Magnus Carlsson

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This article is about the Swedish musician. For the chess player, see Magnus Carlsen. For other people, see Magnus Carlsson (disambiguation).
Magnus Carlsson
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Background information
Birth name Lars Magnus Carlsson
Born (1974-06-24) 24 June 1974 (age 40)
Fristad, Borås, Sweden
Genres Dansband, Pop, nu-disco, Schlager
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1994–present
Website (Swedish)

Lars Magnus Carlsson (born 24 June 1974) is a Swedish singer and former member of the bands Alcazar and Barbados.

Early life[edit]

Magnus Carlsson was born in Borås and grew up in Fristad. He attended comprehensive upper secondary school for 2 years with a focus on musical training, and four further years at the Faculty of Arts in Gothenburg University, where he studied to be a music and song/voice teacher.


Carlsson was first a singer in the Swedish dansband Barbados. Though near the end of 2002, he left Barbados and joined the pop-dance group Alcazar.

Carlsson participated in Melodifestivalen every year between 2000 and 2007 inclusive, except for 2004, either with Barbados, Alcazar or as a solo act.

At the end of 2002, Carlsson decided to leave Barbados, and on 13 December 2002, Carlsson became an official member of the pop group Alcazar. On 24 January 2003 he performed his last concert with Barbados.

In February 2006, he was a contestant in Melodifestivalen's semi-final in Karlstad with "Lev Livet!", composed by Anders Glenmark and Niklas Strömstedt, and qualified for the final in Globen.

In 2007 Magnus performed in the third heat of Melodifestivalen 2007 in Örnsköldsvik with "Live Forever", an eighties-inspired electropop dance song. The entry came in 5th place and was knocked out of the contest but still became the 6th most frequently played song on Swedish radio in 2007. The song was released as a single on 5 March 2007, and reached the status of gold certificate.

Carlsson participated in Melodifestivalen 2015 and made it to the final in Friends Arena.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Mats Carlsson since 29 January 2006.


With Barbados[edit]

  • 1994: Barbados
  • 1997: The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  • 1998: Nu kommer flickorna
  • 1999: Belinda
  • 1999: Rosalita
  • 2000: Kom hem
  • 2000: When the Summer is Gone
  • 2002: Världen utanför

With Alcazar[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Solo singles[edit]

  • 2001: "Mitt vinterland"
  • 2002: "Finns det mirakel"
  • 2006: "Lev livet!" (1st in Swedish charts)
  • 2006: "Mellan vitt och svart" (2nd in Swedish charts)
  • 2006: "Wrap myself in Paper" (2nd in Swedish charts)
  • 2007: "Live Forever" (3rd in Swedish charts)
  • 2007: "Waves of Love" (18th in Swedish charts)
  • 2008: "Crazy Summer Nights" (4th in Swedish charts)
  • 2008: "I Was Born This Way"
  • 2009: "Sommar'n som aldrig säger nej"
  • 2009: "This Is Disco" (3rd in Swedish charts)
  • 2010: "Feel You" (10th in Swedish charts)
  • 2010: "The Best In Me" (26th in Swedish Charts)
  • 2011: "The Kiss"
  • 2011: "Arrival"
  • 2012: "People Change"
  • 2013: "Glorious"
  • 2014: "Tillsammans"
  • 2015: "Möt mig i Gamla Stan"


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