Janet Ava Leon is a Swedish Iranian singer-songwriter. She was part of the pop girl group, replacing Faye as the lead singer, she would go onto released her solo self-titled debut album, Janet. Leon was born in Sweden to Iranian-born parents who immigrated to Sweden; as a child, she played the violin. At a much older age she joined a small band with friends called Walking Spanish; the band performed at various music festivals across Sweden. Leon's professional music career began, she joined the Swedish pop group Play in late 2003. Play's lead singer Faye Hamlin left the group to finish high school in Sweden in 2003. In October 2003, Leon received a phone call from the band's manager, Laila Bagge, to whom she had sent an audition video in the past. Leon was an acquaintance of original member Anaïs Lameche prior to joining Play. On 15 December 2003, an official press release announced that Janet had joined the group and production on the band's third studio album had begun; the band's third studio album, Don't Stop the Music, was released on 9 March 2004.
She is not featured in the video for "It's a Hard Knock Life", though her vocals are featured in the song on the album. The group recorded the song with member Faye Hamlin and filmed the music video before her departure. A subsequent Christmas album followed in November 2004 called Play Around the Christmas. Leon toured with the group throughout the United States for most of 2004 and part of 2005. In September 2005, the group announced their indefinite breakup; when the band reformed in late 2009, Leon did not rejoin. In 2005, Leon began her career shortly after Play disbanded; that same year, she recorded a song for the American toy store brand Build-a-Bear Workshop and another song for Kohl's clothing brand everGirl. She contributed to the Bratz: Rock Angelz soundtrack, she lent her vocals in two songs "Nobody's Girl" and "Rock the World". During late 2008, she was chosen as one of two participants in the Swedish television show Made in Sweden; the show documented her progress working on her debut album, promotional work across Sweden, in one episode a meeting with Roger Moore in London.
On 30 January 2009, her debut single Let Go peaked on the charts at number 3 in Sweden. Her eponymous debut album was released in Sweden on 18 February 2009 and spent three weeks on the charts in Sweden; that same year, her second single, Heartache on the Dancefloor rose to number 34 in Sweden and charted for a total of 10 weeks. In 2010, she embarked on a tour in Sweden as "Marty" in Grease. In 2011, Leon recorded vocals for Fire Fly for Childish Gambino's album, Camp; the album was released in the United States on 15 November 2011. In November 2012, Leon was confirmed as a contestant for Sweden's Melodifestivalen songwriting competition. Leon performed her original song, "Heartstrings" written by Fredrik Kempe and Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, in third heat of the competition in Skellefteå on 16 February 2013. Leon did not qualify for the next round. Leon revealed that her second studio album would be released shortly after finishing Melodifestivalen 2013. On 7 May 2013, Leon announced that her new single New Colours was chosen for the official song for Stockholm Pride 2013.
New Colours was co-written by Leon, along with songwriters Jörgen Elofsson, Lisa Desmond and Jesper Jakobson. The single debuted at number 10 on Svensktoppen. Leon provided backing vocals for Agnetha Fältskog's album A. In November 2013, Leon was announced as a contestant for Melodifestivalen 2014, the national selection to find the Swedish representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with the song "Hollow"; this was Leon's second time performing in Melodifestivalen. The song was written by Karl-Ola Kjellholm, Jimmy Jansson, Louise Winter, she competed in the fourth semi-final, on 22 February 2014 in Örnsköldsvik where she finished in 8th and last place and was knocked out from the competition. Inspirations Janet cited her parents, Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston as sources of inspiration for her music. Leon lived in the Årsta borough of Stockholm. In late September 2014, she moved to Los Angeles. Janet is an only child; as a member of Play: 2004: Don't Stop the Music 2004: Play Around the Christmas Tree Janet Leon on IMDb http://janetleon.se/ Janet Leon Official Blog https://web.archive.org/web/20131021145736/http://roxyrecordings.se/janet.php Roxy Recordings Artist Profile https://web.archive.org/web/20140203121040/http://www.2entertain.com/artist/janet-leon/ Artist Profile
