Robin in May 2014
|Birth name||Robin Packalen|
|Born||24 August 1998|
|Years active||2008–2017, 2019–|
|Labels||Universal Music Finland|
Robin Packalen (born 24 August 1998), better known by his stage name Robin, is a Finnish singer and teen pop artist. During his career, Robin's certified albums and singles have sold over 370,000 copies, which makes him one of the 70 best-selling artists of all-time in his country.
2008–09: Staraskaba and New Wave Junior Contest
In 2008, Robin won the Finnish nationwide singing contest for youth, Staraskaba, when he was just 10. In 2009, he represented Finland at the New Wave Junior Contest in Moscow, which was followed by about 100 million viewers.
On 16 January 2012, Robin, described as "The Justin Bieber of Finland" by his label, released his first official single "Frontside Ollie". It received instant success, huge following online, and based on digital downloads debuted at number five on the Finnish Singles Chart before reaching the top position. On 22 February 2012, Koodi, the debut album of Robin was released. It sold over 100,000 records in Finland, earning quintuple platinum.
2013: Boom Kah
On 30 August 2013 Robin released "Boom Kah", featuring Mikael Gabriel and Uniikki, as the lead single from his third studio album Boom Kah. The song peaked at number four on the Finnish Singles Chart. On 2 October 2013 he released the album Boom Kah, which also topped the Finnish Albums Chart. The chart topping second single, "Erilaiset", was released on 16 October 2013.
Robin released his fourth studio album 16 on 22 September 2014.
All-duets album Yhdessä was released on 9 October 2015.
Robin went on a hiatus in 2018 to serve in the military, which is mandatory for every Finnish male citizen.
On 2 February, during the Emma Gaala awards ceremony, Robin announced his comeback with a live performance of "I'll Be with You".
- The first is the list of Robin's certified recordings, the four others are lists of best-selling albums and singles of all time in Finland:
- "Robin" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
- "Kaikkien aikojen myydyimmät kotimaiset albumit" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
- "Kaikkien aikojen myydyimmät ulkomaiset albumit" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
- "Kaikkien aikojen myydyimmät kotimaiset singlet" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
- "Kaikkien aikojen myydyimmät ulkomaiset singlet" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
- "Stara: Kymmenvuotias Robin Packalen Staraskaban voittajaksi". Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2012.
- Stara: Kuka ihmeen Robin? Hän on teini-idoli suomalaisen nettihitin taustalla (in Finnish)
- Turkulaispojan sinkusta nettihitti (in Finnish)
- "Robin: Frontside Ollie" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
- Hung, Steffen. "Discography Robin Packalen". Finnish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).