Carl Falk

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Carl Anthony Falk (born 17 August 1980 in Stockholm), is a Swedish songwriter, record producer and musician. As a student Falk attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm. He joined production/publishing company "The Location" in 2002, but left in 2007.[citation needed] Carl re-located to Los Angeles, in April 2010 and teamed up with Rami Yacoub and Steve Angello (Swedish House Mafia).[citation needed] Back in Sweden Carl and Rami started their production company and studio – Kinglet Studios.[citation needed]

Since 2010 he has co-written and co-produced hits like "What Makes You Beautiful", "One Thing", "Live While We're Young", "Kiss You" by One Direction and "Starships" and "Pound The Alarm" by Nicki Minaj.[citation needed] In 2012 Carl was listed as No. 4 on Music Week Top 100 Songwriters of the year[citation needed] based on the UK's 100 biggest selling singles of the year. The same year "Starships" also made US Billboard history, by both debuting in and spending a total of 21 consecutive weeks in the US Top Ten, passing the Black Eyed Peas's single "I Got A Feeling".[citation needed] As of February 2013, it has sold 7.2 million digital downloads world wide.[citation needed] Subsequently, he received two ASCAP awards for most performed songs of 2012: "Starships" and "What Makes You Beautiful".[citation needed]

His favourite instrument is the guitar as he tries to "always have guitar on my songs, almost like a trademark".[1] Carl can also play multiple other instruments like bass, piano, violin and drums, which he started to learn from an early age on during his childhood.[2] In 2013 Falk won the STIM Platinum guitar prize.[3]


  1. ^ "ASCAP interview, August 9th, 2012". Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Chatting It Up With: Carl Falk, August 9th, 2012". Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
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