Rhys (singer)

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Rhys på Malmöfestivalen 2018 03.jpg
Rhys in 2017
Background information
Birth nameRhys Clarstedt
Born (1997-10-27) 27 October 1997 (age 21)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
OriginStockholm, Sweden
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2016–present
LabelsWarner Music Sweden
Associated actsFelix Sandman

Rhys Clarstedt (born 27 October 1997), better known as simply Rhys, is a Swedish-American singer and songwriter. Her singles "Swallow Your Pride" and "Last Dance" became hits in Sweden. In 2018 she released her debut album Stages.

Early life[edit]

Rhys moved to Stockholm, Sweden from Portland, Oregon at the age of ten with her parents and sister.[1] During this time she showed interest in arts, theater, dance and music, and she participated in several talent shows.[1] She studied music at Kulturama, and theater at Viktor Rydberg Gymnasium.[2][3]


At the age of eighteen she got to meet music producer Jörgen Elofsson to record a demo. Elofsson really liked her voice, and he started to work with her and help her with her music.[4]

Her first music single "Swallow Your Pride" was released on 25 November 2016 and was written by Rhys herself and Elofsson.[5] The song was named Song of the Week by Sveriges Radio.[6][7] Rhys performed in Musikhjälpen on 14 December 2016.[8]

On 17 February 2017, she released her next music single called "Last Dance" written by Elofsson.[9] During the summer of 2017 Rhys has performed at Swedish television shows like Sommarkrysset and Lotta på Liseberg.[10] During the same summer she performed in several music festivals such as Way Out West, Storsjöyran and We Are Sthlm.[11]

On 30 August 2017, the American fashion magazine Vogue published an article about Rhys while appearing at Stockholm Fashion Week.[12]



Year Title Peak positions Album
2016 "Swallow Your Pride"
2017 "Last Dance" 51
"Too Good to Be True" 43
2018 "No Vacancy" [A]
(featuring Felix Sandman)


  1. ^ "No Vacancy" did not enter the Swedish Singellista chart, but peaked at number 12 on the Swedish Heatseeker chart.[15]
  2. ^ "Starfish" did not enter the Swedish Singellista chart, but peaked at number 17 on the Swedish Heatseeker chart.[16]


  1. ^ a b Radio, Sveriges. "Därför är Rhys framtidens artist - Musiken i P3". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Sveriges nya stjärna gick på Kulturama Grundskola - Grundskola - Kulturama". www.kulturama.se. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Rhys: Jag vill att alla ska gråta till mina låtar - DN.SE". Dagen Nyheter. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Rhys: Jag vill att alla ska gråta till mina låtar - DN.SE". Dagens Nyheter. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Watch the video for Rhys' hopeful new single Last Dance: Premiere". Officialcharts.com. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  6. ^ Radio, Sveriges. "Veckans låt: Rhys - "Swallow Your Pride" - Musiken i P3". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Rhys collaborates with Britney Spears producer Jörgen Elofsson on "Swallow Your Pride"". Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Starka svenska skivdebutanter". Göteborgsposten. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Rhys låter det mörka sippra fram i nya singeln". Göteborgsposten. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Färgstarka artister gästar Lotta på Liseberg 2017 - hela listan - Lotta på Liseberg - tv4.se". TV4.se. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  11. ^ Kulturfestivalen Stockholm - Rhys Kulturfestivalen. Retrieved 5 October 2017
  12. ^ "At Stockholm Fashion Week, All Eyes Will Be on 19-Year-Old "Dark Pop" Sensation Rhys". Vogue. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Rhys discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 October 2017.
  14. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Swedish Heatseekers Chart – 23 mars 2018". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 39, 28 september 2018". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 29 September 2018.