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Robyn

Robyn in Karlskrona, Sweden
Background information
Birth name Robin Miriam Carlsson
Born June 12, 1979 (1979-06-12) (age 28)
Origin Flag of Sweden Stockholm, Sweden
Genre(s) Pop, dance, Europop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 1995–present (singer)
Label(s) Sony BMG/
Website Official website

Robin Miriam Carlsson aka Robyn (born June 12, 1979 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish pop singer-songwriter and is widely known in her home country. Robyn was known in the late nineties for her dance-pop hits "Show Me Love" and "Do You Know (What it Takes)". She has since started to gain mainstream success in the United Kingdom again, due to the massive critical and commercial success of her single "With Every Heartbeat". Robin was originally a diminutive of Robert, derived from Rob and the diminutive Old French suffix -in. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1248x1680, 298 KB) This is a cropped version of http://commons. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Europop refers to a style of pop music that developed in Europe throughout the 1970s which emphasized catchy beats, slick songs and frothy lyrics. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Bertelsmann is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in G tersloh, Germany. ... RCA, formerly an acronym for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark owned by Thomson SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Thomson. ... Jive Records is an American record label, owned by Sony BMG, and operates as a quarter of the Zomba Label Group. ... Konichiwa Records is an independent Swedish record label that exists for the sole purpose of releasing the music of Swedish pop singer-songwriter Robyn. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Stockholm [, ] is the capital and the largest City of Sweden. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... Show Me Love is the fourth Swedish, third UK and second U.S. single from Swedish pop singer Robyns debut album Robyn is Here. ... Do You Know (What it Takes) is the third Swedish, second UK and debut U.S. single from Swedish pop singer Robyns debut album Robyn is Here. ... ‹ The template below (CurrentSingles) is being considered for deletion. ...

Contents

Career

1991-1993: Discovery

In 1991 and at the age of 12, Robyn recorded the theme song for the Swedish television show Lilla Sportspegeln, named Du kan alltid bli nummer ett ("You can always be number one"). She also performed her first self-written song at this age in another TV show called Söndagsöppet. A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ...


Robyn was rediscovered by Swedish pop singer Meja in the early nineties. Meja and her band Legacy of Sound visited Robyn's school and were involved with a musical workshop. Robyn's performances captivated the "All About The Money" singer; so much so that Meja contacted her management and a meeting was arranged with Robyn and her parents. Following the completion of her middle school education, Robyn signed to Ricochet Records Sweden, a subsidiary of BMG. She collaborated with producers Max Martin and Denniz Pop who provided the singer with a gritty yet popular sound. Writing duties were assisted by Ulf Lindstrom and Johan Ekhe, who also helped to produce the album, and they stayed on board with Robyn until the completion of her "Don't Stop The Music" opus in 2003. For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... Album cover for Seven Sisters Anna Pernilla Bäckman (born Nynäshamn, Stockholms län, 12 February 1969), commonly known as Meja, is a Swedish composer and singer. ... BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) is one of the six divisions of Bertelsmann. ... Martin Karl Max Martin Sandberg (born February 26, 1971) is a Grammy-nominated,[1] Swedish pop-dance music producer and songwriter. ... Dag Krister Volle (April 26, 1963–August 30, 1998), better known under the artistic name Denniz Pop (or Denniz PoP), was a Swedish DJ, music producer and songwriter. ...


1994-1997: Robyn Is Here

Robyn started out her career in the pop music scene at age 16. She signed a record deal with RCA Records in 1994 to release her debut single "You've Got That Somethin'" in Sweden. Later that same year, her Swedish breakthrough came with the single "Do You Really Want Me (Show Respect)". These singles became part of the album Robyn Is Here. For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... A debut album is the first released music album by an artist or a band. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Youve Got That Somethin is the debut single from Swedish pop singer Robyn and the first taken from her debut album Robyn is Here. ... Do You Really Want Me (Show Respect) (also known as simply Do You Really Want Me) is the second Swedish single from Swedish pop singer Robyns debut album Robyn is Here, released in 1995. ... Robyn is Here is the debut album by Swedish Teen pop singer Robyn. ...