Skarpnäck is a borough in the southern part of Stockholm, Sweden. This area corresponds with the Skarpnäck parish; the districts that make up the borough are Bagarmossen, Björkhagen, Flaten, Hammarbyhöjden, Kärrtorp, Skarpnäcks Gård, Skrubba. The population of Skarpnäck borough is 40,707 as of December 31, 2007 on an area of 15.66 square kilometres, which gives a density of 2,599 inhabitants per square kilometer. The following sports clubs are located in Skarpnäck: Bagarmossen Kärrtorp BK Spårvägens GoIF Spårvägens FF Media related to Skarpnäck at Wikimedia Commons
Högdalen is a suburban district in South Stockholm, built around the metro station with this name on line 19. It was connected to Stockholm City Centre in 1954, three years after the town planning of the Högdalen district was approved. Högdalen is divided between the residential and commercial areas near the metro station in the centre and the industrial area and landfill further to the east; the income in the suburb is below average, the inhabitants tend to vote for the Social Democrats and the Left Party. As of 2006 7,862 people lived in Högdalen, distributed across an area of 2.01 km², which gives a density of 3,911/km². The unemployment rate was 4,9%. Notable landmarks in Högdalen are the neon rooster on top of an apartment block in the commercial area, the golden rooster on top of the local church; the independent theatre group Fria Teatern is based in Högdalen. Högdalen is part of Vantör borough, together with four other suburban districts
Östermalm is a borough in central Stockholm, named after the dominating district. Except Östermalm there are four districts in the borough: Djurgården, Ladugårdsgärdet, Norra Djurgården. Note that a portion of northern Östermalm is organized in Norrmalm borough; the population as of 2004 is 61,253 on an area of 18.00 km², which gives a density of 3,402.94/km². Norra Djurgårdsstaden Media related to Östermalm at Wikimedia Commons
Ericsson Globe known as Stockholm Globe Arena and referred to in Swedish as Globen, is an indoor arena located in Stockholm Globe City, Johanneshov district of Stockholm, Sweden. The Ericsson Globe is the largest hemispherical building on Earth and took two and a half years to build. Shaped like a large white ball, it has an inner height of 85 meters; the volume of the building is 605,000 cubic meters. It has a seating capacity of 16,000 spectators for shows and concerts, 13,850 for ice hockey, it represents the Sun in the Sweden Solar System, the world's largest scale model of the Solar System. Globen was inaugurated on 19 February 1989 after a construction period of less than three years; the first major sporting event was the 1989 World Ice Hockey Championships. On February 2, 2009, the naming rights to the Stockholm Globe Arena were acquired by Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson, it became known as the Ericsson Globe; the Globe is used for ice hockey, is the former home arena of AIK, Djurgårdens IF, Hammarby IF.
It opened in 1989 and seats 13,850 for ice hockey games, but is used for musical performances as well as other sports than ice hockey, for example futsal. It is owned by FCA fastigheter; the third team to play a home game in their league was Huddinge IK, followed by Hammarby IF and AC Camelen. The first international game played in Globen was between Hammarby IF and Jokerit a couple of weeks before the grand opening, although the players were only 12 years old at the time and it was a friendly game; the arena has been the home of the finals of Sveriges Television's yearly music competition Melodifestivalen since 2002. Ericsson Globe has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 and Eurovision Song Contest 2016, it will host several matches of the 2023 World Men's Handball Championship with Sweden co-hosting alongside Poland. It could host men's ice hockey if Åre are awarded the 2026 Winter Olympics; the arena hosted NHL Challenge series, when teams from the NHL came to Sweden to play against Swedish teams: the Vancouver Canucks in 2000, the Colorado Avalanche in 2001 and the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2003.
The first two games of the 2008–09 season of the NHL, between the Ottawa Senators and the Pittsburgh Penguins were played in the Globen, although the rink was altered to NHL specifications. The first two games of the 2009-10 season of the NHL, a home-and-home series between the St. Louis Blues and Detroit Red Wings October 2–3; the first two games of the 2010-11 season of the NHL, a home-and-home series between the San Jose Sharks and Columbus Blue Jackets took place on October 8 and 9, 2010. The game on October 8 was won by San Jose Sharks 3-2; the second game, on October 9, was won 3-2 in overtime by Columbus Blue Jackets. The venue once again played host to two NHL Premiere games for the 2011–12 NHL season as the New York Rangers played the Los Angeles Kings on October 7 and Anaheim Ducks on October 8; the venue most hosted the Ottawa Senators and the Colorado Avalanche on 10 and 11 November 2017. Pope John Paul II held a mass in the arena in 1989 as the first pope to hold a mass in Sweden.
