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Jessica Gällström
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Gällström in 2017
Born Jessica Carola Gällström
(1977-11-23) 23 November 1977 (age 40)
Östersund, Sweden
Occupation Singer, songwriter, dancer
Genres Folk
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Label Sony Music Sweden
Years active 1997–present
Eurovision Song Contest
Country Iconsweden Sweden

Jessica Carola Gällström (born 23 November 1977) is a Swedish singer, songwriter, and dancer. She competed in Svensksong 1 with the song "Hang On" along with Alex Ingel.

Life and careerEdit

Early lifeEdit

Gällström was born on 23 November 1977 in Östersund. Her parents, Tomas and Magdalena, both worked as teachers. She grew up with one older brother, and together they began writing songs and performing music.

Gällström began dancing when she was six years old. She graduated from compulsory schooling in 1994, and then moved to Stockholm to attend the Royal Swedish Ballet school. She graduated in 1997, and remained in Stockholm to pursue a career in dance.

1997–2005: Dance careerEdit

After graduating, Gällström began dancing at the Royal Swedish Ballet school as a career. She performed there for eight years, before retiring after she tore her ACL. Following the end of her dance career, Gällström decided to pursue a career as a folk singer.

2005–present: Music careerEdit

After beginning to pursue a career as a folk singer, Gällström was signed to Sony Music Sweden in 2008. She released her debut album, Vad du gör mot mig. She went on to release two other albums, in 2011 and 2015.

In 2016, Gällström was confirmed to be taking part in Svensksong 1, with the song "Hang On" along with Alex Ingel. They performed the song in the first semi-final, and was eliminated, placing fifth.

Personal lifeEdit

Gällström married Latvian ballet dancer Edmunds Lībietis in 2012. They have three children together; Lyle, born in 2013, and fraternal twins Isabella and Ariana, born in 2014. The family resides in Stockholm. Her and her husband also own and operate a dance studio in Stockholm, where they teach children ages three to eighteen.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
SWE
Vad du gör mot mig
  • Released: 9 May 2008
  • Label: Sony Music Sweden
  • Format: CD, digital download
23
Kom till mig
  • Released: 24 June 2011
  • Label: Sony Music Sweden
  • Format: CD, digital download
18
Supersonica
  • Released: 4 December 2015
  • Label: Sony Music Sweden
  • Format: CD, digital download
13

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
"Hang On"
(with Alex Ingel)
2017 79
Non-album single(s)