Famous Swedish Singers

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Ann-Margret
(Actress & Singer)
Ann-Margret
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Birthdate: April 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Valsjöbyn, Sweden

Swedish-American actress and singer Ann-Margret was initially described as a female version of Elvis Presley due to her vibrant contralto voice. The winner of five Golden Globe Awards, Ann-Margret had a major impact as an actress throughout the 1960s. Her affair with Elvis Presley was depicted in the 2005 miniseries Elvis in which she is portrayed by Rose McGowan.

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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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Zara Larsson
(Swedish Pop Singer Known for Her Singles: ‘Lush Life’, ‘Never Forget You’ and ‘Girls Like’)
Zara Larsson
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Birthdate: December 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Solna, Sweden

Zara Larsson is a Swedish singer-songwriter who achieved national fame at the age of 10 when she won the 2008 season of the popular reality TV series, Talang. She then released her debut studio album and is currently one of the most decorated Swedish singer-songwriters of her generation.

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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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Jenny Lind
(One of the Most Highly Regarded Singers of the 19th Century)
Jenny Lind
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Birthdate: October 6, 1820
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: November 2, 1887
Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind, also known as the "Swedish Nightingale,” was a prominent 19th-century soprano and performed all over Europe. She also donated generously to various charities, especially to the cause of free schools in Sweden. She also taught at the Royal College of Music in London. 
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Anni-Frid Lyngstad
(One of the Founding Members and Lead Singers of the Swedish Pop Band ABBA)
Anni-Frid Lyngstad
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Birthdate: November 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bjørkåsen, Ballangen, Norway

Anni-Frid Lyngstad is a Norwegian-Swedish environmentalist, singer, and songwriter. She is credited with co-founding the popular Swedish pop band ABBA and popularizing the band by serving as its lead singer. In 2010, Anni-Frid Lyngstad was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2014, she received the Eskilstuna Music Prize for her contribution as an "icon."

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Benny Andersson
(Swedish Musician)
Benny Andersson
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Birthdate: December 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vasastan, 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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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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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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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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Snoh Aalegra
(Singer)
Snoh Aalegra
5
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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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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Lykke Li
(Swedish Pop Singer-Songwriter)
Lykke Li
3
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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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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Basshunter
(Singer Known for His Number One Hits ‘Boten Anna’, ‘Vi Sitter I Ventrilo Och Spelar Dota’)
Basshunter
5
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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Birgit Nilsson
(Swedish Singer Best Known for Her Performances in the Operas of ‘Richard Wagner’ and ‘Richard Strauss’)
Birgit Nilsson
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Birthdate: May 17, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Västra Karup, Sweden
Died: December 25, 2005

Birgit Nilsson was a Swedish dramatic soprano remembered for her association with composers like Richard Strauss and Richard Wagner. One of the most celebrated Swedish singers of all time, Nilsson won many awards, such as the 1966 Sonning Award. In 1982, she won the Swedish-American of the Year Award. In 2012, she was inducted into the Gramophone's Hall of Fame.

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Izabella Scorupco
(Best Known for Her Role as the Bond Girl 'Natalya Simonova' in the Film 'GoldenEye')
Izabella Scorupco
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Birthdate: June 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Białystok, Poland

Polish-Swedish actress, singer, and model, Izabella Scorupco, played Bond girl Natalya Simonova in the James Bond film GoldenEye, for which she gained international fame. She began her career as a model in the late 1980s and appeared on the cover of Vogue. She then started acting as well. A music lover, she also had a brief singing career.

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Caroline Hjelt
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Birthdate: November 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sweden

Caroline Hjelt is a Swedish singer best known as one half of the popular electropop duo, Icona Pop. She formed the duo with Aino Jawo in 2009 and has since released several singles and EPs. The duo has also won many prestigious awards like Scandipop Awards, SESAC Pop Awards, and Grammis Awards.

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Malena Ernman
(Swedish Opera Singer)
Malena Ernman
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Birthdate: November 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden

Malena Ernman is a Swedish opera singer who represented her country at the 54th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Moscow, Russia. Apart from operas and operettas, she also performs jazz, cabaret, and chansons. Also an environmental activist, Malena Ernman was adjudged Environmental Hero of the Year by an organization called WWF-Sweden in 2017.

