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Daniel Lindström
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Lindström in 2009.
Background information
Birth name Daniel Lindström
Born (1978-01-30) 30 January 1978 (age 46)
Origin Umeå, Sweden
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Singing
Years active 2004–present
Labels Sony BMG (2004–2007)
LaLuff Records (2007–2009)

Daniel Lindström (born 30 January 1978) is a Swedish singer from Umeå who won the Swedish Idol 2004 contest against Darin Zanyar. His first single, "Coming True", sold double platinum, and his self-titled album, released in December 2004, topped the Swedish pop charts. The second album Nån slags verklighet (Some kind of reality) contains songs written in Swedish by the singer himself. His third album, D-Day, was released in January 2009. For a time, he lived with his wife and child in Solna, Sweden.

In October 2009, Lindström and other Idol contestants convened for a panel at CMJ in New York City, to discuss their experiences and the current state of music.

Idol 2004 performances

  • Semi-finals: Lately by Stevie Wonder
  • Top 11: Fast love by George Michael
  • Top 10: Crazy by Seal
  • Top 9: If You Don't Know Me By Now by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
  • Top 8: Sarah by Mauro Scocco
  • Top 7: That's The Way It Is by Celine Dion
  • Top 6: Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra
  • Top 5: License To Kill by Gladys Knight
  • Top 4: September by Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Top 4: Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel
  • Top 3: Lately by Stevie Wonder
  • Top 3: Glorious by Andreas Johnson
  • Grand Final: Coming True written by Jörgen Elofsson (Winning Song)
  • Grand Final: Virtual Insanity by Jamiroquai
  • Grand Final: Sarah by Mauro Scocco


Daniel Lindström discography
Studio albums 3
Singles 7
Music videos 5
B-sides 4
Tours 2

The following is a complete discography of every album and single released by Swedish Pop music artist Daniel Lindström.

Studio albums

Year Information Sweden Sales and Certifications
2004 Daniel Lindström
  • First studio album
  • Released: 9 December 2004
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Format: CD
Swedish sales: 53,000

IFPI: Platinum

2006 Nån slags verklighet
  • Second studio album
  • Released: 16 August 2006
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Format: CD
Swedish sales: 22,000

IFPI: Gold

2009 D-Day
  • Third studio album
  • Released: 29 January 2009
  • Label: LaLuff Records
  • Format: CD
Swedish sales: 3,000



Year Song Sweden
Certification Album
2004 "Coming True" 1 2xPlatinum (IFPI) Daniel Lindström
2005 "My Love Won't Let You Down" 10
2006 "Nån slags verklighet" 26 Nån slags verklighet
2008 "Saturday Night" D-Day
"Caught in that Feeling"
2012 "I Know Nothing" Non-album single

Songwriting in Asia

Lindstrom is a co-writer of “Let It Go” by Jacky Cheung on Cheung’s “Private Corner” album. His single release “Caught In That Feeling” was covered by Jason Dy, winner of The Voice of The Philippines, on Dy’s self-titled album “Jason Dy”.

Personal life

Lindström was in a relationship with future Eurovision winner Loreen between 2004 and 2006. The couple shared an apartment in Södermalm. He dedicated his first album after winning Idol to Loreen.

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