Swedish R&B Singers

List of the Top Swedish R&B Artists

In a country where almost every genre thrives, especially the forms of pop, rock, hip-hop and electronic dance music, Swedish R&B artists have been buried by the popularity of more recognizable genres of music and several of Europe’s top pop stars, like Zara Larson, Lykke Li, and Tove Lo.

While many Swedish remember the days when groups and solo artists like ABBA, Roxette, Robyn, Neneh Cherry, Titiyo, Lisa Nilsson, A*Teens, and several others that held the reigns of music in Sweden, but as of the 2020s the new generation of Swedish R&B singers, pop stars, and hip-hop artists have taken the lead among the Swedish music scene.

In Sweden’s music scene, Swedish R&B artists have evolved significantly over the past few decades, from the 1990s to the 2010s. Singers such as Arash, Stephen Simmonds, Mohombi, Eric Gaad, Lagaylia Frazier, Daniel Lemma, Pauline, and several others have incorporated R&B sound into their music, contributing to the growth of the genre in Sweden. Now, Sweden has seen an explosion of rhythm and blues music within its borders.

Top 8 Swedish R&B Artists

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1. Snoh Aalegra    

Snoh Aalegra, previously known as Sherri, started her music career in the late 2000s. She gained worldwide recognition with her latest album, Temporary High, in 2021. Before that, she gradually climbed up the ladder in Sweden’s music industry by releasing albums like Don’t Explain, Feels, and Ugh, those feels again. Snoh Aalegra has been a valuable asset to Sweden’s music scene, and her songs such as “I Want You Around,” “Whoa,” “Fool For You,” “Dying for Your Love,” and “Lost You” demonstrates her gift as a top Swedish R&B singer.

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2. Seinabo Sey

Seinabo Sey’s debut in the music industry was not accidental, but rather it seemed like it was meant to be. Her first album was highly acclaimed and received numerous awards. Seinabo Sey’s music style is reminiscent of the Neo-Soul genre from the 1990s and 2000s, and her soulful melodies contribute to creating a serene and peaceful atmosphere in Sweden’s music scene. Seinabo Sey made her debut in 2015, and her songs “Younger,” “Pretend,” and “Hard Time” were all included in her first album, Pretend, which propelled her to stardom.

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3. Darin

Darin is a veteran Swedish R&B artist that is highly popular among fans in Scandinavia. His music has a feel-good vibe, which has gained him a strong following in countries like Sweden, Finland, and Norway. Darin’s talent for creating music that can be enjoyed in any setting is evident in his hit songs such as “Ta mig tillbaka”, “En sang av rosor”, “Ja ma du leva”, and numerous albums released since his 2005 album, The Anthem.

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4. Newkid

Newkid entered the Swedish music industry in the early 2010s and has since been creating a strong and diverse collection of music. Although tracks such as “Du maste finnas”, “Starkare”, and “Lakan” contributed to Newkid’s success over the years, his latest project, Vi, has propelled him to the status of one of the most popular pop stars in Sweden in 2022.

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5. Cherrie

Cherrie is a talented artist who has gained popularity as a Swedish R&B artist and within the country’s hip hop scene. She made her debut by collaborating with renowned Swedish rappers such as Z.E and Linda Pira. Since 2015, Cherrie has been steadily rising in the music industry with hits like “Lämna Han” and “Mami.” She is a great representative of native R&B music in Sweden, but as with most artists, language barriers may have hindered her reach from achieving global recognition.

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6. Fricky

Fricky is a multi-talented artist from Sweden who blends rap, pop, and rhythm and blues to create music that has gained popularity in Sweden’s growing music industry. He hails from Umeå and first came into the limelight in 2016 with his track “Kär Pt.1”. Although he is recognized for his strong contribution to Sweden’s hip-hop genre, Fricky’s smooth and melodic touch has also earned him a place in the R&B music world.

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7. AWA    

Since her debut in 2019, she has emerged as one of the most promising Swedish R&B singers. Her career began when she won the Swedish version of X-Factor. Since, she released several tracks, including her popular songs “Like I Do” and “F**kin’ Love Songs”. Although she is still an up-and-coming artist, AWA has the potential to become the next big thing in Swedish music.

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8. Sabina Ddumba

Sabina Ddumba, who was born to Ugandan parents in Stockholm, started her music career in her teenage years and released her first song “Scarred for Life” in 2014. With a style of music unmatched, she would release her debut album Homeward Bound in 2016, which includes popular tracks such as “Effortless” and “Not Too Young”.

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Honorable Mention Swedish R&B Singers:

Ayelle Instagram: @Ayelle and YouTube: Ayelle

Leslie Tay Instagram: @Leslie Tay and YouTube: Leslie Tay

Simeon Instagram: @Simeon and YouTube: Simeon

Shenie Fogo Instagram: @Shenie Fogo and YouTube: Shenie Fogo

Bishat Instagram: @Bishat and YouTube: Bishat

Lellow Instagram: @Lellow and YouTube: Lellow

Jazlin Instagram: @Jazlin and YouTube: Jazlin

Maysa Chouba Instagram: @Maysa Chouba and YouTube: Maysa Chouba

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*Unofficial Order. The more popular artists that have a combination of the most followers, streams, views, and most recent releases are near the top.

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