Léon (Swedish singer)

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Léon
LÉON (singer) 2016.jpg
Background information
Birth nameLotta Lindgren
Born (1993-02-26) 26 February 1993 (age 27)
OriginStockholm, Sweden
GenresIndie pop
Years active2015–present
LabelsColumbia Records

Lotta Lindgren (born 26 February 1993), known by her stage name Léon (stylized as LÉON), is a Swedish singer and songwriter born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden.[1]

Biography[edit]

Lotta Lindgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1993.[2] She came from a musical household;[3] her mother is a cellist and her father a composer and conductor.[4] Léon began her musical career as front-woman of a hip hop and soul group in her teens before embarking on a solo career with producing partner Agrin Rahmani in 2015.[5] She has cited Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Beyoncé, Etta James, Sam Cooke, and Stevie Wonder as musical inspirations.[2][6][7]

Her first single, "Tired of Talking", off her debut release, Treasure - EP, gained the support of Chris Anokute and the singer Katy Perry,[8] and most recently appeared in Vogue Italia.[9]

In October 2016, Léon was confirmed to play at the 31st edition of Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, Netherlands.[10] Her second EP, For You, was released on 3 March 2017.[11]

In March 2019, Léon released her first studio album, titled LÉON, which garnered praise with songs such as "You And I" and "Falling". In the fall of 2019, she opened for Louis The Child on their North American tour. In Spring 2019, Léon embarked on the European and North American "You And I" tour.

After a series of singles, including "And It Breaks My Heart" and "Chasing a Feeling," Léon released her sophomore studio album, title "Apart."

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
SWE
[12]
LÉON
  • Released: 1 March 2019[13]
  • Label: LÉON Recordings
  • Formats: LP, CD, digital download
58
[14]
Apart
  • Released: 30 October 2020[15]
  • Label: LÉON Recordings
  • Formats: LP, CD, digital download

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Treasure
Spotify Singles
  • Released: December 2016
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Streaming
For You
  • Released: 3 March 2017[18]
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Digital download
Surround Me
  • Released: 6 October 2017[19]
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[12]
2015 "Tired of Talking" [A] Treasure
2016 "Think About You" [B] For You
"Liar"
2017 "Sleep Deprived"
"Surround Me" Surround Me
"Body"
"I Believe in Us" 81
"No Goodbyes"
2018 "Baby Don't Talk" LÉON
"Falling"
2019 "You and I" 68
[23]
2020 "In a Stranger's Arms" Apart
"Who You Lovin"
"And It Breaks My Heart"
"Chasing a Feeling"
"Head and Heart on Fire"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Notes

  1. ^ "Tired of Talking" did not enter the Swedish singles chart, but peaked at number one on the Swedish Heatseeker chart.[20]
  2. ^ "Think About You" did not enter the Swedish singles chart, but peaked at number eleven on the Swedish Heatseeker chart.[22]

Other songs[edit]

Year Single Album
2016 "Dreams"
(Recorded at Spotify Studios NYC)
Spotify Singles
2019 "Want You Back"
(with Grey)
Non-album single

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordstrom, Leigh (28 April 2016). "Swedish Pop Singer Léon on Katy Perry, Heartbreak and Her First Tour". WWD. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b Schwartz, Alexandra (27 April 2016). "Get to Know LÉON, the Swedish Pop Star Katy Perry Called "One to Watch"". Glamour. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Popular TV - The Anti-Social Network". www.populartv.com. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  4. ^ Kelly, Katie (20 October 2015). "Premiere: LÉON - "Treasure"". PigeonsandPlanes. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  5. ^ "LÉON Is Sweden's Next Great Pop Export". NYLON. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  6. ^ Fombelle, Corinne (13 February 2017). "Q&A with Swedish singer LÉON". The Vanderbilt Hustler. Archived from the original on 21 April 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  7. ^ Nordstrom, Leigh (28 April 2016). "Swedish Pop Singer Léon on Katy Perry, Heartbreak and Her First Tour". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Léon, Sweden's Next Big Thing, Is Ready for Her Album to Drop". Vogue. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Mattia Gaballo on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  10. ^ "First European Artists Confirmed for Eurosonic Noorderslag – Eurosonic Noorderslag". Eurosonic Noorderslag. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Léon Releases 'For You' EP Today". Skope Magazine. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Discography Léon". Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Léon by Léon". Apple Music. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 8 March 2019. Click on "Veckans albumlista".
  15. ^ "APART VINYL (PRE-ORDER)". Official LÉON Store. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  16. ^ "The Windish Agency: LÉON". www.windishagency.com. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  17. ^ "Treasure - EP by LÉON on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  18. ^ "For You - EP by LÉON on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  19. ^ "Surround Me - EP by LÉON on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 30, 29 juli 2016" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  21. ^ "Léon – Tired of Talking" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  22. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 2, 13 januari 2016" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 32". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 9 August 2019.