Famous Swedish Musicians

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Avicii
(Swedish DJ & Remixer Known for His Single 'Levels')

Avicii
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Birthdate: September 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 20, 2018

Avicii was a Swedish international DJ, remixer, musician and songwriter. He attained fame with his single, Levels, in 2011. His debut studio album, True, released in 2013 received positive reviews. His second studio album, Stories, was released in 2015. He suffered from mental health issues and died by suicide at age 28. His third album, Tim, was released posthumously in 2019.

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Agnetha Faltskog
(Member of the Pop Group 'ABBA')

Agnetha Faltskog
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Birthdate: April 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jönköping, Sweden
Swedish singer Agnetha Fältskog was part of the iconic pop group ABBA, along with her husband, Bjorn Ulvaeus. After the group disbanded, Fältskog launched a solo career and also appeared in a film. She released an album in 2004, after a 16-year hiatus, and then again in 2013.

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Björn Ulvaeus
(Composer, Pop Singer and a Member of the Musical Group 'Abba')

Björn Ulvaeus
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Birthdate: April 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

Singer and songwriter Björn Ulvaeus is perhaps best known as a member of the ABBA, one of the most successful musical groups of all time. Equally famous as a co-composer and co-producer of several films and musicals, he is currently serving as the President of CISAC, trying to ensure that creators are fairly compensated and properly credited for their works.

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Peter Stormare
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Birthdate: August 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kumla, Sweden
Actor, musician, and theater director Peter Stormare is best known as John Abruzzi from Prison Break. He has also appeared in films such as Minority Report, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Fargo. He is also a skilled voice actor who has appeared in video games such as Destiny.
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Max Martin
(Music Producer and Songwriter Known for His Hit Singles ‘As Long as You Love Me,’ ‘Baby One More Time’)

Max Martin
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Birthdate: February 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Record producer and songwriter Karl Martin Sandberg, better known as Max Martin, has created many 90s’ masterpieces such as Baby One More Time by Britney Spears and I Want It That Way by Backstreet Boys. He is also an 11-time winner of the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year award.

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Yngwie Malmsteen
(World-Renowned Guitarist from Stockholm, Known for His Neoclassical Playing Style in Heavy Metal in the 1980s)

Yngwie Malmsteen
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Birthdate: June 30, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

A Swedish electric guitarist/ neo-classical metal artist, Yngwie Johann Malmsteen rose to popularity in the 1980s and has, since then, released over 22 studio albums in his four decades of career till now. His solo debut album Rising Force, which won a nomination at the 1986 Grammy Awards, is regarded a significant release in the shred and neoclassical metal genres.

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Benny Andersson
(Musician)

Benny Andersson
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Vällingby, Stockholm, Sweden

Born into a family of accordion players, Benny Andersson grew up to become a member of the iconic Swedish band ABBA, known for legendary chartbusting tracks such as Dancing Queen and Mamma Mia. Even after ABBA disbanded, he continued working on projects such as the musical Chess.

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Tove Lo
(Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Raw, Grunge-Influenced Take on Pop Music)

Tove Lo
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Birthdate: October 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Viken, Sweden
Grammy-nominated Swedish singer Tove Lo is known for her autobiographical lyrics and her grunge-influenced pop tracks. She soared to fame with her Billboard-charting debut album, Queen of the Clouds. She has also released hits such as Glad He's Gone and co-written tracks such as Love Me like You Do

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Tobias Forge
(Musician)

Tobias Forge
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Birthdate: March 3, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Linköping, Sweden

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Yung Lean
(Rapper, Songwriter, Fashion designer, Record Producer)

Yung Lean
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Birthdate: July 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm
Swedish rapper Yung Lean is best known for his track Ginseng Strip 2002 and for albums such as Unknown Memory. His music is known as sad rap, emo rap, and soundcloud rap, and he also performs with the band Död Mark. He has struggled with bipolar disorder and drug issues.

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Marie Fredriksson
(Lead Vocalist of Pop Rock 'Duo Roxette')

Marie Fredriksson
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Birthdate: May 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Össjö, Sweden
Died: December 9, 2019

As one half of the Swedish pop rock duo Roxette (with Per Gessle), singer and songwriter Marie Fredriksson enjoyed international fame in the 1980s-1990s with albums like Look Sharp! and Joyride. Their single It Must Have Been Love was featured in the movie Pretty Woman. Earlier, in Sweden ,she had also enjoyed success as a solo artist releasing numerous albums.

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Snoh Aalegra
(Singer)

Snoh Aalegra
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Birthdate: September 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden

Born Shahrzad Fooladi, to Iranian parents in Sweden, Snoh Aalegra had started writing songs by age 9 and signed with Sony at age 13. She changed her name after moving to the US and soared to fame with her chartbusting tracks such as I Want You Around and Find Someone Like You.