Robyn's US breakthrough came in 1997 when the dance-pop singles "Show Me Love" and "Do You Know (What it Takes)" were released. These singles both ended up in the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. The songs also performed well in the UK. She also re-released "Do You Really Want Me (Show Respect)" internationally but it did not fare as well as the other releases. It was ineligible to chart since there was no retail single available, but it reached #32 on the Hot 100 Airplay chart. Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Dance-pop is a style of dance music that grew out of disco-influenced beginning in the early 80s. ... Show Me Love is the fourth Swedish, third UK and second U.S. single from Swedish pop singer Robyns debut album Robyn is Here. ... Do You Know (What it Takes) is the third Swedish, second UK and debut U.S. single from Swedish pop singer Robyns debut album Robyn is Here. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main singles chart used by Billboard magazine. ...


As Robyn's popularity grew across the globe, especially in the United States, she was lined up as the support act for the 1997 Backstreet Boys tour. However, Robyn was diagnosed with exhaustion and she quickly returned to Sweden to recover. Backstreet Boys at the 2002 , Grammy Awards The Backstreet Boys are a Grammy-nominated male vocal pop group that enjoyed enormous success in the mid-late 1990s and 2000s. ...


"Show Me Love" was prominently used in the 1998 Lukas Moodysson film Fucking Åmål, and the song's title was used as the film's title in English-speaking countries. Karl Frederik Lukas Moodysson (born January 17, 1969) is a Swedish film writer and director. ... Fucking Ã…mÃ¥l is a Swedish film that was distributed in most English speaking countries as Show Me Love (and in other countries under similarly toned-down titles such as Raus Aus Ã…mÃ¥l, Descubriendo el Amor, Amigas de Colégio etc. ...


1998-2001: My Truth

Recording began on Robyn's second opus in 1998. The album My Truth was released on May 17, 1999 in Sweden, with releases elsewhere in the continent following. The single "Electric" was a huge smash across Europe, and propelled My Truth to #2 in Sweden. My Truth was a poignantly autobiographical release for Robyn, and included the tracks "Universal Woman" and "Giving You Back" which emotively explained her secret abortion. The album did achieve synonymous acclaim, and critics remarked on Robyn's seamless evolution as an artist. My Truth is the second album by Swedish singer Robyn. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... The article on electrical energy is located elsewhere. ... Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ...


Robyn's record company, RCA, publicised their intention to release her subsequent efforts in the United States. However, following the release of My Truth in Sweden, her record company reconsidered as they didn't feel the market would be receptive to her new sound. Following discussion between RCA Sweden and their American counterpart, there were plans for My Truth to be partially re-recorded with US-radio friendly production. Robyn was uncomfortable with the prospect and valued her artistic credibility above her record company's advice, and so My Truth was not released in the United States.


In 2001, Robyn contributed the song "Say You'll Walk The Distance" to the soundtrack for the film On The Line. The song was later covered by fellow Swedish pop singer, Darin Zanyar. On the Line (2001) is an American romantic comedy starring Lance Bass and Emmanuelle Chriqui. ... Darin (born Darin Zanyar on June 2, 1987) is a pop singer from Sweden. ...


2002-2004: Don't Stop The Music

In November 2002, Robyn swapped labels at BMG (from RCA to Jive Records) and released the album Don't Stop the Music in Sweden. It was set to see a pan-European release but only the singles were issued on the continent (excluding Britain). The title track was later covered by Swedish girl group Play and the lead single "Keep This Fire Burning" was also covered by British soul singer Beverley Knight. This demonstrates the strength of the material although Robyn was not able to showcase it. Understandably, the singer was discontent with her mismanagement and plans were underway for the termination of her record label contract. BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) is one of the six divisions of Bertelsmann. ... RCA, formerly an acronym for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark owned by Thomson SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Thomson. ... Jive Records is an American record label, owned by Sony BMG, and operates as a quarter of the Zomba Label Group. ... Dont Stop The Music is the third album by Swedish singer Robyn, released in 2002. ... Play was a popular Swedish pop band that made its debut on the music scene in 2001. ... Keep This Fire Burning was the first single from Swedish pop singer Robyns third album Dont Stop The Music. ... Beverley Knight MBE (born March 22, 1973) is a critically-acclaimed English soul singer, songwriter, and record producer who released her debut album in 1995. ...


