Emilia Rydberg

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Emilia Rydberg, also known as Emilia Mitiku or more simply Emilia (born 5 January 1978, Stockholm, Sweden)  is a Swedish pop music and soul singer. Her 1998 hit single "Big Big World" reached number one in the music charts in several countries.

As a student Rydberg attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm.

Rydberg was discovered in 1996 by Lars Anderson, son of ABBA's manager, Stig Anderson. Rydberg's father is the Ethiopian popular singer Teshome Mitiku, and her mother is Swedish. She used the mononym of Emilia in the first years of her career, but more recently she has started to perform under the name of Emilia Mitiku, using her father's surname.

In 2009 she competed in Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national selection for Eurovision Song Contest, with the song "You're My World". She advanced directly from her heat; however, she placed ninth in the final. She released her album My World in 2009. Her single "Teardrops" was released to radio stations on 2 June 2009.

Her duet with Ákos Dobrády, "Side By Side" (Szerelemre hangolva), was recorded in both Hungarian and English languages and issued the same year.

Emilia recorded a cover version of Rihanna's "We Found Love" for a studio session in Stockholm which was published on YouTube.  On June 25, 2012, she released the single "Lost Inside".
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"Big Big World" is a 1998 ballad song recorded by Emilia Rydberg from Sweden.

Rydberg wrote the song with Lasse Anderson. The song is about love, with references to the autumn season. It was the first single from the album of the same name and was released in late 1998.

The song was a hit in Europe where it reached the top five in many countries but fared poorly in the US, where it remained at the bottom of the Billboard Hot 100.

The song was given a Grammis award for "Song of the year 1998" and the song also won a Rockbjörnen award in the "Swedish song of the year 1998" category.
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