The gorgeous Zara Larsson is a Swedish songwriter and singer who gained national recognition in Sweden when she was 10 years old, for winning the 2008 Swedish Got Talent Show. She was then signed by the TEN Recording Label in 2012 and made her first Extended Play album in 2013.
Zara was named as one of the 30 Most Influential Teen in 2016 and was at the UEFA EURO in France where she performed in the opening and closing ceremonies. In addition to that, the talented singer has won several awards and has been nominated for more prestigious accolades.
Beyond her biography, get the details of her singing career, love life, other fascinating facts about Zara Larsson in this piece.
The Swedish singer cum songwriter has Zara Maria Larsson as her full name, she was birthed on the 16th day of December 1997 and her place of birth was at Karolinska University Hospital, located at Solna, a city in Stockholm County, Sweden.
She has one sister named Hanna who like her, is also a musician and a member of the band called Hanna & Andrea. There is no concrete information about her education but she revealed in an interview that she was admitted into Adolf Fredrik’s School of Music, which she rejected because she had no intentions of being a chorus singer.
Childhood and Singing Career
The Swedish singer started her career at the age of 10 when she became the winner of the 2008 Swedish Got Talent Show, this gained her national recognition and she was subsequently signed by the TEN Recording Label in 2012. The next year, her first Extended Play titled “Introducing” was released. “Uncover” was the lead single off the EP and it landed the number one spot on Sverigetopplistan as well as the DigiListan charts. Also, the single was rated number one in Norway.
After a few years, Zara dropped the single titled “Lush Life” from her second album, the single was so good that it attained fine ranking in countries like Norway, Ireland, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Austria, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.
As her fame increased, Zara Larsson was listed as one of the 30 Most Influential Teens named in 2016. In 2017, she had the privilege to perform on the same stage with music icon John Legend during the Nobel Peace Prize Concert held on the 11th of December 2017. Zara is presently said to be working on her third studio album and early this year (January 2018), Forbes listed her on its entertainment section of “30 Under 30 Europe”.
The Swedish singer is also known to have won lots of awards which include being a 5-time winner of the Best Female Live Artist in Sweden. She has won the P3 Gold award under the Song of the Year category. This was in 2016 and for her hit song, “Lush Life”. Zara also bagged the Best New Act Award at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2016 and in 2017, she won the Artist of the Year at the Grammys. 2018 has also been a successful year for the singer as she has picked up more Grammis under the Album of the Year and Song of the Year categories, respectively for her album “SoGood” and the song “Only You”.
Personal Life, Who’s Her Boyfriend?
Zara’s personal life will not be left out as she admits that she holds a high admiration and esteem for music legend Beyonce. She is also known as a Feminist and often called a “Man Hater” by her followers on Social Media because of her general view on men. However, she was rumored to have been in a relationship with Justin Bieber, the American Pop singer, and Niall Horan some years back. She ended the rumors when she said she was single.
Currently, Zara Larsson is in a relationship with Brian H. Whittaker, a British Model with the IMG Models. The duo is said to have met on Twitter in 2015 but started dating two years after.
Zara Larsson has a finely built slim physique complemented by a height of 5 feet 6 inches and a weight of 59 kg. She sports golden brown hair and blue eyes.