Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson, known professionally as Tove Lo, is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She was born and raised in the affluent Djursholm district of Danderyd, just north of Stockholm, and is an alumnus of the musical magnet school Rytmus Musikergymnasiet. She formed the Swedish rock band "Tremblebee" in 2006. Following the disbanding of Tremblebee, she pursued a career in songwriting and earned a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music in 2011. Working with producers Alexander Kronlund, Max Martin, and Xenomania, she became a successful songwriter recording and independently releasing her own compositions. In 2014, she was signed to Max Martin's songwriting collective Wolf Cousins and was offered a recording deal. She signed to the American label Island and Polydor Records in the UK.