Zara Larsson is best known for her songs like Uncover, Lush Life, Never Forget You, Ain’t My Fault. At the age of 10, she achieved national fame in Sweden for winning the 2008 season of the talent show Talang, the Swedish version of British TV’s Got Talent.
Born Name Zara Maria Larsson
Nick Name Zara
Occupation Singer, songwriter
Years active 2008–present
Age: December 16, 1997, 20 years and 6 months, Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden
Sun Sign Sagittarius
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Height 5 ft 4 in or 163 cm
Measurements 34-25-34 in or 86-63.5-86 cm
Bra Size 32B
Genre Pop, dance
Labels Universal Sweden, TEN, Epic Records
Zara Larsson was given entry into the Adolf Fredrik’s Music School but rejected it as she wasn’t interested in singing in a choir.
Zara learned dancing from The Royal Swedish Ballet School.
Father – Anders Larsson
Mother – Agnetha Larsson
Siblings – Hanna (Younger Sister) (Singer)
Others – Brooke (Niece)
She is repped by –
Creative Artists Agency
She has appeared in the commercials for
In 2012, Zara Larsson signed with the record label TEN Music Group and released her debut EP album Introducing in January 2013. The single “Uncover” topped the music charts in Scandinavia: Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. In February 2013, “Uncover” was certified platinum by Universal Music Sweden. In July 2013, her EP Introducing was certified triple platinum in the country.
Larsson signed a three-year contract with Epic Records in the United States in April 2013. In 2016, she performed at the opening and closing ceremonies for UEFA Euro in France.
Four years after her first album, Larsson’s debut international album So Good was released on 17 March 2017 and entered at number 7 on the UK Albums Chart. It produced eight singles: “Lush Life”, “Never Forget You”, “Ain’t My Fault”, “I Would Like”, “So Good”, “Don’t Let Me Be Yours”, “Only You”, and “Symphony”, a song by Clean Bandit. Almost all the album’s singles reached the top 15 in the UK. “Never Forget You” peaked in the US at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving Larsson and English singer MNEK their first entries on the chart. Similarly, “Symphony” became Zara Larsson’s first number 1 single on the UK Singles Chart.
Zara Larsson was born at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden, to Agnetha and Anders Larsson. In an interview with Svenska Dagbladet, she said that she was born “dead” due to a lack of oxygen from nuchal cord. She has a younger sister, Hanna, who is also a singer and a member of the band Hanna & Andrea.
In a 2015 interview, Larsson said that she was accepted into the Adolf Fredrik’s Music School, but declined because she did not want to sing in a choir.
2008–11: Career beginnings
Zara Larsson won the 2008 season of Talang, the Swedish adaptation of Got Talent, at the age of 10, winning 500,000 kronor. “My Heart Will Go On”, originally sung by Celine Dion, was later released as Larsson’s debut single.
2012–14: Breakthrough with 1
Zara Larsson signed with TEN Music Group in 2012 to record her debut extended play. Larsson’s debut EP, Introducing, was leaked on 9 December 2012 through a preview of Uncover on YouTube. The five-song album was released on 21 January 2013. Uncover was released as the album’s lead single. It peaked at No. 1 on both the Sverigetopplistan and DigiListan charts, as well as reaching No. 1 in Norway and peaking at No. 3 in Denmark, and by 25 February 2013 the song was certified platinum in Sweden by Universal Music Sweden. The song entered the Svensktoppen track lists. In July 2013, at Sommarkrysset in Gröna Lund, she received a triple platinum award for Introducing.
On 27 March 2013, Zara Larsson’s next EP was revealed through a preview of She’s Not Me (Pt. 1). The five-song EP, Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself, was released on 5 July 2013. The double-single She’s Not Me (consisting of She’s Not Me (Pt. 1) and She’s Not Me (Pt. 2)) was released on 25 June 2013. On 3 April 2013, Larsson revealed on her blog that she had signed a three-year contract with Epic Records in the United States. On 11 December 2013, Larsson performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo. On 1 October 2014, Larsson released her debut studio album 1, including the songs Uncover, Bad Boys and She’s Not Me (Part 1 & 2). The album went Platinum in Sweden. Larsson was an opening act for British singer Cher Lloyd’s I Wish Tour.
