Swedish pop star Peter J÷back rose to fame in his native Sweden thanks to a high-profile role in Kristina fran Duvemala (Kristina from Duvemala), a musical written by former ABBA members Bj÷rn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. Educated as a child at Stockholm's Adolf Fredrik Music School, J÷back started landing roles in various locally produced musicals like The Sound of Music and Snow White when he was in elementary school. After winning Sweden's "New Talent" contest in 1989, J÷back went on to participate in the following year's Melodifestivalen competition with the song "A Sensation." J÷back didn't make it to the Eurovision contest, but his time in the preliminaries secured his place as one of Sweden's most promising up-and-coming vocalists. J÷back soon found himself snagging several high-profile roles over the course of the next few years, co-hosting several episodes of the Swedish Top of the Pops, starring in musicals like Fame and The Jungle Book, and providing the vocals for the title character in the 1993 Swedish overdub of Disney's Aladdin.