When Caroline and Aino first met at a party in 2009, it was ‘love at first sight’. Determined to create “the best band ever”, their musical collaboration started on the very next day. They quickly released their first single ‘Manners’ and the future wonder of Icona Pop was officially formed.
The duo’s big breakthrough can be described with one phrase: ‘I Love It’. The 2012 monster hit (which dominated many top lists in the Western World, and appeared on several TV- and talk shows), became a milestone for Swedish pop music. The song had big success worldwide, especially in the US, where the single sold over 2 million copies and reached US Platinum sales.
Other great hits by Icona Pop are ‘All night’, ‘We Got the World’, ‘Girlfriend’ and ‘Let’s Go’ ft. Tiesto. Icona Pop is greatly awarded for their musical brilliance. For instance, they’ve received prizes and titles like “Swedish Breakthrough of the Year”, “Group of the Year” and “Song of the Year” (‘I Love It’).
On 26 May 2015, the duo released the single ‘Emergency’ featuring Erik Hassle. The song peaked a few weeks later on the Billboard Dance Chart, making their second single to top that chart after “All Night”. The song was also featured in the video game FIFA 16. In July, the EP Emergency was released. It includes the critically acclaimed “First Time” and the smash-hit “Clap Snap”.
Caroline and Aino are not only known as cool icons and great singers, they are also known for being talented songwriters that write the majority of their own songs. The girls have toured with mega stars Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and One Direction. On February 23rd, 2016, Icona Pop performed a new single, “Someone Who Can Dance” at the Grammis in Stockholm.
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