Tommy Nilsson » Biography
In the late 70’s, the artist was the singer of Swedish heavy metal band Horizont. The group released two albums but a French producer, Yves Accary, contacted Nilsson and signed him to a French record company. The singer enjoyed his first big hit in France in 1981 with the song No Way No How. The single sold one million copies and the album 200 000 copies. No Way No How, his first album, included disco tracks and ballads. A follow up LP Tommy Nilsson was released in 1982 and this time the songs were composed by Tommy Nilsson and Alex R Contanstinos. This was a rock album, recorded in Stockholm and Los Angeles, but it did not sell very well and after two years of travelling between France and the United States, Nilsson decided to go back to Sweden.
Tommy Nilsson shocked the European music scene with his Michael Boltonesque voice and sweet ballads in the early 1980’s. First discovered in France he soon began to sing in Swedish and made immortal hits such as Öppna din dörr. The Swedish answer to Michael Bolton appeared in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 and finished last with 0 points.
He first joined another metal band, Easy Action, and they released two albums. The group eventually split up and Nilsson started a solo career. He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1989 with the ballad En dag (One day) and placed fourth.
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