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Lotta Engberg.

Lotte Engberg in Norrköping, Sweden.
Background information
Born March 5, 1963 (1963-03-05) (age 46) in √Ėverkalix, Sweden
Origin Sweden
Genres Dansband music, Folk songs, Musical, Pop
Years active 1980‚Äďpresent
Labels Doreme Records AB (1987-Present)
Website lottaengberg.se

Lotta Engberg is a Swedish dansband and pop singer, born Anna Charlotte Pedersen on March 5, 1963 in √Ėverkalix, Norrbotten County and grown-up in Lax√•, √Ėrebro County. She has also been a TV show host.

Under her maiden name Lotta Pedersen, she made debut in the Sveriges Television programme "Nygammalt" in 1980 as a 17 year old girl, and member of the "Trioala" a cappella choir. Later, she received a permanent platce in the TV programme's choir.

The song Fyra Bugg & en Coca Cola (re-named "Boogaloo" for commercial rule reasons), performed by Lotta Engberg, won Melodifestivalen 1987 and finished 12th at the Eurovision Song Contest 1987. Totally as a solo artist or member of a group, she has taken part in the Swedish Melodifestivalen six times (1984, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1996, 2002) and one time in the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix (2003).

Nowadays (2007), she lives outside Alingsås, Sweden with her husband Patrik, one of her daughters, one of his children, some cats and a dog.

On October 2, 1999, Sweden issued a postage stamp with her portrait.

Starting in 1989 Lotta Engberg sang with her former husband Anders Engberg's "dansband" Lotta & Anders Engbergs Orkester. The band won the "dansband of the year" prize at the 1993 Grammis awards.[1] In 1994 she started an own dansband, Lotta Engbergs Orkester, later shortened to "Lotta Engbergs".

Lotta Engberg sang in the group Kikki, Bettan & Lotta between 2001 and 2004.

Lotta Engberg has also starred in some TV shows.

For three years now Lotta has sung in the Diggiloo festivalshow. Every mid-year, the tour plays all over Sweden performing Melodifestivalen favourites, along with ESC hits. The show also features her colleague Bettan (Elisabeth Andreason).

Contents

Songs

Most Lotta Engberg songs are written by Mikael Wendt och Christer Lundh. Other songs are written by other, some are covers. Just some of them are in English, and most of those songs are covers. Other songs are translated from other languages, often English, into Swedish. Many Lotta Engberg songs form a story instead of symbolic declaring feelings, as many other mordern pop songs do. Examples of storytelling Lotta Engberg songs are "V√§rldens b√§sta servitris", "Emelie" and "Vilken h√§rlig dag". Lotta Engberg quickly became famous for singing joyful songs, often with a "catchy" refrain. Famous songs of those include "Fyra Bugg & en Coca Cola" (Boogalloo), "100 %", "Kan man gifta sig i jeans", "Genom vatten och eld" and "V√§rldens b√§sta servitris". By the late 1990s, she begun to sing more ballad like songs like "Vilken h√§rlig dag", "Bl√•, bl√• √§r himmelen" and "Hela v√§rlden √∂ppnar sig", as well as the songs on the "Kvinna och man" album. Some of the lyrics in her songs, mostly in later years, have more serious lyrics, like "En liten stund p√• Jorden" (Which describes walking in the forest and reflecting over the shortness of life).

In 2006, Lotta Engberg recorded the ballad "Känn min längtan", where she declares her love to her oldest daughter, who had moved from Sweden. The melody is the same as "Let Me Love You" by Brian Hobbs. When she sang in SVT2 on 23 December 2006, "Känn min längtan" was one of the songs.

Solo albums

Svensktoppen solo songs

  • Fyra Bugg & en Coca Cola - 1987
  • V√§rldens lyckligaste par - 1987 (duet with Lasse Stefanz)
  • Succ√©schottis - 1987
  • 100 % - 1987 (with Triple & Touch)
  • Kan man gifta sig i jeans? - 1988
  • Ringar p√• vatten - 1988 (duet with Haakon Pedersen)
  • √Ąntligen december - 2009

References

  1. ^ "Grammis awards of 1993" (in Swedish). Grammis 2009. 2009-01-07. http://www.grammis.se/?page=58. Retrieved 2009-04-28. "Lotta & Anders Engbergs Orkester"  

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