He became known in 1995 by winning the men's series in the tango singing competition, "Tangomarkkinat", held in Seinäjoki, Finland. His debut album was released in the next year, and it is so far the highest-selling record in Finland, with over 270 000 sold copies.
In 2004, he represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song "Takes 2 To Tango". In the semi-final it placed 14th and didn't qualify for the final.
In 2005, he was given the Iskelmä-Finlandia award.
Jari Sillanpää Discography Tracks
- 7 Vocals
- 3 Instruments & Performance
- 11 Writing & Arrangement
- 3 Featuring & Presenting
- 1 Visual
- 6 Acting, Literary & Spoken