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
Magnus Carlsson By Daniel Åhs Karlsson.jpg
Background information
Birth name Lars Magnus Carlsson
Born (1974-06-24) 24 June 1974 (age 42)
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 with "Möt mig i Gamla stan" and made it to the final in Friends Arena,[1] finishing 9th overall in 12 finalists.

Personal life[edit]

He has been 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]

Studio albums
Year Album Peak positions Certification
2001 Allt är bara du, du, du 15
En ny jul 17
2003 Ett kungarike för en kram 4
2006 Magnus Carlsson 3
Spår i snön 9
2007 Live Forever – The Album 15
2009 Christmas (Deluxe Edition) 14
2010 Pop Galaxy 11
2014 Happy Holidays 10
2015 Gamla stan 7
Year Album Peak positions Certification
Compilation albums
Year Album Peak positions Certification
2008 Re:collection 93-08 7

Solo singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
2001 "Mitt vinterland"
2002 "Finns det mirakel"
2003 "Jag ber dig" 52
2006 "Lev livet!" 1
"Mellan vitt och svart" 2
"Wrap Myself in Paper" 2 Spår i snön
2007 "Live Forever" 3
"Waves of Love" 18
2008 "Crazy Summer Nights" 4
"I Was Born This Way"  –
2009 "Sommar'n som aldrig säger nej"  –
"This Is Disco" 3 Pop Galaxy
2010 "Feel You" 10
"A Little Respect" 12
"Mitt livs gemål"
(with Charlotte Perrelli)
"The Best in Me" 26 Pop Galaxy
2011 "The Kiss"  –
"Arrival"  –
2012 "People Change"  –
2013 "Glorious"  –
2014 "Tillsammans"  –
2015 "Möt mig i Gamla stan" 34 Melodifestivalen 2015


  1. ^ "Magnus Carlssons revansch – direkt till final i Melodifestivalen - Melodifestivalen - Nöjesbladet - Aftonbladet". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 21 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Magnus Carlsson discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 

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