Other political leaders appearances at the arena have included Nelson Mandela. American rapper Eminem performed in 2001 with "The Anger Management Tour"; the first appearance in Sweden for the rapper Eminem owing to cancellation of the 2005 tour. He was back in the arena in 2018 with "Revival Tour". American singer Mariah Carey performed at the arena during her Charmbracelet World Tour on October 5, 2003. American singer Cher performed during her marathon Living Proof: The Farewell Tour on June 15, 2004. Justin Timberlake performed for 15,000 fans in 2007 with the show of his tour FutureSex/LoveShow. Nine years in the same arena, he was invited to an interval act of Eurovision Song Contest 2016. Canadian Young Money-rapper Drake performed a sold-out show for his Club Paradise Tour in April 2012. Lady Gaga performed here on 30 and 31 August 2012 as part of her Born This Way Ball Tour and on 30 September 2014 in her ArtRave: The Artpop Ball. Jennifer Lopez performed on the 5 November 2012 on her Dance Again World Tour.
Soundgarden performed in September 1995. Gary Moore was the first rock act to appear The Globe on 8 April 1989, as part of his After The War world tour. A small cottage in aluminum with a 12-square-metre base was placed upon the Globe on May 26, 2009; the artist's intention with the arrangement is to illustrate two important symbols for Sweden: the high-technology Globe building and the traditional, simple small countryside cottage in Falu red with house corners painted in white. The house was positioned some distance from the exact top position of the Globe; the artist hopes he will manage to place a similar cottage on the Moon. The cottage remained on the Globe until October 2009. Skyview is an exterior inclined elevator which transports visitors to the top of the arena for a unobstructed view of Stockholm, it has two spherical gondolas, each able to accommodate up to 16 passengers, which travel along parallel tracks on the exterior of the south side of the globe. Skyview carried 160,000 people during its first year of operation.
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Bromma is a borough in the western part of Stockholm, forming part of the Stockholm Municipality. Bromma is made up of the parish with the same name, the parish of Västerled; the fourth largest airport in Sweden and the third largest of the airports close to Stockholm, the Stockholm Bromma Airport, was built in Bromma in 1936. The districts that make up the borough are Abrahamsberg, Beckomberga, Bromma kyrka, Bällsta, Eneby, Höglandet, Mariehäll, Nockebyhov, Norra Ängby, Riksby, Smedslätten, Stora Mossen, Södra Ängby, Ulvsunda, Ulvsunda Industriområde, Åkeshov, Åkeslund, Ålsten and Äppelviken; as of 2004, the population is 59,229 in an area of 24.60 km², which gives a density of 2,407.68/km². Bromma is dotted with tiny forests and lakes, including the Judarn forest surrounding the Judarn Lake, the parks around Åkeshov Castle and Ulvsunda Castle. Bromma kyrka is one of the most distinguished Romanesque churches in the region, celebrated for a complete scheme of wallpaintings by the late medieval artist Albertus Pictor.
Bromma consists predominantly of high- and medium-income residential neighbourhoods, the Ulvsunda industrial area. This is situated close to the only airport in the city of Stockholm, it was opened in 1936 and serves domestic destinations. Ängby Camping is one of the largest camping lots in Stockholm and is situated close to a large beach by Lake Mälaren. In the 2002 elections, the right wing parties received 70% of the votes. Bromma is the birthplace of Douglas Murray. Per Albin Hansson, Prime Minister of Sweden 1932 to 1946, lived in Ålsten during the last years of his life, died on the tram in Ålsten in 1946. Martin Eriksson, better known as E-Type, moved to Bromma with his family at the age of 14. Sweden's first man in space, Christer Fuglesang, was raised in Bromma. Nobel Prize laureates Gunnar and Alva Myrdal lived at several locations in Bromma along with their children, including writer Jan Myrdal; the local football team Brommapojkarna is in the Allsvenskan although not regarded as a major team in Stockholm, it has the largest youth academy in the world.
