Robin Packalen, better known by his stage name Robin, is a Finnish singer and teen pop artist. In 2008, Robin won the Finnish nationwide singing contest for youth, Staraskaba, when he was just 10. In 2009, he represented Finland at the New Wave Junior Contest in Moscow, which was followed by about 100 million viewers. 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.
On 16 January 2012, Robin, described as “The Justin Bieber of Finland” by his label, 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. On 5 October 2012 Robin released his second studio album Chillaa. The album topped the Finnish Albums Chart in its first week of release. Robin released his fourth studio album 16 on 22 September 2014.