Pairing relentless beats and massive hooks with deeply emotional lyrics, dance pop singer, songwriter, and producer Robyn is an architect of the crying-in-the-club trend. Her songs “Dancing on My Own” and “Call Your Girlfriend” are prime examples.
• When she was 12, Robyn recorded her first song, the theme for the Swedish television show Lilla Sportspegeln.
• Robyn was 15 in 1994 when she released her debut pop single, “You’ve Got That Something”. Later that year, her follow-up single, “Do You Really Want Me (Show Respect)”, was an international hit.
• Her fourth full-length, a self-titled 2005 LP, reflected a shift away from R&B toward a sleeker synth-pop sound, an evolution that resulted in Robyn’s first No. 1 album in Sweden.
• Robyn first released her career-defining 2010 album Body Talk in three stages, putting out two mini-albums before compiling the best songs and adding some new tunes on a full-length LP.
• In addition to featuring hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg and Norwegian electronic duo Röyskopp on Body Talk, Robyn memorably teamed with the rapper Sean Combs and actor Paul Rudd on the surreal 2013 song (and video) “Go Kindergarten” by Andy Samberg’s comedy trio The Lonely Island.
• Robyn’s eighth album, 2018’s Honey, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.
BORN12 June 1979