born on 29/10/1987 in Stockholm, Sweden
Alias Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson
Links www.tove-lo.com (English)
Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson (born 29 October 1987), known professionally as Tove Lo (Swedish pronunciation: [²tuːvɛ ˈluː]), is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She was born and raised in the affluent Djursholm district of Danderyd, just north of Stockholm, and is an alumnus of the musical magnet school Rytmus Musikergymnasiet. She formed the Swedish rock band "Tremblebee" in 2006. Following the disbanding of Tremblebee, she pursued a career in songwriting and earned a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music in 2011. Working with producers Alexander Kronlund, Max Martin, and Xenomania, she became a successful songwriter recording and independently releasing her own compositions. In 2014, she was signed to Max Martin's songwriting collective Wolf Cousins and was offered a recording deal. She signed to the American label Island and Polydor Records in the UK.
Lo rose to fame with the release of her debut album, Queen of the Clouds, which opened at number 14 on the U.S. Billboard 200 in October 2014. The album spawned the sleeper hit single, "Habits (Stay High)", which peaked at number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Her second album, Lady Wood, was released on October 28th, 2016, opening at number 11 on the U.S. Billboard 200. It was promoted by the single "Cool Girl". Her third album, Blue Lips was released on November 17, 2017.
In addition to her solo work, Lo has cowritten a number of songs for other singers, including Lorde's "Homemade Dynamite" and Ellie Goulding's "Love Me like You Do", a song that garnered her first Grammy Award nomination for the 58th Grammy Awards. She has collaborated with Coldplay, Flume, Alesso, Nick Jonas, Adam Lambert, Years & Years, Seven Lions, Broods, Lucas Nord, Urban Cone, and Wiz Khalifa.
Deemed "Sweden's darkest pop export" by Rolling Stone, Tove Lo is known for her raw, grunge-influenced take on pop music. Her characteristically honest, complex and autobiographical lyrical content has led to her being dubbed "the saddest girl in Sweden" by a number of media sources.
Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson was born on 29 October 1987 in Stockholm, Sweden. Her mother is a psychologist and her father is a businessperson. She has one older brother. Her lifelong nickname and adopted stage name, Tove Lo, was given to her at age three by her godmother because of her love for lynxes (singular: "lo" in Swedish). Lo grew up in the affluent Djursholm district of Danderyd Municipality, just north of Stockholm. She describes her childhood as being "very protected" and her family as "pretty posh". With her parents being academics, Lo earned good grades in school and grew fond of literature, writing poetry and short stories. In an interview with the BBC, she explained, "Growing up so safe, I think I was looking for something else".
Lo then developed a love for music and formed a girl band with her friends. With the band, she wrote her first song at age 10 or 11. By age 15, Lo had written a compilation of lyrical content which "nobody ever saw" and had performed twice on stage, before enrolling at Rytmus Musikergymnasiet, a musical school in Stockholm. During her time at Rytmus, Lo developed a friendship with Caroline Hjelt, who would later form the Swedish duo Icona Pop. After two years, Lo graduated from the school and felt assured that her career would be in music despite her parents preferring otherwise.
An interview and profile of Tove Lo in W magazine in October 2016 referred to her as "openly bisexual," citing that as one of several identifiers that "she once took for granted but are now very much part of her public persona." In an interview with Attitude magazine in January 2017, Lo referred to her own sexuality in non-binary terms: “Being open and owning my sexuality in both ways – with both men and women – I think that’s just never been a big deal”, she says, adding that she was very lucky growing up in a liberal country. In March the same year, she gave an interview with Out magazine, stating that she had never been in a relationship with a woman.
