Robyn at Nobel Party in Oslo.
The now 31-year-old Robyn, who, already in 1997, made it to the American top ten with “Do You Know (What It Takes)" has had an amazing comeback since the release of the self-titled album “Robyn” in 2005, a first on her own record label Konichiwa.
Swedish singer Robyn, who recently toured the U.S., is scheduled to perform at the Nobel festivities in Oslo, along with other musicians like Herbie Hancock, Elvis Costello, the jazz funk group Jamiroquai and Barry Manilow. Presenters will be actors Anne Hathaway and Denzel Washington.
The Nobel concert will be held on Saturday December 11. This year’s recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize is Liu Xiaobo, and he is in prison in China. More on this year's winner: http://www.nordstjernan.com/news/nordic/2726/
The talented singer-songwriter toured the U.S. in November. Her shows were mostly sold out. Greg Kot who interviewed Robyn for the Chicago Tribune said that, “No one is making better or more provocative indie-pop right now than Robyn.” The artist who's often been labelled Sweden's Madonna will be back in the U.S. in February next year - in case you missed her performances now. Her last performance in the U.S. on this tour was at the Warfield on Market in San Francisco on Nov. 23 where she recorded backstage for YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a42by5BexGo&feature=youtu.be
(very far from Madonna in person!)
More info on the artist: www.robyn.com