Ask the Scandies: Where’s Whigfield?

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Where IS Whigfield?

Cast your mind back to 1994. So many momentous events occurred. Sweden joined the EU. Norway didn’t. Munch’s The Scream was stolen in Oslo, and in Stockholm, gay civil unions were legalised. Meanwhile, Denmark’s contribution to history that year was in the form of Sannie Charlotte Carlson, a singer from the small town of Skælskør.

YOUTUBE http://www.youtube.com/v/rTI8s0H31ys?fs=1&

For a while, Whigfield was the biggest star in the world (sort of).

She sold more records than Blur and Oasis. Combined. Dee-dee-na-na-na, Liam. Dee. Dee. Na. Na. Na.

Sadly – in Europe, at least, Whigfield’s star didn’t shine so brightly after Saturday night turned into Sunday morning. Another couple of singles didn’t do as well (a couple of number 7 singles these days means you’re in the musical dumper faster than you can say “Cheryl Cole is my mentor”). If you need a visual representation of Whigfield’s UK chart history, click here, but it isn’t comfortable viewing LINK http://www.theofficialcharts.com/artist/_/whigfield/ .

Happily, Whigfield was still big in South Africa. Triple-platinum big.

But then she vanished. So, where is Whigfield now?

She was spotted at London’s Gay Pride celebrations around 2002. “Hello London, I’m absolutely f****d!” she announced, before launching into Saturday Night.

But today, well, Whigfield doesn’t exist. This isn’t a sad tale, however. Sannie has left the rigours of chart scrutiny for the other side of the business, and is now writing music with the likes of Benny Benassi (he did that video with the models operating pneumatic drills. You know the one.) and lots of other Eurostars.

And she’s performing. Under the new name of Naan. As in the bread.

Naan. And she’s 40 years old.

Anyway, that’s Whigfield-Sannie-Naan. If you want to find out more, visit her fancy website at www.sanniecarlson.com LINK http://www.sanniecarlson.com/ (“It will take some seconds to load the website. Please be patient.”)

Post by Mr David Jørgensen

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