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Magnus Carlsson
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Background information
Birth name Lars Magnus Carlsson
Born 24 June 1974 (1974-06-24) (age 47)
Fristad, Borås, Sweden
Genres Dansband, Pop, nu-disco, Schlager
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 1994–present

Lars Magnus Carlsson (born 24 June 1974) is a Swedish singer and former member of the bands Alcazar and Barbados as well as a solo performer.

Early life

Magnus Carlsson was born in Borås and grew up in Fristad. He attended comprehensive upper secondary school for two years with a focus on musical training, and four further years at the Faculty of Arts in Gothenburg University, where he studied to be a music and song/voice teacher.

In 1992, Carlsson joined Swedish dansband Barbados. He left in 2002 and on 13 December 2002 he officially joined the pop-dance group Alcazar. On 24 January 2003, he performed his last concert with Barbados.

Solo career

In February 2006, he was a contestant in Melodifestivalen's semi-final in Karlstad with "Lev Livet!", composed by Anders Glenmark and Niklas Strömstedt, and qualified for the final in Globen.

In 2007 Magnus performed in the third heat of Melodifestivalen 2007 in Örnsköldsvik with "Live Forever", an eighties-inspired electropop dance song. The entry came in 5th place and was knocked out of the contest but still became the 6th most frequently played song on Swedish radio in 2007. The song was released as a single on 5 March 2007, and reached the status of gold certificate.

Carlsson participated in Melodifestivalen 2015 with "Möt mig i Gamla stan" and made it to the final in Friends Arena, finishing 9th overall in 12 finalists.

Personal life

Carlsson married Mats Carlsson on 29 January 2006.


Studio albums

Year Album Peak positions Certification
2001 En ny jul 17
2006 Magnus Carlsson 3
Spår i snön 9
2007 Live Forever – The Album 15
2010 Pop Galaxy 11
2014 Happy Holidays 10
2015 Gamla stan 7
2016 Once Upon a Christmas Night
(with Jessica Andersson)

Compilation albums

Year Album Peak positions Certification
2008 Re:collection 93-08 7
2009 Christmas (Deluxe Edition) 14


Year Single Peak positions Album
1995 "Madeleine"
"Nätterna Med Dig I Californien"
1998 "Bländad Av Ett Ljus"
2001 "Mitt vinterland"
2002 "Finns det mirakel"
"Stilla Ro Och Nära" (Åsa Jinder with Magnus Carlsson)
2006 "Lev livet!" 1
"Mellan vitt och svart" 2
"Wrap Myself in Paper" 2 Spår i snön
2007 "Live Forever" 3
"Another Rainbow"
"Waves of Love" 18
2008 "Crazy Summer Nights" 4
"Walking In My Shoes"
"I Was Born This Way"  –
2009 "YMCA"  –
"Sommar'n som aldrig säger nej" (with Wille Crafoord and Monica Dominique)  –
"This Is Disco" 3 Pop Galaxy
2010 "Feel You" 10
"A Little Respect" 12
"Mitt livs gemål"
(with Charlotte Perrelli)
"The Best in Me" 26 Pop Galaxy
"Christmas With You" -
2011 "The Kiss"  –
"Arrival"  –
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"  –
2012 "People Change"  –
2013 "Glorious"  –
2014 "Tillsammans"  –
2015 "Möt mig i Gamla stan" 34 Melodifestivalen 2015
"Nej Nej Nej"
"Julen Med Dig "
2016 "Ge Mig Sommar"
"Se Mig"
"En Stilla Väntan" (with Jessica Andersson)
2017 "Sommarnatt"
2020 "My Freedom (Officiella Stockholm Pride Anthem”
2021 Day And Night feat Helena Paparizou
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