Noonie Bao

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Noonie Bao
Noonie Bao på Grammisgalan 2013.jpg
Noonie Bao at the 2013 Grammis in Stockholm
Background information
Birth name Jonnali Mikaela Parmenius
Born (1987-08-09) 9 August 1987 (age 31)
Stockholm, Sweden
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2008–present
Associated acts

Jonnali Mikaela Parmenius (born 9 August 1987), better known by the stage name Noonie Bao, is a Swedish singer, songwriter and record producer. She has written songs for artists such as Katy Perry, Charli XCX, Camila Cabello, Zedd, Avicii, Kygo, David Guetta, Clean Bandit, Alesso and Carly Rae Jepsen.

Early life

Parmenius was born in Stockholm, Sweden.[1] She started singing at an early age, inspired by her musical parents, and performed in choir productions as a child.[1] At the age of 12, she began to write her own songs, but at first, she did so in secret because she was embarrassed and uncomfortable singing about feelings.[2] She attended a music school, where she was called a "black sheep". At the age of 15, a friend gave her the nickname Noonie Bao because of her appearance.[1][3]

She briefly attended the Royal College of Music, Stockholm,[1] but left and went to live with a friend in St. Gallen, Switzerland.[4][5][6] She began to take a singing class and recorded her own songs in a friend's attic, which was her first contact with song production.[5] Later, she worked in a recording studio in Paris.[4]


After two years abroad, Noonie Bao returned to her hometown of Stockholm, where she signed a contract with the label EMI as a songwriter.[4][7] She also founded a music label called 2many Freckles.[8] Under this label, she wrote and produced songs for Adiam Dymott, Clean Bandit, Frederic Sioen, and Tove Styrke.[9][10] Bao produced several songs on Tove Styrke's 2010 self-titled album, which spent 35 weeks on the Swedish charts and peaked at number 10.[11] In 2011, the Belgian band Das Pop became aware of a song by Noonie Bao and asked her to sing backing vocals on the song "Fair Weather Friends" from their album The Game.[12][13] Bao later went on tour with the band in Belgium and Europe.[12]

In January 2012, Bao released her debut single "About to Tell".[14] In October, she released her debut album I Am Noonie Bao, which incorporates indie pop and folk musical styles.[3][9] In late 2012, she went on tour in Sweden.[15] In 2013, she was nominated for a Grammis award in the category of Best New Artist, but lost to Icona Pop.[16] Bao later had success as a songwriter and featured singer for Avicii and Nicky Romero's song "I Could Be the One".[17]

In 2014, Noonie Bao co-wrote the single "Doing It" from Charli XCX's album Sucker, which peaked at number eight on the UK singles chart,[18] as well as contributing to three other tracks on the album. The two have continued to work together, including the majority of XCX's 2016 Vroom Vroom EP and three tracks from XCX's mixtape Number 1 Angel.[19]

In 2015, Bao released the single "I'm in Love" on Soundcloud and YouTube. In November 2015, she released her first extended play Noonia, which made a transition into more pop-based production than had initially appeared on her debut album. Continuing with this sound, Bao released the Burns-produced single "Reminds Me" in April 2016.


Studio albums

Title Details
I Am Noonie Bao[20][21]
  • Released: 31 October 2012
  • Label: 2many Freckles
  • Formats: Digital download, CD

Extended plays

Title Details
Noonia EP[22]
  • Released: 13 November 2015
  • Label: 2many Freckles • Universal
  • Formats: Digital download


As lead artist

Title Year Album
"About to Tell" 2012 I Am Noonie Bao
"Do You Still Care?"
"Bodywork Lover"
"The Game" 2013
"I'm in Love" 2015 Noonia
"Criminal Love"
"Reminds Me"[23] 2016 TBA
"Sorry Not Sorry"[24]

As featured artist

List of singles which feature Noonie Bao as a vocalist and songwriter
Title Year Album
"Do This Thing"
(Blänk featuring Noonie Bao)
2012 Áurinko Rising Again
"M1 Stinger"
(Don Diablo featuring Noonie Bao)
M1 Stinger EP
"I Could Be the One"
(Avicii and Nicky Romero featuring Noonie Bao)
Non-album singles
"Starlight (Could You Be Mine?)"
(Don Diablo and Matt Nash featuring Noonie Bao)
"Sunshine Stereo"
(The Kenneth Bager Experience featuring Noonie Bao)
Follow the Beat
"Dust Clears"
(Clean Bandit featuring Noonie Bao)
New Eyes
(Coucheron featuring Noonie Bao)
2015 Playground
"All This Love"
(Alesso featuring Noonie Bao)
(EASYFUN featuring Noonie Bao)
2016 PC Music, Volume 2

Guest appearances

List of non-single appearances which feature Noonie Bao as a vocalist and songwriter
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Prison Break" 2008 Kocky Stadium Status
"Just Another Song" 2012 Sebjak Non-album song
"Rihanna" 2013 Clean Bandit New Eyes
"Always on the Run" Avicii True
"I Wish I Could Be Happy" 2014 The Kenneth Bager Experience Follow the Beat
"All This Love" 2015 Alesso Forever
"Let You Down" iSHi Spring Pieces
"City Lights" Avicii Stories
"Alone"[25] 2016 Alan Walker Non-album song

