Her solo career started in 1991 with the single "Time" which she followed up with many other popular singles, such as her biggest hit "Open Sesame" (#23 UK, #5 Germany) and a cover version of the punk song "Ca plane pour moi" (#13 Germany). In 1993 she was the best selling female artist in Europe. Leila K's wild lifestyle led her into trouble; her motto was "life is just a party". She did not make much money in 1994 and at the end of the year, she owed the Swedish tax collectors 122 000 SEK (about 17 000 USD). In 1995 Leila K was back on the music scene with the hit single "Electric". She kept releasing new music until 1997, but since then nothing new has been released by her. In 1998, Göran Olsson made a documentary about Leila K called Fuck you, fuck you very much.
It shows the period surrounding her nomination for the 1996 Swedish Grammis awards, and confrontations with the swedish press due to fabricated stories. In 2003, the newspaper Expressen reported that Leila K was living as a homeless person on the streets of Stockholm, having to steal in order to get food. In 2004 she was reported as being in jail. In 2005, the Swedish cartoonist Martin Kellerman conducted an interview with her for his own Comic book magazine Rocky. In 2015 Leila K made a return to the stage at the Denniz Pop Awards, named after her former producer. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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