Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June 12: Swedish recording artist Robyn is 34-years-old today.


Born 12 June 1979, Robin Miriam Carlsson - better known by her stage name Robyn – is the daughter of two Swedish actors. She became involved in acting at the age of 9, with a role as an extra in Kronbruden at the Swedish theatre Dramaten.

Robyn voiced the character Miranda in the 1989 Swedish-Norwegian animated film The Journey to Melonia, which is very loosely based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. She also did the Swedish voice of Anne-Marie in All Dogs Go to Heaven.
In 1991, at the age of twelve, Robyn recorded the theme song for the Swedish television show Lilla Sportspegeln, titled Du kan alltid bli nummer ett ("You can always be number one"). That same year, she performed her first self-written song for another television show, Söndagsöppet.
Robyn was “rediscovered” by Swedish pop singer Meja in the early nineties. Meja and her band Legacy of Sound visited Robyn's school for a musical workshop and Robyn impressed Meja so much so that she contacted her management and a meeting was arranged with Robyn and her parents.
Following the completion of middle school, Robyn signed to Ricochet Records Sweden, a subsidiary of BMG. in 1994 she released 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).” In 1997 she released her worldwide dance-pop hit "Do You Know (What It Takes)" from her debut album Robyn Is Here.
The popularity of her U.K. #1 song "With Every Heartbeat" and subsequent international album release Robyn in 2007 brought her mainstream success.
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 brought 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.
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