2006–2013: Career beginnings and collaborations
In 2006, Lo began writing songs with Christian Bjerring, a guitarist from Rytmus. The pair then formed a math rock band, Tremblebee, with three other male students from the school. They played together for "a few years" in bars across Sweden, independently releasing some of their songs, before breaking up in 2009. During her time with the band, Lo developed a passion for performing on stage, and was introduced to Swedish production duo The Struts. After the dissolution of Tremblebee, Lo's musical focus turned toward pop. She then decided to focus on her own tracks, spending six months in her shed studio producing a demo, while doing session singing as a means of income. She also learned how to play the drums and garnered knowledge about music programming and record production during this time. Lo later spent time living with Icona Pop, in a suburb near Stockholm.
Lo later met an A&R who she handed her demo to. The artist initially met him upon the occasion of a party in Stockholm celebrating Icona Pop's first record deal, and then again by chance in a bar in London. The A&R liked Lo's demo and subsequently introduced her to a songwriting group which included The Struts and Hjelt. In 2011, Lo decided to pursue a career in songwriting and earned a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music. This new career path led her to travel to Los Angeles, and work with Swedish producer Max Martin. In 2012, she collaborated with British production team Xenomania and Swedish producer Alexander Kronlund, co-writing Girls Aloud's "Something New", Icona Pop's "We Got the World" and tracks for the duo's self-titled debut album.
Lo then decided to manage an "artist indie career on the side", recording her more personal compositions and releasing them independently. She released her first single, "Love Ballad", in October 2012, and her second single, "Habits", in March 2013. The latter gained her a substantial online following. Lo was featured on Swedish disc jockey Lucas Nord's single, "Run on Love", released in June 2013 for his album Islands. She also collaborated on the single "Strangers" by Seven Lions and Myon & Shane 54 for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones film soundtrack (2013), and Seven Lions' extended play (EP), Worlds Apart (2014). Throughout 2013, Lo was mentored by Max Martin and his fellow Swedish producer Shellback. She also co-wrote Victoria Justice's "Gold", and tracks for Icona Pop's This Is... Icona Pop.
2014–2015: Truth Serum and Queen of the Clouds
23-seconds sample of "Stay High" by Hippie Sabotage, a remix version of "Habits (Stay High)".
Problems playing this file? See media help.
Due to the strength of her online following, Lo was offered a recording deal by Universal Music, releasing her first single under the label, "Out of Mind" in October 2013. She would eventually be signed to Island and Polydor Records. Lo then shifted her focus to an international singing career, earning critical acclaim for her first live shows in London and during South by Southwest in the United States. Lo's debut EP, Truth Serum, was released on 3 March 2014. It became her first charting release in Sweden where it peaked at number 13. The EP was also a critical success, and led to several news media sources referring to Lo as "a pop star in waiting". The material spawned three singles; "Out of Mind", the lead single, only managed to appear on the Finnish Airplay Chart, peaking at number 39. The following singles were "Habits (Stay High)" and its remixed version by production duo Hippie Sabotage, re-titled as "Stay High". The latter marked Lo's international breakthrough into mainstream success, peaking at number 13 in Sweden and number six in the United Kingdom. The singer was later named VH1's 'You Oughta Know' and iHeart Radio's On the Verge artist. She made her live television debut performing "Habits (Stay High)" on the Late Night with Seth Meyers in June 2014. Lo's debut album, Queen of the Clouds, was released on 24 September 2014, to generally positive reviews. It debuted at number 14 on the US Billboard 200, selling 19,000 copies in its first week. The album peaked at number 17 in the United Kingdom and number six in Sweden, where it was certified platinum by Swedish Recording Industry Association (GLF) for sales of 40,000 units. Queen of the Clouds has since spawned four singles. Serving as the album's lead single, a United States release of "Habits (Stay High)" became a sleeper hit. The single was Lo's commercial breakthrough in the country, peaking at number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The album's second single "Talking Body" peaked at number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 16 in Sweden, and number 17 in the United Kingdom. The following singles were "Timebomb" and "Moments".
