Famous Finnish Singers

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Tarja Turunen
(Finnish Heavy Metal Singer-Songwriter & Co-Founder of the Symphonic Metal Band 'Nightwish')
Tarja Turunen
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Birthdate: August 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kitee, Finland

Tarja Turunen is a Finnish singer-songwriter and an exponent of heavy metal. She is credited with co-founding the popular symphonic metal band Nightwish, where she peformed as the lead vocalist. The band's symphonic metal style, which was referred to as opera metal, inspired several other bands and performers.

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George Gaynes
(Actor and Singer Known for His Roles in the TV Series ‘Police Academy’ and Comedy Film ‘Tootsie’)
George Gaynes
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Birthdate: May 3, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland, Russia [now Finland]
Died: February 15, 2016
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Ville Valo
(Finnish Musician & Co-Founder of the Gothic Rock Band 'HIM')
Ville Valo
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Birthdate: November 22, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Ville Valo is a Finnish musician and singer-songwriter. Valo is best known for his association with the gothic rock band HIM, where he performs as the lead vocalist. He is also credited with co-founding the band and has won many awards as part of the band. Ville Valo is also considered a sex symbol by many publications in Finland.

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Alexi Laiho
(Lead Guitarist and Lead Vocalist of the Melodic Death Metal Band 'Children of Bodom')
Alexi Laiho
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Birthdate: April 8, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Espoo, Finland
Died: December 29, 2020

Alexi Laiho was a Finnish guitarist, vocalist, and composer. He was the founding member of the melodic death metal band Children of Bodom where he performed as the lead vocalist and lead guitarist. He also played the guitar for other popular bands like Sinergy, Kylähullut, and The Local Band. A celebrated guitarist, Laiho is credited with reintroducing flamboyance and melody to metal music.

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Saara Aalto
(Finnish Voice Actress, Singer, and Songwriter)
Saara Aalto
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Birthdate: May 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oulunsalo, Finland

Saara Aalto is a Finnish voice actress, singer, and songwriter. She achieved national prominence in 2012 when she finished second in the popular reality singing competition, The Voice of Finland. She gained international recognition in 2016 when she finished second in The X Factor UK. Saara Aalto represented her country at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.

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Karita Mattila
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Birthdate: September 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Perniö, Finland
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Sara Maria Forsberg
(Finnish Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Debut Hit Single ‘Ur Cool’)
Sara Maria Forsberg
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Birthdate: May 2, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jakobstad, Finland

Sara Maria Forsberg is a Finnish singer, songwriter, and YouTube personality. She trained for a few years in a music academy in Jakobstad and began her career by posting videos on YouTube. In the mid-2010s, she signed to Capitol Records and released her debut single. She currently releases music as an independent artist. 

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Michael Monroe
(Finnish Multi-Instrumentalist, Rock Musician & Member of the Glam Punk Rock Band 'Hanoi Rocks')
Michael Monroe
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Birthdate: June 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Helsinki

Michael Monroe is a Finnish multi-instrumentalist and rock musician. He achieved popularity as a member of glam punk band Hanoi Rocks, where he performed as a vocalist. Along with the band, Michael Monroe is credited with influencing many rock'n'roll bands and artists, including Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Slash, and Guns N' Roses

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Alma (Finnish singer)
(Singer-songwriter)
Alma (Finnish singer)
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Birthdate: January 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kuopio, Finland
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Raymond Ebanks
(Finnish Rapper & Frontman of Hip-Hop 'Bomfunk MC's')
Raymond Ebanks
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Birthdate: January 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England

Raymond Ebanks is a British-born Finnish rapper. He is best known for his association with the popular hip-hop group Bomfunk MC's, where he performed as the frontman. When Bomfunk MC's disbanded in 2005, Raymond Ebanks started focusing on his solo career and continues to produce music.

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Emppu Vuorinen
(Finnish Guitarist & Co-Founder of Symphonic Metal Band 'Nightwish')
Emppu Vuorinen
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Birthdate: June 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kitee, Finland

Emppu Vuorinen is a Finnish guitarist best known for his association with the symphonic metal band Nightwish, which he co-founded alongside Tuomas Holopainen and Tarja Turunen in 1996. Emppu Vuorinen has also played in other popular bands like Brother Firetribe, Almah, and Altaria

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Lauri Ylönen
(Co-Founder and Frontman of the Finnish Alternative Rock Band 'The Rasmus')
Lauri Ylönen
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Birthdate: April 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Finnish rock singer Lauri Ylönen and the founder of the band The Rasmus was just 5 when he began playing the piano. Apart from his quirky hairstyles, he is also known for wearing crow’s feather in his hair. Also known as Lintu, he has toured all over Europe with The Rasmus.

