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Di Leva

Growing up in the medium-sized town of Gävle, Thomas Magnusson took on his mother's maiden name, Di Leva, thus creating one of Sweden's most peculiar stage personalities. Mixing an extremely flowery and theatrical stage show with smart and inventive pop, Di Leva soon won the hearts of critics. Musically, he borrowed airy synthesized harmonies from new age music, lyrical skill from singer/songwriters, and effective choruses from mainstream pop. But his new age-inspired message of kindness and universal love also spurred negative reactions, from people dismissing him as silly or fake to actual fights at concerts. Conservative religious groups also had a hard time accepting lyrics like "Everyone is Jesus". At the end of the '90s, his first ...

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Lisa Miskovsky

Lisa Miskovsky (born March 9, 1975 in Obbola near Umeå) is a Swedish musician.

Lisa Miskovsky quickly placed herself on the Swedish rock music charts with her debut album Lisa Miskovsky and single Driving one of your cars with Swedish releases in 2001. Following this release, she received two Swedish Rock Bear awards; one for Best Swedish Newcomer, and the other for Best Swedish Female Artist of the Year.

She followed up her musical success forcefully with the album Fallingwater, released in 2003, quickly climbing to the very number one spots of Swedish pop charts, even reaching platinum sales. The album's success came greatly from two of its songs Lady Stardust and Sing To Me which both became hits.

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