In May 2004, the album Robyn's Best was released in America. It is essentially a shortened version of her first album and contains no other material from her latter albums. It is widely considered to be a poor attempt by her past record label to pass the album off as a greatest hits album. In Sweden, a different greatest hits album was released entitled Det Bästa Med Robyn (The Best of Robyn). Omitted from this release were the singles "Don't Stop the Music" and "Keep This Fire Burning", likely due to legal issues. However, another Don't Stop the Music single, "O Baby", is included. A greatest hits album (sometimes referred to as a best of album) is a compilation album of successful, previously released songs by a particular music artist or band. ...


2005-2006: Konichiwa Records & Robyn

The decade long relationship between Robyn and her label ceased in 2004. When her bosses reacted badly to the sound of "Who's That Girl?", which showcased a new electro-pop sound, Robyn decided to go it alone. In early 2005, Robyn announced she would be leaving Jive Records to start her own record label. Konichiwa Records was created, with its aim firmly set on liberating Robyn artistically. Uncharacteristically for a musician, Robyn revealed on her website that her new album would be released earlier than anticipated, and noted several fabled collaborators on the album including Klas Åhlund from Teddybears STHLM, Swedish duo The Knife and former Cheiron producer Alexander Kronlund. Whos That Girl was the second single to be released from Swedish pop singer-songwriter Robyns 2005 self-titled album. ... Electropop is a genre of synthesizer pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. ... Konichiwa Records is an independent Swedish record label that exists for the sole purpose of releasing the music of Swedish pop singer-songwriter Robyn. ... Klas Ã…hlund (b. ... Teddybears STHLM Teddybears STHLM (Teddybears Stockholm) is a Swedish rock band that formed in 1991. ... For other uses of the term Knife, see Knife (disambiguation). ... Alexander Kronlund is a Swedish producer and songwriter. ...


Robyn released her new single "Be Mine!" in March 2005, and a month later her fourth studio album Robyn. The album became Robyn's first #1 album upon its release in Sweden. Sampling influences from electronica, rap, R&B and new age, Robyn received rave reviews for the Swedish soul star. It gained her three Swedish Grammy awards in 2006 for "Årets Album" (Best Album), "Årets Kompositör" (Best Writer, alongside Klas Åhlund) and "Årets Pop Kvinnlig" (Best Pop female). It also garnered Robyn interest on a global level. Robyn also gained recognition for writing the song "Money For Nothing" for Darin Zanyar, his debut single. Be Mine! is the first single to be released off Swedish pop singer-songwriter Robyns 2005 self-titled album. ... ← - 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in March • 31 – Terri Schiavo • 30 – Mitch Hedberg • 29 – Johnnie Cochran • 27 – Wilfred Bigelow • 26 – Paul Hester • 26 – James Callaghan • 21 – Jeff Weise • 21 – Bobby Short • 19 – John De Lorean • 18 – Gary Bertini • 17 – George F... Alternate cover UK edition (2007) Robyn is the fourth album by Swedish singer Robyn, released on Robyns own label, Konichiwa Records on April 2005 in Sweden. ... Darin (born Darin Zanyar on June 2, 1987) is a pop singer from Sweden. ...