2015–present: So Good and international success
On 5 June 2015, Zara Larsson released the single “Lush Life” from her upcoming second studio album. The song became her second number one single and was certified four times platinum in Sweden. The song reached the top five in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
On 22 July 2015, Larsson released her collaboration with British singer MNEK, the single “Never Forget You”. The song reached number one in Sweden, number three in Australia. and number five in the United Kingdom, The song was certified platinum in Sweden after two weeks.
In February 2016, Tinie Tempah released “Girls Like” featuring Larsson. Zara Larsson was later featured in the official song of UEFA Euro 2016, David Guetta’s “This One’s for You”.
On 1 September 2016, Larsson released “Ain’t My Fault”, the third single taken from her upcoming album. On 22 October 2016 Larsson was named one of Time Magazine’s “30 Most Influential Teens of 2016”.She released “I Would Like”, the fourth single from her upcoming album, on 11 November 2016. It peaked at number two in the UK and at number four in Sweden.
In January 2017, Zara Larsson released “So Good”, featuring American rapper Ty Dolla Sign. The single served as the fifth single from her second album of the same name, which was released on 17 March 2017. The album features new collaborations with WizKid and Clean Bandit titled “Sundown” and “Symphony” respectively. The latter track was released as a single on the same date and became Larsson’s fifth number one single in her home country and first number one single in the UK. The album became her second number one album in Sweden and peaked in the top ten in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom.
On 12 May 2017 Larsson released a music video for “Don’t Let Me Be Yours”, the sixth single from So Good.
On December 11, 2017, Larsson once again performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, this time alongside American artist John Legend.
In January 2018, Zara Larsson was named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30 Europe” list in the entertainment category.
Personal life and views
Larsson, a self-proclaimed fan of Beyoncé, identifies as a feminist and models herself an “activist” after the singer. She attributes her openness of opinion on social media and within interviews to her parents, claiming: “Both my parents are very educated when it comes to social issues and being woke about what’s going on in the world, and they’ve been very supportive of me having a voice”. Larsson says she “has received a lot of hate” for her feminist opinions, including being called a “man hater”. She responded that she “doesn’t care” if people call her a man hater, because “it doesn’t really hurt men if I hate them”.
Zara Larsson has grown increasingly vocal with her impressions of other artists and industry workers with whom she works and admires. While she has high praise for performers such as Beyoncé, she is equal in her opposing views of such artists like Dr. Luke and Chris Brown.
In an April 2016 interview, Larsson said that she was: “not really a bitter person. In my personal life, I would just feel like, I will always be cool with everyone.”
In 2017 Zara Larsson confirmed that she was in a relationship with British model Brian Whittaker, whom she had tweeted about in November 2015.
First TV Show
She debuted with 2008 season of talent show Talang as a contestant. She was just 10 at that time.
She does yoga when she gets time to remain fit. She has tried non-vegetarian stuff but later switched to vegetarian food only.
Zara Larsson Favorite Things
Singer – Beyoncé, Ty Dolla Sign
Beauty Products – Clinique’s Acne Solutions BB Cream, Moisture Surge Hydrator, Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray, Clinique’s Pep-Start Eye Cream, Clinique’s Liquid Eyelining Pen.
Zara Larsson Facts
Zara was born at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm.
Due to an insufficient amount of oxygen from the nuchal cord, she was born dead.
Zara won the Swedish version of Got Talent show, named, Talang in 2010. As a result, she won 500,000 krona.
Rihanna is her celebrity beauty icon.
In 7th grade, she started wearing makeup. It was lip gloss.
She never lets anyone touch her eyebrow. She does her eyebrow makeup herself.
Zara was called a man-hater after she accused a man (on Twitter) who performed a sexual assault on a woman in July 2016 at Bråvalla festival in Sweden.
During the UEFA Euro 2016 Opening, she got to perform with David Guetta.
Nick Jonas is her fan as he has performed her song “Lush Life” in a BBC Live Lounge.