September Retains Top Spot in Sweden

CHART SPOTLIGHT. Née Petra Marklund, Swedish vocalist September has become one of the hottest acts on the scene following her participation in the national TV show Så mycket bättre. Built on a concept where seven artists perform each other’s songs, the show has become an instant hit on the TV 4 channel.

So successful that five tracks from the show currently charts in Sweden. September’s euro cover of Petter’s rap hit “Mikrofonkåt” retains the top spot for a second week. The original version only made it to No.53 in Sweden back in 1999, yet it was included on Petter’s No.1 album Bananrepubliken.

It’s the first Swedish No.1 hit ever for September who previously reached No.5 with “Can’t Get Over You” and “Until I Die” back in 2007. She debuted in 2003 with “La La La (Never Give It Up).”

Her next album Love CPR is scheduled for release some time in 2011 and the first single, “Resuscitate Me” bows at No.45 on this week’s Swedish singles tally. The track has been written and produced by boy band producers Cutfather, Wayne Hector and Jonas Jeberg. This is the first single (apart from “Mikrofonkåt”) from September since “Because I Love You (September Song)” from 2008, a track that earned her significant success in Eastern Europe.

September has even had Stateside success as “Satellites” made No.8 on the Billboard dance charts in 2005. This was repeated with the No.1 hit “Cry for You” (2006) and “Can’t Get Over You” (No.12 in 2007). September has also had three UK singles hits.

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