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Robyn – Music Industry Rebel

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Music video by Robyn performing Cobrastyle. (C) 2008 Konichiwa Records

There are grave injustices in this world.  One of those is Robyn’s lack of superstar status in America.  She’s huge in Sweden, and I don’t mean that in a David-Hasselhoff-is-huge-in-Germany sort of way. Just last year she won four awards at the Swedish Grammys.  She was also nominated for Best Dance Recording in the 2011 US Grammys alongside Lady Gaga and Rihanna. She’s so awesome, she ditched the big labels (Jive Records, being the last) and started her own (Konichiwa Records) in 2005 because she didn’t want to compromise her creativity.

Music video by Robyn performing Handle Me. (C) 2007 Konichiwa Records

Robyn hit big in Europe with her first self-titled album from her label, Robyn. Now the singer/song writer/performer/record label owner Robyn is enjoying notoriety and success globally with her second full-length album, Body Talk.

Music video by Robyn performing Hang With Me. (C) 2010 Konichiwa Records

Rye Rye

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Music video by Rye Rye performing Sunshine. (C) 2010 N.E.E.T./Interscope Records

Rye Rye is an up-and-coming artist and the first to be signed to MIA’s N.E.E.T. label. She debuted at the age of 16, and has been popping up everywhere since. Her tough, practical girl lyrics can be heard on songs in collaboration with other female heavy-hitters like MIA and Robyn.