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The Cardigans are a Swedish rock band formed in Jonkoping, Sweden, in 1992, by guitarist Peter Svensson, bassist Magnus Sveningsson, drummer Bengt Lagerberg, keyboardist Lars-Olof Johansson and lead singer Nina Persson, with the line-up remaining unchanged to this day.

Their debut album Emmerdale (1994) gave them a solid base in their home country and enjoyed some success abroad, especially in Japan. It was not until their second album Life (1995) that an international reputation was secured. Their popularity rose when their single "Lovefool", from the album First Band on the Moon (1996), was included in the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann's 1996 film William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. Other singles included "Erase/Rewind" and "My Favourite Game" from the album Gran Turismo (1998). After a five-year hiatus the band returned with Long Gone Before Daylight (2003) a mellower country-laden record. Their last album Super Extra Gravity (2005), a continuation of the country music infused by pop sensibility and further maturing in the band's sound, was the best-selling Swedish album of that year. After a 2006 tour, the band embarked on a long five-year break from musical activities, before reuniting in 2012 to play several concerts. Overall the band sold over 15 million albums worldwide.

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The Cardigans News

Cardigans singer announces new album plans

Cardigans singer announces new album plans

Nina Persson ready for second A Camp release

  • Nov 20, 2008

Cardigans singer readies second solo album

Nina Persson to bring out A Camp album

  • Jul 31, 2007

The Cardigans to release new single

They're back in January

  • Nov 29, 2005

The Cardigans announce new album details

The band also reveal their need for some ‘Fine Wine'

  • Sep 19, 2005

TOTALLY SWEDE!

The band are aided by The Hives, Soundtrack Of Our Lives and Hellacopters on their new LP...

  • Jan 2, 2003

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