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Dotter Melodifestivalen 2018 Malmö 04.jpg
Dotter at sixth edition
Birth name Johanna Maria Jansson
Born (1987-06-10) 10 1987 (age 34)
Arvika, Sweden
  • Indie pop
  • synth-pop
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2014–present
Label Warner Music Sweden

Johanna Maria Jansson (born 10 June 1987), better known by her stage name Dotter, is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She competed in Europa Song Contest 6 with the song "Rebellion".

Life and career

Dotter was born on 10 June 1987 in Arvika. She later moved to Stockholm and studied at the Kulturama music school. She chose the stage name "Dotter" (English: daughter) because she considers herself a "daughter of Mother Earth" due to her lifestyle. She cities her major musical influences as Jefferson Airplane, Joni Mitchell, First Aid Kit, and Florence and the Machine. Her debut single "My Flower" was released in 2014 and she later participated in Musikhjälpen.

Dotter cowrote the song "A Million Years" by Mariette Hansson for Europa Song Contest 2. The country got the 1st place with 141 points. It went on to place fourth in the final. The following year, Dotter competed as a soloist in Melodifestivalen 2018 with the song "Cry". Despite being a favourite to win the competition, she placed sixth in her semi-final and was eliminated.



Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"My Flower" 2014 Non-album single
"Dive" 2015
"Creatures of the Sun" 2016
"Evolution" 2017
"Cry" 2018 59