Åkerström, born in Stockholm 1967, made her album debut on Warner Music in 1994. Before that she had focused on cultural science and archeology and had also been a museum employee. When she finally, at 27, presented her first songs it came to a surprise to some that she’d more or less steered away of the folk music that had made her father Fred an everlasting icon of the Scandinavian folk and troubador scene.
Instead Cajsa Stina delivered pop music with a slight electronic edge. The success was immediate. Her 1994 self titled debut album was awarded double platinum and presented several domestic hit singles including the track “Fråga stjärnorna”.
In 2014 she participated in the Swedish qualifications to the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “En enkel sång”. This was the first result of a cooperation with songwriter/producer Peter Kvint that the year after resulted in the album “Vreden och stormen” – her biggest success in years both commercially, in airplay/streaming, and among critics.
Åkerström has been Grammy nominated at numerous times and been awarded some of the most prestigious domestic awards in the areas of folk music and literature.