Roger Pontare

Fred Roger Pontare
Roger Pontare
Roger Pontare
Background information
Birth name Roger Johansson
Born (1951-10-17) 17 October 1951 (age 69)
Slagnäs, Sweden
Genres Folk pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1976–present

Fred Roger Pontare (born Roger Johansson; 17 October 1951) is a Swedish musician. He lives in Vingåker, Södermanland County.

Pontare was born in Arjeplog Municipality, and is of Sami descent. He has represented Sweden twice in the Eurovision Song Contest, in 1994 (duet with Marie Bergman) with "Stjärnorna" and in 2000 with "When Spirits Are Calling My Name", placing 13th and 7th, respectively. He will participate in Stjärnornas stjärna which will be broadcast on TV4.

Personal life

Roger Pontare is father to Viktor and Vincent Pontare. The latter is well known singer songwriter with the mononym Vincent and as Vargas as part of the duo Vargas & Lagola.



Year Album Chart positions Certification
1995 Sinatrafied
1995 Julens sånger
1999 Som av Is
2000 När vindarna viskar mitt namn 39
2000 When Spirits Are Calling My Name
2000 I vargens spår 9
  • GLF: Gold
2002 Den stora friheten
2006 Från Stjärnorna till Silverland 37
2011 Mitt vinterland


Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Christmastime is Here Again" 1988 Non-album singles
"Silverbarn" 1990
(with Marie Bergman)
"Som av Is" 1999 Som av Is
"Cold as Ice"
"När vindarna viskar mitt namn" 2000 2
  • GLF: Platinum
När vindarna viskar mitt namn
"When Spirits Are Calling My Name" When Spirits Are Calling My Name
"Silverland" 2006 31 Från Stjärnorna till Silverland
"Himmel och hav" 2017 100
Non-album single
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Archived from the original on 3 October 2018. Retrieved 18 March 2017.

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