Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My thoughts about the next UK single..

I thought i would share my thoughts about the whole 2nd single in the UK thing. Me myself, like everyone else assumed that "On And On" would be the next single, already when "Release Me" was released (Even Agnes sad so, in "the beginning").
It felt like the obvious choiche.
But now someone at AATW (All Around The world) says that the 2nd single has not been choosen yet and that it won´t be "On And On". And that´s because they feel that it´s to "euro" and wouldn´t work in the UK. There are some rumours that there are som brand new songs in the process of choosing the next single. And if thats the case, i´m thrilled. Though, in my opinion i think "On And On" is pure perfection, even if it´s a bit "euro".
What everyone wants now is of course that the follow-up single also will be a succes like "Release Me", and that Agnes won´t be one of those "One Hit Wonders". So i´m happy that they aren´t taking this so easy, and that they really consider every possibility. They live and work in the UK so i suppose they knows what works, and what donsen´t.
The UK is a super-mega-extra-big musicmarket, and Agnes´ beginning there has been fantastic, Agnes could become one of the biggest stars over there if she gets another smash hit. And as Agnes herself has sad; If you make it in the UK you make it everywhere (well something like that).
So i suppose there´s 3 options they are considering; "On And On", another song on DLP (Love Me Senseless, Love Love Love, Big Blue wall?) or a brand new song. What i can understand "On And On" is not going to be the next single, and another DLP song wouldn´t be my guess, so i think it´s a big chance that we will get a new song from Agnes, if the "rumours" are true.. Hopefully they will release the next single in september/october as they have said, to wait any longer would just be stupid.
For now we´ll just have to wait and see!

Quotes from Steve (working at AATW):

"Second single hasn't been chosen yet, it may be this (On And On) or one of a few new tracks."

"No they haven't. (Radio and TV) They've been told there will be a second single late September/early October. You, or whoever you got the story from may have presumed it's On and On, but it's not."

"There were some initial discussions between the label and pluggers about the possibility of doing a UK edit, but that never panned out. It became fairly clear early in the process that On & On, despite it being a great track, wouldn't work in the UK, it's too Euro."

"- your stories dated 15th of July, the process of working on other tracks had been under way for a few weeks by then"

"most of what is going on is at this stage rather dull, laborious and not news worthy"

Another Quote: "The next single is superb. You will be thrilled with it when you hear it."

Another Quote: "Anders and Agnes have been working on new tracks for a while"

Confusing or what?! What do you guys think? Let me know!

Monday, July 27, 2009

UK: Sales figures

This past week "Release Me" sold 15.166 copies in the UK, wich makes the total sales 290.857 copies! It should climb over 300.000 copies this week. And then it´s "only" 100.000 copies left until a gold certificate. "Release Me" is the #20 most sold single in the UK so far this year, wow!

Thanks to "Artisan" for the info!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Support Agnes!

Always when i listen to Agnes´ music, I feel like I want to give something back to her. And actually I, myself and all you fans out there can do that in a very easy way. Vote on her and her songs! That makes her songs climb the charts, wich means more airplay and more sold songs. And in return we get more great music from her! 8th of August Agnes will compete in "Sopot Hit Festival" in Poland, with "Release Me", wich just has been released in Poland. It´s climbing the charts, but we can help it climb even higher, and most important, to give it more airplay before the contest in August.
The 2 biggest radiostations in Poland have Agnes - Release Me on their charts, wich you can vote on every day:

Radio Zet - Agnes/RM at 7 right now, you can vote 5 times every day, just press "glosuj" next to Agnes/RM.

RMF - Agnes/RM is at 13 right now, you can vote 1 time every day.

You can also vote on these charts:

Israel - Agnes/RM at 6 right now. Click on the first link then click again choose 5 songs and click on the left button, then you write in your name, phone number and address then click on the left button again. You can vote everyday.

Luxembourg - Agnes/RM at 23 right now. Foll out the blank space next to Agnes/RM and write your name and email, then click on "Stemmen".

The Netherlands - Give Agnes/RM a green thumbs up to the right.

UK - Vote on Agnes/RM every day, at 4 right now.

France - Give Agnes/RM a green thumbs up.

Portugal - Down in the blank space, write: "Agnes -Release Me" then click on "Enviar".

