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Darin Biography

Last updated: 07/29/2010

In the beginning of 2005 Darin released his first record "The Anthem". The record went gold and his first single "Money for nothing" went straight up to number 1 on the radio chart for several months and sold platinum.

Media announced Darin to be the most media exposed person in Sweden during 2005. That year the name Darin was also the most cumulative name in Sweden.

The same year he released his 2nd record "Darin" which went platinum and provided him even more success than his debut album. The album included his number 1 gold selling single "Step up" and "Want ya!" which was the most played video on MTV during 2006. "Step up" stayed top 10 on the chart for 16 weeks.

In 2006 he won a Grammy, Rockbjorn, Nickelodeon Kids choice award and The Voice 06 Award in Sweden. He also won two NRJ Awards in Finland, one for best Nordic song.

In the end of 2006 Darin released his 3rd record "Break the News". It went straight to number 1 in the chart and went gold the first day.

Darin's music has influenced many artists and bands around all the world, in countries such as Germany, Japan, Russia and even in the UK where singer Leona Lewis decided to cover his ballad "Homeless".

In the end of 2008 he released his 4th record "Flashback" and the single "Breathing your love", which was a featuring with american singer Kat DeLuna and produced by RedOne. It sold gold the first week and ended up number 1 on both iTunes and the Digital List.

In 2009 Darin opened the first Idol finale with a cover of Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" and decided to release it the same day. His version had more success than the original in Sweden. It topped all the charts and sold gold a couple of weeks later.