Robin (singer)

For the Swedish singer, see Robyn.

Robin in May 2014
Background information
Birth name Robin Packalen
Born (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998
Turku, Finland
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2008–present
Labels Universal Music Finland

Robin Packalen (born 24 August 1998), better known by his stage name Robin, is a Finnish singer and teen pop artist. During his career, Robin's certified albums and singles have sold over 370,000 copies, which makes him one of the 70 best-selling artists of all-time in his country.[1]

Music career

2008–09: Staraskaba and New Wave Junior Contest

In 2008, Robin won the Finnish nationwide singing contest for youth, Staraskaba, when he was just 10.[2] In 2009, he represented Finland at the New Wave Junior Contest in Moscow, which was followed by about 100 million viewers.[3]

2012: Koodi

Main article: Koodi

On 16 January 2012, Robin, described as "The Justin Bieber of Finland" by his label,[4] released his first official single "Frontside Ollie". It received instant success, huge following online, and based on digital downloads debuted at number five on the Finnish Singles Chart before reaching the top position.[5][6] On 22 February 2012, Koodi, the debut album of Robin was released. It sold over 100,000 records in Finland, earning quintuple platinum.

2012–13: Chillaa

Main article: Chillaa

On 5 October 2012 Robin released his second studio album Chillaa. The album topped the Finnish Albums Chart in its first week of release.

2013: Boom Kah

Main article: Boom Kah

On 30 August 2013 Robin released "Boom Kah", featuring Mikael Gabriel and Uniikki, as the lead single from his third studio album Boom Kah. The song peaked at number four on the Finnish Singles Chart. On 2 October 2013 he released the album Boom Kah, which also topped the Finnish Albums Chart. The chart topping second single, "Erilaiset", was released on 16 October 2013.

2014: 16

Main article: 16 (Robin album)

Robin released his fourth studio album 16 on 22 September 2014.

2015: Yhdessä

Main article: Yhdessä

All-duets album Yhdessä was released on 9 October 2015.


See also


  1. The first is the list of Robin's certified recordings, the four others are lists of best-selling albums and singles of all time in Finland:
  2. Stara: Kymmenvuotias Robin Packalen Staraskaban voittajaksi
  3. Stara: Kuka ihmeen Robin? Hän on teini-idoli suomalaisen nettihitin taustalla (in Finnish)
  4. Turkulaispojan sinkusta nettihitti (in Finnish)
  5. "Robin: Frontside Ollie" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  6. Hung, Steffen. "Discography Robin Packalen". Finnish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).

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