Samir Badran

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Samir Badran
Samir Badran in 2014
Samir Badran in 2014
Background information
Birth nameSamir Gustav Badran
Born (1990-05-25) May 25, 1990 (age 31)
Linköping, Sweden
  • Singer
  • television personality
Years active2014–present
Associated acts

Samir Gustav Badran (Arabic: سمير غوستاف بدران‎; born May 25, 1990) is a Swedish television personality and singer.


In 2013, Badran participated in the reality series Paradise Hotel broadcast on TV3.[1] He also took part in Paradise Hotel again in the 2014 season for one week. Along with the fashion blogger Viktor Frisk, Badran started the music duo Samir & Viktor. In May 2014, the duo released their first single, "Success".[2] The song peaked at number one on the Swedish iTunes chart during its first week.[3] Samir & Viktor participated in Melodifestivalen 2015 with the song "Groupie", in a bid to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria.[4] They went for it a second time in 2016 with the song "Bada nakna", reaching twelfth place in the competition but hitting the number one spot on the Swedish DigiListan sales chart in February 2016. Badran then competed in the celebrity dance show Let's Dance 2017, which was broadcast on TV4 and he finished in fifth place. He also participated in Farmen VIP 2018, which was broadcast on TV4.[5] He was furthermore the co-presenter of Talang 2019 and 2020.[6]

Personal life[]

Badran's father is a Palestinian and was born in the Gaza Strip; he has relatives in the area and visits them when it's possible.[7][8] In August 2014, a nine-year-old cousin of Badran was killed during an Israeli bombing of the UN school in Jabalia, Gaza.[7]




Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Vet att du vill ha mig"
(feat. Kevin)
2014 19
Non-album singles
"Karma Is A Bitch"[11] 2017
"När jag ligger med nån annan"
(with Sigrid Bernson)
2018 68
(with Anis don Demina and Nobel)
2019 [A]

as Samir & Viktor


  1. ^ "Portkod" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number seven on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[13]


  1. ^ Samir Badran - Paradise Hotel 2013 Retrieved 4 January 2015
  2. ^ "Paradise Hotel Samir gör sommarplåga "Success" - Rockbjörnen - Musik - Nöjesbladet - Aftonbladet". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Här spelar Samir och Viktor in musikvideon". Expressen. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Här är artisterna i Melodifestivalen". DN.SE. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  5. ^ Här är alla deltagare i Farmen VIP i TV4 Retrieved 6 January 2019
  6. ^ "Då är det premiär för Talang 2020! - Talang". Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Samir: "Min kusin dödades i Gaza"". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Tv-profilens kusinbarn dödad i skolattack". Expressen. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  9. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Samir Badran". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-12-26. Retrieved 2018-03-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Karma Is A Bitch by Samir Badran". Spotify. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 21". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 24 May 2019.

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