Songwriting credits

Title Year Artist(s) Album Credits Written with
"Prison Break" 2008 Kocky Stadium Status Co-writer David Åström, Patrik Berggren
"Chaos" 2010 Tove Styrke Tove Styrke Tove Styrke
"Four Elements" Tove Styrke
"Do This Thing"
(featuring Noonie Bao)
2012 Blänk Áurinko Rising Again Featured artist/Co-writer Klas Granström, Lina Öhman, Peter Morén, Simon Trabelsi, Björn Yttling, John Eriksson
"M1 Stinger"
(featuring Noonie Bao)
Don Diablo M1 Stinger EP Don Schipper, Måns Wredenberg, Linus Wiklund, Gordon Sumner
"I Could Be the One"
(vs. Nicky Romero)
Avicii Non-album single Co-writer Timothy Bergling, Nicholas Gotum, Arash Pournouri, Måns Wredenberg, Linus Wiklund
"Sunshine Stereo"
(featuring Damon C. Scott)
2013 The Kenneth Bager Experience Follow the Beat Kenneth Bager, Thomas Schulz
"Starlight (Could You Be Mine)"
(with Matt Nash)
Don Diablo Non-album single Don Schipper, Matthew Nash, Dave Silcox, Måns Wredenberg, Linus Wiklund
(featuring Sirena)
Galavant Alexander Almonte
"Always on the Run" Avicii True Timothy Bergling, Arash Pournouri, Måns Wredenberg, Linus Wiklund
"Until the End"
(featuring Foxes)
Sub Focus Torus Nicholas Douwmba, Måns Wredenberg, Louisa Rose Allen
(featuring Noonie Bao)
2014 Clean Bandit New Eyes Featured artist/Co-writer Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto
(featuring Damon C. Scott)
The Kenneth Bager Experience Follow the Beat Co-writer Kenneth Bager, Linus Wiklund, Thomas Barrett Jr.
"Follow the Beat" Kenneth Bager, Thomas Schulz, Linus Wiklund, Neil Ormandy
"What's My Name"
(featuring Sofie Gråbøl)
Kenneth Bager, Thomas Schulz
"I Wish I Could Be Happy" Kenneth Bager, Thomas Schulz
"Stuck in a Lie"
(featuring Damon C. Scott)
Kenneth Bager, Thomas Schulz, Linus Wiklund, Ayah Marar, Bernard Hermann, Dawn Joseph, Jacob Emtatsom
"Games for Girls"
(with Lindstrøm)
Say Lou Lou Lucid Dreaming Elektra Kilbey-Jansson, Miranda Kilbey-Jansson, Hans-Peter Lindstrøm, Jakob Emtestam
"Wait" Sharks Non-album single Susanna Friberg, Sophia Englund, Johan Sigerud, Jimmy "Svidden" Koitzsh, Linus Eklow, Karl Sandberg, Joakim Jarl, Marcus Grindeback
"Midnight Train" Union J You Got It All Eric Frederic, Thomas Peyton, John Ryan II, Andreas Schuller, Joseph Spargur
"Breaking Up" Charli XCX Sucker Charlotte Aitchison, Patrik Berger, Markus Krunegård
"Doing It"
(solo / featuring Rita Ora)
Charlotte Aitchison, Ariel Rechtshaid, Jarrad Rogers, Matthew Burns
"Die Tonight" Charlotte Aitchison, Patrik Perger, Markus Krunegård, Pontus Winnberg, Rostam Batmanglij, Andrew Wyatt
"Need Ur Luv" Charlotte Aitchison, Rostam Batmanglij, Andrew Wyatt
"All This Love"
(featuring Noonie Bao)
2015 Alesso Forever Featured artist/Co-writer Alessandro Lindblad, Linus Wiklund
"Run Away with Me" Carly Rae Jepsen Emotion Co-writer Carly Rae Jepsen, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson, Karl Schuster, Oscar Holter
"Ruby" Coucheron Playground Sebastian Teigen
"City Lights" Avicii Stories Timothy Bergling, Arash Pournouri, Oskar Jonas Wallin
"Northern Lights" Elias Warcry EP Elias Sahlin, Patrik Berggren, Andreas Soderlund
"Hand in the Fire"
(featuring Charli XCX)
Mr. Oizo Hand in the Fire Quentin Dupieux, Charlotte Aitchison, Amanda Lucille Warner, Andrew Wyatt, Rostam Batmanglij
"Vroom Vroom" 2016 Charli XCX Vroom Vroom EP Charlotte Aitchison, Sophie Xeon, Amanda Lucille Warner
(featuring Hannah Diamond)
Charlotte Aitchison, Alexander Guy Cook, Sophie Xeon, Martin Stilling
"Trophy" Charlotte Aitchison, Sophie Xeon, Amanda Lucille Warner, Patrik Berger
"Got Me Started" Tini Tini Daniel Traynor, Jason Evigan
"Final Song" Non-album single Karen Marie Ørsted, Uzoechi Emenike
"Drum" Karen Marie Ørsted, Charlotte Aitchison, Michael Tucker
"Alone" Alan Walker Alan Walker, Anders Froen, Jesper Borgen, Gunnar Greve
(with Alessia Cara)
2017 Zedd TBA Anton Zaslavski, Alessia Caracciolo, Linus Wiklund, Sarah Aarons, Anders Froen
