AMY DIAMOND COMING TO AMERICA
Discography studio ALBUMS 3/11/2008 11/28/2007 5/24/2006 European 5/18/2005 Single
Discography • Studio albums • This Is Me Now(2005) (#2 SWE) • This Is Me Now International Version (2005) • Still Me Still Now(2006) (#2 SWE) • Music in Motion(2007) (#8 SWE) • Music in Motion Gold Edition (2008) (#3 SWE)
Discography CD Singles 3/12/2008 11/24/2007 9/26/2007 10/25/2006 8/23/2006 5/7/2006 10/7/2005 Champion European 6/14/2005 2/16/2005 2005 Single
Discography • CD Singles • What's in It for Me(2005) (#1 SWE) • Welcome to the City(2005) (#3 SWE) • - No.1 on Sweden’s biggest commercial • radio station Rix Fm Top 40 for several • weeks (most played and most sold charts) • - No.1 on Sweden’s biggest national radio station for several weeks • Champion(2005) • - Official Anthem for Sweden’s • National Athletics Team • Shooting Star(2005) (#1 downloaded single SWE) • Don't Cry Your Heart Out(2006) (#2 SWE) • Big Guns(2006) (#23 SWE) • It Can Only Get Better(2006) (#19 SWE) • Is It Love?(2007) (#9 SWE) • Stay My Baby(2007) (#4 SWE) • Thank You(2008) (#3 SWE)
Wow! Did You Know? Single & Album Success: What’s In It (Single)………………....PLATINUM! Welcome to the City (Single)……...GOLD! This is Me Now (Album)……….……4x PLATINUM! Still Me, Still Now (Album)…….……GOLD! Music in Motion (Album)……………PLATINUM!
Wow! Did You Know? • Achievements: • At 13, she was the youngest person in history to receive the Nordic Music Award for the best Nordic hit "What's in It for Me" • She is the youngest artist to receive two simultaneous NRJ Radio Awards and the youngest to be nominated for the Swedish Grammy Awards • At the Grammy Awards, she was nominated for Best Swedish Female Artist, Song of the Year, and Newcomer of the Year • She received a Nickelodeon award for Hit of the Year, and had nominations for the Swedish Rockbjörnen • Youngest winner of the Popcorn Award for Best International Female Pop
Bonnier Amigo Music Amy Diamond’s International Record Label: Bonnier Amigo Music is the largest Scandinavian Independent Major Record Label with a market share in Sweden of 10.6% and an annual turnover exceeding 25 million Euros (2004). Bonnier Amigo discovered Amy in 2005 after she won a local talent competition. Bonnier Amigo signed Amy for 2 releases and wasted no time in preparing her platinum single release “What’s in it for me” that stayed in the Top 10 for nineteen weeks. After her second gold release, Amy resigned with Bonnier Amigo for another 3 releases at the end 2006. Amy just released the first of the three albums in November 2007 with “Music in Motions” which has just goneplatinum.
Bio (Early Life) Amy Diamond was born April 15, 1992 in Norrköping, Sweden. She is the second child of an English father, Lee, and a Swedish mother, Chrisbeth. Soon after her birth, the family moved to England. The family moved back to Sweden when she was four-and-a-half years old, and she learned Swedish. Diamond lives there with her two younger sisters, Lisa and Holly, and an older sister, Danielle. Amy is a natural born talent and some of the most interesting and impressing facts about Amy are that Amy has never had any media training or vocal coaching-.Her parents who are also her managers thought it absolutely vital that she should be able to develop her own vocal skills and unique sounding voice at her own pace and decided very early on not to interfere by sending her to singing lessons or coaching. Amy is a calm, self-confident and secure artist and is considered by many people to be a wonder-child. She possesses a unique vocal maturity, and being used to performing on stage, she sings securely and calmly with personality and balance. On top of that Amy possesses an incredible musical ear giving her fantastic control over her voice, which everyone who has had the opportunity to work with Amy has been blown away by.
