Nina Persson

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Nina Persson
File:Nina Persson Stockholm Pride Festival 2009 1.jpg
Nina Persson with A Camp at Stockholm Pride Festival, July 2009
Background information
Birth name Nina Elisabet Persson
Born (1974-09-06) 6 September 1974 (age 44)
Origin Örebro, Närke, Sweden
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Musician, actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1992–present
Associated acts The Cardigans, A Camp, Manic Street Preachers, Nathan Larson, The Cake Sale

Nina Elisabet Persson About this sound audio  (born 6 September 1974) is the lead singer and lyricist for the Swedish pop group The Cardigans. She has also worked as a solo artist, releasing two albums as A Camp and appearing on the tribute album to Serge Gainsbourg titled Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited. She has also worked with rock group Sparklehorse and is a member of The Cake Sale collective, which released an eponymously titled album in 2006 to raise money for the charity Oxfam Ireland and the Ireland Make Trade Fair campaign.

Persson made her acting debut in the movie Om Gud vill which was released in 2006.

She appears on the Manic Street Preachers song "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough", which reached #2 on the UK chart, on the album Send Away the Tigers. She also features on the 2009 Sparklehorse/Danger Mouse collaboration Dark Night of the Soul singing "Daddy's Gone".

Persson's first solo album released under her own name, Animal Heart, was released on February 10, 2014 on the independent British record label Lojinx Records.[1]

Personal life

Persson grew up in Jönköping, Sweden.[2]

On 16 June 2001, Persson married American songwriter and author, Nathan Larson. Their son Nils was born on 30 September 2010. The three currently reside in Harlem, New York City.


Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
Animal Heart 2 14 19



  • 2014: "Tänk Om... Musiken Från Filmen"
  • 2015: "What if... (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack What if...)"

Collaborations and soundtrack appearances

Year Song Title Main Artist Album
1996 "Autumn Waltz" Scents Scents
"Desafinado" Nina Persson 12 Standards
1998 "Som Glas" Fläskkvartetten Jag Ger Vad Som Helst För Lite Solsken
"Appalachian Lullaby" Shudder To Think First Love, Last Rites OST
"J’en Ai Marre D’être Bleu" Mathieu Boogaerts J’en Ai Marre D’être Deux
1999 "Is It Really Real?" Nathan Larson I Am Not Scared (Promo)
"What the Hell Are You Crying For?" Desert Blue OST
"The Bluest Eyes in Texas" Nina Persson Boys Don't Cry OST
2000 "Theme From Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)" Nina Persson Randall and Hopkirk OST
"Lid" Ray Wonder A New Kind of Love
2001 "Losing My Religion" Nina Persson & Nathan Larson Lad De Små Børn OST
"Gold Day" Sparklehorse It's A Wonderful Life
"Apple Bed"
"Just Because a Man Expects Me To" Nathan Larson Jealous God
"Exit Smiling" Nathan Larson & Patrik Bartosch The Château OST
2002 "Bängen Trålar" Soundtrack of Our Lives Nationalsånger
2003 "Friends" Backyard Babies Stockholm Syndrome
2004 "Dirty Love" Division of Laura Lee Das Not Compute
"Fiction" Nathan Larson FilmMusik
"Le Pont De La Tristesse" (a.k.a. "Creme Fresh (Moods)")
"Miss You" Marit Bergman Baby Dry Your Eyes
"Prom Night" Sir Eric Beyond The Beauty of Nature EP
2005 "You Hate My Beautiful Love" Monkeystrikes You Hate My Beautiful Love
"Flyg Min Väg" Freddie Wadling Jag är Monstret
"Aviva Pastoral" Nathan Larson Palindromes OST
"Lullaby (Aviva's and Henrietta's Theme)"
"Up on a Cloud"
"Roaring 40's" Christian Kjellvandar Faya
"Little Fish Theme" Nathan Larson Little Fish OST
2006 "Angel's Fall (Sorry Angel)" Nina Persson Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited
"Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" Om Gud Vill OST
"Itämaista Rakkautta (Oriental Love)"
"Black Winged Bird" The Cake Sale
2007 "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" Manic Street Preachers Send Away the Tigers
"Your Love Alone... (Nina Solo Acoustic)" Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
"Vänner" Svante Thuresson Svante Thuresson och Vänner
2008 "Land of a Thousand Dances" Dave Cloud & The Gospel of Power Pleasure Before Business
"Baby You Got Me Wrong" Florian Horwath Sleepyhead
"Why'd You Come in Here Looking Like That?" Jill Johnson Music Row
2009 "Electric Flowers" (w/ RZA) N.A.S.A. The Spirit of Apollo
"Tears from a Child's Eye" Nicolai Dunger Play
"Daddy's Gone" Dangermouse/Sparklehorse Dark Night of the Soul
"Electraglide" Aurelio Valle Zarte Parasiten OST
"Lament Of Belles" Nathan Larson Lula Magazine
2010 "Brothers in Arms" Georg Wadenius Reconnection
"The Blues" Primary 1 Record Store Day 10"
2011 "Cowboys and Hobos" Nathan Larson My Idiot Brother OST
"The End of the Line" (Recorded 1997) Lars Bygden Songs I Wrote
"Jolene" Dollykollot Dollykollot
"Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man"
"The Weed Had Got There First"
"Place I Love" Nathan Larson Dark Horse OST
2012 "Make Believe" James Iha Look to the Sky
"Till Next Tuesday"
"I Swung the Election" The Citizens Band Grab a Root and Growl
2014 "Heat" Brothers of End Shakers Love
"Fight Song (God's Pocket)" Nathan Larson God's Pocket OST
2015 "Static" Ben Lee A Mixtape From Ben Lee

See also

Persson with Gary Lucas, Nona Hendryx and others at the Best Batch Yet tribute to Captain Beefheart


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  6. "The Official Zobble Homepage, UK Chart Runs from 1996 to 2006". Retrieved on February 27, 2009.

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