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6 singers & groups you didn’t know were Swedish!

Everybody knows the Swedish band ABBA, but there are other artists that maybe you didn’t know are from Sweden but… they are!

1. Robyn

Born in Stockholm, she is a well-known pop singer: she started her professional career under the name of Robyn in 1995. She founded her own label, bored by the international music industry.

I listened to her interviews and she really looks like a smart and independent woman that know what she wants.

She is quite famous also for her “rebel” style: large t-shirts, short blond haircut, and a lot of energy.

My favorite line? In a interview for Vogue she said “for me it’s really important to keep my integrity, and not become an advertisement spot for a designer”.

She obtained several Grammy’s nominations, thanks to her work. Her most famous song? Dancing on My Own.


2. Zara Larsson


This young pop singer, born just eighteen years ago in Solna, near Stockholm, imposed herself in the worldwide charts with Lush Life, Never Forget You and the official song for the UEFA Euro 2016, This One’s for You, in collaboration with David Guetta.

She started her career at the age of ten, participating in the Swedish version of Got Talent, winning it. In the same year she was able to record her first single.

3. Icona Pop


Do you remember the refrain “I DON’T CARE!I LOVE IT!” that everybody was screaming at the discos few years ago? It’s an Icona Pop song and yes, they are two Swedish beautiful girls! We hope to hear more in the future.

4. Lykke Li

Born in Ystad, in the southern part of Sweden, daughter of a punk singer and a photographer she spent her childhood traveling around the world. Thanks to the indie pop style, her songs are widely used in tv series such as Vampire Diaries, Good Wife and also movies. I Follow Rivers is her main success.

5.  Europe

Now it’s time to make a jump into the past!

“It’s the final countdown, dadada! Dadadadada!”

Yes, You know that one, and yes, The Final Countdown is a Swedish song. Shocked?

Europe gained the success during the magic and crazy 80ies and they are one the most famous Swedish bands of all time (i really think they don’t really like ABBA), also if their main activity period was just ten years (82-92). In 2003 they decided to return, but obviously we will always remember them as part of a past that we miss a lot or we would like to live (i’m from the 90ies, sorry).

6. Avicii

His real name is Tim Bergling. Born in Stockholm, he started his carried at age of 18, posting on My Space free remixes.

Why Avicii? Why we will never know, but it means “the lowest level of Buddhist hell”. Interesting, right?

The first success was in 2011 with “Levels”, and after… he just established himself as DJ in the international panorama.

Hope he is going to gain more and more success and bring Swedish flag all over the world.

My favorite track? The Nights!


Did you like it? What is your favorite swedish music artist? Leave a comment! 🙂

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