Belgium
- Vote on "Release Me" every day.

Come on now everybody, let´s give Agnes the support she deserves!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Chartnews

Danish Hitlist
Tracklist: Relase Me 22 (31) /22/
Bitlist: Release Me 19 (15) /16/
Radio Airplay: Release Me 5 (5) /16/

Belgium Hitlist
Single top50 (Flanders): Release Me 24 (26) /16/
Single top40 (Wallonia): Release Me 11 (10) /11/
Top 40: Release Me 10 (8) /14/

Netherland Hitlist
Single top100: Release Me 18 (15) /8/
Download top50: Release Me 10 (12) /6/
Top 40: Release Me 18 (18) /5/

Poland Hitlist
Single top50: Release Me 41 (47) /2/
Airplay top100: Release Me 9 (10) /5/

Ireland Hitlist
Single top50: Release Me 15 (11) /9/

UK Hitlist
Single top75: Release Me 14 (9) /8/

Latvia Hitlist
Airplay top50: Release Me - (34) /8/ -Out

Estonia Hitlist
Top40: Release Me 4 (6) /5/

Hungary Hitlist
Editors Choice top40: Release Me 17 (19) /6/

Luxembourg Hitlist
Radio Airplay top50: Release Me 15 (44) /5?/

Slovakia Hitlist
Airplay top100: Release Me 9 (8) /7/

Slovenia Hitlist
Singles: Release Me 3 (2) /4/

Cyprus Hitlist
Singles: Release Me - (5) /3/ -Out

France Hitlist
Download Single top50: Release Me 15 (21) /5?/
Download Album top50: Dance Love Pop - (43) /1/
Radio Airplay top60: Réalise 12 (12) /8/
Tv Airplay top60: Release Me 33 (16) /6/

Israel Hitlist
Single top15: Release Me 6 (5) /5/

Norway Hitlist

Single top20: Release Me 7 (13) /2/ -Up 6!
Dance Chart: Release Me 9 (19) /5/

Italy Hitlist
Download top100:
Release Me 33 (66) /3/ -Up 33!
Airplay top100: Release Me 28 (36) /2/ -Up 8!

Czech Republic Hitlist

Airplay top100: Release Me - (58) /1/ -Out

South Africa Hitlist
Aircheck top10 Airplay: Release Me (DJ Rebel Remix) 2 (1) /4?/

Europe hot100
Release Me ? (26) /8/

Europe hot100 (Singles+Downloads+Airplay)
Release Me 10 (9) /8/

Europe top200 Single
Release Me 19 (19) /12/

Europe Airplay top100:
Release Me 6 (6) /17/ -The 6th most played song in Europe!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

UK: On And On is Off..

I´ve announced earlier that "On And On" would be the next single for Agnes in the UK, released at 28th September. Now that´s not happening anymore.. According to AATW they considered doing a UK Edit for "On And On" but the conclusion was that it was to "euro" to work in the UK.
A new single will still be released in late September/early October.
I have to admit that i´m shocked! Wich song on "Dance Love Pop" could possibly be a better choice? Even though it contains several potential hits, but none of them can come up to "On And On"´s greatness.
Now we´ll just have to wait and see what happens..

Monday, July 20, 2009

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Busy Goddess..

The last week Agnes has done very much. She´s been to Wales, Ireland where she performed live at "Wakestock". After that she went to Denmark and performed at Radio ABC Beachparty. Later she performed at the opening ceremony for Gothia Cup in Sweden, and the day after that she recorded the new musicvideo for "On And On". A couple of days ago she went to Germany and did interviews at Bravo Mag, Energy Radio, Radio 7, Bayern 3 and free mag Piranha, amongst others. On Monday she´ll be performing at Dalhalla, Sweden and this coming weekend she has gigs every day. Saturday she´ll be performing at Birmingham´s Nightingale Club, and on Sunday she´ll be at "Party In The Park", Leeds. I wonder, how do she manage? Then again, she is a "Golden Goddess", so i suppose she can do anything!

