P3 Guld
Artists nominated for P3 Gold awards. Photo: Mattias Ahlm/Sveriges Radio.

The rise and rise of Swedish pop stars

“Women have been neglected until now”
4:41 min

It's been an exciting year for Swedish female artists, as evidenced by the nominations to the P3 Gold awards - a music prize given out by Swedish Radio's youth station - and the number of acts making it big internationally.

One of this year's P3 Gold hosts, Tina Mehrafzoon, told Radio Sweden that women are being noticed because producers are realising that they earn as much for music companies as their male counterparts.

"Women have always been there, but now people are beginning to notice," Mehrafzoon said. 

The P3 Gold Awards highlight the greatest efforts and contributions to Swedish popular music during the previous year.

Internationally acclaimed Swedish artists like Robyn, The Hives, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, September, In Flames and The Cardigans have all performed on previous P3 Gold award shows. In 2007, Brett Anderson, the singer of the British band Suede, handed out one of the awards.

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