Zelmerlöw studied music in high school in Lund and was part of a school choir project.
… he came in fifth overall, being eliminated on 11 November after eight weeks on the show.
He was placed in the bottom three in the weekly shows after the performance and twice and the bottom two once.
In the same year he also appeared in the Swedish version of the musical Grease, playing the lead role of Danny Zuko.
As a result, Zelmerlöw signed a record deal to release an solo album with M&L Records, a division of Warner Music Sweden.
“Cara Mia” was released as a single and Zelmerlöw’s debut album Stand by For… followed shortly after.
The album reached number one in Sweden and was certified platinum by IFPI.
Four singles were released from the album, all of which reached the top 50 in Sweden. Stand by For… was also released in Poland in September 2007.
On 5 October 2007 Zelmerlöw was the presenter of Lilla Melodifestivalen on SVT.
He also participated in the musical version of Footloose, playing Tommy.
The musical was performed in both Gothenburg and Stockholm.
On 18 November 2008, it was announced that Zelmerlöw would once again compete in Melodifestivalen, this time with the song “Hope & Glory“.
He took part in the second semi-final on 14 February 2009 and once again progressed to the final on 14 March at Globen.
“Hope & Glory” ultimately placed fourth despite receiving the most votes from the jury.
In 2008 Zelmerlöw went back to the studio to work on his second solo album, MZW, which was released in late March 2009.
It was certified gold by the IFPI and reached number one on the Swedish album charts.
The album was also released in Poland. In 2009 he played a summer tour of Sweden performing songs from both albums.
He hosted the first semi-final and the final with Lundgren and Meltzer, and the remaining semi-finals with only Meltzer.
The musical had its premiere in December at Göta Lejon.
In March 2013, Zelmerlöw revealed plans for his third studio album, Barcelona Sessions, unveiling a new single, “Broken Parts”.
He also performed a new track on Swedish television called “Run For Your Life”.
In September 2013, Zelmerlöw unveiled the second single from the new album, called “Beautiful Life”, and performed another album track entitled “Parallels”.
The album was released on 5 February 2014, preceded by “Run For Your Life”.
In the summer of 2013 Zelmerlöw presented Allsång på Skansen on SVT and revealed that he was leaving the show in the final program on 13 August.
Singer Petra Marklund replaced him.
The song made it to the second-chance round.
In the same festival he co-wrote the entry “Det rår vi inte för” performed by Behrang Miri, which made it to the second-chance round.
On 11 May 2015, Zelmerlöw revealed the artwork and tracklist for his fourth studio album Perfectly Damaged which will be released on 5 June 2015.
Leading up to the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, Zelmerlöw was predicted as the winner by more or less all the betting companies.
Zelmerlöw participated in the second semifinal on 21 May, where he came first and qualified for the final.
Zelmerlöw won the Eurovision 2015 final scoring 365 points, which made “Heroes” the third-highest-scoring song in the history of the contest.
In March 2014, while a guest on Swedish cooking show Pluras kök, Zelmerlöw commented that he considers homosexuality “a deviation”.
In the show, he said he doesn’t think there is anything wrong about homosexuality, but he believes it is not natural in the biological sense of the word, since it does not lead to reproduction.
He later apologised repeatedly for his remarks and explained that it was a miscommunication.
After his Melodifestivalen win a year later, the incident came under international media scrutiny, prompting members of gay, Swedish, and Eurovision media to come to Zelmerlöw’s defence.
He later claimed he could consider dating another man.
The photo led to death threats towards Zelmerlöw, who later removed the photo and apologized claiming he had no idea what the object on the couch was.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Stand by For… (2007)
- MZW (2009)
- Christmas with Friends (2010)
- Kära vinter (2011)
- Barcelona Sessions (2014)
- Perfectly Damaged (2015)
Måns‘ full discography … on page 2 😉
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