"Her UK debut ‘Release Me’ entered the UK charts at Number 3 last month, and has been the summer anthem on dance floors across Europe. With a second single and album to follow shortly, AGNES will be making a one off EXCLUSIVE APPEARANCE on Saturday 25th July at Birmingham’s Nightingale Club. This will be the only chance to catch her on the UK club circuit – so don’t miss what will be an amazing performance."

Chartnews

Danish Hitlist
Tracklist: Relase Me 31 (20) /21/
Bitlist: Release Me 15 (16) /15/
Radio Airplay: Release Me 5 (5) /15/

Belgium Hitlist
Single top50 (Flanders): Release Me 26 (10) /15/
Single top40 (Wallonia): Release Me 10 (6) /10/
Top 40: Release Me 8 (7) /13/

Netherland Hitlist
Single top100: Release Me 15 (20) /7/ -Still climbing
Download top50: Release Me 12 (18) /5/
Top 40: Release Me 18 (20) /4/

Russia Hitlist
Airplay top100: Release Me - (-) /5/
Moscow Airplay: Release Me - (185) /7/-Out

Poland Hitlist
Single top50: Release Me 47 (NEW) /1/ -New entry
Airplay top100: Release Me 10 (9) /4/

Ireland Hitlist
Single top50: Release Me 11 (10) /8/

UK Hitlist
Single top75: Release Me 9 (7) /7/

Latvia Hitlist
Airplay top50: Release Me 34 (23) /7/

Estonia Hitlist
Top40: Release Me 6 (9) /4/

Hungary Hitlist
Editors Choice top40: Release Me 19 (13) /5/

Luxembourg Hitlist
Radio Airplay top50: Release Me 44 (50) /4?/

Slovakia Hitlist
Airplay top100: Release Me 8 (17) /6/

Slovenia Hitlist
Singles: Release Me 2 (2) /3/

Cyprus Hitlist
Singles: Release Me 5 (5) /3/

France Hitlist
Download Single top50: Release Me 21 (23) /4?/
Download Album top50: Dance Love Pop 43 (NEW) /1/
-The album!!
Radio Airplay top60: Réalise 12 (17) /7/
Tv Airplay top60: Release Me 16 (29) /5/ -Up 13!

Israel Hitlist
Single top15: Release Me 5 (5) /4/

Norway Hitlist
Single top20: Release Me 13 (NEW) /1/ -New entry
Dance Chart: Release Me 19 (12) /4/

Italy Hitlist
Download top100:
Release Me 66 (63) /2/
Airplay top100: Release Me 36 (NEW) /1/ -New entry

Czech Republic Hitlist -New country
Airplay top100: Release Me 58 (NEW) /1/

South Africa Hitlist
Aircheck top10 Airplay: Release Me (DJ Rebel Remix) 1 (3) /3?/ -Number 1!!!

Europe hot100
Release Me 26 (19) /7/

Europe hot100 (Singles+Downloads+Airplay)
Release Me 6 (8) /6/

Europe top200 Single
Release Me 19 (16) /11/

Europe Airplay top100:
Release Me 6 (10) /16/ -The 6th most played song in Europe!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New website!

Finally Agnes official website has been updated! It now contains a biography, discography, pictures and much more fun.
It´s now also all in English. Chek it out and become a member at the great forum and speak to other Agnes-fans.

Clubland Live 3: Ireland & UK!

As i´ve announced earlier Agnes will participate in "Clubland Live 3 Tour". But it´s not just the 2 gigs in Ireland, there are also 7 stops in the UK!
That makes a total of 9 gigs in the end of November and the beginning of December!

November 26 - Glasgow, SECC
November 27 - Aberdeen, E&CC
November 28 - Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
November 29 - Sheffield, O2 Arena
December 01 - Dublin, The O2 - Ireland
December 02 - Belfast, The Odyssey Arena - Ireland
December 04 - Manchester, MEN Arena
December 05 - London, HMV Hammersmith Apollo
December 06 - Birmingham, NIA

Germany

Agnes is today of to München, Germany to do some "musicbuisness". "Release Me" is released 31st July in Germany.
Later Agnes will visit Poland, where "Dance Love Pop" just been released.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

UK: On And On released in september (Cancelled)


It´s now official that the follow up single "On And On" will be released 28th of September in United Kingdom. The first single, "Release Me" has been a huge smash in the UK, peaking at #3 in the official charts and selling over 260.000 copies. It´s now dropping a bit on UK Itunes, but hopefully it will stick around in the charts for a couple of months, until "On And On" is released.
As i´ve announced earlier, "On And On" will get a brand new musicvideo, and the single will also get a physical release!
Now let´s hope for more UK success!

