carola

Carola Maria Häggkvist (born 8 September 1966), better known as simply Carola, is a Swedish singer and occasional songwriter.

She has been among Sweden’s most popular performers since the early 1980s, and has released albums ranging from pop and disco to hymns and folk music. Her debut album, Främling, sold around one million copies and remains the biggest-selling album in Swedish music history.

She has also worked as a songwriter. During her 25-year long career, she has recorded many top-selling albums and singles and is referred to as Sweden’s most prominent female singer. Some of her biggest hits include Främling (English: Stranger) from 1983, Tommy tycker om mig (Tommy likes me) from 1984, Fångad av en stormvind (Captured by a stormwind) from 1991, All the Reasons to Live from 1992, I Believe in Love from 2001, Genom allt (Through it all) from 2005 and Evighet (Eternity) from 2006.

Häggkvist has represented Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest on three occasions: in 1983, finishing third; in 1991, winning the contest outright; and in 2006, finishing fifth.

Carola has released records in various languages: Swedish, Dutch, German, English, Norwegian and Japanese.

Words and picture from the official website.

Selected discography

Much More

BMG Records 1991

Tracks: Captured By A Lovestorm, Every Beat Of My heart, The Girl Who Had Everything. When I Close My Eyes, State Of Grace, I´ll Live, Declaration Of My Independence, The Innocence Is Gone, Best Shot & All The Reasons To Live.

Musicians on the Much More album: Carola, Staffan Astner, Lasse Wellander, Tommy Casemar, Hasse Olsson, Johan Stengård, Stephan Berg, Claes Anderhell, Anders Herrlin, Lilling Palmeklint, Tommy Nilsson, Kjell Segebrant, Eva Axelsson, Erika Essen-Möller & Peter Hallström.

Much More

Rival Records 1990

Tracks: Every Beat Of My heart, The Girl Who Had Everything. When I Close My Eyes, State Of Grace, One More Chance, The Innocence Is Gone, Declaration Of My Independence, I´ll Live, Best Shot, All The Reasons To Live, Stop Running Away From Love & You Are My Destiny.

Musicians on the Much More album: Carola, Staffan Astner, Lasse Wellander, Tommy Casemar, Hasse Olsson, Johan Stengård, Stephan Berg, Claes Anderhell, Anders Herrlin, Lilling Palmeklint, Tommy Nilsson, Kjell Segebrant, Eva Axelsson, Erika Essen-Möller & Peter Hallström.

Runaway

Polydor Records 1986

Tracks are: Radiate, Runaway, Brand New Heart, Spread Your Wings (For Your Love), Nature Of The Beast, When Two Worlds Collide, We Are (Atomic), Lost In The Crowd, So Far So Good & Everlasting Love.

Musicians on the Runaway album: Carola Häggqvist, Rhett Lawrence, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb, Efva Nyström and others.

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