Cornelia Jakobs

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Cornelia Jakobs
Jakobs at Melodifestivalen 2022
Background information
Birth nameAnna Cornelia Jakobsdotter Samuelsson
Born (1992-03-09) 9 March 1992 (age 30)
Nacka Municipality, Sweden
GenresPop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2010–present
Associated acts

Anna Cornelia Jakobsdotter Samuelsson (born 9 March 1992), known professionally as Cornelia Jakobs, is a Swedish singer and songwriter.[1] She is best known for representing Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 with the song Hold Me Closer, placing fourth in the final.

Biography

Early life

Jakobs grew up in Stockholm.

The daughter of the Poodles' singer Jakob Samuel, she first entered music by auditioning for Idol 2008; she received some media attention after being mocked by the judges.[2]

2011–2021: Love Generation and songwriting

Jakobs in 2010
Love Generation 2010 – Charly Q, Mikaela, Cornelia and Melanie

She started her music career as a member of the girl group Love Generation, who participated in Melodifestivalen 2011 and 2012.[3] Love Generation's 2011 entry "Dance Alone" peaked at place 26 on Sverigetopplistan.[4]

In 2020, Jakobs composed and performed the song "Weight of the World" which became the soundtrack for the HBO Nordic series Björnstad.[3] She participated in Melodifestivalen 2021 as a songwriter for the song "Best of Me" performed by Efraim Leo.[5]

2022–present: Melodifestival and Eurovision

In 2022, Jakobs went solo as a singer and participated in Melodifestivalen 2022 with the song "Hold Me Closer", which qualified for the final and later won with 146 points,[6][7] thus earning her the right to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin.[8][9] In the final she finished in fourth place overall.[10]

Discography

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[11]
LIT
[12]
"Late Night Stories" 2018 Non-album singles
"All the Gold" [A]
"You Love Me"
"Animal Island"
"Shy Love"
"Locked Into You"
"Hanging On" 2019
"Dream Away" 2020
"Weight of the World"
"Hold Me Closer" 2022 1 30
"Fine" [B]

Notes

  1. ^ "All the Gold" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number 10 on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[13]
  2. ^ "Fine" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number 15 on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[13]

References

  1. ^ ""I found the right one at the wrong time" -- Cornelia Jakobs' "Hold Me Closer" lyrics lament the turmoil of a breakup". wiwibloggs. 9 March 2022. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  2. ^ Niklasson, Ylva; Widman, Linda. "Stjärnans dotter hånad av juryn". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Cornelia Jakobs tävlar i Melodifestivalen – är dotter till känd Mello-stjärna". nyheter24.se (in Swedish). 4 February 2022. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Sverigetopplistan". Sverigetopplistan (in Swedish). Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  5. ^ "Melodifestivalen 2021: Efraim Leo - "Best Of Me"". Eurovisionworld. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Melodifestivalen 2022 heat 1 results: Cornelia Jakobs and Robin Bengtsson qualify for final". wiwibloggs. 5 February 2022. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  7. ^ Meersman, Boris (2022-03-12). "Cornelia Jakobs has won Melfest!!!". ESCUnited. Retrieved 2022-03-12.
  8. ^ "The right one at the right time? Cornelia Jakobs wins in Sweden 🇸🇪". Eurovision.tv. 12 March 2022. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Cornelia Jakobs to represent Sweden at Eurovision". The Local. 12 March 2022. Retrieved 12 March 2022.
  10. ^ "Ukraina vinner Eurovision – Jakobs fyra". Svenska Dagbladet. 14 May 2022. Retrieved 15 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 11". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  12. ^ "2022 19-os savaitės klausomiausi (Top 100)" (in Lithuanian). AGATA. 13 May 2022. Retrieved 14 May 2022.
  13. ^ a b "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 11". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 19 March 2022.

External links

Media related to Cornelia Jakobs at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
2022
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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