Lo was also featured on Swedish DJ Alesso's single "Heroes (We Could Be)" from his debut album, Forever. The single was a commercial success, peaking at number five in Sweden, number six in the United Kingdom and number 31 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Lo served as the opening act for the third leg of American singer Katy Perry's Prismatic World Tour in November 2014. She wrote, produced and recorded the song "Scream My Name" for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 film soundtrack released that month. In late 2014, she was signed to Max Martin's songwriting collective Wolf Cousins. Tracks co-written by Lo were featured on the 2014 album releases of Cher Lloyd's Sorry I'm Late, Lea Michele's Louder, and Zara Larsson's 1. She also co-wrote "What Are You Waiting For?" by The Saturdays. In December 2014, Lo announced that she was taking time off to undergo surgery on her vocal cords which had developed cysts. The surgery successfully took place on 3 January 2015.
At the 2015 Grammis, Lo won in the categories for Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year for "Habits (Stay High)". The artist co-wrote the 2015 singles "Love Me like You Do" by Ellie Goulding and "Sparks" by Hilary Duff. She went on to write other two tracks of Duff's fifth album Breathe In. Breathe Out., "Stay In Love" and "One in A Million". "Love Me Like You Do" topped the UK Singles Chart and peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. Additionally, it earned Lo nominations for the Golden Globes, Grammys and Critics' Choice Awards. Lo was featured on Swedish group Urban Cone's single "Come Back to Me", released in March 2015 from their album Polaroid Memories. The artist also co-wrote and was featured on "Rumors", from Adam Lambert's third studio album The Original High. On 24 September 2015, a repackaged version of Queen of the Clouds was released as the "Blueprint Edition". It featured all tracks from the original release, as well as "Heroes (We Could Be)" and tracks from Truth Serum. Four days later, she started her first headlining concert tour, the Queen of the Clouds Tour, featuring fellow Swedish singer Erik Hassle as the opening act. Also in that year, she won STIM's Platinum Guitar prize, which is awarded to accomplished Swedish songwriters, and was featured on Coldplay's "Fun", from their seventh album A Head Full of Dreams released in December 2015.
2016–present: Collaborations, Lady Wood and Blue Lips
Tove Lo was also featured on the lead single to Nick Jonas's third studio album, Last Year Was Complicated, titled "Close". The song was released on 25 March 2016. Tove Lo is the featured artist on Australian artist Flume's single 'Say It', which was released on 20 April 2016.
In an interview during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, Lo confirmed that she had finished recording her "darker and dreamier" second studio album.
To promote her upcoming album, Lo acted as an opening act on 18-dates of the Maroon V Tour across the United States.
On 4 August 2016, Lo released the lead single from her second album, "Cool Girl". The following day, it was revealed that the title of her upcoming album would be Lady Wood, and its release date was announced as 28 October 2016.
Five days prior to the album release, Lo announced an upcoming European and North American solo tour entitled the Lady Wood Tour that will take the singer across twenty-one cities across the two continents to further promote the new release. More tour dates were later announced after the release of the album.
In February 2017, Lo was featured in the song, "Lies in the Dark", from Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. On February 16, 2017, it was announced that Lo would be opening for British band Coldplay on their A Head Full of Dreams Tour from June to October 2017 across Europe, United States, and Canada.
On September 7, 2017, Lo released the single "Disco Tits", the lead single from her third studio album Blue Lips, which was released on November 17, 2017. The album is the second phase and the conclusion to her double album, started with first phase Lady Wood. On the night of the album's release, Lo hosted a release party concert at Elsewhere in Brooklyn, New York City.
from Queen of the Clouds illustrates Lo's Light lyric soprano range and grunge-indebted sound.
Problems playing this file? See media help.
