Carl Anthony Falk (born 17 August 1980 in Stockholm), is a Swedish songwriter, record producer and musician. As a student Falk attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm. He joined production/publishing company "The Location" in 2002, but left in 2007. Carl re-located to Los Angeles, in April 2010 and teamed up with Rami Yacoub and Steve Angello (Swedish House Mafia). Back in Sweden Carl and Rami started their production company and studio - Kinglet Studios. Since 2010 he has co-written and co-produced hits like "What Makes You Beautiful", "One Thing", "Live While We're Young", "Kiss You" by One Direction and "Starships" and "Pound The Alarm" by Nicki Minaj. In 2012 Carl was listed as No. 4 on Music Week Top 100 Songwriters of the year based on the UK's 100 biggest - selling singles of the year. The same year "Starships" also made US Billboard history, by both debuting in and spending a total of 21 consecutive weeks in the US Top Ten, passing the Black Eyed Peas's single "I Got A Feeling". As of February 2013, it has sold 7.2 million digital downloads world wide. Subsequently, he received two ASCAP awards for most performed songs of 2012: "Starships" and "What Makes You Beautiful". His favourite instrument is the guitar as he tries to "always have guitar on my songs, almost like a trademark". Carl can also play multiple other instruments like bass, piano, violin and drums, which he started to learn from an early age on during his childhood.

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