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Marko Hietala
(Former Bassist & Vocalist for the Finnish Symphonic Metal Band 'Nightwish')
Marko Hietala
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Birthdate: January 14, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tervo, Finland

Finnish heavy metal vocalist, bassist and songwriter Marko Hietala, co-founder of heavy metal band Tarot, joined the Finnish symphonic-metal band Nightwish as a vocalist and bassist in 2001. With time he gained international recognition performing with the largely successful band for nearly two decades. He also sang covers of classics as part of the Finnish symphonic-metal cover supergroup Northern Kings.

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Teemu Brunila
(Lead Vocalist, Songwriter of the Pop Group 'The Crash')
Teemu Brunila
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Birthdate: November 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turku, Finland

Finnish singer-songwriter Teemu Brunila soared to fame as the lead singer of The Crash. He later formed Fried Publishing, which transformed to Nordic Music Partners. It is believed he is also part of the international electro-pop band Studio Killers, which doesn’t reveal the identities of its members.

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Mr Lordi
(Finnish Musician & Lead Vocalist of Hard Rock Band 'Lordi')
Mr Lordi
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Birthdate: February 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland

Mr Lordi is a Finnish musician, special effect make-up artist, painter, songwriter, graphic designer, comic artist, and businessman. Mr Lordi is best known for founding the popular hard rock band Lordi where he performs as the lead vocalist. He has also contributed to the success of other bands like Rotten Sound and Domination Black.

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Helly Luv
(Singer)
Helly Luv
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Birthdate: November 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Urmia, Iran
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Olivia Merilahti
(Finnish-French Singer and Founder of the Indie Rock Band 'The Dø')
Olivia Merilahti
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Birthdate: February 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France

Finnish-French singer-composer Olivia Merilahti, a student of classical music gradually shifted her artistic direction towards rock music and then jazz and electronic music. She formed the Finnish-French indie pop band The Dø with multi-instrumentalist Dan Levy. First studio album of the band titled A Mouthful topped the French charts becoming the first English-sung pop French record to achieve such feat.   

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Johanna Kurkela
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Birthdate: April 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lumijoki, Finland
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Tony Kakko
(Lead Singer-Songwriter of the Band 'Sonata Arctica' and Member of the Symphonic Metal Group 'Northern Kings')
Tony Kakko
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Birthdate: May 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kemi, Finland

Finnish musician-composer-vocalist Tony Kakko is the lead singer, main songwriter and creative lead of the Finnish power-metal band Sonata Arctica that has spawned albums like Ecliptica and Silence. He also sings covers of classics as part of the Finnish symphonic-metal cover supergroup Northern Kings. He received the title of Knight of The Order of The Lion of Finland in 2018.

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Marko Saaresto
(Co-founder, Vocalist and Primary Songwriter of the Finnish Alternative-Rock Band ‘Poets of the Fall’)
Marko Saaresto
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Birthdate: December 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Finnish singer-songwriter Marko Saaresto co-wrote Late Goodbye with Olli Tukiainen for the game Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max PayneI. Success of the song that became a cult hit led them to form the rock band Poets of the Fall. Since then Saaresto and the band has gained success with singles like Lift and albums like Carnival of Rust.

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Elina Siirala
(Founder & Front Woman of 'Angel Nation')
Elina Siirala
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Birthdate: October 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Elina Siirala is a Finnish soprano best known as the front woman of the melodic metal band, Angel Nation. She is currently a part of the German symphonic metal band, Leaves' Eyes. Apart from releasing albums and singles, Elina Siirala also performs on stage. She is also known as the second cousin of musician and record producer, Tuomas Holopainen.

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Paula Vesala
(Finnish Singer-Songwriter and Former Member of the Pop Rock Duo 'PMMP')
Paula Vesala
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Birthdate: December 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kärsämäki, Finland

Finnish singer-songwriter, actress, and playwright Paula Vesala formed the pop rock band PMMP with Mira Luoti. Vesala gained fame with success of the band that spawned hit albums like Kovemmat kädet and Leskiäidin tyttäret and singles like Oo siellä jossain mun before being disbanded. She later started her solo career and also composed songs for other popular Finnish artists.  .  

