Robyn

Born 12 June 1979.

Swedish singer and songwriter

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Robyn in the Live Lounge

Robyn chats to Fearne in the Radio 1 Live Lounge.

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Biography

Robin Miriam Carlsson (born 12 June 1979), better known by her stage name Robyn, is a Swedish recording artist. Robyn became known in the late nineties for her worldwide dance-pop hit "Do You Know (What It Takes)" from her debut album Robyn Is Here (1997). The popularity of her U.K. #1 song "With Every Heartbeat" and subsequent international album release Robyn (2005) in 2007 brought her mainstream success worldwide.[according to whom?] Robyn released the first of a trilogy of albums to be released over the course of 2010 titled Body Talk Pt. 1, in June of that year, peaking at number one. It was her first album since Robyn. The album's lead single "Dancing on My Own" was released a few weeks prior to the album's release; it became a hit single worldwide and earned her a Grammy Award nomination for the category of Best Dance Recording in 2011. A follow-up album, Body Talk Pt. 2, was released on 6 September, entering straight at number one on the Swedish chart, and the final album of the trilogy, Body Talk, was released on 22 November 2010 with lead single "Indestructible". "Call Your Girlfriend" was the second single to be released from Body Talk. Robyn sings soprano.

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Labels

  • Founded Konichiwa Records

BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Body Talk

    Body Talk 2010

    Reviewed by Garry Mulholland
    The first genuinely exciting, no-filler, pure pop full-length album since The Fame.
  2. Review of Body Talk, Part 2

    Body Talk, Part 2 2010

    Reviewed by Jaime Gill
    The Swede is the best, most versatile pop star currently at work.
  3. Review of Body Talk, Part 1

    Body Talk, Part 1 2010

    Reviewed by Matthew Horton
    Her first album of three in 2010 suggests she’s holding something back.
  4. Review of Robyn

    Robyn 2007

    Reviewed by Talia Kraines
    ...If you're after pop with feeling – you won't want to miss this.
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