Music critics have described Lo's music as drawn from the subgenres of pop: synthpop and alternative pop. Sasha Frere-Jones of The New Yorker describes Lo's sound as "of the moment: simple, spare, electronic, and unfussy". Lo's musical style is often described as dark, idiosyncratic and raw. Rolling Stone deemed her "Sweden's darkest pop export". Lo has a Light lyric soprano vocal range. Peter Robinson writes, "As a vocalist she hints at euphoria and melancholy in equal measure". She has stated that her vocals are predominantly recorded from the first three takes of their demos to best convey her emotions. Her music uses a dynamic mix of prominent drum instrumentation, quiet verses and thunderous choruses indebted to the template of grunge music.
Described as "the world's most brutally honest pop star" by Alex Panisch of Out, Lo uses songwriting as a means of therapy for subjects she avoids speaking about. Her lyrical content is primarily autobiographical, and is mostly based on mistakes, love, sex and failed relationships with her characteristically direct, candid and complex lyrics. According to Tim Jonze of The Guardian, Lo tends to home in on "the more deranged side of love". Dubbed "the saddest girl in Sweden", Lo admits that her lyrics are predominantly sad because she is "useless" at writing tracks of a happier tone. Her lyrics have been noted to make subjects that are generally relegated to genres of punk and hip hop more accessible in a pop framework.
Lo's debut EP, Truth Serum, documented one of her failed relationships in the order of how it took place. Her debut studio album Queen of the Clouds served as a concept album that went through the stages of Lo's relationships and was divided into three procedural sections: 'The Sex', 'The Love' and 'The Pain'. Jason Lipshutz of Billboard described the album as "blisteringly honest" and "unapologetically uncensored". Lo's lyrics have also been noted to frequently contain profanity and drug metaphors. In an interview with Coup De Main, Lo explained her songwriting process:
"Sometimes it starts with a random lyric idea that sets the tone for the whole song. Chords and sounds build from the lyric and rhythm, kind of. Sometimes it's a track I fall in love with... but writing my own songs, I rarely write on tracks. Then it's pretty much always 'the story' first. Then I add some chords and melody on my piano, or do a minimal production to get the sound right."
Lo grew up idolising Courtney Love, inspired by grunge culture and the polarising lyrics of Love's music and her band, Hole. Lo also became fascinated with Love's romantic relationship with Kurt Cobain, as well as the rawness and honesty of his music with band Nirvana. While in high school, Lo developed a passion for pop music and songwriting, influenced mainly by the output of Swedish singers Robyn and Lykke Li. She cites the simplicity and quirky lyrical content of French singer Charlotte Gainsbourg's IRM (2009) as the main inspiration behind her career in music and said that it "opened a new world" for her sound-wise. Her other musical influences include Madonna, Amy Winehouse, Jeff Buckley, Mikky Ekko, The Weeknd, and Silverchair.
Lo says she created a media image for herself that is synonymous with her true identity. She has a prominent tattoo along her left upper arm of a girl harnessed to the back of a bumblebee, which is from the cover of the album Clear Hearts Grey Flowers by Jack Off Jill, the album design by Mark Ryden. According to Elle writer Rebecca Moss, Lo is "a true '90s child unwilling to part with her early iconography". Frequently barefoot during her live performances, Lo sports only two footwear items in her public appearances: Dr Martens and her signature platform Candie's. Her outfits primarily consist of denim or black Cheap Monday tight shorts with sheer crop tops or T-shirts and oversized denim jackets. Lindsey Rhoades of The Village Voice writes, "Tove Lo rocks a specific brand that veers slightly from most other women in pop—she paints herself as the hard-drinking, hard-drugging, DTF party girl, admitting the somewhat destructive nature of these preoccupations but celebrating them all the same". Lo's look is often compared to that of her style icon Janis Joplin. Her other style influences include hippie fashion, the fashion of older rock singers, the people of Stockholm and Edie Sedgwick. In 2014, Lo's first clothing line, which she also modelled for, was released based on the lyrics of her EP, Truth Serum. During tours in 2015, Lo began flashing her bare breasts in live performances, particularly during the song "Talking Body," and she has continued to do so on a regular basis. "I started just by showing a little bit of boob or just being sassy," she told journalists, "and everyone got so excited and then one night I just did it," she said to MTV News at Bonnaroo. She has often said in interviews that she is unapologetically proud of her body.
