Miss Li

Linda Karlsson (born 21 July 1982), better known by her stage name Miss Li, is a Swedish singer and songwriter. Since beginning her career in the early-2000s, she has released a total of eight studio albums, and several of her songs have been featured in Swedish commercials as well as numerous American television series.

Miss Li
Miss Li in 2011
Background information
Birth nameLinda Karlsson
Born (1982-07-21) 21 July 1982
Borlänge, Dalarna, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Instruments
Years active2006–present
Websitewww.missli.se

Life and career

Linda Karlsson was born on 21 July 1982[lower-alpha 1] in Borlänge, Sweden. In her adulthood, she relocated to Stockholm.

Using the stage name Miss Li, she released her debut album, Late Night Heartbroken Blues, in 2006.[3] Her single "Don't Try to Fool Me" has been featured on the Showtime original series Weeds, as well as Grey's Anatomy,[4] both in 2007.

Her song "Bourgeois Shangri-La" from her fourth studio album, Dancing the Whole Way Home (2009), was used by Apple in the iPod Nano 5G television commercial, and her song "Oh Boy" was used in a 2010 Volvo C70 commercial. Her track "True Love Stalker" was used in the television promo of an episode of Desperate Housewives. The track "Forever Drunk" was featured in the opening scene of Grey's Anatomy. Her song "My Heart Goes Boom" was featured on multiple adverts for the popular UK furniture store DFS in late 2012, shortly after her appearance on Så mycket bättre that same year. In 2013 "Boom" was used in American television advertisements of women's clothes by White House Black Market.[5] After an extensive tour promoting her seventh album, Wolves concluded in 2014, Li stated she sank into a depression, and went into seclusion.[6] She subsequently attended a songwriters' camp in Los Angeles, California, where she collaborated in the studio with Rihanna, writing a track for the artist's album Anti (2016).[6] The unnamed track, however, did not appear on the album, though Li stated that Rihanna had purchased the rights to it.[7]

Li released her eighth studio album, A Woman's Guide to Survival, in 2017.[8] The song "Aqualung" from the album was featured in the debut video for the 2019 Volvo XC40.[9] Her song, "I Can't Get You Off My Mind", is used for movie promos on the cable and satellite station Starz.

Discography

Albums

Year Information SWE
[10]
Certification
2006 Late Night Heartbroken Blues
60
2007 God Put a Rainbow in the Sky
  • Second studio album
  • Released: 2 May 2007
  • Label: National
  • Format: CD, LP, Digital download
29
Songs of a Rag Doll
  • Third studio album
  • Released: 17 October 2007
  • Label: National
  • Format: CD, LP, Digital download
23
2009 Dancing the Whole Way Home
  • Fourth studio album
  • Released: 31 March 2009
  • Label: National
  • Format: CD, LP, Digital download
8
2011 Beats & Bruises [11]
  • Fifth studio album
  • Released: 16 March 2011
  • Label: National
  • Format: CD, LP, Digital download
13
2012 Tangerine Dream
  • Sixth studio album
  • Released: 10 October 2012
  • Label: National
  • Format: CD, LP, Digital download
11
2013 Wolves
  • Seventh studio album
  • Released: 10 April 2013
  • Label: National
  • Format: CD, LP, Digital download
2
2017 A Woman's Guide to Survival
  • Eighth studio album
  • Released: 24 November 2017
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, LP, Digital download
27
[12]

Compilation albums

Year Information SWE
[10]
Certification
2007 Best of 061122-071122
11
2012 Singles and Selected
  • Second compilation album
  • Released: 7 November 2012
  • Label: National
  • Format: CD, LP, Digital download
15

