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List of Famous Bands from Sweden

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List of Sweden bands, listed by their level of fame. This Sweden musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Sweden bands are included, as well as many Sweden musicians of underground status. This list of Sweden musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Sweden bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

List ranges from ABBA to Agnetha Fältskog and more.

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ABBA is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
ABBA (Swedish pronunciation: [²abːa]) are a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. The group's ...more

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Agnetha Fältskog is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Genre: Disco, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: Sweden
Åse Agneta Fältskog (born 5 April 1950), better known as Agnetha Fältskog (Swedish pronunciation: [aŋ²neːta ²fɛltskuːɡ] (listen)), is a Swedish singer, songwriter, ...more

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Robyn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Genre: Hip hop music, Synthpop & Pop music; Nationality: Sweden
Robin Miriam Carlsson (born 12 June 1979), known as Robyn (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈrɔbʏn]), is a Swedish singer, songwriter and record producer. She arrived on the music scene with her 1995 ...more

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Europe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Europe is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby in 1979, by vocalist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bassist Peter Olsson, and drummer Tony Reno. They got a major breakthrough in ...more

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Opeth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Opeth is a Swedish progressive metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1989. The group has been through several personnel changes, including the replacement of every single original member. Lead ...more

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In Flames is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
In Flames are a Swedish heavy metal band, which was formed by guitarist Jesper Strömblad in 1990 in Gothenburg, Sweden. At the Gates, Dark Tranquillity, Soilwork and In Flames are the only ...more

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The Hives is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
The Hives are a Swedish rock band that rose to prominence in the early 2000s during the post-punk revival. Their mainstream success came with the release of the album Veni Vidi Vicious, ...more

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Amon Amarth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Amon Amarth () is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom, a volcano in J. R. R. Tolkien′s Middle-earth. Their ...more

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Meshuggah is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Meshuggah is a Swedish extreme metal band from Umeå, formed in 1987. Meshuggah's line-up has primarily consisted of founding members vocalist Jens Kidman and lead guitarist Fredrik ...more

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Ace of Base is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Ace of Base was a Swedish pop group, originally consisting of Ulf Ekberg and three siblings, Jonas Berggren, Linn Berggren and Jenny Berggren. The group released four studio albums between 1992 ...more

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Refused is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Refused (also known as The Refused) is a Swedish punk rock band originating from Umeå and formed in 1991. Refused is composed of vocalist Dennis Lyxzén, guitarist Kristofer Steen, ...more

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Arch Enemy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1995. Its members were in bands such as Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual ...more

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Roxette is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Roxette are a Swedish soft rock duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson (vocals and keyboards) and Per Gessle (vocals and guitar). Formed in 1986, the duo became an international act in the late ...more

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Dada Life is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Olle Cornéer and Stefan Engblom are a Swedish DJ duo from Stockholm, known by the collective name Dada Life. The duo was formed in 2006. They have released two albums, a number of singles ...more

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Sebastian Ingrosso is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Genre: Progressive House and Electro House; Nationality: Sweden
Sebastian Carmine Ingrosso (born 20 April 1983) is a Swedish DJ, actor and record producer. He is also a member of the electronic music supergroup Swedish House Mafia, together with friends ...more

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The Cardigans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
The Cardigans are a Swedish rock band formed in Jönköping, Sweden, in 1992, by guitarist Peter Svensson, bassist Magnus Sveningsson, drummer Bengt Lagerberg, keyboardist Lars-Olof ...more

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The Hellacopters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
The Hellacopters are a Swedish garage rock band that was formed in 1994 by Nicke Andersson (vocals and guitar), Andreas Tyrone "Dregen" Svensson (guitar), Kenny Håkansson (bass) ...more

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José Gonzá... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Genre: Folk music, Indie folk & Indie rock; Nationality: Sweden
José González or Jose Gonzalez may refer to:

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Steve Angello is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Genre: Progressive House,  Electro House &  Tech House; Nationality: Sweden
Steven Angello Josefsson Fragogiannis (born 22 November 1982) is a Greek-Swedish DJ, record producer, remixer and record label owner. He is a member of Swedish House Mafia, together with Axwell ...more

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Entombed is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Entombed is a Swedish death metal band formed in 1987 under the name of Nihilist. Entombed began their career as an early pioneer of Scandinavian death metal which initially differed from its ...more

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Mikkey Dee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Genre: Black metal, Heavy metal & Speed metal; Nationality: Sweden
Micael Kiriakos Delaoglou (born 31 October 1963), known by his stage name Mikkey Dee, is a Greek-Swedish rock musician and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known as the drummer for the British ...more

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Peter Bjorn and John is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Peter Bjorn and John are a Swedish indie pop/rock band, formed in Stockholm in 1999 and named after the first names of the band's members: Peter Morén (vocals, guitar and harmonica), ...more

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Candlemass is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Candlemas is the Christian feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. It can also refer to: Candlemass (band), a Swedish doom metal band of 1984 onwards Candlemass (album), the eighth ...more

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The Knife is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
The Knife was a Swedish electronic music duo from Gothenburg formed in 1999. The group consisted of siblings Karin and Olof Dreijer, who together also run their own record company, Rabid ...more

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Dark Tranquillity is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Sweden
Dark Tranquillity is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg. They are considered one of the pioneering acts of the Gothenburg metal scene, which also includes bands such as In Flames ...more

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