(Success as a Singer) What's in It for Me" was a fantastic success, and the song received extensive radio airplay while she simultaneously went on her first tour. "What's in It for Me" reached number one on the Swedish singles chart in March and eventually went platinum. Before long, Diamond appeared on Swedish TV4.She sang her single and Alicia Keys' song "If I Ain't Got You" while accompanied by a live band. Due to the success of the single, a full album was commissioned, and “This Is Me Now” was released in May 2005. The album sold more than 100,000 copies, which was triple the requirement for gold record certification in Sweden at the time. The success led to numerous television appearances, such as on the weekly chart show “the list” and on the Biggest Swedish Show” Sing at Skansen”. By the end of 2005, she had appeared live on more than 20 television shows in Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden alone. Amy has also performed on Major TV-shows in ,Germany and Holland to name but a few. A concert tour in Sweden was organized in the summer, and some of the shows were also televised. Although Diamond's fans are school children, the album cannot be described as typical children's music. The style of This Is Me Now is mainly happy pop music with synthesizer backgrounds, but it includes the theme song "Tomorrow" from the musical Annie and a live recording of the song "If I Ain't Got You". The songs on the album were made by the producer team Tysper (Tommy Tysper), Mack (Marcus Sepehrmanesh) and Grizzly (Gustav Jonsson), who are all from Stockholm. They form the core of the production company TEN Production and have produced successful pop tracks before working with Diamond. Other Ten Production songs seeing popularity were performed by the A Teens and Helena Paparizou. Diamond's albums were published through Bonnier Amigo Music Group. Diamond is a talented live singer and therefore she always sings live in her public performances. Her debut album included a live version of Alicia Keyes' "If I Ain't Got You", which was described in reviews as "fantastic".The judges characterized her singing voice as “amazing and mind-blowing” in Super Troupers, where she reached the final by singing Shakira's song "Underneath Your Clothes" at eleven years of age.A review in Svenska Dagbladet described her voice as “the best to hit pop music in many a decade”, another newspaper wrote that “Amy could move mountains with her voice” and her record label advertised it as "unique and flawless".
(Second Album) Diamond started recording her second album in February 2006. As for the first Album her producers sent her songs and she chose which ones she wanted included on the album. The album was recorded over four weekends at a pace of two to three songs per weekend.The album Still Me Still Now was published in May . The first single "Don't Cry Your Heart Out" was released a couple of weeks prior to the general album distribution. Yet again Amy had delivered another major Hit! The second album was highly anticipated. Two days before the announced release date, she was interviewed on the morning talk show News on TV4. The host surprised Diamond by handing her a Gold record for the album; it had already sold enough copies on pre-orders alone to be certified. Still Me Still Now continued in the same style as the previous album, being mostly light-pop music. "Don't Cry Your Heart Out" was radio-friendly pop and was given rave reviews by the music press. In mid-2006, Diamond took part in the Diggiloo tour, where she performed, among other songs, Edith Piaf's "Je ne regrette rien". She also held concerts beyond the Diggiloo tour; readers of the largest evening newspaper, Aftonbladet, voted her 2006 Summer Tour Queen aged only 14! Diamond released two more singles in late 2006, Big Guns and It Can Only Get Better, and continued to appear on television, including appearances on prime-time shows such as “Summer crossing”, “Good evening Sweden”, and Winter parade. In January 2007, Amy Diamond started a fan club that publishes a quarterly fan magazine called Amy Diamond Fanzine. In September 2007 Amy was invited to sing with Elvis - The Original Cast. Amy sang “In the Ghetto” with the original TCB-Band backing her. Joe Esposito, one of Elvis closest friends, and road manager said it was the best Rendition of the song he had ever heard! The backing singers The Sweet Inspirations were so impressed by Amy's voice and stage presence they told her that she should enter the Next American Idol competition!
