Meiju Suvas

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Meiju Suvas
Meijusuvas11.jpg
Meiju Suvas in 2009.
Background information
Birth nameMerja Annele Suvas-Berger
Born(1959-01-22) 22 January 1959 (age 55)
Helsinki, Finland
OccupationsSinger
Years active1981–present
LabelsUniversal Music Finland
 
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Meiju Suvas
Meijusuvas11.jpg
Meiju Suvas in 2009.
Background information
Birth nameMerja Annele Suvas-Berger
Born(1959-01-22) 22 January 1959 (age 55)
Helsinki, Finland
OccupationsSinger
Years active1981–present
LabelsUniversal Music Finland

Merja Annele Suvas-Berger (born 22 January 1959) is a Finnish singer known as Meiju Suvas.

Career beginnings[edit]

Music has been a part of Meiju Suvas' life from a very young age. She started to take piano lessons at the age of four, and later learned to play drums. Suvas formed her first band when she was 13 and made her first demo in 1981. That year she also met with singer Frederik who made her his background singer for the song "Titanic" which was competing for becoming Finland's Eurovision Song Contest entry. While her first double-sided single "Rakastuneet lapset / Jos pyydät yöksi" did not really take off, her second release "Tahdon sinut / Oot paha" made her a household name in 1982.[1]

Successful years[edit]

In 1982, Meiju Suvas released her first album Meiju which sold over 54,000 copies. More albums followed on a steady flow until 2001. Eleven years later, in 2012, she returned with her 13th studio album Missä milloin vaan. In addition, she has released eight compilation albums during her career.

Suvas has recorded several Finnish versions of international songs. Some of the most successful ones are "Viet itsekontrollin" (1984), originally "Self Control" by Laura Branigan, and "Pure mua" (1992), a cover of a Lalo Rodríguez song "Ven, devórame otra vez".[2] In 2012, Meiju Suvas appeared as a featured guest, along with a rapper Stig, on a Teflon Brothers single "Seksikkäin jäbä". In the video, she is seen bathing in a jacuzzi with Stig while singing a sampled line from her 1983 song "Pidä musta kiinni".[3]

Personal life[edit]

Meiju Suvas is married to John "Jontte" Berger. They have two children.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilations[edit]

Singles[edit]

Featured in
YearSinglePeak
Position
Album
FIN
2013"Seksikkäin jäbä"
(Teflon Brothers featuring Stig & Meiju Suvas)
3Valkoisten dyynien ratsastajat

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meiju Suvas – bio". Meiju Suvas. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Juvonen, Päivi. "Meiju Suvas". Pomus. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Meiju Suvas neljä tuntia poreammeessa". Yle. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Kiiveri, Stiina. "Meiju Suvas on keskusteleva äiti". Alma Media Suomi Oy. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 

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