- Queen of the Clouds (2014)
- Lady Wood (2016)
- Blue Lips (2017)
Awards and nominations
|2014||MTV Europe Music Awards||Best Swedish Act||Herself||Won|||
|Scandipop Awards||Best Song from a New Artist||"Habits (Stay High)"||Nominated|||
|2015||P3 Guld||Newcomer of the Year||Herself||Won|||
|iHeartRadio Music Awards||Best Lyrics||"Habits (Stay High)"||Nominated|||
|YouTube Music Awards||50 artists to watch||Herself||Won|||
|VEVO Certified Awards||100,000,000 views||"Habits (Stay High)"|
|"Habits (Stay High) Hippie Sabotage Remix"|
|"Heroes (We Could Be)"|
|Grammis||Artist of the Year||Herself|||
|Song of the Year||"Habits (Stay High)"|
|Pop of the Year||Queen of the Clouds||Nominated|
|Danish Music Awards||This year's International Release|||
|Billboard Music Awards||Top Streaming Song (Audio)||"Habits (Stay High)"|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Music: Breakout Artist||Herself|||
|Rockbjörnen||Breakthrough of the Year||Herself||Won|||
|BMI London Awards||Song of the Year||"Habits (Stay High)"||Nominated|||
|MTV Europe Music Awards||Best Swedish Act||Herself||Nominated|
|European Border Breakers Award||Sweden Album Of The Year||Queen of the Clouds||Won|
|Scandipop Awards||Best Female||Herself||Won|||
|Best Album||Queen of the Clouds||Won|
|Best Alternapop||Talking Body||Won|
|American Music Awards||New Artist of the Year||Herself||Nominated|
|Capricho Awards||New Artist||Herself||Won|||
|2016||Golden Globe Awards||Best Original Song||"Love Me like You Do"||Nominated|||
|Grammy Award||Best Song Written for Visual Media||Nominated|||
|Critics' Choice Awards||Best Song||Nominated|||
|VEVO Certified Awards||100,000,000 views||"Talking Body"||Won|
|Scandipop Awards||Best Video||Moments||Nominated|||
|iHeartRadio Music Awards||Best New Artist||Herself||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Music Single: Male||"Close"||Nominated|||
|Choice Music – Love Song||Nominated|
|MTV Europe Music Awards||Best Swedish Act||Herself||Nominated|
|Hollywood Music in Movies||Best Original Song in a SciFi Movie||"Scars"||Nominated|||
|2017||APRA Music Awards||Dance Work of the Year||"Say It" (shared with Flume)||Nominated|||
|Most Played Australian Work||Nominated|
|NME Awards||Best International Female||Herself||Nominated|
|Best Track||"Cool Girl"||Nominated|
|Grammis||Artist of the Year||Lady Wood||Nominated|||
|Pop of the Year||Nominated|
|Scandipop Awards||Best Album||Nominated|||
|Best Electropop Song||"True Disaster"||Won|
|Global Superstar of 2016||Herself||Nominated|
|Social Hero of the Year||Nominated|
|MTV Europe Music Awards||Best Swedish Act||Pending|
- Queen of the Clouds Tour (2015)
- Lady Wood Tour (2017)
- Katy Perry - Prismatic Tour (2014)
- Maroon 5 – Maroon V Tour (2016)
- Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams Tour (2017)
- Swedish pop music
- Murray, Nick (15 October 2014). "How Tove Lo Became Sweden's Darkest Pop Export". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
- Panisch, Alex (18 June 2014). "Tove Lo Is the World's Most Brutally Honest Pop Star". Out. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
- Savage, Mark (11 April 2014). "Tove Lo: A Swedish pop star in waiting". BBC. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
- Buchanan, John D. "Tove Lo Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
- Robinson, Peter (17 February 2014). "An interview with Tove Lo". Popjustice. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- Carley, Brennan (23 June 2014). "Primer: Tove Lo, Sweden's Newest Pop Sensation". New York. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
- Löf, Anders (24 March 2014). "The hype surrounding Tove Lo". STIM. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
- Jonze, Tim (31 August 2014). "One to watch: Tove Lo". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- Rowlands, Geoffrey (2 June 2014). "Musical high for the 'saddest girl in Sweden'". Gulf Times. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
- Ehrlich, Brenna (10 October 2014). "Tove Lo's Motto Is 'Everything's F-cked -- Let's Go Party' (And Yes, We're Obsessed)". MTV News. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- Graves, Shahlin (4 December 2013). "Interview: musical crush - Tove Lo". Coup De Main. Retrieved 21 May 2015.
