Sannie Carlson (best known as Whigfield) is the name of a lady with Danish origins who made a mark in the history of pop-dance music by selling millions worldwide.
In 1994 she gained a place in the Guinness 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 singles “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.
“Gimme gimme”, from her second album, went Top 20 in Australia.
She is now back on tour around the world.