|Robyn Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 3 in|
|Date of Birth||June 12, 1978|
Robyn is a Swedish singer, songwriter, and record producer, first introduced to the audience in Sweden with her debut album, Robyn Is Here in 1995. The two singles, Do You Know (What It Takes) and Show Me Love reached the top 10 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Two of her next albums were My Truth from 1999 and Don’t Stop the Music from 2002 were released in Sweden only, but her fourth, Robyn, released in 2005, reached an international audience and even a Grammy Award nomination. The most notable singles Robyn released were from the mini-album trilogy in 2010, titled Dancing On My Own, Indestructible, and Hang with Me. In 2018, Robyn announced and released the eight solo alba named Honey, which achieved widespread success and critical acclaim.
Robin Miriam Carlsson
Robyn, Robyn Carlsson
Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Robyn went to the Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer
- Father – Bengt Wilhelm Carlsson (Actor)
- Mother – Maria (Eriksson) Ericson (Actor)
- Siblings – Jac Carlsson (DJ and Dancer), Effie Karabuda (Video Game Journalist)
- Others – Sven Adolf Carlsson (Paternal Grandfather) Adolf Vilhelm Carlsson (Paternal Grand-Grandfather), Hilda Amalia Johansson (Paternal Grand-Grandmother), Astrid Ingegerd “Inga” Thermænius (Paternal Grandmother), Hans Fredrik Theodor Wåhlin (Paternal Grand-Grandfather) (Architect), Ellen Maria Rydbeck (Biological Great-Grandmother) (Artisan)
Robyn is represented by –
- Deutsch Englische Freundschaft (DEF) Management
- Coda Music Agency
R&B (Early), Electropop, Synth-pop, Dance-pop
Vocals, Piano, Keyboards
Throughout her career, she’s been a part of recording labels such as –
- Konichiwa (2019)
5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
54 kg or 119 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Robyn has dated –
- Olof Inger (2003-2011) – She started dating Olof, a mixed martial artist, in 2003, and got engaged to him in 2008. Unfortunately, they called it quits and the engagement was broken off in 2011.
- Max Vitali (2013-Present) – Not long after her last relationship, Robyn started dating the videographer, Max. She mentioned they were engaged in a 2013 interview for Collection of Style magazine. They met and became friends on the recording of a video for Be Mine (2005) but didn’t hit it off immediately. It was known that they separated for a little while in the beginning, but reconciled and went back to being in a relationship quickly.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Swedish descent.
- Blonde hair
- Undercut haircut
She endorsed her own event, named Tekla Festival, in 2015. It took place at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and it was dedicated to promoting the presence of girls in the technology field, and promoting its benefits.
Best Known For
- Dance-pop singles Do You Know (What It Takes) and Show Me Love that both reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 list
- Electropop songs, recorded with her own recording label, Konichiwa Records, and the first single, Be Mine, released in 2005, and Handle Me, Crash And Burn Girl, and Who’s That Girl
- Receiving a Swedish Grammy Award for Best Live Act in 2009
- Her Body Talk album trilogy, released from June 14, 2010, until the end of 2013 under Interscope Records
- Hit single Dancing on My Own that came out on June 1, 2010
Her first studio album, Robyn Is Here, was released in Sweden on October 1995 under RCA Records. The most notable singles from the album were as You’ve Got That Something, Do You Really Want Me (Show Respect), Do You Know (What It Takes), and Show Me Love.
Robyn Favorite Things
- Place in Sweden – Island outside Gotland named Faro
Source – CNN
- She said in an interview that she misses nature and Swedish butter when she’s away from home.
- Robyn took a long hiatus from releasing studio albums after 2013 and focused on collaborating with artists such as Neneh Cherry in 2014, Mr. Tophat in 2016 on Trust Me song, and Todd Rundgren’s song That Could Have Been Me in 2017.
- Her longtime friend, collaborator, and producer, Christian Falk, died in 2014. She postponed performances after their last EP, Love Is Free, was released in 2015 as part of La Bagatelle Magique, a music group she was in with him. She appeared at the Popaganda Festival in 2015 in his honor.
- After parting ways from BMG in 2001, she signed a worldwide recording deal with Jive Records in July 2001. However, their contract ended in 2004 as the label didn’t have a positive reaction to her music genre change from pop and dance-pop to electropop.
- She started her own record label in early 2005, and named it Konichiwa Records, with the goal to have musical and creative freedom. A month after the announcement, she released her album, Robyn, which was number one in Sweden when it debuted.
- Her album Robyn (2005) received three Swedish Grammy Awards in 2006 – for Best Album, Best Writer, and Best Pop Female. This brought her worldwide recognition, and she released new singles such as Who’s That Girl?, Handle Me, Crash and Burn Girl, and Dream On.
- Instead of studio albums, Robyn often released extended play (EP) albums to give the audience a preview of her most recent work. Notable ones are The Rakamonie that was released in the UK on December 2006 and worldwide in January 2018 by Cherry Tree Records, and Konichiwa Bitches from March 2007.
- Robyn provided back vocals for the Piece of Me, Britney Spears‘ single from 2007.
- Her Body Talk albums were very popular among the worldwide audience between 2010 and 2013. The first one was titled Body Talk Pt. 1, and came out on June 14, 2010, for the Nordic region, and the next day in the US. Body Talk Pt. 2 was released on September 6, 2010, in the UK, and it contained a duet with Snoop Dogg named U Should Know Better. Another well-known single from the album was Indestructible, released on October 13, 2010.
- Her born name was Robin, but she changed it to Robyn to make it more feminine.
- She worked on a collaborative extended play album with Röyksopp, a Norwegian music duo, on Do It Again in 2014.
- Due to a long hiatus from releasing studio albums, fans on social media kept asking about her plans for the future. After announcing in February 2018 on Twitter that she plans to release a new album, Robyn released her eighth studio album named Honey on October 26, 2018.
- The song from her eighth album, Missing U, was initially a single and released on July 23, 2018, but was later taken down and re-released on August 1, 2018. She started a tour across Europe and North America, which started on February 5, 2019, and will last until April of the same year.
- Visit her official website @ robyn.com.
- Follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, and SongKick.
Featured Image by Robyn / Instagram