Sanna Nielsen Biography

Sanna Viktoria Nielsen is a Swedish singer and television presenter who gained fame as the winner of the 2014 ‘Melodifestivalen’ and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest. With a successful career spanning over two decades, she has released numerous albums and continues to work as a commentator and presenter on television. Currently residing in Stockholm, she remains a prominent figure in the music industry.

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Sanna Viktoria Nielsen
  • Age: 39 Years, 39 Year Old Females
  • Family:
    • Father: Christer Nielsen
    • Mother: Ing-Mari Nielsen
    • Partner: Joakim Ramsell
  • Born Country: Sweden
  • Pop Singers
  • TV Presenters
  • Height: 5’11” (180 cm), 5’11” Females
  • Ancestry: Danish Swedish

Childhood & Early Life

Sanna Viktoria Nielsen was born on 27 November 1984 in Edenryd, Sweden to Christer and Ing-Mari Nielsen.


Sanna Viktoria Nielsen participated in her first ever talent search in 1992 in Olofström. Two years later, she won a talent search in Kallinge. In 1996, she released her track “Till en fågel” and became the youngest singer to peak at #1 at the Svensktoppen chart.

In the mid-1990s, she also released her debut studio album titled “Silvertoner”. Released under Maypole label, the album featured the hit single “Till en fågel”. This was followed by the album ‘Min önskejul’ and the song “Time to Say Goodbye”, which were released in 1997 and 1999, respectively.

In December 2001, Nielsen embarked on a Christmas tour with the artistes Sten Nilsson, Christer Sjögren and Charlotte Perrelli.

In 2006, she launched her second solo music album called ‘Nära mej, nära dej’ which charted at #12 on the Swedish national record chart Sverigetopplistan. A year later, she performed in the tour ‘Sommar, Sommar, Sommar.’

In April 2008, the singer came up with her debut English album ‘Stronger’. Released under Lionheart label, the album spawned the hit song “Empty Room” which earned the 2nd place at the Melodifestivalen 2008.

The album ‘Stronger’ also featured other singles including “Magic” and “This Is My Thanks”, the latter of which was written by Nielsen. The album debuted at #1 on the Swedish album chart and eventually earned the gold certification by GLF.

In 2008, the singer also released her first joint album ‘Our Christmas’ along with Shirley Clamp and Sonya Aldén. The album featured a number of songs, such as “All I Want for Christmas is You”, “My Grown Up Christmas List”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “This Christmas”, to name a few. It was a commercial success debuting at #1 and was later certified platinum in Sweden.

Following the success of her joint album, Nielsen, alongside Shirley and Sonja, launched a second joint Christmas album titled ‘Vår jul.’ Released in November 2010, the album spawned the songs “”Gläns över sjö och strand”, “”Pie Jesu”” and “Tänd ett ljus”.

Nielsen next released ‘I’m In Love’ in 2011. Two years later, she released her seventh album titled ‘Min jul’ with Christmas songs.

On 29 September 2014, she was selected as the co-host for Melodifestivalen 2015 alongside comedian Robin Paulsson. In 2015, she also served as a commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 that was broadcast on SVT.

In the summer of 2016, Nielsen was the presenter of the all-sing annual show ‘Allsång på Skansen’ in Stockholm. In May 2018, she became a commentator for the national public Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Television aka SVT.

Major Works

Sanna Viktoria Nielsen has competed seven times in ‘Melodifestivalen.’ She first participated in 2001 and finished third. She competed in the contest again in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2011. She returned once again in 2014 with the song “Undo” and won the finale.

After winning the ‘Melodifestivalen,’ Nielsen represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 that was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. She finished third with 218 points.

Family & Personal Life

Sanna Viktoria Nielsen got engaged in 2006. She lived with her fiancé for some time before splitting up with him in 2008.

Currently, the singer is in a live-in relationship with Joakim Ramsell. The two reside in Årsta south of Stockholm.

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