"Blame It On U" Charli XCX Number 1 Angel Charlotte Aitchison, Alexander Guy Cook
"White Roses" Charlotte Aitchison, Alexander Guy Cook
"Save as Draft" Katy Perry Witness Katheryn Hudson, Dijon McFarlane, Nicholas Audino, Lewis Hughes, Elof Loelv
(featuring Quavo)
Camila Cabello Non-album single Karla Estrabao, Charlotte Aitchison, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Alexandra Yatchenko, Quavious Marshall
(featuring Sasha Sloan)
Odesza A Moment Apart Clayton Knight, Harrison Mills, Alexandra Yatchenko, Alexandra Cheatle
(with French Montana)
Alma Non-album single Alma-Sofia Miettinen, Charlotte Aitchison, Charlie Handsome, Alexandra Yatchenko
"This Town"
(featuring Sasha Sloan)
Kygo Stargazing EP Kyrre Gorvell-Dahll, Alexandra Yatchenko
"Cry Baby" Demi Lovato Tell Me You Love Me Demetria Lovato, Taylor Parks, Chloe Angelides, Jamie Sanderson, Kevin Hissink
"Sexy Dirty Money"
(with Afrojack featuring Charli XCX
& French Montana)
David Guetta Non-album single Pierre Guetta, Nicholas van der Wall, Charlotte Aitchison, Alexander Guy Cook, Karim Kharbouch
"Track 10" Charli XCX Pop 2 Charlotte Aitchison, Alexander Guy Cook, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Alexandra Yatchenko
(featuring Future & Kiiara)
Ty Dolla Sign Bright: OST Tyrone Griffin Jr., Jeremy "JMIKE" Coleman, Linus Wiklund, Nayvadius Wilburn, Kiara Saulters
"Never Be the Same" 2018 Camila Cabello Camila Karla Estrabao, Adam Feeney, Leo Rami Dawod, Jacob Ludwig Olofsson. Alexandra Yatchenko
(with Ally Brooke)
Topic TBA Matthew Radosevich, Alexandra Yatchenko
"Fall" Sasha Sloan Sad Girl EP Alexandra Yatchenko, Linus Wiklund
"Faded Love"
(featuring Future)
Tinashe Joyride Tinashe Kachingwe, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Alexandra Yatchenko, Nayvadius Wilburn
"Dance for Me"
(featuring )
Alma Heavy Rules Mixtape Alma-Sofia Miettinen, Andreas Schuller, Charlotte Aitchison, Karen Marie Ørsted, Larus Orn Arnarson
"Dance to This"
(featuring Ariana Grande)
Troye Sivan Bloom Troye Mellet, Brett McLaughlin, Oscar Holter
"Be Right Here"
(with Stargate featuring GOLDN)
Kungs TBA Valentin Brunel, Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Hermansen, Robert "Throttle" Bergin, Charlotte Aitchison, Karla Estrabao, Alexandra Yatchenko
"Happy Now"
(with Elley Duhé)
Zedd Anton Zaslavski, Linus Wiklund, Sarah Aarons
"Don't Leave Me Alone"
(featuring Anne-Marie)
David Guetta 7 Pierre Guetta, Linus Wiklund, Sarah Aarons
"Imaginary Friend" Forever Neverland Karen Marie Ørsted, Carlos Montagnese, William Walsh
"Let You Love Me" Rita Ora Phoenix Rita Ora, Frederik Gibson, Finn Keane, Linus Wiklund, Ilsey Juber
(with Troye Sivan)
Charli XCX TBA Charlotte Aitchison, Troye Mellet, Brett McLaughlin, Oscar Holter
"New Look" Rita Ora Phoenix Ilsey Juber, Jordan Suecof
(featuring Rita Ora & Kyle)
Clean Bandit What Is Love? Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto, Linus Wiklund, Ilsey Juber, Kyle Harvey
"24 Hours"
(featuring Yasmin Green)
Jack Patterson, John Ryan II, Julian Bunetta

Awards and nominations

Year Organization Award Result
2013 Grammis Best New Artist Nominated
2017 Swedish Music Publishers Award Songwriter of the year[26] Won
2017 Swedish Music Publishers Award International Success[26] Won
2018 Grammis Songwriter of the year[27] Won


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  18. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100 - Official Charts Company".
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  23. ^ "Reminds me - Single by Noonie Bao on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  24. ^ "Sorry Not Sorry - Single by Noonie Bao on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-03-23.
  25. ^ "Se Alan Walkers Ulriken-video her. Nå skal den ut til hele verden".
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  27. ^ "Grammis 2018 - Winners". (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-12-22.

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