Zara Maria Larsson (born December 16, 1997) is a Swedish singer. She received national fame for winning the 2008 season of the talent show Talang, the Swedish version of Got Talent. Zara signed with the record label TEN Music Group in 2010 and released her debut EP album Introducing, in January 2013. The single "Uncover" topped the charts in Sweden and Norway. Both the single "Uncover" as well as the album Introducing were certified triple platinum in July 2013 by Universal Music Sweden. Zara also signed a three-year contract with Epic Records in the United States in April 2013. She lives with her mother, father and her younger sister. Three of Zara Larsson Singles have topped the charts in Sweden. Uncover x7 platinum, Lush Life x4 platinum and Never Forget You platinum.
Zara Larsson was born on December 16, 1997 in Stockholm, Sweden. She has one younger sister, Isabella (born February 2002).
Larsson was a finalist of the Swedish talent show Stjärnskott in 2007. In 2008 Larsson won the Talang competition at age 10, and received the prize money of 500,000 SEK. "My Heart Will Go On" was later released as Larsson's debut single. A video of her performance in the final has received over 15 million views on YouTube.
Although very little news was heard for over four years following Larsson's Talang victory, singer signed with TEN Music Group in 2012 to release her debut extended play. Larsson's debut EP was called Introducing and was revealed on December 9, 2012 through a preview of "Uncover" on YouTube. The album was released on January 21, 2013, featuring five songs. "Uncover" was released as the album's lead single. It later peaked at No. 1 on both the Sverigetopplistan and DigiListan charts, as well as reaching No. 1 in Norway and peaking at No. 3 in Denmark, and by February 25, 2013 the song was certified Platinum in Sweden and watched over 48 million times on YouTube. The song also entered the Svensktoppen tracklists. In July 2013, the song was certified triple platinum in Sweden by Universal Music Sweden. At Sommarkrysset in Gröna Lund in July 2013, she also received a triple platinum award from Universal Music Sweden for her debut EP Introducing, for «sales in excess of 120.000 units in Sweden».
On March 27, 2013, Zara's next EP was revealed through a preview of "She's Not Me (Pt. 1)". The EP, Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself, was released on July 5, 2013, featuring five songs. The double-single "She's Not Me" (consisting of "She's Not Me (Pt. 1)" and "She's Not Me (Pt. 2)"), from the album, was released on June 25, 2013.
On April 3, 2013, Larsson revealed on her blog that she had signed a three-year contract with Epic Records in the United States (U.S.).
On 1 October 2014, Larsson released her debut studio album 1, featuring songs from Introducing and Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself EPs: "Uncover", "Bad Boys" and "She's Not Me" (Pt. 1 & 2). Album went Platinum in Sweden.
On 5 June 2015 Larsson released her debut single "Lush Life" from her second studio album. The song became her second number 1 single and was certified four times platinum in Sweden. The song went in the top 5 in Denmark and Norway and peaked in the top 10 in Finland and Belgium and the Netherlands.
On 22 July 2015 Larsson teamed-up with Grammy-nominated British singer MNEK and released a new single called "Never Forget You". The song reached No.1 on Sweden and No.19 on UK charts, and it also went No.1 on Sweden Spotify charts. The song sold platinum in Sweden after just two weeks.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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