Andreas Öberg

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Andreas Öberg
Andreas Oberg 1.jpg
Andreas Öberg in June 2009 in Samois-sur-Seine, north-central France
Background information
Also known as Andreas Oberg
Born (1978-08-06) 6 August 1978 (age 35)
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Pop, jazz, soul
Occupations Guitarist, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1997–present

Andreas Öberg (born 6 August 1978) is a Swedish virtuoso guitarist, gold and platinum certified song writer, producer/vocal producer and educator. As a song writer, Andreas has had many Nr1's on the charts in Japan, Korea and a few other Asian countries with pop idols such as Girls' Generation, TVXQ, SHINee, Kim Hyun Joong and VIXX. With around 2 million physical albums sold world wide (downloads not included), Andreas is a sought after writer and producer. A highly accomplished guitar player/composer with an advanced knowledge of the fretboard, he is noted for his very fast chops and innovative use of altered scales and harmony. With a repertoire which transcends many genres, his primary influence on the guitar is George Benson. Since early 2012 Andreas has been focusing on his career as pop/rnb song writer and producer, writing for artists on the Asian, US and European markets. Notable releases including Andreas' songs are: RIAJ Platinum certified album Girls & Peace by popular Korean girl group Girls' Generation, their RIAJ Gold certified album "Love & Peace" (including 4 songs co-written by Oberg) and also the RIAJ Platinum and Gold certified albums "Tree" by TVXQ and "Sexy Second" by Japanese boy band Sexy Zone. The two last albums mentioned both peaked on 2nd place of the Global Album chart (listing the most sold albums in the world weekly) during the first week of each release early 2014 . Andreas has also written songs on RIAJ Gold certified single releases by Kim Hyun Joong and SHINee


Öberg was born in Stockholm on August 6, 1978. He began playing guitar at the age of 8 years old and studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Öberg has performed/recorded with artists like Les Paul, Eros Ramazzotti, TVXQ, Glee Cast Jennifer Batten, Frank McComb, Robyn, Bill Champlin, DJ Qbert, Toots Thielemans, John Patitucci, Girls' Generation, Hank Jones, Bireli Lagrene, Larry Coryell, Barbara Hendricks, Jeff "Tain" Watts, James Carter, Martin Taylor, Stuart Hamm, Kim Hyun Joong, NU'EST, SHINee, Joey DeFrancesco, BoA, Stochelo Rosenberg, John Pizzarelli and Harvey Mason.[1]

Andreas Öberg in 2008

Up until 2011 Andreas was focusing on his career as a musician and performer but then he decided to pursue a career as a pop song writer and producer writing for artists on the Asian, US and European markets. As a song writer, Andreas have been working with artists including: Girls' Generation, Inna, TVXQ, Dirty Loops, Kim Hyun Joong, SHINee, Mohombi, Sexy Zone, Danny Saucedo, Christina Milian and many more.

Andreas has done sessions/co-writes with writers/producers like: Andreas Carlsson, Lindy Robbins, Dsign Music, Bob Robinson (Tim and Bob), Drew Ryan Scott, Dallas Austin, Nasri Atweh, Steven Lee (music producer), Thomas Troelsen, Damon Sharpe, Sheppard Solomon, Jeff Miyahara, Alex Geringas Ommas Keith, Michaela Shiloh, Ludwig Goransson, Erik Lidbom and many others.

In 2009, Öberg created the Andreas Guitar Universe, together with ArtistWorks Inc, founded by former AOL executive David Butler. AGU is an interactive internet guitar training program with students of different styles and levels from all over the world.

He won the Hagström Guitar Award &the Gevalia Award in 2004, followed by the Gibson International Guitar Competition Audience Prize in Montreux in 2006.[1] His 2008 album My Favorite Guitars on Resonance Records reached 22 on the US radio instrumental charts. It pays tribute to George Benson, Pat Martino and others.[2] His 2010 album Six String Evolution reached 15 on the US jazz radio charts. Andreas was also a featured soloist/performer on the album Resonance Big Band which received a 2010 US Grammy Award. The Grammy also led to a live performance at Hollywood Bowl in June 2011 w the legendary Bill Cosby as the MC. Öberg is also at times a teacher and lecturer at the Musicians Institute (formerly GIT) in Hollywood.[citation needed]

Öberg endorses high-end guitar luthier Benedetto Guitars. The company have said of him, "His remarkable ability to transition from genre to genre is unmatched by all but a handful of musicians, and his technical facility is pure virtuosity."[3]

Selected discography as a song writer[edit]

