Sannie Carlson (best know as Whigfield) is the name of a lady with Danish origins who decided to make her mark in pop music history by selling a few million singles worldwide and gaining a place in the world famous ‘Guinness Book of Records’ with a song called ‘Saturday Night’.
She was the first artist to go straight to number one in the UK singles chart with a debut single. The record went onto to be No.1 in no fewer than 8 countries around the world, this is pop pedigree in anyone’s book!
Her discography is extremely impressive and includes numerous global pop hits and an artistic career spanning over a decade, which for a female pop-dance artist is extremely rare. After many years on stage Sannie decided to concentrate on the other side of the music industry, writing & composing for other artists in the business, collaborating with well established artists such as Benny Benassi among others.
She’s now back on tour around the world.
In 1994 she gained a place in the Guinnes Book of Records with the song “Saturday Night” as the first artist to go straight to number one in the UK singles chart with a debut single, selling over a million copies.
“Saturday Night” was the second biggest selling single in UK in 1994 behind “Love is all around” by Wet Wet Wet. In that same year, “Saturday Night” went number 1 in Spain for 11 consecutive weeks, number 1 in the Eurochart Hot 100, Germany and Italy as well as in numerous other territories, Platinum in Germany and UK, Gold in Canada and Scandinavia. The song famously had its own dance routine created by the public.
The following single “Another Day” and “Think of you” went Top 10 in UK and in various other Countries, while “Sexy Eyes” #1 in Australia (Platinum) and Top 20 in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
The first album “Whigfield 1” went Gold in Canada, Philippines, India and Platinum in South Africa.