Sophie Zelmani

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Sophie Zelmani
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Background information
Birth name Sophie Edkvist
Born 12 Februar 1972 (1972-02-12) (age 42)
Origin Sweden
Occupations Sangster-sangwriter
Years active 1995–present
Wabsteid www.sophie-zelmani.com

Sophie Zelmani (born 12 Februar 1972 in Stockholm as Sophie Edkvist) is a Swadish sangster-sangwriter who released her first single in 1995, cried "Always You".

Early an personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Born in the suburbs o Stockholm in 1972, Zelmani's faither bought the family a guitar when Zelmani wis 14.[1] Despite no professional muisic trainin,[1] Zelmani became a sangwriter an recordit some sangs at a local studio. Efter she mailed the demos tae three record companies, Zelmani wis affered a record deal bi Sony Music Sweden.

She is marriet an haes ane dochter wi her husband.

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sophie Zelmani[1] recordit her debut, eponymous album wi Sony in 1995. The album wis producit an arrangit bi Lars Halapi[2] an co-producit bi Patrik Sventelius, who an aw played guitar. She describit the process o makkin the album: "In the beginning Lars and I spent a few months in the studio. We had fun and then picked the musicians. We recorded in two weeks but the whole thing took half a year."[3] Bi 1997, Zelmani's debut album haed sauld 200,000 copies in Europe an Asie Pacific, afore muivin tae the US mercat, distributit bi Columbia Records.[4] Zelmani said, "I had no ambitions to go abroad. I knew I wanted to make a record. That's all I wanted."[3] Columbia's mercatin campaign includit CD sampler giveaways, consumer press, an rotation on SAS Airlines flichts atween Scandinavie an the US.[5]

Zelmani haes continued tae record albums while makkin anerlie a sma number o public appearances due tae shyness.[1] She wan a best newcomer award in Sweden's Grammy awards in 1996.[6]

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Album
1995 Sophie Zelmani
1998 Precious Burden
1999 Time to Kill
2002 Sing and Dance
2003 Love Affair
2005 A Decade of Dreams 1995-2005
2007 Memory Loves You
2008 The Ocean and Me
2010 I'm the Rain
2011 Soul

Zelmani haes an aw contributit muisic tae the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer an Dawson's Creek. Her cover o Bob Dylan's "Most Of The Time" appears on the soondtrack tae Masked and Anonymous.[7]

Her sang "Stand By" appeared in the film Independence Day (1996). Her sang "Always You" appeared in the film My Best Friend's Wedding (1997).

Zelmani's "Going Home" frae Sing and Dance wis covered in Mandarin Cheenese as "Passenger" by Faye Wong on To Love.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Scott, Matthew (11 February 2007). "Sophie Zelmani - Memory Loves You". South China Morning Post (retrieved from Factiva). 
  2. Sinclair, David (7 June 1996). "Gentle on my mind". The Times (retrieved from Factiva). 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jansen, Ara (22 August 1996). "Curtain up for Swede in search of a hobby". The West Australian (retrieved from Factiva). 
  4. "Global success begins at home". Music Business International (retrieved from Factiva). 1 February 1997. 
  5. Reece, Doug (14 December 1996). "New wave of Nordic bands looks to U.S. (Swedish bands)". Billboard (retrieved from Factiva). 
  6. Bream, Jon (15 November 1996). "Music: Sophie Zelmani". Star-Tribune Newspaper of the Twin Cities Mpls.-St. Paul. 
  7. Neff, Andrew (7 February 2004). "Oddball Dylan collection has curious flair". Bangor Daily News (retrieved from Factiva). 

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