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Icona Pop Biography


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Birth Place: Sweden
Years Active: 2010–present
Genres: Synthpop


Icona Pop is a Swedish DJ and synthpop duo with electro house music, punk and indie pop influences. The duo, established in 2010, is made up of Aino Jawo (born July 7, 1986) and Caroline Hjelt (born November 8, 1987).

In 2011, they were featured on “Mind Your Manners,” a song by American indie hip hop duo Chiddy Bang. It was released as the lead single from the Chiddy Bang debut studio album “Breakfast” and reached #15 on Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. It also reached #19 on the Top Heatseekers Songs chart.

“I Love It,” featuring British singer Charli XCX was issued in May 2012 as a pre-release single off of their self-titled album “Icona Pop” entered the Swedish Singles chart at #48 and has peaked to #2. In the United States, this song is best known as the theme song to the Jersey Shore spin-off “Snooki & JWoww.” The album’s second single “We Got the World” was released in October 2012. The album, “Icona Pop,” was issued by Ten Records in November 2012.