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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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Aino Jawo
(Singer)
Aino Jawo
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Birthdate: July 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sweden

Aino Jawo is a Swedish singer best known as one half of the popular electropop duo, Icona Pop. Jawo formed the duo in 2009 alongside Caroline Hjelt and has since released many singles and EPs. Over the years, the duo has won many prestigious awards like Grammis Awards, SESAC Pop Awards, and Scandipop Awards.  

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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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Linn Berggren
(Swedish Pop Singer Best Known as the Founder of 1990s Pop Band 'Ace of Base')
Linn Berggren
3
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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Eagle-Eye Cherry
(Swedish Singer Best Known for His Hit Single 'Save Tonight')
Eagle-Eye Cherry
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Birthdate: May 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Eagle-Eye Cherry is a Swedish stage performer and singer. He achieved international fame when his 1997 single Save Tonight became famous in the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland, and New Zealand. Apart from creating his own music, Eagle-Eye Cherry also contributes to the success of other artistes by co-writing songs for their albums. 

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Jussi Björling
(Swedish Operatic Tenor Who was One of the Leading Opera Singers of the 20th Century)
Jussi Björling
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Birthdate: February 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Borlänge, Sweden
Died: September 9, 1960

Swedish operatic tenor Jussi Björling was closely associated with New York’s Metropolitan Opera throughout his career. He was particularly known for his expertise in Italian and French repertory. After starting to sing at age 6, he made his opera debut with Mozart’s Don Giovanni in Stockholm.

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Nina Persson
(Swedish 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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Nicolai Gedda
(Swedish Opera Singer Who Was a Renowned Lyric Tenor)
Nicolai Gedda
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Birthdate: July 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: January 8, 2017

Swedish opera singer Nicolai Gedda was one of the most influential lyric tenors of the world back in his time. His language skills helped him perform in languages as varied as English, French, German, and Italian. One of his most iconic roles was that of Anatol in Vanessa.

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Per Gessle
(Swedish Pop Singer Known as the Primary Songwriter and One Half of the Swedish Pop Rock Duo 'Roxette')
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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Victoria Silvstedt
(Swedish Model, Actress, Singer, and Television Personality)
Victoria Silvstedt
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Birthdate: September 19, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skelleftehamn, Sweden

Victoria Silvstedt is a Swedish model, singer, actress, and television personality. She achieved national prominence in 1993 when she was selected to represent Sweden in the Miss World pageant in South Africa. She then worked for popular fashion houses like Chanel and Christian Dior before being featured on international magazines like Playboy, Glamour, and Maxim.

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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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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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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
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Molly Sandén
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Birthdate: July 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Molly Sandén is one of Sweden's biggest pop singers. She has released five studio albums so far and had also represented Sweden in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006.

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Mikael Åkerfeldt
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Birthdate: April 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockholm, 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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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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Anette Olzon
(Former Lead Vocalist of Finnish Symphonic Metal Band ‘Nightwish')
Anette Olzon
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Birthdate: June 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Katrineholm, Sweden

Raised in a musical family, Anette Olzon began singing with her mother’s band early in her childhood before launching her own career at the age of seventeen.  Best known as the former lead vocalist of Finnish band, Nightwish, she continues to make music, concurrently working as a full time nurse during the weekdays.

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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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Karin Dreijer
(Singer-Songwriter)
Karin Dreijer
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Birthdate: April 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
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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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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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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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Chris Kläfford
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Birthdate: April 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ramsberg, Sweden

Starting his music career singing in bars, until he soared to fame by winning the show Swedish Idol 2017, Swedish singer Chris Kläfford later also competed on America’s Got Talent. His rendition of John Lennon’s Imagine was one of the most-watched YouTube videos ever.

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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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Johan Renck
(Film director)
Johan Renck
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Birthdate: December 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uppsala, Sweden
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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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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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Elize Ryd
(Singer best known for being the singer of the metal band Amaranthe)
Elize Ryd
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Birthdate: October 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Värnamo, Sweden