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Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson (born 29 October 1987), better known by her stage name Tove Lo (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈtuː.ˈvɛ luː] or pronounced “too və – loo”), is a Swedish singer and songwriter from Stockholm, Sweden. She gained attention for her 2013 single “Habits“, and later mainstream success with a remix of the track by hip hop producers Hippie Sabotage titled “Stay High”.
Her debut EP, Truth Serum, was released in March 2014 featuring both versions of the song as well as singles “Out of Mind” and “Not on Drugs”. Tove Lo’s debut album, Queen of the Clouds, was released on September 30 in the U.S. as well as parts of Europe, Asia and Oceania through Island Records. Tove Lo has also written songs for a number of artists, including The Saturdays, Icona Pop, Ellie Goulding, Girls Aloud, and Cher Lloyd among others.
Nilsson was born in Stockholm, Sweden. As a young girl, she started writing poetry and short stories, and later on she studied atRytmus Musikergymnasiet, a music school.
Before the popularity of “Habits (Stay High)” and before releasing Queen of the Clouds, Tove Lo worked as a songwriter for artists such as Icona Pop and Girls Aloud. Tove Lo met Caroline Hjelt (of Icona Pop) back in the days of high school, while attending a music academy in Sweden. They worked together in a band as freshmen, and have been close friends ever since. After high school, Tove Lo continued to write music for other artists until she decided to try her luck at performing her own songs
On 19 August 2014, Tove Lo announced through an interview with Rolling Stone that her debut album, titled Queen of the Clouds, would be released 30 September in the U.S. with a 2015 release date for the U.K., also revealing the album’s artwork and track listing. The album features the singles “Habits” and “Not on Drugs”, as well as a new version of her collaborative single with Swedish DJ Lucas Nord, “Run on Love”. The album’s twelve tracks are equally separated into three sections of four, titled “The Sex”, “The Love” and “The Pain”, reflecting the themes of the songs.
Tove Lo opened alongside Betty Who for Katy Perry in the third leg of her Prismatic World Tour. On 16 December 2014, Lo announced on her Twitter page that doctors had found cysts on her vocal chords and that surgery was required immediately. As a result, she cancelled all shows for the following two months. However, Lo later announced that she would complete her two remaining scheduled opening performances for Perry’s Auckland shows and plans to subsequently return home to undergo the surgery.
In early 2015, it was announced that Tove Lo would perform at the Boston Calling Music Festival in May 2015