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Jyrki 69
(Founder & Leader Vocalist of the Rock Band 'The 69 Eyes')
Jyrki 69
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Birthdate: October 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland

Jyrki 69 is a Finnish singer known for founding the popular rock band The 69 Eyes where he performs as the lead vocalist. His operatic bass-baritone and low vocal tone is reminiscent of singers like Peter Steele and Andrew Eldritch. Also a humanitarian, Jyrki 69 has worked in parts of West Africa and Kenya against social problems like child trafficking. 

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Samuli Edelmann
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Birthdate: July 21, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pori, Finland
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Isac Elliot
(Singer, Songwriter)
Isac Elliot
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Birthdate: December 26, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kauniainen, Finland
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Mikael Gabriel
(Rapper best known for the release of his album Versus, which peaked at #2 on the Finnish charts)
Mikael Gabriel
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Birthdate: February 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
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Sanni
(Singer, Songwriter)
Sanni
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Birthdate: May 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lohja
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Irwin Goodman
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Birthdate: September 14, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hämeenlinna, Finland
Died: January 14, 1991
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Kirka
(Legendary Finnish Musician Known for Redefining Rock Music in Finland)
Kirka
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Birthdate: September 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
Died: January 31, 2007

One of the bestselling Finnish music artists of all time, pop-rock sensation Kirka was born into a family of musicians and began learning the accordion at age 5. The 2-time Finnish Emma Award winner had also represented his country at the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest.

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Tapio Rautavaara
(Finnish Singer, Actor, and Athlete)
Tapio Rautavaara
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Birthdate: March 8, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nokia, Finland
Died: September 25, 1979

Tapio Rautavaara was a Finnish singer, actor, and athlete. He is best remembered for winning the gold medal in the javelin throw event at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. A former world champion, Rautavaara also won a bronze medal at the 1946 European Championships in Oslo. As a musician, Rautavaara is credited with inspiring other musicians like Ville Valo.  

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Jari Sillanpää
(Second Best Selling Solo Artist in Finland, Best Known for the Album ‘Jari Sillanpää’)
Jari Sillanpää
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Birthdate: August 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ludvika, Sweden

Finnish-Swedish singer Jari Veikko Sillanpää  rose to prominence winning the Seinajoki Tangomarkkinat tango contest and releasing his debut-album Jari Sillanpää which with over 270,000 copies sold emerged as the best-selling Finnish album of all-time. In the ensuing years Sillanpää spawned several other works and with over 820,000 records sold, he became second best-selling solo-artist and fifth best-selling music-artist in Finland.

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Olavi Virta
(Singer)
Olavi Virta
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Birthdate: February 27, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sysmä, Finland
Died: July 14, 1972
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Pave Maijanen
(Finnish Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Producer)
Pave Maijanen
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Birthdate: September 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Finland
Died: January 16, 2021

Pave Maijanen was a Finnish musician best remembered for his association with bands like The Royals, Hurriganes, and Dingo. A multi-talented personality, Maijanen worked as a singer, bass player, songwriter, drummer, guitarist, keyboard player, and producer. Pave Maijanen had a long and successful career before his demise at the age of 70.

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Tom Krause
(Finnish Operatic Bass-Baritone Best Known for 'Mozart' Roles)
Tom Krause
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Birthdate: July 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Helsinki
Died: December 6, 2013

Finnish operatic bass-baritone Tom Krause, most notably associated with Mozart roles, had a successful career spanning over 50 roles. He played lead roles appearing at most of the famous opera houses across the globe. He also performed regularly at different festivals and was sought-after for master classes across the globe. He received several accolades including Order of the Finnish Lion.

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Sanna Kurki-Suonio
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Birthdate: 1966 AD
Birthplace: Finns
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Martti Suosalo
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Birthdate: July 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oulu, Finland
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Robin
(Singer)
Robin
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Birthdate: August 24, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Turku
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Viktor Klimenko
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Birthdate: November 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Finland
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Marion Rung
(Singer)
Marion Rung
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Birthdate: December 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
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Mariska
(Rapper)
Mariska
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Birthdate: February 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland
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Jannika B
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Chart Topping Single 'Pyynto' and Albums 'Kaikki rohkeus', 'Siva')
Jannika B
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Birthdate: February 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ekenäs, Finland

Finnish singer-songwriter Jannika B commenced her professional career in music when she participated in the Finnish reality-television singing competition Idols in 2007 and 2008, and thereafter in the Finnish version of X Factor in 2009. She appeared on Finland's Swedish-language radio channel Yle Radio Vega. So far Jannika has spawned singles like Pyynto and albums like Kaikki rohkeus and Siva.  

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Janna Hurmerinta
(Pop Singer, Songwriter)
Janna Hurmerinta
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Birthdate: December 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland