Sahlene

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Sahlene, or Anna Sahlin, is a singer from Sweden. She was born in the Swedish town of Söderhamn in 1976. When she was eleven, her career already began. She had a role in the tv-series "The Children of Bullerbyn", based on a story by Astrid Lindgren. Seven years later she moved to Stockholm to start a musical career. She started to sing in a band called Rhythm Avenue.

In 1998 she left Rhythm Avenue to appear as a backing singer for Swedish stars like Eric Gadd, Carola, Robyn and Charlotte Nilsson. This included a slice in the action when Nilsson won the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem with the song Take Me To Your Heaven. Her first solo single in 2000 was called The Little Voice, just as the title track was.

Three videos were made for the album; Fifth Element, The Little Voice, landing in the top 5 of MTV Nordic’s most played list, and Fishies, filmed on location in Sardinia, Italy. Unfortunately, The Little Voice album was never released due to EMG's buyout of Roadrunner Arcade Music and eventual fall into bankruptcy.

But this didn't mean the end of Sahlene's career. In Estonia they had a problem since one of their most famous singers, Ines, decided that she didn't want to sing the song Runaway in the national preselections for the Eurovision Song Contest. Sahlene accepted the offer and won the national finals. Thus, she once again participated in the Eurovision Song Contest, this time as a principal singer, and she secured third place for the host, Estonia. The song was very successful in the charts, not only in Estonia and Sweden but also in the other Scandinavian countries, as well as the Baltic States and even in Switzerland and France.

Finally most of the tracks from the Little Voice album are released on a new album in april 2003. The album of course also includes Runaway.

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