Icona Pop announced as W.I.L.D. headliner

| Senior News Editor

Icona Pop, the Swedish dance pop duo best known for its 2012 single “I Love It,” will be performing at fall W.I.L.D., Social Programming Board announced Wednesday night.

Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt, the two performers who make up Icona Pop, released their first album, “Icona Pop,” in Sweden in 2012. They first received major media attention in the U.S. when their single “I Love It,” a collaboration with Charli XCX, became popular, eventually reaching No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

SPB began pursuing the duo after reviewing the results from the fall W.I.L.D. survey sent to students over the summer, junior and SPB’s WILD director JJ Linn said.

“A lot of people were getting a little tired of the same kind of acts over the past couple of W.I.L.D.s. Some people saw a little repetition between Chance [the Rapper] and Childish Gambino, so bringing Icona Pop we thought was a nice little switch-up from the lineups that we had in the previous few W.I.L.D.s,” Linn said.

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