Saturday, June 12

On this day...

On this day in 1979, Robin Miriam Carlsson, better known by her stage name's spelling: Robyn, was born in Stockholm, Sweden into a family of actors. Robyn got her own start in show business at the age of twelve recording the theme song for the Swedish television show Lilla Sportspegeln. A few years later, at the age of sixteen, Robyn signed a recording contract with RCA and became internationally popular with the single "Show Me Love". However, it was Robyn's self released fourth album, Robyn, that solidified her career and brought about her own sound, a combination of electronica, R&B, and Hip Hop - in no small part to her collaborators Klas Åhlund from Teddybears STHLM, Swedish duo The Knife and former Cheiron producer Alexander Kronlund. Later this week Robyn's fifth album, Body Talk Pt.1, will be released on her own Konichiwa Records label. The album features tracks produced by Diplo, Röyksopp, and Klas Åhlund. Below is a video of her performing the song "Show Me Love" on the streets of Stockholm:

From the SVT program "Dom kallar oss artister" ("They call us artists"). Enjoy.

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