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The Mamas & the Papas

The Mamas
Lamotte, Haynes and Yonas Manna at a Melodifestivalen press conference in 2020.
Lamotte, Haynes and Yonas Manna at a Melodifestivalen press conference in 2020.
Background information
OriginSweden and United States
Genres
2019-present
LabelsUniversal Music Sweden
John Lundvik
Members
  • Paris Renita

The Mamas are a Swedish-American soul and gospel group. Their single "Move" reached number one in Sweden in March 2020.

Career

The group consists of Ashley Haynes (born 19 January 1987 in Washington, D.C.),[1]Loulou Lamotte (born 16 April 1981 in Malmö)[2] and Dinah Yonas Manna (born 5 September 1981 in Stockholm).[1] Founding member Paris Renita left the group in 2019.[3]

As a four-piece, the group provided backing vocals for John Lundvik's Melodifestivalen 2019 entry "Too Late for Love".[4] Lundvik went on to win the competition and got to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 held in Tel Aviv, Israel, with the Mamas continuing to provide backing vocals.[5] The song finished 5th in the grand final on 18 May 2019.[6]

In late 2019, it was announced that the Mamas (without Paris Renita) would take part in Melodifestivalen in 2020, this time in their own right with their entry "Move".[7] They performed in the first heat on 1 February 2020 in Linköping, and qualified directly for the final that took place on 7 March 2020 in the Friends Arena in Stockholm.[8]

The Mamas went on to win Melodifestivalen 2020 with a total of 137 points, meaning they would represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 held in Rotterdam, Netherlands.[9][10] The contest was cancelled in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[11]

They will participate in Melodifestivalen 2021.[12]

Discography

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart positions
SWE
[13]
Tomorrow Is Waiting
  • Released: 25 September 2020[14]
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
  • Label: Universal Music
--
All I Want for December
  • Released: 21 November 2020[15]
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
  • Label: Universal Music
19
[16]
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Certification Album
SWE
[13]
SCO
[17]
UK
Down.

[18]
"When You Wish Upon a Star"[19] 2019 --[A] -- -- We Love Disney
"Move" 2020 1 52 55 Non-album single
"Let It Be"[22] -- -- -- Tomorrow Is Waiting
"Touch the Sky"[23] -- -- --
"A Christmas Night to Remember"[24] 88
[25]
-- -- All I Want for December
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
Heat.

[20]
"Shine a Light" 2020 7 All I Want for December

Notes

  1. ^ "When You Wish Upon a Star" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number five on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[20]

References

  1. ^ a b "The Mamas: Vi flyger fortfarande". Sydsvenskan. Archived from the original on 2 February 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "LouLou Lamotte". Discogs. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "The Mamas". Universal Music Sweden (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 25 January 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Eriksson, Anna Karolina (16 May 2019). "Här är kvinnorna bakom John Lundvik". Göteborgs Posten (in Swedish).
  5. ^ Swedens John Lundvik storms into Eurovision final Archived 25 December 2019 at the Wayback Machine The Local Retrieved 2 February 2020
  6. ^ "Miss i Eurovision - Sverige kom femma". 22 May 2019. Retrieved 2020 – via Sveriges Radio.
  7. ^ "Här är artisterna som tävlar i Melodifestivalen 2020". SVT Nyheter (in Swedish). 26 November 2019. Archived from the original on 1 February 2020.
  8. ^ Robin Bengtsson and The Mamas to Melodifestivalen final Archived 2 February 2020 at the Wayback Machine eurovision.tv Retrieved 2 February 2020
  9. ^ "Sweden: The Mamas win Melodifestivalen 2020 with "Move"". wiwibloggs. 7 March 2020. Archived from the original on 15 March 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ Thornéus, Ebba; Demirian, Natalie; Ek, Torbjörn (7 March 2020). "The Mamas vinner Melodifestivalen 2020". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 8 March 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ Emanuelsson, Felicia; Lindstedt, Moa (18 March 2020). "Eurovision Song Contest 2020 ställs in". Expressen (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 18 March 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ "LISTA: De tävlar i Melodifestivalen 2021". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ a b "Discography The Mamas". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2020.
  14. ^ "Tomorrow is Waiting (EP)". Apple Music. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ "All I Want for December (EP)". Apple Music. Retrieved 2020.
  16. ^ "Veckolista Album, vecka 52". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 2020.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 7 June 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  18. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 1 June 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  19. ^ "When You Wish Upon a Star (DD)". Apple Music. Retrieved 2020.
  20. ^ a b "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 52". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 2020.
  21. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 19" (Scroll down to number 84 on the chart). Sverigetopplistan. Archived from the original on 3 June 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  22. ^ "Let It Be by The Mamas". Spotify. Retrieved 2020.
  23. ^ "Let it Be (DD)". Apple Music. Retrieved 2020.
  24. ^ "A Christmas Night to Remember by The mamas". Apple Music. 13 November 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  25. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 52". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 2020.

External links

Media related to The Mamas at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
John Lundvik
with "Too Late for Love"
Melodifestivalen winner
2020
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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