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Neneh Cherry
(Swedish Hip-Hop and Dance Singer-Songwriter)

Neneh Cherry
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Birthdate: March 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Neneh Cherry is a Swedish rapper, singer, songwriter, occasional DJ, and broadcaster. After starting her musical career in the early 1980s in London, Cherry went on to become one of the most decorated Swedish musicians of her generation. Over the years, Neneh Cherry has received many prestigious awards such as Brit Awards, MTV Europe Music Award, and NME Award.

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Robyn
(Swedish Singer-songwriter Known for Her Album 'Robyn' and Single 'With Every Heartbeat')

Robyn
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Birthdate: June 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Robyn is a Swedish singer, record producer, songwriter, and DJ. Her debut album Robyn Is Here helped launch Karl Martin Sandberg's career in pop music. She has also been recognized as an influence by artistes like Taylor Swift, Lorde, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Christine and the Queens. Robyn has won many awards like AMFT Awards, GAFFA Awards, and Grammis Awards.

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Quincy Jones III
(Music producer)

Quincy Jones III
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Birthdate: December 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London, England

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Lykke Li
(Swedish Pop Singer-Songwriter)

Lykke Li
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Birthdate: March 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ystad, Sweden

Swedish indie-pop singer Lykke Li was born into a musical family, her father being a member of the band Dag Vag. Known for her award-winning tracks such as I Follow Rivers and Sadness Is a Blessing, she is also an advocate of transcendental meditation. She has a son with musician Jeff Bhasker.

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Ludwig Göransson
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Birthdate: September 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Linköping, Östergötlands län, Sweden
Popular for his orchestral background music for film and TV series such as Community, 3-time Grammy-winning artist Ludwig Göransson soared to fame with his Academy- and Grammy-winning score of Black Panther. He is also known for producing the Billboard-topping track This Is America and for creating his Emmy-winning score of The Mandalorian.

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Basshunter
(Singer Known for His Number One Hits ‘Boten Anna’, ‘Vi Sitter I Ventrilo Och Spelar Dota’)

Basshunter
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Birthdate: December 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Halmstad, Sweden

Basshunter is a Swedish singer, DJ, and record producer. He is quite popular in Sweden, having sold over eight million records so far. He has also won many prestigious awards like World Music Award and Scandipop Award. Apart from creating music, Basshunter has also appeared on popular TV shows such as Celebrity Big Brother and The Weakest Link.

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Maher Zain
(Singer-Songwriter Known for His Debut Album 'Thank You Allah')

Maher Zain
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Birthdate: July 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tripoli, Lebanon

Swedish singer Maher Zain had moved to Sweden from Lebanon with his family at 8. A qualified aeronautical engineer, he is now known for his fusion of Eastern and Western music and for the religious overtones in his songs. He has also worked with UNHCR to support Syrian refugees.

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RedOne
(Number One Producer on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2009 and Songwriter)

RedOne
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Birthdate: April 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tetouan, Morocco

RedOne is a Moroccan-Swedish record producer, singer, songwriter, and record executive. He is credited with founding his own record label, RedOne Records. Over the years, he has collaborated with popular personalities like Lady Gaga, Akon, Nicki Minaj, Michael Jackson, and Jennifer Lopez among many other high-profile artists. He has several prestigious awards under his belt, including three Grammy Awards.

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Tusse
(Singer)

Tusse
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Birthdate: January 1, 2002
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tusse is one of trendiest Swedish singers with several singles to his credit. He came to Sweden with his aunt as an eight year boy, fleeing unrest in his native land. Congo. He won the Swedish Idol competition in 2019 and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021. 

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Mikkey Dee
(Drummer for the heavy metal and rock bands Scorpions and Motörhead)

Mikkey Dee
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Birthdate: October 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

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Linn Berggren
(Singer-Songwriter)

Linn Berggren
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Birthdate: October 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

A founding member of the the pop band Ace is Base, Linn Berggren as a child wanted to sing, but did not want to become a singer. Yet, she went on to become the principal lead vocalist for the majority of their singles and was generally the focus in the video. She quit her stellar career suddenly in 2007 to lead a quiet life.

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Nina Persson
(Lead singer and lyricist for the Swedish rock band The Cardigans)

Nina Persson
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Birthdate: September 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Örebro, Närke, Sweden

Nina Persson soared to fame as the lead vocalist of the globally renowned Swedish band The Cardigans. Known for chartbusters such as Lovefool and Erase and Rewind, she interestingly aspired to be an artist instead of a musician in her younger days. She is also a cervical cancer survivor.

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Per Gessle
(Singer)

Per Gessle
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Birthdate: January 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Halmstad, Sweden

Per Gessle is a Swedish singer, musician, and songwriter. He is best known as one half of the famous pop rock duo Roxette, which he founded alongside Marie Fredriksson in 1986. Roxette achieved international success before its disbandment in 2019 following Fredriksson's death.

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Linda Ulvaeus
(Singer, Actress)

Linda Ulvaeus
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Birthdate: February 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vallentuna, Sweden

Linda Ulvaeus is a Swedish singer and actress. The daughter of popular singers Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus, Linda started her career as a singer before going on to establish herself as a prominent actress. She has played important roles in films like Meningen med alltihopa and Quick.