- Holden, Steve (5 March 2014). "Introducing... Tove Lo". BBC. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
- Battan, Carrie (30 September 2014). "Tove Lo: Queen of the Clouds". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- Finney, Ross (1 October 2014). "Tove who? Five things you should know about Swedish star Tove Lo". Time Out. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- Taylor, Ben (29 April 2014). "Tove Lo Truth Serum interview 2014 about Habits video and debut album". Swide Magazine. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- "Tove Lo Has No Interest In Acting Like a Pop Star, and That's a Very Good Thing".
- Daphne (2016-12-13). "Swedish songstress Tove Lo opens up about bisexuality". LGBT Bulletin. Retrieved 2017-03-15.
- "ENTERTAINMENT Swedish songstress Tove Lo opens up about bisexuality JAMES HAWKRIDGE — DECEMBER 13, 2016 The 'Cool Girl' singer talks sex, drugs and pop with Attitude".
- "Tove Lo's LGBTQ Advice: 'Be You, Don't Be Ashamed & Don't Apologize'". 2017-03-10. Retrieved 2017-03-15.
- Bess, Gabby (11 September 2014). "Scandinavian Singer Tove Lo Doesn't Want to Be a Good Girl". Paper. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
- Held, Joey (7 April 2015). "Tove Lo on Coming Back from Surgery and the Stupidity of Censorship". Paste. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
- Brodsky, Rachel (19 October 2016). "New Habits". Stereogum. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
- Rubenstein, Holly. "In Tove Lo Veritas". Interview. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
- White, Caitlin (26 March 2014). "Tove Lo: Swedish Pop's Janis Joplin". Vice. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- "Tove Lo gets into the 'Habit'". Windy City Times. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
- Lipshutz, Jason (22 September 2014). "Tove Lo Talks 'Habits (Stay High)', Opening for Katy Perry & Using Music as Therapy". Billboard. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
- Cragg, Michael (11 October 2012). "New music: Tove Lo – Love Ballad". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
- Lindler, Emilee (3 April 2015). "20 Songs You Didn't Know Tove Lo Wrote". MTV News. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- Raymer, Miles (2 September 2014). "Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Lo is an emotional rollercoaster". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "Run on Love (feat. Tove Lo) by Lucas Nord". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "Islands by Lucas Nord". iTunes Store (US). Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "The Mortal Instruments: City of ... Various Artists". 7digital (US). Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- Staff, Thump (14 April 2014). "Seven Lions Announces 'Worlds Apart' EP; New Single 'Strangers' Will Tug At Your Heartstrings". Vice. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "Tove Lo Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
- "Tove Lo släpper ny singel "Out of Mind" 16 oktober" (in Swedish). My News Desk. 17 October 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
- Gebremedhin, Thomas (24 April 2014). "Tove Lo On Her Debut EP Truth Serum". Vogue. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "Discography Tove Lo". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "Tove Lo: Out of Mind" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
- "Habits (Stay High) – Single" (in German). iTunes Store. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
- "Stay High" (in German). Universal Music Germany. Archived from the original on 17 December 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
- "Tove Lo". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "Reviews for Queen of the Clouds by Tove Lo". Metacritic. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- Trust, Gary (8 October 2014). "Meghan Trainor Leads Hot 100's Record-Setting All-Female Top Five". Billboard. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "Årslista Album - År 2015" (in Swedish). Hitlistan. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
