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Thursday, 26 January 2012

Salem joins The Voice Sverige!

"The Voice" is the world's fastest growing TV format, and of course there is now a Swedish version - The Voice Sverige. The big news is that from this week, Salem is joining the show for four weeks as assistant coach to Petter. Don't miss the show tomorrow night on TV4 at 20:00!

Unfortunately, those of us living outside Sweden aren't allowed to watch the show oon TV4's website :(

Monday, 23 January 2012

The P3 Guld Medley!

I meant to post this last night....I've watched it so many times since yesterday. Totally love it. Here is Salem's medley of previous 'best song' P3 Guld winners:


By the way, the P3 Guld show is available to watch until 22 February at SVT Play: http://svtplay.se/t/104018/p3_guld_2012 Of course, Salem's medley (44 minutes into the broadcast) is the best part of the show!!

There is also a video interview with Salem at this link: http://www.zeromagazine.nu/art.asp?id=330

Thursday, 19 January 2012

P3 Guld promo interviews



A new promotional interview with Salem has appeared in the Swedish media.
http://www.expressen.se/noje/musik/1.2683386/salem-al-fakir-alltid-onskat-mig-priset

As we all know, Salem will present the P3 Guldgalan this coming Saturday in Gothenburg. Despite being previously nominated, Salem has never won anything at the P3 Guld awards - but said in the interview that he always wanted to win the award (known as the "Guldmicken") for the year's best live artist. Salem describes the P3 Guld awards as a very special event because of the connection between the radio listeners and the awards, and he feels at home there.

Salem also reveals in the interview that we're going to have to wait a bit longer for a new solo album - after working very hard over recent years and releasing three albums in four years, Salem took a long awaited break in 2011: "...I went from working 150 percent to 80-90%, but I found a great many fun collaborations over the last year.". Which included his book written with Pontus De Wolfe of course. The interview states that Salem will take time to figure out the next step in his career...

Meanwhile there's another interview over at Gaffa.se: http://gaffa.se/nyhet/56541

Salem talks about dogs, and breakfast, and his busy schedule in December and January. Salem also says that becoming a presenter is a new thing for him but he now feels confident to speak rather than play. "....It will be interesting, it's going to be exciting, it's a new experience."

I'm sure this will be a very successful experience for you Salem, and that you will be able to add "presenter" to your list of many talents. Good luck for Saturday night!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Salem on P3s Musikguiden today

Salem was the special guest on "Musikguiden i P3" today. If you missed it you can listen again at http://sverigesradio.se/sida/default.aspx?programid=4067&play=3708919&playtype=S%C3%A4ndning

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Some new P3 Guld promo pics...

Here are some new press promo photos of Salem (and Otis of course) by Mattias Ahlm for Sveriges Radio. Go to http://sverigesradio.se/press/bilder/Guldet2012/index.htm to see some more!

It won't be long now until the big night - don't forget to tune into P3 next Saturday at 20:00 Swedish time, and the show will be broadcast on SVT1 at 21:00. It's sure to be a great show featuring some of the best in Swedish music and of course it will be presented by our most favourite Swedish artist.




Salem looks wonderful in that suit, doesn't he! He may not have won this year's best dressed man at the Ellegalan (Jason 'Timbuktu' Diakité did), but here on Planet Salem he will always be our best-dressed man!!

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2012 on Planet Salem! I'd like to wish a very happy new year to you all - and of course especially to you Salem, I hope you bring us some new solo material this year :)

In the meantime the year starts off with a song featuring Salem in the top 10 of a very influential U.S. music website. The Hype Machine compiles a chart of the most popular songs which have been written about on worldwide music blogs. This week, "Silhouettes" by Avicii - featuring Salem of course - is at no. 4 in their chart. More information at http://hypem.com/popular

I'd love to see this song getting a full international release eventually. Avicii is massively popular at the moment, "Levels" is a huge success and made the top 5 in the UK singles chart recently, so this could be the perfect way for Salem to finally get his big international breakthrough!