|Born on: 21.06.1971
Anette Olzon (born 21 June 1971), is a Swedish singer from Helsingborg, best known as the lead vocalist of Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish. Anette Olzon was formerly the vocalist in the Swedish AOR band Alyson Avenue. After her admission in Nightwish, Olzon played with several bands, in studio and live, including Brother Firetribe, Pain and The Rasmus.
In 2008, Anette recorded one track with Brother Firetribe on their second album, Heart Full of Fire, and the duet with The Rasmus, titled October & April, was played for the first time on October 9, 2009 on a Finnish radio and was released digitally on November 11, 2009. On August 13, Anette sang two Nightwish songs, "Kuolema Tekee Taiteilijan and "Meadows of Heaven", with the Stockholm Symphonic Orchestra, at the Suomi Safari, the event was in celebration of Sweden and Finland relations. During the break after Nightwish's 2009 Hartwall Arena concert, Anette has stated that she wishes to release a solo album. As of October 19, 2009, songwriting for this album has begun.
She has mentioned Carola Häggkvist, Sarah Brightman, Natalie Cole and Celine Dion as being her inspirations in singing. She has said she enjoys other metal bands, such as Sonata Arctica, Amorphis, Tarot, Within Temptation and Kamelot. She has also noted that she is a fan of The Rasmus, and was such even before she released October & April.
Anette lives with her boyfriend, and Pain bassist, Johan Husgafvel and son Seth, born July 2001. In July 2010, she gave birth to her second son, Nemo.