Its main emphasis on producing technical and fast players. Sweden´s most famous basketball team, Alviks BK - founded 1956 - has won the Swedish Championship 19 times since 1963; when it operated, the charter airline Scanair had its head office in Bromma. Birgit Rosengren, actress. Politics of Stockholm Stockholm Bromma Airport Västerort Vällingby Sundbyberg Solna Drottningholm Bromma community page Map of Bromma Beauty salon Stockholm-Bromma Airport
Södermalm shortened to “Söder”, is a district and island in central Stockholm. The district covers the large island of the same name. Although Södermalm is considered an island, water to both its north and south does not flow but passes through locks. Södermalm is connected to its surrounding areas by a number of bridges, it connects to Gamla stan to the north by Slussen, a grid of road and rail and a lock that separates the lake Mälaren from the Baltic Sea, to Långholmen to the northwest by one of the city's larger bridges, Västerbron, to the islet Reimersholme to the west, to Liljeholmen to the southwest by the bridge Liljeholmsbron, to Årsta by Årstabron and Skansbron, to Johanneshov by Johanneshovsbron and Skanstullsbron to the south, to Södra Hammarbyhamnen to the east by Danvikstull Bridge. Administratively, Södermalm is part of Stockholm Municipality, it constitutes, together with Gamla stan and some other districts, from 2007 the administrative district Södermalms stadsdelsområde translated as Södermalm borough.
The name Södermalm is first mentioned in 1288 in a letter from Bishop Anund of Strängnäs. Until the early 17th century Södermalm was a rural, agricultural area, its first urban areas were planned and built in the mid 17th century, comprising a mixture of working class housing, such as the little red cottages of which a few can still be seen in northeastern Södermalm, the summer houses and pavilions of wealthier families, such as Emanuel Swedenborg's pavilion, now in the outdoor museum Skansen. During this time, it was the location of the first theatre in Scandinavia, Björngårdsteatern. Södermalm is poetically named “Söders höjder”, which reflects its topography of sheer cliffs and rocky hills. Indeed, the hills of Södermalm provide remarkable views of Stockholm's skyline. In the 18th century, the working-class cottages that clung to Mariaberget, the steep cliffs facing Riddarfjärden, were replaced by the large buildings that are still present today, it was not until the beginning of the 20th century that urbanisation grasped the entire width of Södermalm, today parts of Södermalm have a rural feeling to them, as for instance the landscape of tiny allotments that climb the slopes of Eriksdal.
Södermalm was once known as the "slum" area of Stockholm. However today, Södermalm is known as the home of bohemian, alternative culture and a broad range of cultural amenities. Meanwhile, the growing demand of housing, as well as an increasing gentrification of Stockholm's central parts, makes apartments in Södermalm more and more difficult or expensive to come by, thus what was. There are four parishes of the Church of Sweden on the island: Högalid, partitioned from the parish of Maria Magdalena in 1925. Maria Magdalena, partitioned from the Stockholm Cathedral parish in 1591, subsequently divided into the modern parishes. Katarina, partitioned from Maria Magdalena in 1654. Sofia, partitioned from Katarina in 1917 and includes parts of the mainland south of Södermalm. Södermalm is divided into the following neighbourhoods: Högalid: Bergsund Drakenberg Heleneborg Tantolunden Zinkensdamm Maria Magdalena: Mariaberget Mariatorget Slussen Södra stationsområdet Åsö: Eriksdal Helgalund Medborgarplatsen Rosenlund Skanstull Katarina-Sofia: Blecktornsområdet Danvikstull Ersta Norra Hammarbyhamnen Nytorget Mosebacke Göta LejonHögalid Church Karl Johanslussen Katarina Elevator Katarina Church Maria Magdalena Church Medborgarhuset Stockholm Mosque St. Eric's Cathedral Skatteskrapan Slussen Södra teatern Sofia kyrka Stockholm South Station Söder Torn Nytorget The songs and poems of the popular 18th century poet and songwriter Carl Michael Bellman are filled with recurring references to names of places bars and meadhalls, on Södermalm.
The celebrated first paragraph of August Strindberg's satirical novel The Red Room describes Stockholm as seen from Mosebacke on Södermalm, where much of the story takes place. City of My Dreams, the first in a series of books by Per Anders Fogelström telling the story of several generations of Stockholmers, follows the young worker Henning's life on Södermalm. Lisbeth Salander and other characters in the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson live and work on Södermalm. Much of the action in those books takes place in that district. Greta Garbo grew up in the area. Mojang, a video game developer and publisher best known for the creation of the popular game Minecraft, has their main offices located on Södermalm. Egalia SoFo Söder tea