Tove Lo

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Tove Lo
Tove Lo (2) By Daniel Åhs Karlsson.jpeg
Tove Lo at Sommarkrysset
Background information
Birth name Tove Ebba Elsa Nilsson
Born (1987-10-29) 29 October 1987 (age 26)[1]
Stockholm, Sweden
Genres
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • percussion
Years active 2006–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website tove-lo.com

Tove Ebba Elsa Nilsson (born 29 October 1987), better known by her stage name Tove Lo, is a Swedish singer, songwriter and musician from Stockholm, Sweden.[3] She gained attention for her 2013 single "Habits", and later mainstream success with a remix of the track by hip hop producers Hippie Sabotage titled "Stay High". Her debut EP, Truth Serum, was released in March 2014 featuring both versions of the song as well as singles "Out of Mind" and "Not on Drugs". In September 2014, Tove Lo's debut album, Queen of the Clouds, is set to be released in the U.S. through Island Records.[4] Tove Lo has also written songs for a number of artists; including Icona Pop, Girls Aloud, and Cher Lloyd among others.

Career[edit]

Early beginnings[edit]

As a young girl, Nilsson started writing poetry and short stories, and later on she studied at Rhytmus Muskergymnasiet, a music school.[5]

2012–present: Truth Serum and Queen of the Clouds[edit]

Main article: Truth Serum (EP)

Tove Lo's debut single, "Love Ballad", was released in the autumn of 2012. Second single, "Habits" was released in March 2013 on her SoundCloud page and through iTunes, although later being removed from the store. Tove Lo received much attention from "Habits", including recognition from artists such as Marina and the Diamonds.[6] In June 2013, Tove Lo featured on Lucas Nord's single "Run on Love",[7] and later in the year, on Seven Lions and Myon & Shane 54's collaborative single, "Strangers", which was released on 11 October 2013 and went to #1 on SiriusXM BPM 51.[8] Her third single, "Out of Mind", was released on 16 October 2013.[9] On 6 December 2013, "Habits" was re-released under the title "Habits (Stay High)" on the iTunes store due to the popularity of a remix of the song titled "Stay High".[10] The song has peaked in the top ten in countries all over the world; including Denmark, and reached 16 on the Billboard Hot 100.Tove Lo appeared on the SVT Swedish television game show På spåret on 24 January 2014 performing covers of "Fidelity", from Regina Spektor, and "Peace", from Mika. She released her debut EP, Truth Serum, on 3 March 2014. The album peaked at number twenty on the Swedish Albums Chart. She released the "Habits" remix, "Stay High", on the same day as the EP. "Stay High" peaked at number thirteen on the Swedish Singles Chart. However, the single was hugely successful elsewhere, peaking within the top ten of the charts in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom as well as peaking in the top twenty of the charts in the Czech Republic and the United States. Tove Lo played her first U.S. show on 10 March 2014 at the Shameless SXSW Party and her first U.K. show at The Nottinghill Arts Club, London on 2 April 2014.

Tove Lo will be opening alongside Betty Who for Katy Perry in the Australian portion of her Prismatic World Tour.[11]

On 19 August 2014, Tove Lo announced through an interview with Rolling Stone that her debut album, titled Queen of the Clouds, would be released 30 September in the U.S. with a 2015 release date for the U.K., also revealing the album's artwork and track listing.[4] The album features the singles "Habits" and "Not on Drugs", as well as a new version of her collaborative single with Swedish DJ Lucas Nord, "Run on Love". The twelve of the album's tracks are equally separated into three sections of four, titled "The Sex", "The Love" and "The Pain", reflecting the themes of the songs.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
SWE
[12]
NOR
[13]
Queen of the Clouds TBD TBD

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
SWE
[12]
AUS
[14]
NOR
[13]
Truth Serum 13 99 10

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[12]
AUS
[15]
DEN
[16]
FRA
[17]
GER
NOR
[13]
NL
[18]
NZ
[19]
UK
[20]
US
[21]
2012 "Love Ballad" Truth Serum and
Queen of the Clouds
2013 "Out of Mind" Truth Serum
"Habits (Stay High)" 10 35 50 173 16 Truth Serum and
Queen of the Clouds
2014 "Stay High (Habits Remix)"
(feat. Hippie Sabotage)
13 3 2 7 1 3 6
"Not on Drugs"
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[12]
AUS
[15]
DEN
[16]
FRA
[17]
GER
NOR
[13]
NL
[18]
NZ
[19]
UK
[20]
US
[21]
2013 "Run on Love"
(Lucas Nord featuring Tove Lo)
Islands
"Strangers"
(Seven Lions and Myon & Shane 54 featuring Tove Lo)
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
and Worlds Apart
2014 "Heroes"
(Alesso featuring Tove Lo)
22 70 TBA

Songwriting discography[edit]

Year Artist Title Album
2012 Icona Pop "We Got the World" Icona Pop
"Ready for the Weekend"
Girls Aloud "Something New" Ten
2013 Victoria Justice "Gold"
Amelia Lily "Truth or Dare" Be a Fighter
Icona Pop "Light Me Up" This Is... Icona Pop
Tal "Jealousy" À l'infini
2014 Lea Michele "Thousand Needles" Louder
Cher Lloyd "Killin' It" Sorry I'm Late
The Saturdays "What Are You Waiting For?" Finest Selection: The Greatest Hits
Ella Eyre "That's Just Me"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buchanan, John D. "Tove Lo". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Tove Lo Had Us at 'Sex Clubs'
  3. ^ "Tove Lo: "Det är rå och ärlig pop"" (in Swedish). SvD.sedate=25 February 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/watch-tove-los-explosive-not-on-drugs-video-20140819/
  5. ^ Jonze, Tim (August 31, 2014). "One to watch: Tove Lo". The Guardian. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ iTunes - Music - Run on Love (feat. Tove Lo) by Lucas Nord
  8. ^ iTunes - Music - Strangers (feat. Tove Lo) - Single by Seven Lions & Myon & Shane 54
  9. ^ iTunes - Music - Out of Mind - Single by Tove Lo
  10. ^ iTunes - Music - Habits - Single by Tove Lo
  11. ^ http://www.ryanseacrest.com/2014/06/16/5-things-you-dont-know-about-tove-lo/
  12. ^ a b c d Hung, Steffen. "Discography Tove Lo". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  13. ^ a b c d Hung, Steffen. "Discography Tove Lo". Norwegian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  14. ^ Peak positions for extended plays in Australia:
  15. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography Tove Lo". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  16. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography Tove Lo". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  17. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Tove Lo". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  18. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Tove Lo". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  19. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography Tove Lo". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  20. ^ a b Peak positions in the UK:
  21. ^ a b "Tove Lo – Chart history: The Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  22. ^ "US certifications". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  23. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved September 12, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Certified Awards Search: Tove Lo" (To access, enter the search parameter "Tove Lo" and select "Search by: Keyword", with the other two set to "All"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved September 12, 2014. 
  25. ^ . Swedish Recording Industry Association http://www.sverigetopplistan.se/netdata/ghl002.mbr/artdata?dfom=20140101&sart=3958658. Retrieved September 12, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  26. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved September 12, 2014. 

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