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Jón Jósep Snæbjörnsson

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Jón Jósep Snæbjörnsson or Jónsi (born June 1, 1977) is an Icelandic singer and member of the band Í Svörtum Fötum (“In black clothing”). He participated on behalf of Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 Istanbul - Turkey with a song called Heaven and finished 19th. He has also competed at Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2007, which is a television show to pick Iceland’s song for the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Segðu Mér.

Jónsi is the nickname of Jón Jósep Snæbjörnsson, one of the most popular Icelandic male singers according to 2004 public vote. He was born on June 1, 1977 in Akureyri in the northern part of Iceland. Having been singing ever since he can remember, Jón Jósep moved to Reykjavík in 1997 and decided to try for a career in music. He soon got several opportunities as a singer and in 1998 he joined a group of friends who had formed a band and were looking for a singer. The band was named Í Svörtum Fötum (Dressed in Black) and they debuted on January 1, 1999, dressed in black suits, white shirts, wearing black ties. After releasing the single “Nakinn” (“Naked”) in spring 2001 they earned national recognition when the song reached number two on the Icelandic Chart.

The band landed a four album agreement with Skifan Records in September 2001 and started preparations for their second album. The band has been known for their active live performances and for busy tour schedules. During summer 2002 they worked on finishing their second album Í Svörtum Fötum, a gold selling album that got good reviews.

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  • rionhunter

    I'm guessing this was filled out by actual Jón Jósep Snæbjörnsson, or his agent.

    7 Dec 2010 Reply

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