If you’re Swedish, you have many things to be proud of for your country: Sweden is one of the wealthiest nations in Europe, it offers free university education, and introduced The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Pippi Longstocking, fashion retail giant H&M, and – how can we forget? – Karaoke favorite “Dancing Queen” to the world.
In this piece, we’ll take a look at 7 of the most prominent Swedes to come out of Sverige.
1. Max Martin
Music producer and songwriter Max Martin is one of Sweden’s most popular songwriters, having written songs for a number list of international superstars, including Britney Spears, Céline Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5, P!nk, Shakira, and Taylor Swift. Martin is the third songwriter with the most number one singles (19) on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, behind Paul McCartney and John Lennon.
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