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José González
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Birthdate: July 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Angered, Gothenburg, Sweden

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Annika Ljungberg
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Birthdate: March 31, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

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The Tallest Man on Earth
(Singer-songwriter)

The Tallest Man on Earth
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Birthdate: April 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden

 30 
Steve Angello
(DJ and record label owner who was also a member of Swedish House Mafia)

Steve Angello
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Birthdate: November 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

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Måns Zelmerlöw
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Birthdate: June 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lund, Scania, Sweden
Swedish pop sensation Måns Zelmerlöw soared to fame with his Eurovision Song Contest 2015 win. He has won Let’s Dance season 1 and has hosted the Swedish show Allsång på Skansen, too. He has also launched a charity for African children, the Zelmerlöw & Björkman Foundation.

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Eric Prydz
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Birthdate: July 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Täby, Sweden

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Dr. Alban
(Recording artist and producer with his own record label, Dr. Records)

Dr. Alban
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Birthdate: August 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oguta, Nigeria

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Bjorn Andresen
(Film actor)

Bjorn Andresen
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Birthdate: January 26, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

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Ecco2K
(Singer)

Ecco2K
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Birthdate: October 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England

Ecco2K is a British-Swedish model, singer, designer, and director. He is best known for his innovative and experimental songwriting. Ecco2K is also a successful entrepreneur, having launched his own product line called g'LOSS.

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AronChupa
(Musician Known for His 2014 Single ‘I’m an Albatroz')

AronChupa
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Birthdate: March 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Borås, Sweden

Born in Sweden, educated in USA, AronChupa is one of Sweden’s top singer, songwriter and DJ. One of the founding members of electro house-hip hop musical group Albatraoz, he became internationally known with his debut single, IM AN̓ ALBATRÁOZ, a song sung, co-written and produced by him. 

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Elliphant
(Swedish Singer-Songwriter & Rapper Best Known for Her Debut Single 'Tekkno Scene')

Elliphant
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Birthdate: October 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Elliphant is a Swedish rapper, singer, and songwriter. She is best known for her second studio album Living Life Golden, which peaked at number 76 and 50 on the ARIA Charts and Sverigetopplistan respectively. A popular figure, Elliphant often gets featured on songs released by other popular artistes like Loreen and Tove Lo.

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Karin Dreijer
(Singer-Songwriter)

Karin Dreijer
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Birthdate: April 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

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Alesso
(Disc jockey, Record producer)

Alesso
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Birthdate: July 7, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

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Yukimi Nagano
(Singer, Songwriter)

Yukimi Nagano
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Birthdate: January 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

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Jenny Berggren
(Soprano singer)

Jenny Berggren
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Birthdate: May 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

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Jennifer Åkerman
(Model, Singer)

Jennifer Åkerman
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Birthdate: July 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Jennifer Åkerman is a Swedish model, singer-songwriter, and blogger. The youngest sister of Malin Åkerman, Jennifer followed in the footsteps of her sister and became a model. She also pursued a musical career and has contributed to the success of bands like Bella Tech and Bloke & Bird. In 2013, Jennifer showcased her dancing skills by participating in Let's Dance.

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John Lundvik
(Singer, Songwriter)

John Lundvik
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Birthdate: January 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England

John Lundvik is a Swedish singer-songwriter and former sprinter. He achieved national recognition after composing songs for the wedding of Daniel Westling and Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden in 2010. John Lundvik has also composed songs for films. In 2019, he competed in Eurovision Song Contest where he represented Sweden with the song Too Late for Love. 

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Mikael Åkerfeldt
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Birthdate: April 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

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Loreen
(Singer)

Loreen
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Birthdate: October 16, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish singer, songwriter, and record producer Loreen soared to fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Born Lorine Zeineb Nora Talhaoui, the Moroccan-origin singer created chartbusting tracks such as Crying Out Your Name and My Heart Is Refusing Me. Politically and socially conscious, she was also a Swedish Committee for Afghanistan ambassador.

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Tove Styrke
(Singer, Musician)

Tove Styrke
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Birthdate: November 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Umeå, Sweden

Swedish singer Tove Styrke first gained fame with the show Swedish Idol 2009. The renowned electropop singer was born to a musician father and a ballet instructor mother and was naturally inclined toward music. Best known for chartbusting tracks such as Say My Name, she often experiments with themes of fantasy and desire.

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Peter Tägtgren
(Musician)

Peter Tägtgren
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Birthdate: June 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grangärde, Sweden

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Johan Renck
(Film director)

Johan Renck
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Birthdate: December 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden

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Sebastian Ingrosso
(Swedish House Mafia DJ who produced several internationally popular club singles)

Sebastian Ingrosso
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Birthdate: April 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

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Ulla Jones
(Photographer, Actress, Singer-songwriter)

Ulla Jones
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Birthdate: June 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Swedish model, makeup artist, and photographer Ulla Agneta Andersson, or Ulla Jones, is best known as the former wife of music legend Quincy Jones. She met Quincy at a party at age 19. Known for movies such as Luftburen, she has also written a memoir and released an album.