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Background information
Birth nameLotta Lindgren
Born1994 (age 22–23)
OriginStockholm, Sweden
GenresIndie pop
Years active2015–present
LabelsColumbia Records

Lotta Lindgren (born 1994), known by her stage name Léon (stylized as LÉON), is a Swedish singer and songwriter born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden.[1]

Contents

  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Discography
    • 2.1 Albums
      • 2.1.1 Extended plays
    • 2.2 Singles
    • 2.3 Other charted songs
  • 3 References

Biography

Lotta Lindgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1994.[2] The product of a musical household,[3] her mother is a cellist and her father a composer and conductor.[4] Léon began her musical career as front-women of a hip hop and soul group in her teens before embarking on a solo career with producing partner Agrin Rahmani in 2015.[5] She has cited Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Beyoncé, Etta James, Sam Cooke, and Stevie Wonder as musical inspirations.[2][6][7]

Her first single, "Tired of Talking", off her debut release, Treasure - EP, gained the support of Chris Anokute and the singer Katy Perry,[8] and most recently appeared in Vogue Italia.[9]

In October 2016, Léon was confirmed to play at the 31st edition of Eurosonic Noorderslag in Groningen, Netherlands.[10] In February 2017, Léon began her first North American headline tour in Boston.[11] Her second EP, For You, was released on 3 March 2017.[12]

References

  1. ^ Nordstrom, Leigh (2016-04-28). "Swedish Pop Singer Léon on Katy Perry, Heartbreak and Her First Tour". WWD. Retrieved 2017-02-12. 
  2. ^ a b Schwartz, Alexandra (27 April 2016). "Get to Know LÉON, the Swedish Pop Star Katy Perry Called "One to Watch"". Glamour. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Popular TV - The Anti-Social Network". www.populartv.com. Retrieved 2016-01-14. 
  4. ^ Kelly, Katie (October 20, 2015). "Premiere: LÉON - "Treasure"". PigeonsandPlanes. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  5. ^ "LÉON Is Sweden's Next Great Pop Export". NYLON. Retrieved 2016-01-14. 
  6. ^ Fombelle, Corinne (13 February 2017). "Q&A with Swedish singer LÉON". The Vanderbilt Hustler. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  7. ^ Nordstrom, Leigh (28 April 2016). "Swedish Pop Singer Léon on Katy Perry, Heartbreak and Her First Tour". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Léon, Sweden's Next Big Thing, Is Ready for Her Album to Drop". Vogue. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  9. ^ "Mattia Gaballo on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-01-14. 
  10. ^ "First European Artists Confirmed for Eurosonic Noorderslag – Eurosonic Noorderslag". Eurosonic Noorderslag. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  11. ^ "LÉON - Tour Dates | Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2017-02-20. 
  12. ^ "Léon Releases 'For You' EP Today". Skope Magazine. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "The Windish Agency: LÉON". www.windishagency.com. Retrieved 2016-01-14. 
  14. ^ "Treasure - EP by LÉON on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-01-14. 
  15. ^ "For You - EP by LÉON on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-03-04. 


   

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