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Ebona Jonölark
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Jonölark in 2012
Born Ebona Jonölark
(1986-07-22) 22 July 1986 (age 32)
Pivot, Lashardia
Occupation Singer, songwriter
Musical Career
Genres Folk pop, pop rock, indie pop
Instruments Vocals, harp, piano
Years active 2006–present
Labels Abigail Rhodes Records

Ebona Anastasia Jonölark (born 22 July 1986) is a Lashardian singer and songwriter.

Jonölark first entered the public eye in 2008, following the release of her debut studio album In My Eyes, which reached the top three of the Lashardian albums charts. The album included the hit single "Love Me".

Jonölark later released her second studio album, entirely in the Lashardian language titled Mono in 2012. The album was both a commercial and critical success, and contained the number-one single "Żlo" ("I am", in English). In 2015, she became a judge on The X Factor: Lashardia. She left the show after one season to focus on her music career.

Life and careerEdit

Early lifeEdit

Jonölark was born on 22 July 1986 in Pivot, Jurgensland. Her father Jon was a lecturer of zoology at Jurgensland University while her mother AnnaMaria was a travel agent. She was an only child and grew up in an upper middle class home. She learned to play the piano at age six, and learned to play harp at age twelve.

Jonölark attended primary school in Pivot and went on to attend a social sciences high school in Pivot, specializing in psychology with the intent of becoming a child psychologist. Following her graduation from high school, she began attending Jurgensland University as a psychology major but dropped out at age twenty after being inspired to move to Ubenmoor to pursue a music career.

2006–2010: In My Eyes and breakthroughEdit

In 2006, Jonölark was signed to Lashardian independent label Abigail Rhodes Records, to begin work on her debut album. She released the lead single from the album "Love Me" in 2007. The song achieved moderate chart success, reaching the top twenty in Lashardia and Pesa. Her debut studio album In My Eyes was released the following year, and peaked at number-two on the Lashardian albums chart.

2010–2013: Mono and further successEdit

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Jonölark in 2011.

In 2010, Jonölark revealed that production on her second studio album had commenced. She later stated that the album would be entirely in Lashardian, and that she'll have more creative control over it than her first album.

The lead single from the album "Żlo" ("I am", in English) was released in 2011, and reached number-one on the Lashardian singles chart. The album titled Mono, was later released the following year and peaked number-one on the Lashardian albums chart. The album also produced the hit singles "Lesoti ö si" ("I love you and her"), "Miflech preska" ("Whisper me something"), and "Clom" ("Hello").

2013–present: The X Factor: Lashardia and MatteEdit

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Jonölark in 2016.

In 2013, Jonölark revealed that her third studio album will consist of both Lashardian and English songs, calling it "a Mono-In My Eyes hybrid". In 2015, she was announced as the new judge of the music reality competition show The X Factor: Lashardia for its second season. She was the mentor of the eventual winners, Electric Winter.

She took part in Mösikalifestivali 2016 with the song "Love Song". She won her semi-final and went on to place second in the final. In April 2016, she released the lead single from her upcoming studio album, titled "Someone Who'll Get It". The song saw a departure from her stripped-down piano-driven songs of the Mono-era, in favor of more produced indie pop. The song debuted at number-one on the Lashardian singles chart. The album, Matte, was released in July 2016 and peaked at number-one in Lashardia, in addition to charting in Adoriam and Pesa. It also contained the hit single "Ni ö varden".

Personal lifeEdit

Jonölark has been very private about her personal life, refusing to talk about it in interviews. In 2014, she revealed that she is married and has one daughter who was born in 2013. The family lives in Pivot. She is a second cousin of The X Factor: Lashardia season one runner-up Zig Novölark.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Year Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
LAS ADR PES
2008 In My Eyes
  • Label: Abigail Rhodes Records
  • Format: Digital download, CD, LP
2 8
  • LAS: Gold
2012 Mono
  • Label: Abigail Rhodes Records
  • Format: Digital download, CD, LP
1 6
  • LAS: 2x platinum
2016 Matte
  • Label: Abigail Rhodes Records
  • Format: Digital download, CD, LP
1 3 3
  • LAS: 3x platinum
  • ADR: Platinum
  • PES: Platinum

SinglesEdit

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
LAS ADR PES
"Love Me" 2007 11 20 In My Eyes
"Make Me Forget" 2008 89
"Żlo" 2011 1
  • LAS: 2x platinum
Mono
"Lesoti ö si" 2012 4
  • LAS: Platinum
"Miflech preska" 9
"Clom" 6
  • LAS: Gold
"Love Song" 2016 5 Mösikalifestivali 2016
"Someone Who'll Get It" 1 5 8
  • LAS: 2x platinum
  • ADR: Platinum
  • PES: Gold
Matte
"Ni ö varden" 1 1
  • LAS: 4x platinum
  • PES: 3x platinum

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Event Category Nominated work Result
2008 Lashardian Music Awards Breakout Artist Nominated
2012 Lashardian Music Awards Best Alternative Song "Żlo" Won
Best Alternative Album Mono Won
Artist of the Year Nominated
Best Female Artist Nominated
Asmatic Music Awards Best Lashardian Musician Won
Musician of the Year Nominated
2016 Lashardian Music Awards Artist of the Year Pending
Best Female Artist Pending
Best Alternative Song Pending
Best Alternative Album Pending
Lifetime Achievement Award Won
Adoriam Music Awards Best International Female Artist Pending
Asmatic Music Awards Best Lashardian Musician Pending