|Birth name||Sophie Edkvist|
|Born||12 Februar 1972|
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. Despite no professional muisic trainin, 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 recordit her debut, eponymous album wi Sony in 1995. The album wis producit an arrangit bi Lars Halapi 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." 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. Zelmani said, "I had no ambitions to go abroad. I knew I wanted to make a record. That's all I wanted." Columbia's mercatin campaign includit CD sampler giveaways, consumer press, an rotation on SAS Airlines flichts atween Scandinavie an the US.
Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]
|1999||Time to Kill|
|2002||Sing and Dance|
|2005||A Decade of Dreams 1995-2005|
|2007||Memory Loves You|
|2008||The Ocean and Me|
|2010||I'm the Rain|
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Scott, Matthew (11 February 2007). "Sophie Zelmani - Memory Loves You". South China Morning Post (retrieved from Factiva).
- Sinclair, David (7 June 1996). "Gentle on my mind". The Times (retrieved from Factiva).
- Jansen, Ara (22 August 1996). "Curtain up for Swede in search of a hobby". The West Australian (retrieved from Factiva).
- "Global success begins at home". Music Business International (retrieved from Factiva). 1 February 1997.
- Reece, Doug (14 December 1996). "New wave of Nordic bands looks to U.S. (Swedish bands)". Billboard (retrieved from Factiva).
- Bream, Jon (15 November 1996). "Music: Sophie Zelmani". Star-Tribune Newspaper of the Twin Cities Mpls.-St. Paul.
- Neff, Andrew (7 February 2004). "Oddball Dylan collection has curious flair". Bangor Daily News (retrieved from Factiva).
Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]
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