Ireland: Clubland Live 3

Agnes will be participating in "Clubland Live 3 - The Biggest Night Of The Year" in Ireland, later this year. Agnes will perform live amongst other danceartists like Cascada, N-Dubz, Darren Styles and many more. There will be 2 stops; The O2, Dublin 1st December and The Odyssey Arena, Belfast 2nd December. Tickets will be out for sale this friday!
Agnes has got a top 10 hit in Ireland with "Release Me".
Read more here.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sweden: Gothia Cup

Tonight Agnes will perform at the opening ceremony for Gothia Cup, Gothenburg, Sweden

"Tonight is the night. At eight o´ clock 52 000 football loving spectators from all over the world will gather at the Nya Ullevi arena to experience the Gothia Cup Opening Ceremony. There will be competitions, a world record, laughter, première march for two new Gothia Cup nations and finally but maybe the most important, the language that we all speak, dance and music.

It´s the last rehearsal before tonight and full throttle at the arena. One of the girls on the stage is 21 years old, and has played striker in Wargöns IK, Sweden, her name is Agnes Carlsson. And one more small thing, 2005 she won the Swedish Tv show Idol and since then she has toured Europe as a successful pop and soul singer. But she has never performed at Gothia Cup before.– When I first arrived, I was chocked. I thought that I should sing by a football field but when I got here I understood I was going to sing at Ullevi, and how big this occasion is. I feel really honoured, says a happy Agnes Carlsson.


Agnes started to play football when she was 14 years old and played for two years. Even if her football career wasn’t too long she did score some goals.– I remember once when I played a game. The whole family came to see me play and I was really jittery. That game I scored three goals and I was so happy! says Agnes.

On and around the stage there are singers and dancers everywhere. It is all about timing each other and the music right, something that Agnes sees as a similarity with the football.– You get a lot of energy from your team mates when you do things together. Teamwork is the main thing, says Agnes and points at the same rules for both the stage and the field.– When you score or when you succeed on a concert, you just feel a big Yes! It is important to find something that you are good at and that you can enjoy.

Agnes arrived directly to the rehearsal from a tour in Wales and Denmark. She has only rehearsed two times with the Opening Ceremony ensemble but she does not feel any nervousness. Tonight she will be surrounded by 400 glittering singers and dancers and as before any big game it is all about preparations.– When I played I always had to play with number 2 on my shirt but now I think that the best way to prepare is to take a deep breath and to make sure you have fun.

At tonight’s magnificent show we will be a part of the fun with the Agnes and all of the singers and dancers. The Opening Ceremony is very much about joy and playfulness, but it also tries to answer one important question that probably has the same amount of answers as there are participants. What is Gothia Cup?– I have played football myself, never in Gothia Cup, but I have been visiting games and the disco. For me Gothia Cup will always stand for fun, Agnes finishes."

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Chartnews

Sweden Hitlist
Dance Chart: Release Me - (33) /7/ -Out

Danish Hitlist
Tracklist: Relase Me 20 (17) /20/ -20 weeks on chart!
Bitlist: Release Me 16 (17) /14/
Radio Airplay: Release Me 5 (3) /14/

Belgium Hitlist
Single top50 (Flanders): Release Me 10 (10) /14/
Single top40 (Wallonia): Release Me 6 (7) /9/
Top 40: Release Me 7 (6) /12/

Netherland Hitlist
Single top100: Release Me 20 (24) /6/
Download top50: Release Me 18 (21) /4/
Top 40: Release Me 20 (22) /3/

Russia Hitlist
Airplay top100: Release Me - (94) /5/ -Out
Moscow Airplay: Release Me 185 (185) /7/

Poland Hitlist
Airplay top100: Release Me 9 (25) /3/ -Up 16!