Year Song Artist Album Label Chart
2012 Stay Girls Girls' Generation Girls & Peace SM Entertainment,[citation needed] Nayutawave Nr 1 ITunes album chart Japan, Nr 2 Japan Oricon daily single chart, Nr 12 Global album chart, RIAJ Platinum Certified, Nr 1 Recochoku Ringtone chart
Turn Off The Waterworks
Love Makin' Love
She's The Deal
Never Gonna Let U Down
Andreas Weise AW Sony Columbia Nr 2 Swedish Album Chart
Starlight VIXX Super Hero, mini album JellyFish Entertainment Korea Nr 18 Korea Gaon weekly
Starlight VIXX Rock Ur Body (special edition CD/DVD) Jellyfish Ent, Korea Nr 9 Korea Gaon Weekly chart
2MYX (title track) A-Jax 2MYX, mini album DSP Entertainment Korea Nr 6 Korea Gaon Album chart
2013 Stay Girls mix Girl's Generation Best Selection Non Stop Mix SM Ent/Nayutawave/Universal Japan Nr 4 Japan Oricon daily album chart, Nr 6 Oricon weekly
Cappuccino Kim Hyun Joong Tonight, single album Universal Music Japan Nr 2 Japan Oricon daily single chart, Nr 2 Oricon weekly, RIAJ Gold Certified
Heartbeat MiChi Heartbeat (digital single) Sony Music Japan Nr 2 iTunes dance chart Japan
Breaking News SHINee Boys Meets U SM Ent/EMI Music Japan Nr 2 Japan Oricon daily album chart, Nr 2 weekly chart, Nr 9 global world album chart, RIAJ Gold Certified
Linguafranc (リンガ・フランカ) Girls' Generation Love & Girls single album SM Ent,[citation needed] Nayutawave Nr 3 Japan Oricon daily single chart, Nr 4 Oricon weekly
SMS Alexandra Jablonka SMS, digital single Universal Poland
Breaking News music video/bonus footage SHINee Boys Meets U, single album/DVD SM Ent/EMI Music Japan Nr 1 Japan Oricon daily single chart, Nr 2 Oricon Weekly
Beautiful Ghost NU'EST Sleep Talking, mini album Pledis/Loen Ent Korea Nr 8 Korea Gaon weekly album chart, Nr 6 Gaon social chart
Stay Girls Girls' Generation Girls and Peace 2nd Japan tour DVD SM Ent/Nayutawave/Universal Japan Nr 1 Japan Oricon DVD chart, Nr 3 Oricon Blu-ray chart
Do The Catwalk Girls' Generation Galaxy Supernova, single album SM Ent/Nayutawave/Universal Japan Nr 1 Japan Oricon daily single chart, Nr3 Oricon Weekly
Heartbeat (album mix) MiChi Eyes Wide Open Sony Music Japan Nr 20 Japanese iTunes album chart
Message BoA Message/Call my name, single album SM Ent/Avex Japan Nr 8 Japan Oricon daily chart
Amazing (Korean Version) Cross Gene Live in Japan W U (DVD) Amuse/Universal Japan
B.O.D.Y VIXX VOODOO (album) Jellyfish Ent. Korea Nr 1 Korea GAON Weekly & Monthly Album chart, Hanteo Chart daily, weekly & monthly chart.
Gossip Girls
Do The Catwalk
Girls' Generation Love & Peace SM Ent/Nayutawave/Universal Japan Nr 1 Japan Oricon Daily & Weekly Album chart. RIAJ Gold Certified[citation needed] Nr 2 Billboard Japan
Cappuccino Kim Hyun Joong Premium Live Tonight DVD Universal Music Japan Nr 3 Japan Oricon Daily DVD chart
2014 Baby is U Yoo Seung Woo Early Nineteen, mini album CJ E&M Korea Nr 14 Gaon weekly album chart
そばにいるよ Sexy Zone Sexy Second Pony Canyon/Johnnys Ent Japan Nr 1 Japan Oricon daily chart, Nr 1 Oricon weekly, Nr 2 Global Album chart (2nd most sold album worldwide week 10, 2014)
Crazy, Crazy, Crazy TVXQ Tree AVEX Japan Nr 1 Japan Oricon daily, weekly & monthly chart, Nr 2 Global Album chart (2nd most sold album worldwide week 12, 2014) RIAJ Platinum Certified
Breaking News SHINee 2013 Live Tour DVD SM Ent/Universal Music Japan Nr 1 Japan Oricon daily DVD chart
Harmony Little Glee Monster 1st Mini album Sony Music Japan
Yes No Yes
In the moonlight
After School Dress to kill AVEX Japan Nr 14 Japan Oricon daily chart
Amazing Cross Gene Amazing/Bad Girl- Single Amuse Entertainment, Universal Music Korea
U mean the world to me Like Us Like Us (album + single) Mercury/Universal Portugal Nr 7 Portuguese album chart
One of pieces Kensho Ono Touch the style-Mini album Lantis, Japan Nr 17 Japan Oricon daily chart
Beautiful Ghost NU'EST Best in Korea (Japanese album) Ariola Japan
Hot Sun
Kim Hyun Joong Hot Sun, Single album Universal Music Japan Nr 1 Japan Oricon Daily & Weekly single chart, Nr 2 Recochoku ringtone chart
Stay Girls Girls' Generation Best Of Album, Complete edition SM Entertainment, Universal Music Japan
Let's Love (title track) C-Clown 1st mini album Sony Music Korea
Beauty Beauty (single/title track) Kim Hyun Joong Timing, mini album Key East/CJ E&M Music Korea
Good Time W-inds Timeless, album Pony Canyon Japan Nr 3 Japan Oricon daily album chart
Message BoA Who's Back, album SM Entertainment/Avex Japan
そばにいるよ Sexy Zone Sexy Second Spring Tour DVD Pony Canyon/Johnnys Ent Japan

List of songs performed/promoted live, not yet officially released[edit]

  • Another Tomorrow Johnnys Jr, Japan (2013)


  • 2014 JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD SHOW [1] -2014 winner Girls Generation/SNSD "Girls & Peace"
  • 2014 JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD SHOW [2] -2014 winner Girls Generation/SNSD "Love & Peace"

Discography as solo artist/guitarist[edit]

  • Andreas Invites Yorgui & Ritary (2004)
  • Young Jazz Guitarist (2005)
  • Solo (2006)
  • Live In Concert (2006) (DVD)
  • My Favorite Guitars (2008)
  • Six String Evolution (2010)
  • Parenzo Summer (single) (2011)


  • Gypsy Fire (2005) 60-page instructional book and CD
  • Jazz Combustion CD_ROM (2008) Instructional video
  • Duets CD_ROM (2009) Instructional video


  1. ^ a b "What's Hot With Jazz Guitar: Andreas Oberg". Guitar Site. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Jazz Times. Jazztimes. 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Andreas Oberg". Benedetto Guitars. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 

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