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Zara Larsson: The Swedish Pop Sensation

Full Name Zara Maria Larsson
Birthday December 16, 1997
Birthplace Stockholm, Sweden
Age 25
Net Worth $10 million

As a longtime fan, I‘m thrilled to provide an in-depth introduction to Zara Larsson – the talented Swedish pop star who‘s been taking the music world by storm since her teens.

Larsson first made waves in 2008 by winning Talang, Sweden‘s version of Got Talent, at just 10 years old. Even then, her powerful vocals and stage presence were far beyond her years. This kicked off her journey to international pop stardom.

Early Life & Career Beginnings

Born in Stockholm, Larsson was musically gifted from childhood. She recorded her first song at age 7 and soon began sharing cover videos on YouTube. Her renditions of hits by Beyoncé and Alicia Keys demonstrated her vocal range.

Larsson‘s victory on Talang with her booming cover of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” led to a record deal. In 2013, she released her debut EP Introducing, featuring her first hit single “Uncover.” This slick R&B-pop track highlighted the 15-year-old’s mature sound.

Rise to Fame with ‘1‘

In 2014, Larsson unleashed her full-length debut 1. Songs like “Bad Boys” and “Carry You Home” showcased her soulful pop pipes. But it was the album‘s third single “Lush Life” that became her breakout, earning Larsson her first number one in Sweden. Its music video has over 200 million YouTube views!

1 went platinum and set records for the most-streamed Swedish debut album. Larsson became Spotify’s most-streamed Swedish artist, hinting at the global success to come.

Continued Global Domination

Larsson’s 2017 sophomore record So Good continued her chart domination. The edgy dance tracks “Ain’t My Fault” and “I Would Like” became radio staples. She earned her first Grammy nod for the album‘s lead single “Symphony,” a collaboration with British electronic trio Clean Bandit.

In 2018, Larsson embarked on her first world tour, playing shows across Europe, Asia, and North America. She had successfully transitioned from teen talent into a fully-fledged pop sensation.

Current Endeavors

Now 25, Larsson keeps breaking records, recently becoming Sweden‘s youngest artist to surpass 1 billion streams. She continues honing her upbeat brand of pop music and female-empowering lyrics.

Fans are eagerly awaiting her third studio album, expected later this year. Larsson has also been expanding her fashion profile, partnering with brands like H&M.

It‘s clear this is only the beginning of Larsson‘s glittering career. Her confidence, uniqueness, and extraordinary voice have already cemented her status as Sweden‘s biggest pop export since ABBA. I can‘t wait to see what she‘ll accomplish next!