Ireland Hitlist
Single top50: Release Me 10 (12) /7/

UK Hitlist
Single top75: Release Me 7 (6) /6/

Latvia Hitlist
Airplay top50: Release Me 23 (25) /6/

Estonia Hitlist
Top40: Release Me 9 (24) /3/ -Up 15

Hungary Hitlist
Editors Choice top40: Release Me 13 (12) /4/

Luxembourg Hitlist
Radio Airplay top50: Release Me 50 (-) /3?/

Slovakia Hitlist
Airplay top100: Release Me 17 (7) /5/

Slovenia Hitlist
Singles: Release Me 2 (2) /2/

Cyprus Hitlist
Singles: Release Me 5 (8) /2/

France Hitlist
Download top50: Release Me 23 (41) /3?/ -Up 18
Radio Airplay top60: Réalise 17 (12) /6/
Tv Airplay top60: Release Me 29 (49) /4/ -Up 20
Club top40: Release Me - (38) /1/ - Out

Israel Hitlist - New country
Single top15: Release Me 5 (5) /3/

Norway Hitlist -New country
Dance Chart: Release Me 12 (36) /3/ -Up 24

Italy Hitlist -New country
Download top100: Release Me 63 (NEW) /1/

South Africa Hitlist -New country
Aircheck top10 Airplay: Release Me (DJ Rebel Remix) 3 (3) /2?/

Europe hot100
Release Me 19 (16) /6/

Europe hot100 (Singles+Downloads+Airplay)
Release Me 8 (9) /5/

Europe top200 Single
Release Me 16 (16) /10/

Europe Airplay top100:
Release Me 10 (8) /15/

Friday, July 10, 2009

Exclusive News: On And On gets 2 new musicvideos!

I can exclusivly tell you that "On And On" will get 2 new musicvideos!
Besides the original song, the new DK Radio Edit also will get a brand new musicvideo. Both videos will be ready in August!
The original musicvideo have got much negative critic. In my opinion, though, i really like it. But i think it´s a good idea to do a even better one for the international market.
Watch the original musicvideo below, and let me know what you think of it.

Poland: Sopot Hit Festival 2009

Agnes will be one of the competitors in the polish music-contest "Sopot Hit Festival 2009", wich is held 7-9 of august and broadcasted on TVP2. There will be two different competitions, one national (The Polish Hit of 2009) and one international (The Foreign Hit of 2009). 15 acts will be competing in each contest, and the polish viewers get to vote wich of them who will win the 40.000 € wich is the prize.
The first single released in Poland was "On And On" and became a pretty big hit peaking at 13 in the official chart, now the follow-up single "Release Me" has started to climb the polish charts.
"Dance Love Pop" was released in Poland today!


In the international contest on 8th August, the following artists will compete:

Agnes-“Release me” - Sweden
Gathania-“Blame it on you” - Sweden
In-Grid-"Le dragueur”
Lagaylia-"Over and over again" - Sweden
Neo-“You make me feel like dancing” -Sweden
Gorchitza-“Kiss me loneliness”
Queensberry-“No smoke”
Daniela-"Push it up”
Inna-“Hot”
Marius-“Obsession”
Katerine-“Ayo technology”
Stefanie Heinzmann-“The Unforgiven”
Jay Delano-“Are you ready”
Bel-Mondo-"The club is mine"
Danzel-"Walking on sunshine"

Thanks to agnes.owns.it for the info!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Agnes Live @ "Lotta On Liseberg"

France: DLP Released (Itunes)

Last week, 29th June "Dance Love Pop" where released in France (Itunes). The physical CD will be out on 24th August.
It´s climing the France Itunes top100 albums, at #48 right now.
The first single "Release Me" is also climbing the charts in France, and will get a physical release at 20th July.
The tracklist on the France version of "Dance Love Pop" is as follows:
1. Réalise (Release Me - Radio Edit)
2. On And On
3. Love Love Love
4. Love Me Senseless
5. How Do You Know
6. I Need You Now
7. Look At Me Now
8. Don´t Pull Your Love Out
9. Open Up Your Eyes
10. Sometimes I Forget
11. Big Blue Wall
12. Release Me
13. Release Me (Acoustic Version)
14. On And On (Acoustic Version)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Australia: Confirmed

