He’s the Swedish stud who bagged a sixth Eurovision win for the Scandinavian nation back in 2015 and followed that up by hosting the contest in Stockholm in 2016.
And where other Eurovision stars see their careers whither and die post contest, Måns Zelmerlöw has gone from strength to strength, notching up European tours, releasing two new albums and becoming a grandfather to puppies. Now, fresh from the international success of his last album Chameleon, which included the platinum-selling single “Fire In The Rain”, Måns has put out a new single “We Can Be The Rulers”.
The surprise release is dedicated to Swedish Olympic gold-medal winner Sarah Sjöström and soundtracks a short behind-the-scenes film focusing on the singer released by Genuine Heroes.
The 12-part project, sponsored by Swedish gambling company Betsson, will highlight Swedish sporting stars and aims to inspire young people to follow in their footsteps.
Jag ville göra något speciellt för @sarahsjostrom som är Sveriges just nu största idrottsstjärna och en inspiration för många. ”We can be the rulers” är en vinnarlåt som jag vill tillägna Sarah. Mina förhoppningar är att låten ska peppa henne när hon jagar VM-guld i Budapest. Singeln är ute nu! Hoppas även ni blir peppade av den! Följ @Betssonsverige för fler uppdateringar och sneak peak – Ni hittar link till film och sång i min bio #anytimesplaytime
Gushing about the collaboration on his Instagram page, Måns hailed Sjöström as Sweden’s “biggest sports star” and wished her good luck at the World Championships in Budapest, where Sjöström broke the world record in the 50 metres freestyle.
Måns Zelmerlöw on Instagram
The Swedish stud – who competed at Melodifestivalen in 2007, 2009 and 2015 – hasn’t been shy in sharing summer snaps on his Instagram page either.
As well as sharing an adorable photo with his new puppy Rafa, the son of his beloved hound Messi, Måns has also taken fans behind the scenes of his vacations.
In a post yesterday that received over 30,000 likes, the Swedish star revealed he’s taken to the high seas and is sailing around the picturesque coast of Croatia.