Helena Johansson is a Swedish singer-songwriter
Helena was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. She started singing at a very early age and in her teens also began writing her own music. After graduating from Kulturama in Stockholm (the leading school of performing arts in Scandinavia) she started performing her original music at clubs and other venues in Stockholm.
In 2006, Helena moved to Nashville Tennessee to pursue a career in music. She wanted to develop her songwriting skills among the best songwriters in the world. In Nashville she met Swede Dan Ekbäck who was employed by the publishing company Bluewater Music at the time. Ekbäck has worked with artists such as Jill Johnson and Garth Brooks. After hearing Helena's demo he started introducing her to some of Nashville's most successful songwriters such as Liz Rose (Taylor Swift, LeeAnn Rimes, Jewel).
American R&B, pop, soul, house singer/songwriter Martha Wash heard Helena's song "It's My Time" and decided to record and release it as her second single on her album Something Good (January 2013).
In late 2010 Helena met British producer and songwriter Denis Ingoldsby (Delilah, Flux Pavilion, Dr P). They started writing songs over Skype and after many sessions she decided to move back to Europe in order to continue their collaboration. Ingoldsby's background within electronic pop influenced Helena to incorporate that sound into her own music.
In May 2013 Helena released her first single "Lead The Way" from her up-coming and debut EP. Her second single "My Kind of Love", released in July, was voted "Pick of the Week" on Swedish National Radio Station P4 in October 2013.
Helena's EP From The Ground Up was released February 6, 2014.