Robyn released three more singles "Who's That Girl?", "Handle Me" and "Crash and Burn Girl" from the eponymous LP. The album proved immensely popular in Sweden. Robyn also went on to feature on the Basement Jaxx track "Hey U", taken from their album Crazy Itch Radio, released in 2006. Handle Me is the third single to be released off Swedish pop singer-songwriter Robyns 2005 self-titled album. ... Crash and Burn Girl was the fourth single to be released off Swedish pop singer-songwriter Robyns 2005 self-titled album. ... Basement Jaxx is a critically acclaimed UK house music duo, comprising Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, that rose to popularity in the late 1990s. ... Crazy Itch Radio is the name of Basement Jaxx new studio album released on September 4, 2006. ...


2006-2007: International comeback

In December 2006, Robyn released The Rakamonie EP in the UK as a preview to her more recent material. This was followed by the release of "Konichiwa Bitches" in March 2007. The revised edition of Robyn was released in the UK on April 2, 2007. The UK release contained new tracks "With Every Heartbeat" and "Cobrastyle" alongside two slightly altered versions of the original songs. It was deleted from British stores to make way for an August re-release. The Rakamonie EP is an EP released by Swedish pop singer-songwriter, Robyn. ... Konichiwa Bitches is the first UK single (fifth in total) to be released off Swedish pop singer-songwriter Robyns 2005 self-titled album. ... March 2007 is the third month of the year. ...


The second single from the UK release was the Kleerup collaboration "With Every Heartbeat". The song was A-listed by Radio One and was released in late July in digital format and early August physically, reaching number 1 in the singles chart in the UK on August 12 2007. Robyn has also been featured on Jo Whiley's popular Radio One showcase show, Live Lounge which is a reflection of her growing popularity on British shores. The track has now been recieving airplay at US pop and dance radio stations. ‹ The template below (CurrentSingles) is being considered for deletion. ... Radio One, Inc NASDAQ: ROIA is an African-American owned U.S. company which owns and operates 69 radio stations in 22 American cities, and programs a channel on XM Satellite Radio. ... Radio One, Inc NASDAQ: ROIA is an African-American owned U.S. company which owns and operates 69 radio stations in 22 American cities, and programs a channel on XM Satellite Radio. ... The Live Lounge is a segment of The Jo Whiley Show, on the British radio station BBC Radio 1. ...


Konichiwa Records also signed an international licensing deal with Island Records in order to launch and distribute Robyn's music across the globe.


Personal life

Robyn's parents are actors, and she was herself involved in acting at the age of 9, having an extra role in Kronbruden at the Swedish theatre Dramaten. She was discovered by the Swedish pop singer Meja while singing about her parents' divorce. Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... In drama, an extra is a performer in a film or TV show who has no role or purpose other than to appear in the background (for example, in an audience or busy street scene). ... A function is part of an answer to a question about why some object or process occurred in a system that evolved or was designed with some goal. ... Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm The Royal Dramatic Theatre or in Swedish Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern, colloquially known as Dramaten, is Swedens national stage for the spoken drama. Around one thousand shows are played yearly on the six scenes of the theatre. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... Album cover for Seven Sisters Anna Pernilla Bäckman (born Nynäshamn, Stockholms län, 12 February 1969), commonly known as Meja, is a Swedish composer and singer. ... For the record label, see Divorce Records. ...


After the release of her second album in 1999, My Truth, Robyn became a UNICEF ambassador and visited, among other countries, Kenya and Tanzania. During her two years of dedicating herself to this work, she intended to draw attention to UNICEF and their worldwide work for children in need of aid. She was happy to emphasize the need of taking responsibilities to help, and tried to make herself a good example for the young generation. UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ... An ambassador, rarely embassador, is a diplomatic official accredited to a foreign sovereign or government, or to an international organization, to serve as the official representative of his or her own country. ... UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ...


In 2000, Povel Ramel awarded her the Karamelodiktstipendiet; a scholarship for her musical achievements where most of the reward lies in the prestige and honour, and not financial incentives. Baron   (born 1 June 1922, in Östermalm, Stockholm) is a Swedish entertainer. ... This article is about scholarship (noun) and scholarship as a form of financial aid. ...


