Sanni, also known as Sanni Mari Elina Kurkisuo, is a Finnish vocalist, songwriter, and actor. She won the prestigious Napero-Finlandia competition at the age of eight. Over 3,000 fairy tales were submitted by various contestants, but the winning tale was “Bird, who wanted to sing.” She was influenced by her mother’s singing heritage because she grew up in a musically-inclined family. She developed an interest in music as early as the age of five. Warner Music Finland released her début studio album titled “Sotke Mut” (which translates to “Mess me up” in English) when she was twenty years old. It was subsequently certified platinum, which is a testament to her aptitude. In addition, Sanni has produced a number of top-charting recordings over the years, including ‘Prinsessoja ja astronautteja,’ ‘2080-uvula,’ and ‘Etta mitta vittua.’ Also an occasional actress, Sanni played a pivotal character in the 2012 Finnish film Miss Farkku-Suomi, in which she appeared.
Sanni was influenced by her mother’s musical heritage as a member of a Finnish music group. She learned to perform musical instruments such as the guitar at a young age. On September 20, 2013, Warner Music Finland released Sanni’s debut studio album ‘Sotke mut,’ which translates to ‘Mess Me Up’ in English. The album was produced by Hank Solo and featured twelve singles, including “Prinsessoja ja astronautteja” and “Jos ma oon oikee.”
Both recordings peaked at number three on the Official Finnish recordings Chart. The album was designated platinum by Musiikkituottajat, the Finnish recording industry’s umbrella organization. It surpassed 20,000 copies sold.
Her second studio album, ‘Lelu,’ which translates to ‘Toy’ in English, was released by Warner Music Finland on April 24, 2015. Like the previous studio album, this one was also produced by Hank Solo. All ten singles on the album were written by Sanni. The song “2080-uvula” reached No. 1 on the Finnish airplay and downloads charts and retains the record for the most number of weeks at the top. (eleven weeks).
In 2016, her third studio album, titled “Sanni,” was released. The album featured singles such as “Kelpaat kelle vaan,” “Tahdon rakastella sinua,” and “Timantit on ikuisia,” which peaked at numbers 2, 4, and 5 on Finnish top rankings, respectively.
In addition to her musical career, Sanni has appeared alongside Mikko Neuvonen and Elijah Gould in the Finnish film Miss Farkku-Suomi. The film is based on Kauko Royhka’s novel of the same name and was directed by Matti Kinnunen. Numerous individuals praised Sanni’s performance as one of the film’s leading characters.
Sanni’s Personal Life
Sanni was born on May 21, 1993, in Lohja, Finland, as the daughter of the late Finnish vocalist Tuula Kurkisuo. She attended Sibelius-lukio Senior High School and graduated there in 2012. In 2016, she won both the Emma Award for Best Song (for “2080-uvula”) and the Emma Award for Best Female Soloist.
Estimated Net Worth
According to Wikipedia, Forbes, IMDb, and other online resources, the famous pop singer Sanni’s net worth at age 23 is $120 million.