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Magnus Carlsson
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Origin Göteborg, Sweden
Genres Dansband
Years active 1992–present

Barbados is a dansband from Sweden. It was formed in 1992. They have had several successes in the Swedish record charts. The band's original lead singer was Magnus Carlsson. They became widely known after winning second place in Melodifestivalen contest in 2000. The band has replaced their lead singer three times. Carlsson left the group in 2002 and later became a member of the group Alcazar. Mathias Holmgren, a former Fame Factory student, replaced Carlsson. He was forced to leave the band in 2004. Chris Lindh replaced him, before leaving the band in 2007. The current lead singer is Björn Lagerström.

The band won its first Grammis Award in February of the year 2000.


The band has participated in the Melodifestivalen music contest four times:

  • 2000: Se mig, placed second
  • 2001: Allt som jag ser, placed second
  • 2002: Världen utanför, placed fourth
  • 2003: Bye, Bye, placed tenth and last

Both lead singer Mathias Holmgren and Magnus Carlsson have participated in Melodifestivalen as solo singers.


With Magnus Carlsson

  • 1994: Barbados
  • 1997: The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  • 1998: Nu kommer flickorna
  • 1999: Belinda
  • 1999: Rosalita
  • 2000: Kom hem
  • 2000: When the Summer is Gone
  • 2002: Världen utanför

With Mathias Holmgren

  • 2003: Hela himlen

With Chris Lindh

  • 2005: Stolt


  • 2001: Collection 1994-2001
  • 2003: Rewinder
  • 2005: The Best of Barbados
  • 2009: Upp til dans (Expressen)
Preceded by
Finland Anna Eriksson
OGAE Second Chance Contest winner
Succeeded by
Spain David Bisbal

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Barbados (banda) para niños

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