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Velvet

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There are multiple artists called Velvet:

1) Velvet, born Jenny Petterson, moved from Helsingborg to Stockholm in 1993 to study ballet at Balettakademien. Alongside her studies, Jenny worked at Wallmans cabaret where she discovered that singing was really what she wanted to do. This was followed by eight years of touring as a choir singer and dancer for a host of major artists including Carola, Lena PH, Markoolio, Sanne Salomonsen, Orup, Meat Loaf, Martin Stenmark and Jessica Folcker.

Jenny was also part of the house choir for the Swedish Eurovision organisation for five years, and travelled to the various Eurovision Song Contests around Europe.

Velvet was discovered in 2005 and released her first single, Rock Down To (Electric Avenue), which was a big hit both in Sweden and internationally. The single, which is still frequently played on Sweden’s dance floors, was Number One in the Swedish Dance Chart for 22 weeks. Her follow-up, Don’t Stop Movin’ was just as big a hit and was followed by a tour.

In 2006, Velvet entered the Swedish Eurovision selection, Melodifestivalen, with Mi Amore. The song rapidly became a people’s favourite and, like her earlier singles, it was also a hit in large parts of the world. Mi Amore became song of the year in Bulgaria in 2006, and still tops the charts in countries such as Poland, Russia, Hungary, Greece and Italy.

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