Selected discography

Main article: Robyn discography

This is a comprehensive listing of official releases by Swedish pop singer Robyn. ...

Albums

Robyn is Here is the debut album by Swedish Teen pop singer Robyn. ... My Truth is the second album by Swedish singer Robyn. ... Dont Stop The Music is the third album by Swedish singer Robyn, released in 2002. ... Alternate cover UK edition (2007) Robyn is the fourth album by Swedish singer Robyn, released on Robyns own label, Konichiwa Records on April 2005 in Sweden. ...

Singles and EPs

Year Single FIN IR N UK US SWE
1995 "You've Got That Somethin'" - - - 54 - 24
1995 "Do You Really Want Me (Show Respect)" - - 7[1] 20[2] 26[3] 2
1996 "Do You Know (What it Takes)" - - - 26[4] 7[5] 10
1997 "Show Me Love" - - - 8[6] 7[7] 14
1999 "Electric" - - - - - 7[8]
1999 "Play" - - - - - 6[9]
2000 "My Only Reason" - - - - - 20[10]
2000 "Main Thing" - - - - - -
2002 "Keep This Fire Burning" - - 19[11] - - 2[12]
2002 "Don't Stop the Music" - - 19[13] - - 2[14]
2002 "O Baby" - - - - - 8[15]
2005 "Be Mine!" 11[16] - 13[17] - - 3[18]
2005 "Who's That Girl" - - - - - 37[19]
2006 "Handle Me" - - - - - 14[20]
2006 "Crash and Burn Girl" - - - - - -
2006 "The Rakamonie EP" - - - - - -
2007 "Konichiwa Bitches" - - - 98[21] - -
2007 "With Every Heartbeat" - 19 - 1[22] - 18
  1. ^ VG-lista
  2. ^ UK Singles Chart
  3. ^ Top 40 Mainstream
  4. ^ UK Singles Chart
  5. ^ The Billboard Hot 100
  6. ^ UK Singles Chart
  7. ^ The Billboard Hot 100
  8. ^ Tracks
  9. ^ Tracks
  10. ^ Tracks
  11. ^ VG-lista
  12. ^ Tracks
  13. ^ VG-lista
  14. ^ tracks
  15. ^ tracks
  16. ^ Suomen virallinen lista
  17. ^ VG-lista
  18. ^ Tracks
  19. ^ Tracks
  20. ^ Tracks
  21. ^ UK Singles Chart
  22. ^ UK Singles Chart

Youve Got That Somethin is the debut single from Swedish pop singer Robyn and the first taken from her debut album Robyn is Here. ... Do You Really Want Me (Show Respect) (also known as simply Do You Really Want Me) is the second Swedish single from Swedish pop singer Robyns debut album Robyn is Here, released in 1995. ... Do You Know (What it Takes) is the third Swedish, second UK and debut U.S. single from Swedish pop singer Robyns debut album Robyn is Here. ... Show Me Love is the fourth Swedish, third UK and second U.S. single from Swedish pop singer Robyns debut album Robyn is Here. ... Keep This Fire Burning was the first single from Swedish pop singer Robyns third album Dont Stop The Music. ... Dont Stop The Music is the second single to be released off Swedish pop singer-songwriter Robyns 2002 album of the same name. ... Be Mine! is the first single to be released off Swedish pop singer-songwriter Robyns 2005 self-titled album. ... Whos That Girl was the second single to be released from Swedish pop singer-songwriter Robyns 2005 self-titled album. ... Handle Me is the third single to be released off Swedish pop singer-songwriter Robyns 2005 self-titled album. ... Crash and Burn Girl was the fourth single to be released off Swedish pop singer-songwriter Robyns 2005 self-titled album. ... The Rakamonie EP is an EP released by Swedish pop singer-songwriter, Robyn. ... Konichiwa Bitches is the first UK single (fifth in total) to be released off Swedish pop singer-songwriter Robyns 2005 self-titled album. ... ‹ The template below (CurrentSingles) is being considered for deletion. ...

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