Josefin Nilsson

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Josefin Nilsson
Birth name Monica Emma Josefin Nilsson
Born (1969-03-22)22 March 1969
När, Gotland, Sweden[1]
Died 29 February 2016(2016-02-29) (aged 46)
Själsö, Gotland, Sweden
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Associated acts Ainbusk

Monica Emma Josefin Nilsson, registered as Monica Emma Josefina Nilsson (22 March 1969 – 29 February 2016)[2] was a Swedish singer and actress.


Born in När, Gotland,[1] Josefin Nilsson was the daughter of revue artist and songwriter Allan Nilsson. Her older sister Marie Nilsson Lind is also a singer and a member of Ainbusk.

Her debut album titled Shapes was released on 23 March 1993. The music and lyrics were written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. Benny Andersson was also the producer of the album. In 2005 she competed at the Melodifestivalen (Swedish national selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest) with the song "Med hjärtats egna ord."

She also performed with Gotlandic pop/folk group Ainbusk.

An Estonian-language cover version of Josefin Nilsson's "Surprise, Surprise" was made in 1995. It was named "Sa muutsid kõik" and performed by Estonian pop singer Nancy.[3]

Nilsson died in her home in Gotland on 29 February 2016, a few weeks before her 47th birthday.[4]



  • Shapes (1993)


  • "Heaven and Hell" (1993)
  • "High Hopes and Heartaches"
  • "Where the Whales Have Ceased to Sing"
  • "Surprise, Surprise"
  • "Med hjärtats egna ord" (2005)
  • "Jag saknar dig ibland" (2008)


Year Title Role
1996 Juloratoriet
1997 Adam & Eva Eva
2000 Det blir aldrig som man tänkt sig Sophia
2002 Chess Svetlana


  1. ^ a b "Josefin Nilsson". IMDb. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  2. ^ Tersmeden, Carl Bruno (29 February 2016). "Josefin Nilsson är död" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Elmar's ABBA site" (in Estonian). Elmar Kivaste. Archived from the original on 27 June 2009. Retrieved 13 June 2010.
  4. ^ Amster, Harry/TT (29 February 2016). "Josefin Nilsson i Ainbusk är död". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 29 February 2016.

External links

  • Official website (in Swedish)
  • Josefin Nilsson on IMDb

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