- Trust, Gary (24 April 2015). "Hot 100 Chart Moves: Rihanna Breathes Life Into Chart With 'American Oxygen'". Billboard. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- Grein, Paul (17 October 2014). "Chart Watch: Sleeper Hits Awaken". Yahoo!. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "Tove Lo - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "Timebomb (Remixes) – Single" (in Swedish). iTunes Store. Archived from the original on 26 December 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
- "Moments" (in German). Universal Music Germany. Archived from the original on 3 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
- Middleton, Ryan (5 April 2015). "Alesso Reveals Album 'Forever' Cover Art, Tracklist: Calvin Harris, Tove Lo Featured". Music Times. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- Davidson, Amy (9 May 2015). "Tove Lo interview: 'People assume I'm just this nutcase rolling around'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
- "Tove Lo – Scream My Name (song)". Swedish Charts. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
- "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various Artists". iTunes Store (NZ). Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "Nominerade/Vinnare" (in Swedish). Grammis. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
- "Hilary Duff – Breathe In. Breathe Out. | Hidden Jams". Hiddenjamsmusic.com. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
- Moss, Liv (8 February 2015). "Ellie Goulding scores fastest-selling single of the year with Love Me Like You Do". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
- Trust, Gary (18 February 2015). "Bruno Mars Scores Longest Hot 100 Reign, Taylor Swift Hits Top 10". Billboard. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
- "Winners & Nominees: Love Me Like You Do". Golden Globe Awards. Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
- "Grammy Nominations 2016: See the Full List of Nominees". Billboard. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
- Gray, Tim (14 December 2015). "Critics' Choice Award Nominations: Complete List". Variety. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
- White, Caitlin (5 March 2015). "Urban Cone – 'Come Back To Me' (Feat. Tove Lo)". Stereogum. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- Vena, Jocelyn (23 April 2015). "Adam Lambert & Tove Lo Chatted About Dating Over Wine Writing For 'The Original High'". Billboard. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
- "Queen of the Clouds (Blueprint Edition) by Tove Lo". iTunes Store. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
- Wass, Mike (21 August 2015). "Tove Lo Is Re-Releasing 'Queen Of The Clouds' — With No New Tracks". Idolator. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
- Kuchik, Natalie (24 June 2015). "Tove Lo announces fall 2015 Queen of the Clouds Tour". AXS. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
- "Peter Svensson awarded the Swedish songwriter prize The Platinum Guitar 2017!". STIM. 18 October 2017. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
- "Coldplay — A Head Full of Dreams (Album)". Australian-charts. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
- josepvinaixa (23 May 2016). "Tove Lo, second studio album | "It's dark techno and dreamier"". Ultimate Music. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
"Tove Lo Brasil >> Arquivo >> Tove Lo se apresentará no 'Lollapalooza 2017' do Brasil, Argentina e Chile". Tove Lo Brasil. Retrieved 2 Janeiro 2017. Check date values in:
- Woods, Alena (February 16, 2017). "Tove Lo To Join Coldplay On Fall 2017 North American Tour". Bandsintown News. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
- "#BLUELIPS release party Nov 17 @elsewherespace in BKLYN. Can't wait to enter into the phase II era with my NY babes. Tickets on sale now, see you on the dance floor on Friday". Twitter. Retrieved 13 November 2017.
