Icona Pop: Bio, Life, Career, Awards, Facts, Trivia, Favorites

Icona Pop: A Quick-Read Bio Revealed

Here’s the bio, life, career, awards, facts, trivia, and favorites of Icona Pop. We would like to take you through the chapters in the life and career of one of the world’s talented musicians. This is Australian Unwrapped’s compilation of research about Icona Pop. Enjoy the journey!

Origin: Stockholm, Sweden

Genres: Electropop – Dance-pop – Synth-pop – Electro house

Members: Caroline Hjelt – Aino Jawo

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Early Start

  • Caroline Hjelt was born to a Swedish mother and Sweden-Finnish father while Aino Jawo was born to a Finnish mother and Gambian father.
  • In 2009, they met at a party and formed the duo after they both attended the same music school in Stockholm.
  • They performed their first song four weeks after writing it.
  • There have been numerous praises for the duo from the English-language press, including NME, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and Pitchfork Media.
  • A US extended play called Iconic was released in fall 2012, while a Swedish album called Icona Pop was released in spring 2013.




Career Journey

  • 2012: I Love It”, which was a pre-launch of their self-titled debut album Icona Pop topped charts on Sverigetopplistan, the official Swedish singles chart.
  • 2013: They commenced a tour to the United States with Passion Pit and Matt & Kim. “I Love It” was a part of the third episode of the second season of Girls, the comedy-drama series created by Lena Dunham (January). The duo launched their single “Girlfriend” (June). “All Night” came out as the official third single from the album (July).
  • 2014: The single called “Get Lost” which gained less international attention, was made available to the public.
  • 2015: The duo launched the single “Emergency”, a collaboration with Erik Hassle.
  • 2016: Their single “Brightside” came out.
  • 2017: Icona Pop launched the single “GIRLS GIRLS”, co-written by Tove Lo.
  • 2018: They worked with Avon on the music video called “All My Girls” and they also took part in the song by Sweater Beats called “Faded Away”.
  • 2019: The song “This Is How We Party” came out which was a collaboration with R3hab.




Awards & Recognition

  • Rober Awards Music Poll nomination
  • Rockbjörnen nomination
  • P3 Guld (2 nominations)
  • won Sweden GAFFA Awards
  • Gaygalan nomination
  • Scandipop Awards (2 awards out of 4 nominations)
  • Billboard Music Awards nomination
  • MTV Europe Music Awards nomination
  • Hungarian Music Awards nomination
  • and many others




Fun Facts & Trivia

  • They are both coffee lovers and they can’t survive without coffee.
  • Their only must-have make-up is a lipstick.
  • They have their own Trolls as in the toy trolls.




Artist’s Favorites

                                       Aina Jawo
Color:  Black
Hobbies: Singing, Travelling




Australian Unwrapped’s Chosen Song from Icona Pop:


Length: 2:49

Release: 2015

Opening Lyrics:

So you wanna party? So you wanna dance?
You better know someone, then find someone of our friends
You wanna get higher? Shake that ass
Spinning ’round and ’round, and ’round and ’round like that
I put a little twist in my hips (Here we go)
Kiss on my lips (Here we go)
Ice on my wrist ’cause I’m hot and I’m dancing (Here we go)
Caught that romancin’ (Here we go)
Cancel your plans and (Here we go)
Girls hide your mans, ’cause I’m hot and I’m dancing (Here we go)
This is emergency (Wooh ooh ooh)
Call an ambulance, come rescue me (Wooh ooh ooh)
Everybody in this bitch (Wooh ooh ooh)
If you wanna get up, get down like this

More Songs to Listen to:

Icona Pop: Top 5 Songs



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