Tove Lo has been called "Sweden's darkest pop export" by Rolling Stone.
27 Facts About Tove Lo
Tove Lo is known for her raw, grunge-influenced take on pop music.
Tove Lo has collaborated with many artists, including Duran Duran, Charli XCX, Alesso, Flume, SG Lewis, Channel Tres, Nick Jonas, Seven Lions, Broods, Urban Cone, Ava Max, Dua Lipa, Kylie Minogue and Coldplay.
Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson was born on 29 October 1987 in Helsingborg, Scania County, Sweden.
Tove Lo has one older brother and is the daughter of iZettle co-founder Magnus Nilsson and psychologist Gunilla Nilsson Edholm.
Tove Lo describes her childhood as being "very protected" and her family as "pretty posh".
Tove Lo wrote her first song with them at age 10 or 11.
Tove Lo decided to work on her own tracks, spending six months in her shed studio producing a demo, while doing session singing to support herself.
Tove Lo learned to play the drums and became knowledgeable about music programming and record production.
Tove Lo liked her demo and subsequently introduced her to a songwriting group which included The Struts and Hjelt.
Tove Lo released her first single, "Love Ballad", in October 2012, and her second single, "Habits", in March 2013.
Tove Lo was featured on Swedish disc jockey Lucas Nord's single, "Run on Love", released in June 2013 for his album Islands.
Tove Lo co-wrote Victoria Justice's "Gold", and tracks for Icona Pop's This Is.
Tove Lo made her live television debut performing "Habits " on the Late Night with Seth Meyers in June 2014.
Tove Lo wrote, produced and recorded the song "Scream My Name" for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 film soundtrack released that month.
Tove Lo co-wrote the 2015 singles "Love Me like You Do" by Ellie Goulding and "Sparks" by Hilary Duff.
Tove Lo went on to write two other tracks on Duff's fifth album Breathe In.
Tove Lo co-wrote and was featured on "Rumors", on Adam Lambert's third studio album The Original High.
Tove Lo then released "Really Don't Like U", featuring Australian musician and songwriter Kylie Minogue, on 6 September 2019.
Tove Lo has stated that her vocals are predominantly recorded from the first three takes of their demos to best convey her emotions.
Tove Lo's music uses a dynamic mix of prominent drum instrumentation, quiet verses and thunderous choruses indebted to the template of grunge music.
Tove Lo's lyrics have been noted to make subjects that are generally relegated to the genres of punk and hip hop more accessible in a pop framework.
Tove Lo said: "My main goal is to say something how they would say it, even if I might say it in a different way that makes more sense to me".
Tove Lo became fascinated with Love's romantic relationship with Kurt Cobain, as well as the rawness and honesty of his music with his band Nirvana.
Tove Lo says the simplicity and quirky lyrics of French singer Charlotte Gainsbourg's album IRM is the main inspiration behind her career in music and said that it "opened a new world" for her sonically.
Tove Lo has a prominent tattoo along her left upper arm of a girl harnessed to the back of a bumblebee.
Tove Lo has earned six Grammis awards in her native Sweden, including Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for "Habits ".