John Martin (singer)

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John Martin
Born(1980-08-22) 22 August 1980 (age 33)[1]
OriginStockholm, Sweden
OccupationsSinger, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2010–present
Associated actsAvicii, Swedish House Mafia, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello, Axwell, Tiesto, David Guetta, Tinie Tempah, DJ Deano Curran, The Slayer
Websitehttp://www.johnmartinofficial.com/
 
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John Martin
Born(1980-08-22) 22 August 1980 (age 33)[1]
OriginStockholm, Sweden
OccupationsSinger, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2010–present
Associated actsAvicii, Swedish House Mafia, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello, Axwell, Tiesto, David Guetta, Tinie Tempah, DJ Deano Curran, The Slayer
Websitehttp://www.johnmartinofficial.com/

John Martin Lindström (born 22 August 1980) is a Swedish singer-songwriter, best known for his collaborations with the Swedish House Mafia.

Early life[edit]

Raised in the southern suburbs of Stockholm, with his mother, father, and older brother, his father encouraged him and his brother to pursue motorsport, but Martin and his brother turned to music instead. At 13, Martin bought a guitar, formed a band, and began playing Nirvana covers. Martin began singing at 15 when the band's singer quit right before a show, and he decided that he liked it. He performed in various musical venues in his hometown.[2]

Music career[edit]

2010-12: Breakthrough & Swedish House Mafia[edit]

In 2010, he was discovered by Axwell, a member of the electronic dance music trio Swedish House Mafia. He then recorded vocals and co-wrote for the group's song, "Save the World".[3] The song reached No. 10 in the UK singles chart and peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Dance Club Songs in the United States.[4] Martin then went on to collaborate with Avicii and co-wrote the song, "Fade Into Darkness", alongside Michel Zitron.[5] He then recorded another song with the Swedish House Mafia which he and Zitron also co-wrote called "Don't You Worry Child". The track scored a UK No. 1 [6] earning Martin and the trio a top 10 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 6.[7]

2013-present: Reload[edit]

Martin and Swedish House Mafia were nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance Recording with "Don't You Worry Child" for the 2013 Grammy Awards. He was nominated alongside Calvin Harris & Ne-Yo, Skrillex, Avicii and Al Walser. The award went to Skrillex.[8] He recorded vocals for Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash's single "Reload". John also guest vocals on the Tinie Tempah single "Children Of The Sun". On the 23rd of December 2013, John sent DJ Deano Curran (The Slayer) a private twitter message.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As featured artist[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
SWE
[9]
AUS
[10]
AUT
[11]
BEL (Vl)
[12]
DEN
[13]
GER
[14]
NL
[15]
SWI
[16]
NZ
[17]
UK
[18]
2011"Save the World"
(with Swedish House Mafia)
4315153720263310Until Now
"Fade into Darkness"
(with Avicii)
427196N/A
2012"Don't You Worry Child"
(with Swedish House Mafia)
1154295721Until Now
2013"Reload (Vocal Mix)"
(with Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash)
520568966703N/A
"Children of the Sun"
(with Tinie Tempah)
7847916Demonstration
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Promotional singles[edit]

YearTitleAlbum
2013"You And I"
(with Max Enforcer)
N/A
"Love a Little Louder (Working Title)"
(with David Guetta)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sveriges befolkning 1990, CD-ROM, Version 1.00, Riksarkivet (2011).
  2. ^ Exclusive Interview with the voice behind Swedish House Mafia and Avicii: John Martin | Elektro
  3. ^ Bericht auf "mn2s"
  4. ^ Swedish House Mafia - Save The World - Music Charts
  5. ^ Interview mit John Martin auf "blog.discoverd.com"
  6. ^ Swedish House Mafia score first UK No.1 with 'Don't You Worry Child' - Music News - Digital Spy
  7. ^ Hot 100 : 1 – 10 (Biggest Jump) | Billboard
  8. ^ GRAMMY.com | The Official Site of Music's Biggest Night
  9. ^ Peak positions in Sweden:
  10. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography John Martin". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  11. ^ Peak positions in Austria:
  12. ^ Peak positions in Belgium:
  13. ^ Peak positions in Denmark:
  14. ^ Peak positions in Germany:
  15. ^ Peak positions in the Netherlands:
  16. ^ Peak positions in Switzerland:
  17. ^ Peak positions in New Zealand:
  18. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:

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