Eric Saade

Eric Saade

Gender: Male

Nationality: Sweden

Job Title: Singer

Eric Saade is a Lebanese-Swedish pop singer and TV host.

Eric Khaled Saade was born on the 29th of October 1990 in Kattarp outside Helsingborg, to a Lebanese father and Swedish mother (who divorced when Saade was four).

Eric Saade signed his first music contract at 15, and released one album and three singles. He also won the Swedish music contest Joker (now Popkorn).

In 2007, Eric Saade won a competition that made him become part of a Swedish boyband called 'What's Up', along with Robin Stjernberg from Hässleholm, Luwdig "Ludde" Keijser from Enköping and Johan Yngvesson from Vetlanda. They released together an album in 2008 called 'In Pose', in addition to two singles "Go Girl!" and "If I Told You Once", before he went for a solo career in early 2009. This is when Eric was replaced by Johannes Magnusson from Göteborg.

As a TV presenter, Eric Saade was a host of Disney Channel's “My Camp Rock” during the summer of 2009, a Scandinavian music competition that draws inspiration from the channel's hit movie Camp Rock. Eric also figured as a host for the nationwide contest Julia's Shooting Stars, an event which had its grand finale at Skansen and over the years, included participants as Lisa Nilsson and Peter Jöback.

Eric Saade then signed with the record label Roxy Recordings, with whom he released his debut solo album Masquerade on May 19 2010, which included hit hit singles 'Sleepless', Manboy, 'Break of Dawn' and 'Masquerade'.

Eric Saade represented Sweden in the Eurovision 2011 Germany Dusseldorf Song Contest, after winning the national Swedish selection Melodifestivalen 2011 with his entry "Popular". He came in third position.

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