There has been some rumors about a record deal in Australia for Agnes, and finally it´s been confirmed! Neon Records is the lucky recordcompany that gets to release Agnes´music.
It is said that "Release Me" will be released 10th of June, but it´s not confirmed yet though. It´s already being played on australian radio.
"Dance Love Pop" will be released later this year.
Neon Records writes the following on their youtubechannel:

"Neon's latest crush At 21 years old Agnes Carlsson, better known simply as Agnes, sure has a lot to sing about.Already one of the top selling female artists in her homeland of Sweden, Agnes rose to fame after becoming the countrys first female Idol winner and recently celebrated a trio of platinum album sales. But its the release of this, her first international single, thats propelling her to super-stardom. Release Me, co written by Agnes herself, sets itself apart from recent offerings from other Scando-pop divas due to Agnes soaring voice and the tracks lavish production including lashings of strings, club-heavy beats and that all-conquering, highly infectious chorus that will have you hooked from first listen. With an impressive remix package including Moto Blanco, Cahill & TV ROCK plus an Australian exclusive version of her album, Dance Love Pop, due later in the year, Agnes is set to be one of 2009s brightest new stars."

Thanks to agnes.owns.it for finding this out!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

UK: Silver!

Last weekend "Release Me" had sold over 200.000 copies in the UK, giving it silver! And that just after 5 weeks of sale! And it´s still steady in the top10, 6-7 on Itunes and Livehits.
A couple of weeks ago it sold gold in Denmark with 15.000 copies sold.
Gold in the UK is 400.000 copies, so it´s pretty far away, but let´s hope for the best!
A big congratulations to Agnes and the UK recordcompany!

Chartnews

Sweden Hitlist
Dance Chart: Release Me 33 (14) /7/

Danish Hitlist
Tracklist: Relase Me 17 (13) /19/
Bitlist: Release Me 17 (11) /13/
Radio Airplay: Release Me 3 (2) /13/

Belgium Hitlist
Single top50 (Flanders): Release Me 10 (14) /13/
Single top40 (Wallonia): Release Me 7 (6) /8/
Top 40: Release Me 6 (7) /11/

Netherland Hitlist
Single top100: Release Me 24 (35) /5/ -Up 11
Download top50: Release Me 21 (25) /3/
Top 40: Release Me 22 (27) /2/

Russia Hitlist
Airplay top100: Release Me 94 (92) /5/
Moscow Airplay: Release Me 185 (189) /6/

Poland Hitlist
Airplay top100: Release Me 25 (-) /2/

Ireland Hitlist
Single top50: Release Me 12 (12) /6/

UK Hitlist
Single top75: Release Me 6 (4) /5/

Malta Hitlist
Single Top40: Release Me - (40) /5?/ -Out

Latvia Hitlist
Airplay top50: Release Me 25 (16) /5/

Estonia Hitlist
Top40: Release Me 24 (28) /2/

Hungary Hitlist
Editors Choice top40: Release Me 12 (25) /3/ -Up 13

Luxembourg Hitlist
Radio Airplay top50: Release Me - (15) /9/ -Out

Slovakia Hitlist
Airplay top100: Release Me 7 (14) /4/ -Up 7

Slovenia Hitlist -New country
Singles: Release Me 2 (NEW) /1/ -Number 2!

Cyprus Hitlist -New country
Singles: Release Me 8 (NEW) /1/

France Hitlist
Download top50: Release Me 41 (32) /2?/
Radio Airplay top60: Réalise 12 (21) /5/ -Up 9
Tv Airplay top60: Release Me 49 (46) /3/
Club top40: Release Me 38 (NEW) /1/

Europe hot100
Release Me 16 (10) /5/

Europe top200 Single
Release Me 16 (13) /9/

World Singles
Single top40: Release Me - (32) /3/ -Out

The Netherlands: TMF Awards!

Agnes is in The Netherlands for the second time, and tonight she will perform on the mainstage at TMF Awards 2009 - The Netherlands biggest musicevent this year! The second single, "Release Me" is climbing the dutch charts and Agnes is becoming more and more popular in the country. "Dance Love Pop" where to be released yesterday in dutch stores, but it´s releasedate has been delayed. Agnes will be on the mainstage at 20.15, amongst others The Black Eyed Peas will be performing there. The award show is not aired on TV live, but will be shown later on TMF the 11th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 24th an 26th of July. Read more about the show here.