Jasmine Kara

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Jasmine Kara
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Background information
Birth nameJasmine Karolina Kara Khatib-Nia
Born (1988-06-23) 23 June 1988 (age 33) Örebro, Sweden
GenresPop, soul
Years active2009-present

Jasmine Karolina Kara Khatib-Nia (born 23 June 1988), known by her stage name Jasmine Kara, is a Swedish-Iranian singer, songwriter, and author.[1] Her breakthrough came in the summer of 2010, when she sang in Allsång på Skansen and at a concert held in connection with the Wedding of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, and Daniel Westling.[2] Since then, she has been in many Swedish music TV shows such as Let's Dance on TV4, Lotta på Liseberg, Moraeus Med Mera. and has toured in Sweden, Japan, UK and the United States.

In the Persian music industry, she has appeared in TV shows like Sina Valiollah Show, Shabe Jomeh, Chaharshanbe Suri (Eldfesten) for Manoto TV and MBC Persia. She has also had success as a songwriter, wth two number one albums on the world charts, one on iTunes (Kick Back by WayV) and a Billboard number one with the song 100 on the album SuperOne by SuperM.


Jasmine Kara was born and raised in Örebro, Sweden, to a Swedish mother and an Iranian father. At an early age, she realised music was her big interest and she participated in numerous local talent shows.[3] During her late teens, she was in an abusive relationship and it was at that time that she used music to feel better again.[3][4] Jasmine Kara has released the biographic book (en: Tell Her She's Dead), in which she talks about her abusive relationship and her childhood.[3]

At the age of eighteen, Jasmine Kara moved to New York City, United States to fulfill her dream of signing a record deal. She succeeded in getting gigs in Brooklyn, Queens and on Manhattan.[1] She sang in front of Beyoncé and Jay-Z when they visited a club where she was performing.[2] In the end, a newly established record label, the Tri-Sound owned by Marshall Chess, signed Kara. Marshall Chess later became the executive producer for Kara's first music album Blues Ain't Nothing But A Good Woman Gone Bad, which was released on 28 July 2010 and was recorded at Cosmos Studios in Stockholm.[5] In 2012 the same album was also released in Japan and got attention.[5] Songs from the album were radiolisted on J -Wave, Tokyo FM and on Tokyo Hot 100 list.

The album “Blues Aint Nothing But A Good Woman Gone Bad” was released in the UK in March 2010 and the single “In the Basement” was placed number one on iTunes blues list. Several of Jasmine's songs were playlisted on BBC and she performed live in UK radio shows such as Robert Elms Show, Sir Terry Wogan's show Weekend Wogan, and Chris Evans breakfast show. The single “Try my Love Again” was featured in  the clothing company M&Co ‘s TV commercial that was aired in Ireland, Wales and the UK.

In 2010, Jasmine Kara became known to the Swedish audience when she participated in Allsång på Skansen on Sveriges Television (SVT), and she also participated as a celebrity contestant on Körslaget on TV4 in 2011[2] In 2013 Kara performed at Lotta på Liseberg.[6]

Kara competed as a celebrity dancer in Let's Dance 2014 partnering with professional dancer . She was eliminated on 4 April 2014 after her fifth appearance and performance on the show.

Kara participated in Melodifestivalen 2017 with the song "Gravity". The song reached number 57 on Sverigetopplistan, but she was eliminated in the third semi-final.

She began singing in Persian for the first time on Eldfesten (Chaharshanbe Suri) in 2018 and it was televised on Manoto TV and SVT. Since then she has done many more performances for the Iranian audience, like Sina Valiollah show, Shabe Jomeh and Echo on Manoto TV and has released three songs in Persian: Lab-khand (Smile), Bord-i az Yaad-am (you've forgotten me) and Miresim be Asemoon-ha (we'll reach the skies) feat. Rana Farhan.


Studio albums[]

Title Details Peak chart positions
Blues Ain't Nothing But a Good Woman Gone Bad
  • Released: 27 July 2010
  • Label: Tri-Sound
  • Released: 24 September 2014
  • Label: Karasmatic Music AB
"—" denotes an album that did not chart or was not released.


Title Details Peak chart positions
Black & White X-mas
  • Released: 2 December 2014
  • Label: Karismatic Music
"—" denotes an album that did not chart or was not released.


As lead artist[]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE UK Tokyo
"In the Basement" 2010 #1 (iTunes Blues list) Blues Ain't Nothing But a Good Woman Gone Bad
"Try My Love Again" #5 (iTunes Blues list)
"Ain't No More Room" 2011 Top 10 Hot 100
"Paralyzed" 2013 Non-album single
"Can't Lie to Me" Unbreakable
"Beautiful World" 2014
"Fade to Black" 2016 Love at First Sound
"Gravity" 2017 57
Non-album single
"Smile (English), "Labkhand" (Persian), and "Risas" (Spanish)[8] 2018 Non-album single
"Call Back" (English), "Bordi az Yadam" (Persian), and "Nunca Llamas" (Spanish) 2019 Non-album single
"X-Mas Money" Non-album single
"Funkin' Fresh" 2020 Non-album single
"Life Sucks" Non-album single
"Thirsty" (and Remix) Non-album single
"Cash is Queen" Non-album single
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Other Songwriting Credits[]

Title Year Artist Album
Love Your Body 2016 John Lundvik Non-album single
100 2020 SuperM Super One
Kick Back 2021 WayV Kick Back


  • 2010: Hälsa Henne Att Hon Ska Dö (autobiography)


  1. ^ a b Publicerat 28 April 2013 (28 April 2013). "Jasmine Kara – Intervju på". Devote.se. Archived from the original on 14 June 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Hans Kronbrink. "Jag har fått revansch genom musiken". Dagens Nyheter. Archived from the original on 8 April 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Harry Amster (25 July 2010). "Envisheten övervann allt | SvD". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 27 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Låter ingen stå still – HelaGotland i din mobil". Mobil.helagotland.se. 21 March 2013. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Cosmos Music Group". Cosmos Music Group. 31 May 2012. Archived from the original on 7 August 2012.
  6. ^ Lisa Stevik 031-62 40 00 lisa.stevik@gp.se. "Jasmine Kara peppar inför allsången – Kultur & Nöje". Göteborgs-Posten (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Archived from the original on 3 October 2018. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  8. ^ Lotta på Liseberg klipp - Jasmin Kara Smile Archived 3 September 2019 at the Wayback Machine TV4 Retreieved 3 September 2018

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