[[caption-width-right:240:"Konnichiwa, bitches."]]

''Describe Robyn here.''

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Robyn Miriam Carlsson (born 12 June 1979), known by her {{stage name|s}} Robyn, is a [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] singer-songwriter, who is mostly famous in Europe for her hit single "With Every Heartbeat".

In the 1990s, Robyn was hailed as a typical pop act, with no quirks or otherwise. Her 1995 album, ''Robyn is Here,'' even saw two top ten songs on America's Billboard top ten. After this, she released two further albums, ''My Truth'' in 1999, and ''Don't Stop The Music'' in 2002, to moderate acclaim in her native Sweden, but to lukewarm success in America and elsewhere.

When she wanted to branch out into her own creative styles, her [[ExecutiveMeddling record label refused]], causing her [[ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules to split ties with them]]. With help from Karin Dreijer-Andersson of Music/TheKnife, she formed her own record label, and produced a self-titled album, with a much more... well, let's just say that Robyn was ''very'' [[NewSoundAlbum influenced by Karin's musical style]]. What was created is best described as [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly snarkily danceable synthballads... or something like that]].

Although she is still largely mainstream only in Europe, Robyn has been gaining recognition in North America due to her 2010 album, ''Body Talk.''

!! Discography:
* ''Robyn is Here'' (1995)
* ''My Truth'' (1999)
* ''Don't Stop the Music'' (2002)
* ''[[NewSoundAlbum Robyn]]'' (2005)
* ''Body Talk'' (2010) [[note]]originally released as three mini-albums[[/note]]
* ''Do It Again'' (2014) [[note]]with Röyksopp[[/note]]
* ''Love is Free'' (2015) [[note]]with La Bagatelle Magique[[/note]]

!!Robyn provides examples of:
* BadassBoast: "Curriculum Vitae", and "You Should Know Better" are two of the most badass you will ever hear (if slightly exaggerated).
* BoastfulRap: "Konichiwa Bitches", bordering on AffectionateParody.
* BreakupSong: "Call Your Girlfriend" (which takes the uncommon form of the Other Woman's advice to the breaker-upper), "Dancing On My Own", "With Every Hearbeat", and "Be Mine!".
* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Averted in her cover of Music/{{Prince}}'s "Jack U Off".
%%* DarkerAndEdgier: Look how sweet she is and her [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heart-warming]] songs in her first albums during TheNineties. Recently, she writes more songs with TearJerker themes, curses more and the album covers are quite serious.
* DeadpanSnarker: Half of her songs are this.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: In "Konichiwa Bitches": "This shit is gettin' heavy like it weighs a ton." Also a CaptainObvious moment.
* DreamTeam: Her collaborations with Röyksopp.
%%* EvenTheGirlsWantHer
* GratuitousJapanese: Her record label is Konichiwa Records.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: "Det bästa med Robyn".
* IAmGreatSong: "Robyn Is Here", "Konichiwa Bitches", and "U Should Know Better", among others.
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: "My Only Reason", where she sings about how "love can make you do crazy things".
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: She sings about rather realistic regrets and desires to go back and change them in "Time Machine".
* OddFriendship: With Music/SnoopDogg. They've made 3 songs together, all of which are CrowningMusicOfAwesome.
* TheOner: "Call Your Girlfriend." It takes some serious chops to completely captivate the viewer for the length of a music video with nothing but [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6ImxY6hnfA dancing and lights]]
* PunkInTheTrunk: The end of "Konichiwa Bitches": "tape you up good, put you in the trunk, [[CountryMatters see you next tuesday]], you is a punk"
* RedOniBlueOni: With herself, actually. She has two personalities in her music. In some songs, she's overly confident to the point of being over-the-top; in others, she is sensitive, sombre and heartfelt.
* SelfTitledAlbum: "Robyn". "Robyn Is Here" is a nearly-eponymous one with a nearly-eponymous song also called "Robyn Is Here".
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Pretty much the theme of her earlier hits "Do You Really Want Me (Show Respect) and Do You Know (What It Takes)".
* SmallNameBigEgo: Mostly PlayedForLaughs.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "Crash and Burn Girl" and "Handle Me".
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: "Konichiwa Bitches"
* TimeMachine: The song, er, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Time Machine"]], has her singing about wanting one.
%%* UnkemptBeauty
* WhamLine: Her collaborative song with Röyksopp, "Do It Again", sounds like an innocuous dancefloor filler ("Wait for the build up / And then let's do it again") until the middle eight comes and the context of the full song is laid bare:
--->"We can not be friends. We'll just do it again. If you stay around, we'll just do it again."