Growing up in the small town of Vänersborg, Sweden, music was always an integral part of Agnes Carlsson’s life. Her career took off at the tender age of 17 as the youngest-ever Pop Idol winner (Sweden’s “American Idol” counterpart), triggering a string of chart successes in Sweden. As she grew up, her style evolved. She was introduced to songwriter and producer Anders Hansson in 2008 and the creative sparks began to fly as Hansson’s dance-flavored production allowed Agnes to express her drive, energy and attitude…and of course, let loose with her incredible vocals. Release Me is the result of this studio alchemy and announces the arrival of a major new talent.
“Release Me was released in 2009, becoming a pan-European smash, spreading to airwaves around the world, from South Africa to Israel to Australia and selling over a million copies. The video for Release Me has hit well over 8 million views on YouTube. The album Dance Love Pop followed, containing the hits On And On, I Need You Now, and Love Love Love.
Currently working on her fourth studio album, Agnes is on her way to becoming one of pop music’s biggest new names.