|October 29, 1990|
|Place of Birth|
|Singer, tv personality, dancer|
Eric Saade (Arabic: إريك سعادة Īrik Saʿāda, IPA: , Swedish pronunciation: ; born 29 October 1990 in Kattarp, Helsingborg, Scania, Sweden) is a Swedish pop singer. He spent two years with the boy band What's Up!, leaving the band in February 2009 to pursue a solo career. After winning the Swedish Melodifestivalen 2011 with "Popular", Saade represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany, placing third.
Saade was born in Kattarp, a small village in Helsingborg Municipality, Scania, Sweden, to Marlene Jacobsson, a Swede, and Walid Saade, a Palestinian from the Lebanon. After his parents divorced when he was four, he lived with his mother. Saade is the second of eight siblings and half-siblings.
Saade began singing after seeing Michael Jackson on TV, and his other musical influences are Robbie Williams, Bryan Adams, the Backstreet Boys and Justin Timberlake.
He first sang on stage at his mother's wedding when he was six. Saade began writing songs at 13, winning the Swedish music contest Joker (later renamed Popkorn) and signing a record deal at 15.
|Height||5 ft 9 in / 175 cm|
|Weight||157 lb / 71 kg|
|Shoe (Feet) Size||–|
|Hair Color||Dark brown|
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|Race / ethnicity||White|