Scandinavian artists are here to stay

Almost everyone knows about ABBA, Aqua, Roxette and A-ha, but these aren’t bands that the majority of us listen to today. Instead we listen to Zara Larsson, Lukas Graham and MØ. And yes they are all from Scandinavia.

They’ve already had major hits around the world, but do you really know anything about them? In this article we’ll give you a little rundown on who these stars are and why they are about to take the word by storm, making Scandinavia one of the hottest places for music at the moment.

Zara Larsson

Zara Larsson is a singer and songwriter from Sweden. She gained national fame at the age of 10, in 2008, when she won the talent show Talang. Her first hit Uncover topped the charts in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, and after that, she’s had hits around the world. Maybe you know some of them- her biggest hits include Lush Life, Never Forget You ft. MNEK, Girls Like ft. Tinie Tempah and This One’s For You ft. David Guetta. That’s a pretty awesome achievement at the age of only 18!

Listen to Zara Larsson’s hit Lush Life right here:

Lukas Graham

When the song 7 Years is playing on the radio, many people think that it’s a solo artist, but Lukas Graham is actually a band. Lukas Graham Forchhammer is the lead singer and songwriter of the band. Mark Falgren is drummer, Magnus Larsson plays the bass and Morten Ristorp plays the keyboard. Lukas Graham’s music is mostly about Lukas’ fathers death, and his childhood. They’ve only had one big hit around the world, which is 7 Years, but in Denmark (which is where they’re from) almost all of their songs have made it to the top of the charts. They’re extremely talented, and we expect that very soon they’ll be topping the charts globally.

Listen to Lukas Graham’s smash hit 7 Years:


MØ, also known as Karen Marie Ørsted, is a danish singer and songwriter. Everyone has heard her voice, when she topped the charts, with the song Lean on in 2015. She featured on the song by Major Lazer and DJ Snake. She is currently working on a new album, and she already has 2 new singles out. They’re called Kamikaze and Final Song, and they’re definitely worth listening to.

Listen to Final Song by MØ here:

Down below you can check out a playlist with songs from Zara Larsson, Lukas Graham and MØ.

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Written by CelebMix