kulturama music school.[1] She chose the stage name "Dotter" (English: daughter) because she considers herself a "daughter of Mother Earth" due to her vegan lifestyle.[2] She cites her major musical influences as Jefferson Airplane, Joni Mitchell, First Aid Kit, and Florence and the Machine.[3][4] Her debut single "My Flower" was released in 2014, and she later performed at Musikhjälpen which was broadcast on SVT.[5][6][7]

Dotter co-wrote the song "A Million Years" by Mariette Hansson for Melodifestivalen 2017. It went on to place fourth in the final.[8][9][10] The following year, Dotter competed as a soloist in Melodifestivalen 2018 with the song "Cry". Despite being a favourite to win the competition, she placed sixth in her semi-final and was eliminated.[11][12]

She co-wrote the song "Victorious" performed by Lina Hedlund in Melodifestivalen 2019.[13] It went on to place eleventh in the final.[14] In the same festival Dotter performed the duet "Walk with Me" along with Måns Zelmerlöw as an interval act during the Second Chance round.[15]

She returned as a performer one year later, competing in Melodifestivalen 2020 with the song "Bulletproof"; Dotter competed in the second semi-final on 8 February, where she qualified directly for the final.[16] She finished in second place, scoring a total of 136 points, one point behind the winning song.[17]

She took part again in Melodifestivalen 2021,[18] with the song "Little Tot". She qualified directly for the final from the second semi-final, alongside Anton Ewald.[19] Despite being an early favourite to win the contest, she placed fourth in the final.

She is credited as a backing vocalist on the studio version of the Maltese entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, "I Am What I Am", a song co-written by her fiancée Dino Medanhodžić and sung by Emma Muscat. She will also announce the points on behalf of the Swedish jury at the contest.[20]

Personal life

Dotter is vegan and is an animal rights activist.[21] She speaks five languages: Swedish, English, Norwegian, Spanish, and Bosnian. She is engaged to Bosnian-Swedish musician Dino Medanhodžić.

Discography

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album Certification
SWE
[22]
"My Flower"[23] 2014 Non-album single
"Dive"[24] 2015
"Creatures of the Sun"[25] 2016
"Evolution"[26] 2017
"Rebellion"[27]
"Cry" 2018 59
"Heatwave"[28]
"Walk with Me"
(with Måns Zelmerlöw)
2019 51
"I Do"[29]
"Bulletproof" 2020 1
"Backfire"[31]
"I'm Sorry"[32]
"Vintern jag var sexton"[33] 53
"New Year"[34]
"Little Tot" 2021 3
"Jealous"[35]
"(Just Can't) Hate U"
(Ryan Riback featuring Dotter)[36]
"Bon Voyage"[37] 2022
"Varför"[38]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

References

  1. ^ "Blixten & Co, "Dotter"" (in Swedish). Blixten. Archived from the original on 16 February 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Artisten Dotter skriver om miljön och har ett tydligt budskap" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 17 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Dotter är dubbelt aktuell" (in Swedish). Värmlands Folkblad. 10 February 2017. Archived from the original on 16 February 2018. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  4. ^ Segerpalm, Erik (25 September 2014). "Dotter singeldebuterar" (in Swedish). Värmlands Folkblad. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2018.
  5. ^ Alexandersson, Tove (25 September 2014). "Dotter släpper idag debutsingeln "My Flower"" (in Swedish). Mynewsdesk.
  6. ^ Edlom, Carl (12 December 2014). "Moder jords Dotter siktar internationellt" (in Swedish). Nya Wermlands-Tidningen.
  7. ^ "Dotter bjuder på akustisk pop" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 11 December 2014.
  8. ^ "En intervju med Dotter om Evolution och Melodifestivalen - Popmuzik" (in Swedish). Popmuzik. 20 March 2017.
  9. ^ Lindqvist, Anton (20 March 2017). "A Million Years – Låtskrivarna" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television.
  10. ^ Fahl, Hanna (11 February 2017). "Hanna Fahl: Mariettes "A million years" ett perfekt Melodifestivalnummer - DN.SE" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter.
  11. ^ Quinn, Angus (15 February 2018). "Melodifestivalen 2018: Dotter is the semi-final 3 act you're most excited for". Wiwibloggs.
  12. ^ McCraig, Ewan (17 February 2018). "Sweden: Martin Almgren and Jessica Andersson Advance To The Melodifestivalen 2018 Final". Eurovoix.
  13. ^ "Dotter tävlar i kvällens Mello". SVT Nyheter. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  14. ^ "Så gick det i Melodifestivalen - hela resultatet". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  15. ^ Wikström, Diana (2019-03-01). "Andra chansen: Måns Zelmerlöw och Dotter framför ny singel i mellanakten". Melodifestivalen (in Swedish). Retrieved 6 March 2020.
  16. ^ Brown, Alistair (8 February 2020). "Sweden: Melodifestivalen 2020 Semi-Final 2 Results". Eurovoix.
  17. ^ Thornéus, Ebba; Demirian, Natalie; Ek, Torbjörn (7 March 2020). "The Mamas vinner Melodifestivalen 2020". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2020-03-08. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  18. ^ "LISTA: De tävlar i Melodifestivalen 2021". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  19. ^ These are Sweden’s contenders for the Eurovision Song Contest The Local Retrieved 11 March 2021
  20. ^ Bratell, Johan (2022-04-20). "Dotter lämnar Sveriges röster i Eurovision 2022" [Dotter will give Sweden's votes in Eurovision: "Feels heavenly fun"]. Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 2022-04-20.
  21. ^ "Artisten Dotter skriver om miljön och har ett tydligt budskap" [The artist Dotter writes about the environment and has a clear message] (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 17 October 2014.
  22. ^ "Dotter discography - Swedish Charts". swedishcharts.com.
  23. ^ "My Flower by Dotter". Apple Music. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  24. ^ "Dive by Dotter". Apple Music. 24 April 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  25. ^ "Creatures of the Sun by Dotter". Apple Music. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  26. ^ "Evolution by Dotter". Apple Music. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  27. ^ "Rebellion by Dotter". Apple Music. 24 November 2017. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  28. ^ "Heatwave by Dotter". Apple Music. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  29. ^ "I Do by Dotter". Apple Music. 9 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  30. ^ "Årslista Singlar, 2020" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  31. ^ "Backfire by Dotter". Apple Music. 5 June 2020. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  32. ^ "I'm Sorry= by Dotter". Apple Music. 2 October 2020. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  33. ^ "Vintern jag var sexton by Dotter". Apple Music. 30 October 2020. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  34. ^ "New Year by Dotter". Apple Music. 31 December 2020. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  35. ^ "Jealous by Dotter". Apple Music. 13 August 2021. Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  36. ^ "(Just Can't) Hate U by Ryan Riback". Apple Music. 12 November 2021. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  37. ^ "Bon Voyage by Dotter". Apple Music. 21 January 2022. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  38. ^ "Varför by Dotter". Apple Music. 1 April 2022. Retrieved 3 April 2022.

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