Ardis Fagerholm
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Background information
Birth name Ardis Hemezida Fagerholm
Born March 8, 1971 (1971-03-08) (age 38)
Genres Pop, Dance, Dance-pop, Synthpop, Electronica
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1993-1998
Labels Stockholm Records

Ardis Fagerholm, born 8 March 1971, is a Swedish pop singer.


At the age of thirteen Ardis crossed the Atlantic to settle down in Sweden. In her new country she was given opportunities that her previous home-country, the West Indies islands of the Dominican Republic, rarely could provide. Growing up on Motown and gospel-influenced American music, Ardis started writing songs and lyrics.

In 1991 the American singer/arranger, Jon Berger, teamed up as Ardis' musical companion. Together they created Ardis' first demo. Originally, Ardis' musical career started after a friend from her Swedish school had the courtesy to lend Ardis a keyboard. The heritage from the Dominican Republic shone through clearly in her songs and lyrics. The heritage was carefully blended with soul and gospel music.

In 1992 Stockholm Records signed Ardis kicking her musical career into high gear. A collaboration with producer Anders Hansson which resulted in the debut album "Love Addict" in 1994. The Swedish audience first got acquainted with Ardis after the release of her version of the classic "Ain't Nobody's Business". However, Ardis' big break was "Shotgun", a song which...

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