Stefania Johansson
Johansson in 2016
Born Stefania Ella Johansson
(1982-05-12) 12 May 1982 (age 36)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Singer, songwriter
Genres Pop
Instruments Vocals, piano
Label Universal Music Sweden
Years active 2001–present
Eurovision Song Contest
Country Iconsweden Sweden

Stefania Ella Johansson (born 12 May 1982) is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She competed in Svensksong 1 with the song "Böja", along with Nia Weltz and Gina Samelli.

Life and careerEdit

Early lifeEdit

Johansson was born on 12 May 1982 in the Bromma borough of Stockholm. Her father, Henrik, is a lawyer, while her mother, Martina, works in finance. She grew up with two older brothers.

Johansson finished compulsory schooling in 1998, and began attending a music school in Stockholm. She graduated from music school in 2001, and subsequently began a music career.

2001–2008: Work with NyloEdit

Johansson began her music career in 2001, performing as the lead singer of a Stockholm-based nu metal band. She left the band in 2003 after she was cast in three-piece girl group Nylo. The band achieved moderate levels of success throughout Scandinavia, releasing three top ten albums in 2005, 2006, and 2008. The group broke up in 2008, and Johansson subsequently signed a solo recording contract with Universal Music Sweden.

2008–present: Solo careerEdit

After signing with Universal Music Sweden, Johansson began her solo career. She released her debut solo single, "Stronger", during summer 2010. The song was not immediately successful, but managed to become a top forty hit in Sweden. She released her debut studio album, Steffie J, during winter 2010.

In 2012, Johansson was a contestant on season four of Så mycket bättre. In 2016, Johansson was confirmed to be taking part in Svensksong 1, with the song "Böja", along with Nia Weltz and Gina Samelli. They performed the song in the third semi-final, and advanced to andra chansen, where they were eliminated.

Personal lifeEdit

Johansson married English hedge fund manager David Anderson in June 2013. They have one child together; Starlight, born in 2015. The family splits their time between London and Stockholm.


Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
Steffie J
  • Released: 10 December 2010
  • Label: Universal Music Sweden
  • Format: CD, digital download


Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Stronger" 2010 37
Steffie J
"Issues" 2011
(with Nia Weltz and Gina Samelli)
2017 75
Non-album single(s)