- Farber, Jim (19 March 2015). "Swedish star Tove Lo at the Highline Ballroom". Daily News. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- Frere-Jones, Sasha (1 December 2014). "The Swedish Invasion". The New Yorker. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- Velik, Karl (3 June 2014). "Tov Lo's 'Truth Serum' reveals turmoil of love". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
- Benfield, Haydon (November 7, 2016). "Album Review: Tove Lo – Lady Wood". Renowned for Sound. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
- Saeed, Saeed (February 5, 2017). "Review: Demi Lovato roars and Tove Lo on point at RedfestDxb". The National. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
- Moss, Rebecca (30 April 2014). "Tove Lo's 'Truth Serum' EP - Swedish Pop Music". Elle. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- Sal, Cinquemani (October 27, 2016). "Tove Lo: Lady Wood". Slant Magazine. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
- Cathy Applefeld Olson (16 December 2015). "Tove Lo Says The Weeknd Is 'A Big Inspiration' for Her Second Album". Billboard. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
- Chebil, Sasha (9 June 2014). "Interview: Tove Lo - 'Reopening the wound'". Nothing but Hope and Passion. Retrieved 11 May 2015.
- Rhoades, Lindsey (2 October 2014). "Tove Lo - Webster Hall - 10/1". The Village Voice. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
- "Tove Lo flashes bare breasts during concert in Boston". Mail Online. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
- "Singer Tove Lo flashes Boston crowd while performing 'Talking Body'". Death and Taxes. 2017-02-21. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
- "Tove Lo Explains Why She Won't Stop Flashing People At Her Shows". MTV News. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
- "Tove Lo is the no-holds-barred pop misfit we need right now". Time Out New York. Retrieved 2017-05-21.
- "Meet 4 of Your 5 MTV EMA Nominees!". MTV Europe Music Awards. 3 September 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "The 2014 Scandipop Awards: The Winners!". Scandipop. February 3, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
- Sveriges Radio (17 January 2015). "P3 Guld 2015 - Alla vinnare". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
- Johnson, Zach (4 February 2015). "2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominees Announced!". E! Online. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- Spangler, Todd (2 March 2015). "YouTube Music Awards 2015 Winners Unveiled, Picked by Big Data". Variety. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
- "Danish Music Awards er klar med de nominerede". Retrieved 22 August 2016.
- Staff, Billboard (7 April 2015). "Billboard Music Awards 2015: See the Full List of Finalists". Billboard. Retrieved 14 May 2015.
- "Wave 2 Nominees!". 9 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
- Demirian, Natalie (11 August 2015). "Snart dags för årets största musikkväll: 'Har varit en riktig nagelbitare'". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
- "Graham Gouldman and Top Songwriters Honored at 2015 BMI London Awards". BMI.com. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
- "The 2015 Scandipop Awards: The Winners!". Scandipop. January 16, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
- "Tove Lo får Platinagitarren 2015 - STIM". MyNewsdesk. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
- "CH Awards 2015 - CAPRICHO - Moda, música e diversão". Capricho.abril.com.br. Retrieved 13 November 2015.
- "Golden Globe 2015 nominations revealed, including Best Original Song | Gigwise". gigwise.com. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
- "Grammy Nominations 2016: See the Full List of Nominees| Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
- "Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth e "Amy" são indicados ao Critics' Choice Awards". Portal POPline (in Portuguese). 14 December 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
- "The 2016 Scandipop Awards: The Winners!". Scandipop. January 12, 2016. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
- "Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Zayn Malik Lead Teen Choice Awards 2016 Nominations". Retrieved 22 August 2016.
- "HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS". Variety. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
- Bryant, Gareth (15 March 2017). "Flume Leads The Nominations At 2017 APRA Music Awards". scenestr. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
"Nominerade/Vinnare" (in Swedish). Grammis. Retrieved 30 Otc 2017. Check date values in:
- "The 2017 Scandipop Awards: The Winners!". Scandipop. January 16, 2017. Retrieved October 14, 2017.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tove Lo.|