Singles

As lead artist

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
SWE GER
[13]
2006 "Oh Boy" [upper-alpha 1] 8 Late Night Heartbroken Blues
2007 "High on You"
"I'm Sorry, He's Mine" 46 God Put a Rainbow in the Sky
"Good Morning" Single release only
"Om du lämnade mig nu" (duet with Lars Winnerbäck) 1 Daugava
(a Lars Winnerbäck album)
"Let Her Go" God Put a Rainbow in the Sky
"Gotta Leave My Troubles Behind" Songs of a Rag Doll
2008 "Ba Ba Ba" 42
2009 "I Heard of a Girl" 39 Dancing the Whole Way Home
"Dancing the Whole Way Home"
"Stupid Girl"
2010 "Bourgeois Shangri-La" (feat. Amanda Jenssen)
2011 "I Can't Get You Off My Mind" Beats & Bruises
"You Could Have It (So Much Better Without Me)"
"Hit It"
2012 "My Heart Goes Boom" Tangerine Dream
"Plastic Faces" [upper-alpha 2] 57
"Här kommer natten" 16 Så mycket bättre
(Säsong 3 - Pughs dag - Program 1)
(EP)
"Nåt för dom som väntar" 40 Så mycket bättre
(Säsong 3 - Olles dag - Program 2)
(EP)
"1:a gången" 19 Så mycket bättre
(Säsong 3 - Magnus dag - Program 4)
(EP)
2013 "Lovekiller" 47 Så mycket bättre
(Säsong 3 - Darin dag - Program 7)
(EP)
2016 "Bonfire" A Woman's Guide to Survival
2017 "Aqualung"
"Love Hurts"
"The Day I Die (I Want You to Celebrate)" [upper-alpha 3]
2018 "Den vintertid nu kommer" 23
[17]
TBA
2019 "Blommorna"
(with Petter)
[upper-alpha 4]
"Lev nu dö sen" 1
[19]
Så mycket bättre
"Until It All Ends" 69
[19]
"Everything's Alright" 61
[19]
"Då börjar fåglar sjunga" 19
[20]
"Kaffe och en cigarett" 46
[21]
"Second Life Replay" [upper-alpha 5]
  1. "Oh Boy" did not chart until July 2008.[14]
  2. "Plastic Faces" did not chart until 2013 in Germany.[15]
  3. "The Day I Die (I Want You to Celebrate)" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number five on the Swedish Heatseekers Chart.[16]
  4. "Blommorna" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number one on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[18]
  5. "Second Life Replay" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number 11 on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[22]
Year Single Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[21]
GER
[13]
2019 "Close Your Eyes"
(Felix Jaehn and Vize featuring Miss Li)
63 69 Non-album single

Notes

  1. Karlsson notes in a 2018 Facebook post that 21 July is her date of birth.[1] AllMusic lists her birth year as 1982.[2]

References

  1. Karlsson, Linda (21 July 2018). "I'm not skinny. I'm not tall. I don't look like a model..." Facebook. Archived from the original on 2 May 2019.
  2. "Miss Li Biography". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2 May 2019.
  3. "Late Night Heartbroken Blues". iTunes. 22 November 2006. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  4. "Kung Fu Fighting". Grey's Anatomy. American Broadcasting Company. 1 November 2007.
  5. "White House Black Market TV Commercial Featuring Coco Rocha, Song by Miss Li". iSpot. 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  6. Eriksson, Elin Bergvik (29 August 2016). "Linda "Miss Li" Carlsson om åren av tystnad". Dalarnas Tidningar (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 2 May 2019.
  7. "Miss Li skrev musik till Rihanna". Sveriges Radio (in Swedish). 15 September 2016. Archived from the original on 2 May 2019.
  8. "A Woman's Guide to Survival". AllMusic. Archived from the original on 2 May 2019.
  9. "Miss Li - Aqualung / Volvo". Sony Music Sweden. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  10. Miss Li in Swedish Charts
  11. It will be a little quiet of Miss Li the next few month. She is in studio recording a new fantastic album. You have to wait until early 2011 to be able to hear it, but its worth waiting for.
  12. "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 9 December 2017. Click on "Veckans albumlista".
  13. "Discographie von Miss Li". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  14. "Oh Boy" on Swedish Chart
  15. "Swedish Heatseekers Chart – 13 October 2017". Retrieved October 14, 2017.
  16. "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  17. "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 23". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  18. "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 46". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  19. "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 47". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  20. "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 48". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  21. "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 49". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 7 December 2019.


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