New From Sweden: Veronica Maggio – ‘Den första är alltid gratis’
Veronica Sandra Karin Maggio (born 15 March 1981 Uppsala, Sweden) is a Swedish singer of Swedish and Italian origin. She won the category “Årets nykomling” (Newcomer of the Year) in the Grammisgalan 2007.
Maggio went to Uppsala Musikklasser primary school and went on to study music at Bolandgymnasiet (Boland highschool) in Uppsala and was also the lead singer of the group Solitude, with other members Daniel Fredriksson, Marcus “Gonzo” Berglund, Karl Jansson, and Kristoffer Hoflund.
In October 2010, Maggio had a son with Nils Tull of the band Hoffmaestro & Chraa
Veronica Maggio has won many Swedish music awards. In 2007 she received “Årets Nykomling” (Newcomer of the year) at the Grammisgalan.
In 2011 Maggio won the Rockbjörnen (rock bear) prize for both “Årets kvinnliga liveartist” (Live female artist of the year) and “Årets svenska låt” (Swedish song of the year) which was presented by Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
At the 2012 Grammisgalan Maggio was named winner in the categories “Årets pop” (Pop of the year), “Årets kompositör” (composer of the year) and “Årets textförfattare” (Lyricist of the year). The latter two were won together with Christian Walz.