E-Type (musician)

E-Type (musician)

Infobox musical artist

Name = E-Type
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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Bo Martin Erik Eriksson
Alias =
Born = birth date and age|1965|8|27
Died =
Origin = flagicon|Sweden Uppsala, Sweden
Instrument =
Genre = Eurodance
Occupation =
Years_active = 1991–present
Label = Stockholm Records
Associated_acts =
URL = [http://www.e-type.se/ Official website]
Current_members =
Past_members =

Bo "Martin" Erik "E-Type" Eriksson is a musician who was born in Uppsala, Sweden in 1965. His father is Bo ("Bosse") G. Eriksson, known from the science TV-show "Vetenskapens Värld" (World of Science). His mother's name is Elisabeth. He has one sibling, his sister Erika.


In his teens he moved to Bromma and now lives in the heart of Stockholm. His musical career started early: after having been a drummer for a metal group Hexenhaus he met up with Stakka Bo in 1991 with three singles as a result of the partnership: We Got The Atmosphere/The Dream in 1991 and Numania 1/Obey in 1992. This led to a work as DJ at Z-TV. His first solo single, "I'm Falling" was released in mid of 1993 but did poorly commercially.


E-Type's breakthrough came in 1994 with the collaboration with the Cheiron producers Denniz PoP, Max Martin, and Amadin on his debut album "Made In Sweden". A single from this album, "Set The World On Fire" reached gold status in Sweden, #1 on the Swedish dance chart, #2 on the Swedish sale chart, and #4 in Israel. Eventually four other singles were released from the album: the ballad "Do You Always (Have To Be Alone)" and "Russian Lullaby" (co-written by Jonas Berggren from Ace of Base). The album itself was released in November 1994 and made it up to No. 2 on the album-chart. All in all, over 100 000 copies were sold in Sweden and the album was listed for 26 weeks.

During 1996 E-Type and the producer-team spent their time working with the new album "The Explorer", which was released in Sweden on the 23rd of October. The album sold more than 20 000 copies. In occasion of the Euro 2000 E-Type recorded the official song of the event "Campione 2000"

In 2001, E-Type released his new single Life in November 12. The forthcoming album, entitled "Euro IV Ever", was postponed to the end of 2001. It was finally released in November, most of the tracks feature the voice of Na Na as female vocalist. E-Type gave a release-party on the 25th of November.

In 2004, Max Martin, Rami and E-type produced the album "Loud Pipes Save Lives", and released it on the 24th of March. At the beginning of April, Paradise reached #11 in Finland and entered the Finnish Dance chart at position #28.

On May 14 2007 he released a new single called "True Believer". There was also a new album in 2007, Eurotopia.

In the spring of 2008 he appeared in Melodifestivalen 2008 and perform the song "Line of Fire" together with the rock band The Poodles. They went on to the second chance heat, which was held in Kiruna on March 8 where they were beat out by Sibel.


The music of E-type followed the typical eurodance formula of synthesizer music built up to a dancefloor crescendo, accompanied by his own voice, and a chorus sung by a Nana Hedin. Nana provided vocals for more than half of all E-type songs. Much of E-type's success in the 1990s was built on Hedin's on-stage stand-in, dancer Dilnarin "Dee" Demirbag. Dee mimed to Nana Hedins voice.

Dee left the band in 2001, respectively, to pursue solo careers. However, Dee got back together with E-type in December 2006 for a concert in Russia. She is still touring with the band occasionally.Nana Hedins voice is last heard with E-type in the song Paradise in 2004.


E-Type's participated in the Swedish Dance Music Awards in March 1995. He won three awards: Best Song, Best Artist and Newcomer. In 1995, he released six singles in France. "This Is The Way" reached No. 15 on the Billboard Club Chart in the United States and No. 6 on the UK Club Chart. In 1999, E-Type has been nominated for a Swedish Grammy in the category 'Modern Dance', along with Dr. Bombay, Richi M and Black Moses.


*E-type's father, Bo G. Eriksson, was the host of a Swedish TV-program called Vetenskapens värld.
*The video for Angels Crying was based on the first Friday the 13th.
*Campione 2000 is played every time the English Premier League Side, Bolton Wanderers take to the field.



External links

*http://www.e-type.se/ - Official Web Site (in English)
*http://www.etype.dk/ - Official Danish Site
*http://www.etype.nl/ - Official Dutch Site
*http://www.e-type.ru/ - Unofficial Russian Site
* [http://eurokdj.free.fr/search/eurodb.php?name=E-type Eurodance Encyclopedia: E-Type]


* http://www.thelocal.se/6243/20070129/
* http://www.nanahedin.com/index3.html
* http://www.deesite.nl/home/index.html

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