In 2011, they released their debut single "Manners". While it had positive reviews, it didn't chart anywhere. That changed the next year when they released "I Love It", featuring vocals from then-unknown Charli XCX. Through its constant use in media, "I Love It" went viral in 2013 and became a worldwide hit. While their debut album Icona Pop was only released in Sweden, and only managed to be a blip on the charts there, this was quickly rectified the next year when they released their international album This Is... Icona Pop to generally positive reviews.
- Caroline Hjelt (2009-present)
- Aino Jawo (2009-present)
- Icona Pop (2012, Sweden only)
- This Is... Icona Pop (2013, international)
- Emergency (EP) (2015)
- Get Lost (2014)
Tropes applying to Icona Pop
- Aerith and Bob: Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo are two names that sound odd when put together.
- Bad to the Bone: "I Love It" became a big hit as a result of this. First it was featured in the soundtrack of Criterion Games' Need for Speed: Most Wanted, then it was the Theme Song to the reality show Snooki & J-Woww, then it was used in episodes of Girls and The Vampire Diaries, and then later a Samsung commercial used the song, as did countless KFC commercials in Australia from 2018 onward. As you can imagine, the media made it hard to avoid.
- But Not Too Foreign/But Not Too Black: Aino was born in Sweden to a Finnish mother and a Gambian father.
- Cluster F-Bomb: "I Love It" features quite a bit of swearing, including Charli XCX having a This Is for Emphasis, Bitch! at the end of her verses. Their music in general is pretty peppered with curses.
- Darker and Edgier: While it's lyrically not darker, the 2015 single "Emergency" is definitely edgier compared their previous songs.
- Everyone Went to School Together: They attended the same music school, but met at a party.
- Heavy Meta: Virtually all of their songs about are about dancing all night.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Their relationship is thoroughly this. The song "Girlfriend" was made about it, though some listeners thought it was a little more than that.
- In Da Club: The music video setting of "All Night".
- Ms. Fanservice: Both are known to dress in revealing outfits, while the album cover above have them posing together completely naked.
- A Wild Rapper Appears!: Ty Dolla $ign in "It's My Party".