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Rough diamond...

Madleen Kane is a Swedish singer who started her artistic career not as a singer but as a Top Model at the age of 17, working in particular for the German magazine Burda Moden.

It was only at the age of 20 that she turned to song when she was spotted by the manager of Boona Music Productions. And it is the label Warner Bros which will allow her to release a first album "Rough diamond" in 1978, album with the nice success of esteem in particular thanks to the single of the same name.

But it is especially with the following album, "Cheri", which will be released a year later in 1979, that things will suddenly take height. Album which will produce several high caliber singles such as "Forbidden love", "Secret love affair" and other "You and I".

New album "Sounds of love" the following year in 1980, album which will see the singer stay in contact with the best mainly thanks to the title "Seek not".

The year 1981 saw the release of the album "Don't wanna lose you", album carried at arm's length by the single "You can", a title which remains to this day the singer's only title in the American Billboard Hot 100. Other singles taken from the album will also have a rather favorable fate, in particular "Playing for time" and "Fire in my heart".

New and last album "Cover girl" in 1985, album which will produce a last major hit for the singer with the title "I'm no angel".

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

  • C'est si bon 1978

  • Rough diamond 1978

  • Fever 1978

  • I want you, need you, love you 1979

  • Forbidden love 1979

  • You and I 1979

  • Secret love affair 1979

  • Chéri 1979

  • Cherchez pas 1980

  • Boogie talk 1980

  • You can 1981

  • Fire in my heart 1981

  • Playing for time 1982

  • On fire 1985

  • I'm no angel 1985


Clips :

1978 ... particularly glamorous beginnings. And who will above all reveal this atomic blonde in the eyes of the whole world, a pretty blonde who will make talk about her in the months and years that will follow ...

1978 ... after a first title to set the scene and make her known, she goes straight to pure Dance mode. A domain that will make her glory and her fortune ...

1978 ... daring to cover the cult title of Little Willie John dating from 1956 in Disco mode was a daring bet to say the least. A daring bet but a winning bet !

1979 ... a Disco business which will become its factory brand and which will bring her its greatest success. It is clear that she is particularly effective in this area, that's for sure !

1979 ... one could have imagined that this Scandinavian singer out of nowhere would pass like a shooting star in the musical landscape of the end of the 20th century. It was without counting on a more than obvious artistic talent ...

1979 ... especially since she is able to get out of her comfort zone to understand other musical fields. And she is far from being ridiculous in these cases too ...

1979 ... she continues to unroll quietly in Disco mode without worrying too much about the new trends emerging across the Channel. Regardless, given the dancing quality of this track, she can still make some like that !

1979 ... the last title of the decade. It remains to be seen how her second part of her career, that of the 80s, will unroll ...

1980 ... a transition to the 80s which is still done in Disco mode. Well, knowing that the year 1980 straddles 2 distinct musical trends, one Disco the other Funk, she can still afford it ...

1980 ... in the same vein. Be careful not to be left behind by the competition and especially newcomers and their cohort of new sounds ...

1981 ... that's it, she finally seems to have taken the measure of the necessary developments that she must put in place quickly. Hope it lasts ...

1981 ... the metamorphosis is confirmed. She will no longer produce a major hit but what she continues to offer largely holds up, it's clear

1982 ... a good job once again. The adaptation was quick and efficient, which keeps her afloat without too much difficulty. Great responsiveness !

1985 ... unfortunately, the adventure comes to an end despite all her efforts. A last year of activity which allows her anyway to show one last time what she is capable of

1985 ... a last quality title which shows that she will have been good until the end. The end of a busy adventure in terms of big caliber singles and which she has nothing to be ashamed of, far from it !


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