In the mid nineties, Lemma was a part of the group Mo Blues. He later moved to New York, where he recorded an album that was never released due to a legal dispute.
After returning to Sweden in 2000, Lemma recorded the soundtrack to Josef Fares' movie Jalla! Jalla! (which in turn rendered Lemma a Grammis nomination for best song, the romantic "If I Used to Love You").
Morning Train (2001) the album containing that single, went gold and served as a breakthrough to a much wider audience.
Daniel Lemma has since then released two albums for Warner Music: Meeting at the Building (2003) and Dreamers and Fools (2005).
He has also released four albums on his own label Dextra Music:
Somebody on Your Side (2007), Rebound (2009) Telescope (2012)
and (in 2016) Common Ground.
Common Ground was the first collaboration between Lemma and Scandinavian reggaeband Hot This Year Band. The album contained the hit song ” Mr Hibbert”, a tribute to reggae legend Toots Hibbert.
2019 will see the release of ”Punch Of Love”, where Lemma again teams up with Hot This Year Band for a set of classic sounding reggae songs.