(Background) Between the ages of 8 and 11 Amy joined the local Jönköping dance & theatre group “Allsorted Sweets”. Amy also participated in several musicals and theatre plays. Amy`s very first performance on stage was at the age of 8 in the musical “The Wizard of Oz”. After she´d sang “Somewhere over the Rainbow” the crowd went absolutely crazy and Amy received her first standing ovation. Her first television performance was in an episode of the Swedish talent series “Stars in their eyes for children” in 2000. At the age of 9 Amy entered a talent show and after her performance the crowd started to chant: “Amy! Amy! Amy! Amy!” The whole theatre was buzzing. The next day, Amy, for the first time, had front page headlines in the local newspapers.When Amy was 10 years old she travelled with her family all over Sweden to different talent shows. This gave her lots of stage experience. Amy`s voice caused a lot of headlines that summer and she won 7 out of 8 competitions. People were blown away by Amy`s voice and she received rave reviews all over. At the age of 11 Amy entered the televised talent show “Super Troupers”. This was a great experience for Amy and she received a great response and made a lot of new fans. At the show they had a vocal coach to help the children. She was so amazed at Amy`s vocal ability and said “there was nothing that she could teach her". She also thanked Amy for the opportunity to come across such natural talent. After “Super Troupers” Amy`s dream was to record her own album. In 2004 Amy got her first big break. She entered a talent show run by the radio station “Mix Megapol”. Anyone aged 10 to 25 could enter and the competition was to be held in 10 different cities all over Sweden. Amy won her semi-final and in the end she won the whole competition. The prize was to record a song with a professional producer. After hearing Amy in the studio Amy was offered a recording contract. The song “What´s in it For Me?” was recorded in and Amy and her father were flown to Cuba to make her first video. Amy Diamond’s third album "Music in Motion" went Platinum in 2008 and contained songs written & produced by some renowned producers such as Max Martin, Pete Davies and Alexander Kronlund, who have worked with Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion, Pink, Nelly Furtado, Gwen Stefani and Backstreet Boys to name a few.
(Life Outside Music) Despite her singing career, she goes to school and only rarely misses a day. Amy is a straight-A student who takes the importance of school and studying very seriously. According to her, there are promotional jobs only every now and then and most are at the weekends. She has mentioned in interviews that math and sports are her favorite subjects in school. Amy's future dream hobby is hairdressing.Her parents are her Managers and they support her fully in her career. In 2006, Diamond received requests to do print modeling and television work in addition to her musical career. She appeared in a mail-order catalogue for Ellos, and did promotional work for Statoil and the sport store chain Stadium. Amy has also done some acting. In 2003 Amy had a fairly big speaking part in the SVT Drama/Thriller Series “The affected)” ,and in December 2007, she appeared as an ice princess in the Swedish Christmas series “Lasses Detective agency”. The show let her demonstrate her figure skating skills, which were left unused since her music career took off. Amy also used to be a great figure skater. She started to skate when she was 6 years old. She did very well at the competitions, winning several medals. At the age of 10 she was moved up into the most advanced and oldest group in the club. She then trained 6 days a week and competed at the weekends.
Translation: Just in time for Spring we are proud to present a new piece of Tussilago jewelry - Amy`s Diamond! A piece of jewelry dedicated to our fantastic song bird Amy Diamond - Amy`s surname Diamond is also her lucky stone and birthstone. Many of us admire Amy for her talent and radiance. But more important than this, Amy`s fans are in the 5-15 age group which makes Amy`s Diamond the perfect gift for graduation, confirmation and also as the perfect gift for the younger children. Amy plans to wear this classic piece as much as she can! This will be sold through a chain called Goldsmiths which has 500 shops throughout Sweden.
Amy Diamond Video Clips 1. ”Stay My Baby” 2. Nickelodeon Awards 3. ”Thank You” 4. ”It Can Only Get Better” 5. ”I Want You Back” 6. ”Graduation Song” 7. ”Oops! I Did It Again” 8. ”Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” 9. ”Champion” 10. ”What’s In It For Me” 11. ”Big Guns” 12. Interview The following pages showcase live video performances