Joy Deb

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Joy Deb
Melodifestivalen 2019, deltävling 1, Scandinavium, Göteborg, Joy Deb.jpg
Background information
Birth nameJoy Neil Mitro Deb
  • Songwriter
  • record producer
  • Northbound Music Group

Joy Neil Mitro Deb, (born 14 January 1979) is a Swedish songwriter and producer. He has worked with artists such as Fifth Harmony, JoJo, MiC Lowry and Akon.

Currently, Deb is signed to Northbound Music Publishing in Stockholm, where he is a member of the production team “The Family” together with Linnea Deb and Anton Hård af Segerstad. Earlier (2013–2016) the group was signed to BMG Publishing.

Joy studied at the well-known school ‘The Writers Academy of Sweden’.[1]

Early life[edit]

Deb was born to an Indian father and a Finnish mother.[2]


Joy Deb has done several successful contribution in the annual Swedish song contest ‘Melodifestivalen’. He has contributed to the contest with 11 songs whereas two of them were the winnings songs. The first winning song was in 2013 with ‘You’ by Robin Stjernberg.[3] The same year the song also broke a Swedish record for most played song during one day and it got nominated for a Swedish Grammy as ‘Song of the year’ 2014.

The second winning song was ‘Heroes’ performed by Måns Zelmerlöw in 2015. The song also won the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.[4] It sold 5X Platinum in Sweden[5] and Gold in Spain,[6] Norway[7] and Austria.[8]

 In Melodifestivalen 2016 his production-team “The Family” managed to get 4 different contributions to the contest -performed by Lisa Ajax, Ace Wilder, Molly Pettersson and ISA.[9] Thanks to these contributions, they were appointed as ‘Songwriter of the year’ in the contest. The contribution with Ace Wilder ‘Don’t worry’ later got featured in the trailer for “Bridget Jones’s Baby”.

In 2017, Joy co-wrote two of the competing songs in Melodifestivalen – ‘I Don't Give A’ by Lisa Ajax and ‘Statements’ by Loreen.[10]

International releases[edit]

Joy has also written and produced several international hits. He co-wrote the first record 'Top Down' on Fifth Harmony's 'Reflection' Album. Also, Joy and his current production team wrote and produced JoJo's comeback single 'Save My Soul'.

 In 2016, "Oh Lord" was released with the British vocal harmony boy band MiC LOWRY. The song was the group's debut single and it was written by Joy, Linnea Deb, Anton Hård af Segerstad, Augustine Grant and Phil Collins, as the song contains lyrics and music from Phil Collins' song "In the Air Tonight”.[11]


Winner of ESC 2015. Nr 1 in 22 Countries.

         3X Platinum in Sweden. Gold in Spain, Norway and Austria. 

Nr 1 on ‘the Swedish Singles chart’. Swedish Grammy nominee for song of the year in 2015.

     5X Platinum in Sweden. 

Jojo’s comeback single.

The track reached No.3 on ‘the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140’ chart. It also peaked position 33 on US Billboards ‘Pop Digital Songs’ chart. 

In 2013 the song broke a Swedish record for most played song during one day. Swedish Grammy nominee for ‘Song of the year’ 2014

     3X Platinum in Sweden. 

The song is featured in the trailer for ‘Bridget Jones’s baby’. 

It peaked position no.10 on ‘the Swedish Single’ chart.

It peaked position no.57 on ‘the Swedish Single’ chart.

  • I will wait by ISA

It peaked position no. 35 on ‘the Swedish Single’ chart. 


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  2. ^ Holm, Noora (11 May 2018). "Ruotsi ja Suomi kohtaavat Euroviisufinaalissa – Suomen kappaleen takana ruotsinsuomalaiset Joy ja Linnea Deb" (in Finnish). Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 20 August 2019. ... Joy Debillä puolestaan on suomalainen äiti ja intialainen isä.
  3. ^ "Robin Stjernberg – Eurovision Song Contest Malmö 2013". Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  4. ^ Radio, Sveriges. "Måns svensk hjälte i Wien – P4 Kristianstad". Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  5. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  6. ^ "Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes". Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes – Novedades y Listas Oficiales de Ventas de Música en España. Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  7. ^ "IFPI". (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  8. ^ "IFPI Austria – Verband der österreichischen Musikwirtschaft". Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  9. ^ "Trio tränger undan dominerande hitmakare". Göteborgs-Posten (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  10. ^ Dahlander, Gustav. "Artisterna i Melodifestivalen 2017: Hela listan – så blir deltävlingarna". (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-06-19.
  11. ^ "Oh Lord – MiC LOWRY | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-06-19.