Niclas Jarmo Benjamin Peltonen (born 15 April 1997), known mononymously as Benjamin is a Finnish singer. Peltonen originally became famous through the photo-sharing service Instagram, where his profile, opened in 2012, has more than 360,000 followers. In May 2014 Peltonen signed a record deal with the record company Warner Music Finland.
Peltonen's first single "Underdogs" was released on 8 September 2014. It peaked at number ten on the official singles chart in Finland. In March 2015 the song was added to the playlist of the Spanish radio channel Los 40 Principales. Peltonen released his second single "Unbreakable" on 19 December 2014. His first extended play Square One was released in May 2015, including both prior singles and three new songs, including third single "Young and Restless."
A 20-part documentary series about Peltonen entitled Naked Diary: Benjamin Peltonen, was aired on Yle Areena in the spring of 2015. A longer documentary of the same name was aired on Yle TV2 on 3 May 2015.
Peltonen announced a brand new single called "Body" for release on 4 March 2016, which will precede his debut album. Benjamin's debut album Fingerprints was released in April 2016, including all previous singles, and the entire Square One EP. It debuted on the Finnish album chart at number 17 and the Spanish album chart at number 3. "Man on the Moon", featuring Spanish girl group Sweet California, was the fifth and final single released from the album on 8 July 2016.
On 27 February 2017, Peltonen confirmed on social media that he will be releasing "Bad Luck Love" as the first single from his second studio album on 8 March 2017.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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