After releasing the acclaimed “Body Talk” trilogy on her own Konichiwa label, the girl Spin calls “the premier purveyor of intelligent, emotional dance-pop” captured thousands of hearts in 2011 as the opener for Katy Perry's summer tour. She also served as musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” when Perry hosted the show in early December. The Swedish chanteuse aims to build on the momentum in 2012 with a tour alongside Coldplay and a rumored new album.—Jeff Royer
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