May 11, 1976
Anna Cecilia Sahlin, commonly known as Sahlene, Anna Sahlin or Anna Sahlene, is a singer from Sweden. She was born in the Swedish town of Söderhamn on 11 May 1976. She began her career at the young age of eleven when she had a role in the TV-series The Children of Noisy Village, based on a story by Astrid Lindgren. Seven years later she moved to Stockholm to start a musical career. She started to sing in a band called Rhythm Avenue. In 1998 she left Rhythm Avenue to appear as a backing singer for Swedish stars like Eric Gadd, Carola, Robyn and Charlotte Nilsson. This included a slice of the action when Nilsson won the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem with the song "Take Me to Your Heaven". She returned to the Eurovision Song Contest stage in 2000 as the backing singer for the Maltese entry "Desire" by Claudette Pace.