Today's Birthdays

one click shows all of today's celebrity birthdays

Browse All Birthdays

43,625    Actors
27,931    Actresses
4,867    Composers
7,058    Directors
842    Footballers
221    Racing drivers
925    Singers
9,111    Writers

Get FamousLikeMe on your website
One line of code gets FamousLikeMe on your website. Find out more.

Subscribe to Daily updates

Add to Google

privacy policy

Famous Like Me > Singer > C > Robyn Carlsson

Profile of Robyn Carlsson on Famous Like Me

Name: Robyn Carlsson  
Also Know As: aka Robyn
Date of Birth: 12th June 1979
Place of Birth: Sweden
Profession: Singer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Robin Miriam Carlsson aka Robyn (born June 12, 1979) is a Swedish singer and songwriter, living in Stockholm.


Robyn's parents are actors, and she was herself involved in the acting business at the age of 9, having a extra role in Kronbruden at the Swedish theatre Dramaten. She was discovered by the Swedish singer Meja when singing with Legacy of Sound about her parents' divorce. She left gymnasium after only three days to focus on her passion, being music.


In 1991 and at the age of 12, Robyn recorded the title song for the Swedish television show Lilla Sportspegeln, named Du kan alltid bli nummer ett ("you can always be number one"). This song was never released, and can therefore not really be considered a part of her professional career as a singer. She also performed her first self-written song at this age in another tv show called Söndagsöppet.

Her debut single You've Got That Something was released in Sweden in 1995. Later the same year, her Swedish breakthrough came with the single Do You Really Want Me (Show Respect), it was slightly less successful in the USA in its 1997 release. These singles became part of the album Robyn Is Here.

Robyn had her US breakthrough in 1997 as the singles Show Me Love and Do You Know (What It Takes) were released. These singles ended up on the Billboard top 10. She followed those two singles with the slightly less successful Do You Really Want Me (Show Respect), which was the lead off single for the 1995 Swedish release. It offered the standard version and a remix causing the album to be re-released with this remix on it.

Her following album My Truth was released in May 17, 1999, but not in the US (though it was promised to be) because her American record company RCA didn't think the album contained any potential hits. The album won rave reviews and is referred to by fans as her best album to date, even garnering her a Grammy (as did Robyn is Here both in the US and Sweden).

In 2000, Povel Ramel gave her the Karamelodiktstipendiet. A scholarship for her musical achievements where most of the reward lies in the prestige and honor, not the money.

In Novemeber 2002, she changed labels (from RCA to JIVE) and released the album Don't Stop the Music in Sweden. This album was also promised a US release after a few minor changes were made to it. These changes were never made and it has yet to see and American release.

In May 2004, the cd Robyn's Best was released by BMG. It is a shortened version of her first album and contains no material from her other two albums that had been previously released. It is considered by fans to be a poor attempt by her past record label to pass the album off as a greatest hits album.

In 2005, Robyn released her new single Be Mine, and a month later the album titled Robyn. This music was released by Konichiwa Records, a record label she started in 2004 for the sole purpose of releasing her music. Konichiwa (Japanese for "how are you?") refers to the phrase "Konichiwa bitches!" by the comedian Dave Chappelle. It is also the name of a rap song in the end of her self-titled album, which is conspired to be a little controversial for this young pop singer. The album entered the first place on swedish charts in Sweden on May 5th, 2005. This year, she also wrote the song Money for Nothing for the Swedish pop singer Darin Zanyar, being his debut single.

UNICEF ambassador

After the release of her second album in 1999, My Truth, she 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 emphasis the need of taking responsibilities to help, and tried to make herself a good example for the young generation.


  • Robyn is Here (1995, US release 1997)
  • My Truth (1999)
  • Don't Stop the Music (2002)
  • Robyn (2005)

This content from Wikipedia is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Robyn Carlsson