Agnes Emilia Carlsson, known mononymously as Agnes, is a Swedish recording artist. She rose to fame as the winner of Idol 2005, the second season of the Swedish Idol series. She was then signed to Sony Music, through which she released her self-titled debut album, Agnes, and follow-up, Stronger, both of which topped the Swedish Top 60 Albums Chart. In early 2008, it was announced that Agnes had parted ways with her record label, and was now signed to small independent label Roxy Recordings. Released on 28 October 2008, her third album, Dance Love Pop, reached number five in Sweden, 70 in Austria, 38 in France, 45 in Switzerland and 13 in the United Kingdom. With 200,000 albums sold worldwide this is her most successful album, 50,000 albums were sold in France, 40,000 in Sweden. Its first two singles, "On and On" and "Release Me" became international hits, reaching the top-ten in charts worldwide.
About Agnes Carlsson
Swedish singer who rose to fame after winning the second season of Swedish Idol. Her single, "Release Me," gained international acclaim.
She sang in her school choir and took voice lessons before auditioning for Idol in 2005 at the age of seventeen.
She competed in Melodifestivalen 2009, a large music competition, and came in eighth place overall.
She got engaged to singer Vincent Pontare in 2013.
She has frequently cited Stevie Wonder among her musical influences growing up.