Zara Larsson is one more name on the Scandinavian music sky to which you should pay attention.
By Michel Petković
This 17-year-old Swede drew attention to herself for the first time in 2008 when she won the competition “Talang”, the local version of “I Got Talent” show. Zara was only ten years old at that time, and her performance of the song “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion in the final episode gathered over 16 million views on YouTube since then. That was also her debut single, and two years later she had her first professional musical contract with the Swedish label TEN Music Group. In January 2013 she released her first EP “Introducing”, and the single “Uncover” was the most famous and it topped the charts in Sweden and Norway, reaching nearly 40 million views on YouTube.
You will recognize Zara by her widely famous Scandinavian beauty while her powerful vocal reminiscent of Rihanna will further amaze you. Although she is called the successor of her colleague from Barbados, which she certainly likes, this talented Swede chose no one else but Beyonce to be her idol. Singing has always been part Zara’s life. Ever since she was a child, she had a makeshift stage in a corner of her living room where she used to perform after dinner. When not dealing with music, she likes to fill her time doing funny things such as horse riding and dancing or simply sleeping. She has published one studio album so far, three EPs, six singles, and received the honor of being elected as a global MTV Push artist with her single “Lush Life”.
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