Emilíana Torrini

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Emilíana Torrini
Emilíana Torrini at Het Paradiso Amsterdam.jpg
Torrini performin at Paradiso, Amsterdam, 2009
Background information
Birth name Emilíana Torrini
Born (1977-05-16) 16 Mey 1977 (age 42)
Oreigin Iceland
Genres Indie pop, alternative rock,
trip hop, electronica
Thrift Sangster, Sangwriter
Instruments Voice
Years active 1994–present
Labels Rough Trade Records
Associate acts GusGus, Kylie Minogue,
Sneaker Pimps, Björk
Wabsteid www.emilianatorrini.com
Torrini at the Orange Music Experience Festival, Fisherman's Woman tour, Haifa, Israel, 2005-06-28

Emilíana Torrini (born 16 Mey 1977) is an Icelandic sangster, best kent for her 2009 single "Jungle Drum" o the 2009 record 'Me and Armini', 1999 album Love in the Time of Science an for performin "Gollum's Song" for Peter Jackson's film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

Biografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Torrini grew up in Kópavogur, whaur, at the age o seiven, she jynt a choir as a soprano, till she went tae opera schuil at the age o 15. Her faither is Italian an her mither is Icelandic. Acause o name regulations in Iceland at the time, her faither Salvatore Torrini haed tae chynge his name tae "Davíð Eiríksson", which implee'd that Torrini haed tae uise the surname efter her faither in the tradeetional wey; "Emilíana Torrini Davíðsdóttir". A few years later, the name regulations wur chyngit,[1] an she wis again alloued tae uise her oreeginal surname.[2][3]

Torrini grew up wi her parents in Iceland. Her faither awned an operatit a well-kent Italian restaurant in Iceland (Italia, locatit in Reykjavík). Efter bein discovered singin in a restaurant in Iceland bi Derek Birkett, the awner o Ane Little Indian Records, he subsequently askit her ower tae Lunnon tae write a record. Torrini decidit tae stay an live thare. She haes a son, who wis born on 6 September 2010.

Discografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Album Note Peak chart poseetions
ICL AUS AUT BE (FL) BE (WA) FRA
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GER NLD SWI UK
1994 Spoon Iceland anly
1995 Crouçie D'où Là Iceland anly
1996 Merman Iceland anly
1999 Love in the Time of Science
2000 Rarities Promo anly
2005 Fisherman's Woman 98 97 67 64 73 94[5]
2008 Me and Armini 32 56 56 19 94 71 96[6]
2010 Rarities New edition – 2 disks
2013 Tookah 184 114 44 51 91 36 86

EPs[eedit | eedit soorce]

Singles[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Song Peak chart positions Album
ICL AUS AUT BE (FL) BE (WA) FIN GER NLD SWI UK[7]
1999 "Dead Things" Love in the Time of Science
"Baby Blue"
"To Be Free" 1
2001 "Easy" 63
"Unemployed in Summertime" 63
"To Be Free" (reissue) 44
2004 "Lifesaver" 46 Fisherman's Woman
2005 "Sunnyroad"
"Heartstopper" 40
2008 "Me and Armini" 5 Me and Armini
"Big Jumps" 8
2009 "Jungle Drum" 1 84 1 1 45 5 1 57 11
2013 "Speed of Dark" 6 Tookah
"—" denotes a title that did not chart or was not released in given territory.

Other charting tracks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Year Song ICL Album
2004 "White Rabbit" 34 featured on various compilations
"Stephanie Says" 47 Merman
"Chelsea Morning" 50
2005 "The Boy Who Giggled So Sweet" 36
"Blame It on the Sun" 69
"Someone Knows" (remix) (with Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson) 41 featured on various compilations
"Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)" 84
"Tvær stjörnur" 85
2006 "Nothing Brings Me Down" 41 Fisherman's Woman
"Today Has Been OK" 47
"Snow" 51
"Thinking Out Loud" 56
"Serenade" 57
"Next Time Around" 59
"Honeymoon Child" 60
"At Least It Was" 63
"Crazy Love" 49 Crouçie d'où là
"I Hope That I Don't Fall in Love with You" 62 Merman

Collaborations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sangs on compilations[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • 1994 – "Frank Mills" (Hárið)
  • 1996 – "Candy Man" (Sprelllifandi)
  • 1996 – "Lay Down" (Stone Free, civer of Melanie Safka's song "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)")
  • 1996 – "Ruby Tuesday" (Stone Free, The Rolling Stones civer)
  • 1996 – "White Rabbit" (Stone Free, Jefferson Airplane civer)
  • 1996 – "Sound of Silence" (Stone Free, civer of "The Sound of Silence" bi Simon & Garfunkel)
  • 1997 – "Heaven Knows" (Veðmálið, with Björn Jörundur)
  • 1997 – "Io e te" (Veðmálið)
  • 1997 – "Leigubíll" (Veðmálið, with Kanada)
  • 1997 – "Perlur og svín" (Veðmálið)
  • 1997 – "Tvær stjörnur" (Megasarlög)
  • 2002 – "If You Go Away" (Pumpkin soundtrack)
  • 2002 – "Summerbreeze" ( Mark Abis civer ) Musique de Nuit Vol 5 – Compilation, Virgin/Labels Fraunce (2000) Meter Sessies Vol 10 – Compilation, Universal Holland (2001) Chilled – Compilation, Het Tickets/Associated Newspapers Ltd (2002) The Late Lounge – Compilation, Jazz FM Records (2002) Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Radio Sunnydale (2003 Original Soundtrack release)
  • "To Be Free" Crazy/Beautiful soundtrack
  • 2005 – "Sunnyroad" (Live) (Other Voices CD3)
  • 2011 – "White Rabbit" Sucker Punch soundtrack

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Information on Icelandic Surnames
  2. Excerpt in fan forum from an interview by Mark Radcliffe at BBC, 17 January 2005
  3. Icelandic names
  4. LesCharts.com Emilíana Torrini discography
  5. Zobbel (2007-06-16). "Chart Log UK". Zobbel. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  6. "Official Album Chart for the week ending 20 September 2008". ChartsPlus. Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd (369): 5–8. 
  7. Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 562. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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