Our Swedes Of The YearDecember 19, 2019
Another year is coming to a close.
As we wind down 2019, we take a look at our Swedes of the Year, a group of people who made a memorable impact on our team.
Time honored the 16-year-old as its “Person of the Year.” We think she’s pretty fantastic. And we think back to the not-so-fantastic conversations we were starting when we were 16. Trust us, they weren’t anything close to taking on world leaders on climate change.
Pick a Skarsgård, any Skarsgård. While Bill and Alexander had fine years, Stellan captivated us in “Chernobyl.” He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor by the Critics’ Choice Awards and Golden Globes. The Skarsgård patriarch also was added to the cast of “Dune,” which comes out next year, in 2019.
The Swedish Women’s Soccer Team
Sweden followed up a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics by finishing third at the FIFA Women’s World Cup, where they allowed six goals in seven matches.
The Swede made an instant – and memorable – impression when he covered John Lennon’s “Imagine” on “America’s Got Talent.” Even though he didn’t win the contest, he stuck around for a while, and his “Imagine” video has racked up nearly 42 million views on YouTube.
This year saw the release of “Sunshine Kitty,” a tamer album than the world has come to expect from the Swedish superstar. “Glad He’s Gone” showed up at No. 90 on Billboard’s list of the year’s best songs. And Rolling Stone listed her song “Habits (Stay High)” as the 50th best song of the decade.