Sofia Karlsson (born 1975 in Enskede, Sweden), is a swedish folk singer. Sofia Karlsson grew up in Enskede, Stockholm. She attended the Folk music dept. of the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.
Between 1998 and 2002 she was a full time member in Swedish folk music act Groupa. In 2002 she released her debut solo album "Folk Songs". In 2005 she made her public breakthrough with her second album "Svarta Ballader" (Black ballads). The album contains her interpretations of the Swedish poet Dan Andersson.
The album was in the charts for more than a year and has to date sold 60.000 copies and was rewarded with a Swedish as well as a Danish Grammy. After touring Sweden for two years she released her third album "Visor från vinden" (Songs from the loft) with its collection of classical songs sung in Swedish but written by poets and musicians such as Baudelaire, Dan Andersson, Fred Åkerström, Peps Persson, Carl Michael Bellman and Evert Taube. The album also contains Karlsson's own version of Boris Vian's The Deserter..Make Sofia Karlsson Playlist