Magnus Carlsson grew up in Fristad, outside Borås. He attended comprehensive upper secondary school for 2 years with a focus on musical training, and four further years at the Faculty of Arts in Gothenburg University, where he studied to be a music and song/voice teacher.
Carlsson has been a singer with the Swedish dansband Barbados, a member of Swedish pop-disco band Alcazar and also a solo singer.
Carlsson participated in Melodifestivalen every year between 2000 and 2007 inclusive, except for 2004, either with Barbados, Alcazar or as a solo act.
At the end of 2002, Carlsson decided to leave Barbados, and on December 13, 2002, Carlsson became an official member of the pop group Alcazar. On January 24, 2003 he performed his last concert with Barbados.
In February 2006, he was a contestant in Melodifestivalen's semi-final in Karlstad with "Lev Livet!", composed by Anders Glenmark and Niklas Strömstedt, and qualified for the final in Globen.
In 2007 Magnus performed in the third heat of Melodifestivalen 2007 in Örnsköldsvik with "Live Forever", an eighties-inspired electropop dance song. However, it came in 5th place and was knocked out of the contest. The song was released as a single on March 5, 2007, and reached the status of gold certificate.
01. Som om inget hänt
03. Då talar kärleken sitt språk
04. Mellan vitt och svart
05. I mina händer
06. Det största av allt (The greatest reward)
07. Lev livet!
08. Som din himmel ger mitt hav
09. Mitt hjärta, to mitt hjärta
10. Funnit min ängel
11. Det måste va med dig
12. Jag ser dig, jag ser dig, jag ser dig