Sweden has seen some great artist come from its small and humble country. Some have rose to quick fame and others have lasted on the charts for years and years. Groups, such as Abba have been known the world around and their music is still played in dance clubs to this day. They are one of the greatest bands to come out of Sweden. But they are not the only group to come from this small country. There has been a lot of DJs who have had started out in Sweden and quickly made it on the larger EDM seen, there are also a lot of pop singers who have come from Sweden. One of the more recent pop starts to rise to fame is Tove Lo. Born Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson she goes by the name Tove Lo when performing. She was born October 29, 1987 in the affluent region of Djursholm in Sweden just north of Stockholm. She attended the musical school called Rytmus Musikergymnasiet. She formed a band in 2006 called Tremblebee but they disbanded, and she went on to pursue a career of her own in singing and songwriting. She worked with several different producers and was able to become successful for her songwriting and recording. She saw some fame in Europe with these releases and slowly grew to be more and more popular. In 2014 she released her debut alumni entitled Queen of The Clouds. This came in at number 14 on the US Billboard 200 the same year of its release. This was primarily due to the ever-popular single Habits (Stay High) which was at one point number 3 on Hot 100 list. She has since released two more albums, both of which have been chart topping successes. With the success of these albums she has been able to tour all through the United States and Europe performing her beloved music for thousands of fans. She has also seen success in co-writing songs with other artists such as Lorde and Ellie Goulding. Through this she was nominated for a Grammy Award at the 58th Grammy Awards. She has collaborated with a lot of other artists as well, such as Coldplay, Flume, Nick Jonas and many more.
Rolling Stone once called her “Sweden’s darkest pop export”, whether you agree with that statement or not you can no doubt see that she has been one of Sweden’s greatest musical successes from the 21st century. She has become known for her raw and edgy take on life and this can be heard through her real and lyrics that, so many can relate with. She is honest and to the point and so many of today’s youth feel that her lyrics speak to them. While some think that her lyrics are sad and have even called her the saddest in Sweden she has no doubt made a name for herself on the international music scene and rose to success all around the world. She is still early on in her career and we can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next.