Tove Lo is the stage name of Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson (born 29 October 1987 in Stockholm, Sweden), a pop singer and songwriter. She has also written songs for a number of artists, including Icona Pop, Girls Aloud, Ellie Goulding, and Cher Lloyd. Her stage name (pronounced here) is a combination of her real name and the Swedish word for “lynx”, a childhood nickname.
Tove grew up in the Stockholm suburb of Djursholm. She studied at the music school Rytmus Musikergymnasiet. She also was member of a rock band called Tremblebee, which she set up with her then guitarist boyfriend.
Lo released her debut single “Love Ballad” in the autumn of 2012. The second single, “Habits”, was issued in March 2013 on her Soundcloud page and through iTunes.
Tove’s debut EP, Truth Serum, was released in March 2014 featuring the singles “Habits (Stay High)”, “Out of Mind” and “Not on Drugs”. It was followed by her debut album, Queen of the Clouds, that was released on 30 September 2014 through Universal Musik.
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