Amanda Ulrika Magdalena Mair (born June 14, 1994) is a Swedish singer and musician. She grew up in Lidingö, Sweden, an island outside Stockholm, where she lived with her parents who ran a bakery.
Amanda started singing when she was four years old and she has since also played a bit of bass, guitar, and drums. She was the drummer of a band in sixth grade that played covers by hard rock band Hellacopters. But it was when she started backing her singing by playing piano she suddenly felt at home. "My voice and the piano are so strongly linked together it’s hard to separate them," she says.
At the age of 15, Amanda didn’t have any official record as an artist when her label, Labrador Records, discovered her by pure luck in 2010. She had no Bandcamp or Myspace page, hadn’t made any live shows, or sent any demos to labels or press. She did, however, record a few songs with a friend of Labrador who – blissed out – later presented the songs for the enthusiastic label.
On June 8, 2011 Amanda Mair released her debut single “House” on Labrador Records which received critical praise internationally and immediately brought attention from TV, radio, and major media in Sweden. She followed it up with another single, "Doubt", which released October 19, 2011. On February 15, 2012 her self-titled debut album released in Sweden only and immediately became a hit, peaking at #16. Her third single, "Sense", was released internationally on April 9, 2012. All three singles are included on her self-titled debut album, which released internationally on June 6, 2012.