Before most girls knew P!nk as the pink haired soulful badass in 2000, or Mandy Moore as the girl who was missing you like candy in 1999, there was Robyn, a Swedish Pop singer who gained stateside success in the mid 90s. Robyn worked with renowned and sought after hit maker Max Martin (’N Sync, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry), even before he achieved massive success with a lengthy list of solo female acts like Britney Spears on her classic 1998 debut single “…Baby One More Time.”
Robyn’s 1997 Pop hit, “Show Me Love,” (not to be confused with the 90s dance hit by singer Robin S., I know confusing!) drew elements from Dance Pop and contemporary R&B, and managed to peak at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was impossible to miss on Top 40 radio stations after its release as the second single from her debut album, Robyn Is Here.
More recently, Robyn has still been creating music; including the 2010 SynthPop tune “Dancing On My Own,” from her Body Talk album series. Although, since then, she has strayed far from the near-bubblegum-Pop sound which her other 90s hits, like “Do You Know (What It Takes),” featured. Robyn was ahead of the 2009 Electronic Dance boom in popular music, and has since focused on a more experimental Electronic Dance/Pop sound.