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 36)
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Pop, jazz, soul
Occupation(s) Guitarist, songwriter, producer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1997–present
Associated acts Girls Generation, TVXQ, SHINee, BoA, VIXX
Website andr242.wix.com/andreasoberg

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 11 Nr1's on the official single/album charts in Japan only and several Nr 1 placements in Korea and many other countries (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand etc.) with pop idols such as Girls' Generation, TVXQ, SHINee, Kim Hyun Joong, ジャニーズWEST and VIXX. With around 3,5 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 . In 2015, the album "Paripo" by Japanese boy band ジャニーズWEST also reached the position of the 2nd most sold album in the world during its first week of release. Andreas has also written songs on RIAJ Gold certified single releases by artists like Kim Hyun Joong and SHINee

At the 29th Japan Gold Disc Awards, taking place on 1 March 2015, all 3 winning albums in the category "Best Albums Asia" included songs co-written by Andreas. Also winning albums in the category "Album Of The Year" and "Best Music Video" included his co-writes. So a total of 5 award winning albums: TVXQ/Tohoshinki "Tree, With & Tree DVD" + Girls Generation/SNSD "The Best" all have song contributions by Oberg.

Biography[edit]

Öberg was born in Stockholm on 6 August 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, BoA, 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, Frankie J, DJ Antoine, Inna, Natalie La Rose, TVXQ, Siwon Choi (Super Junior), BoA, Dirty Loops, ジャニーズWEST, Jamie Jones (All 4 One), Kim Hyun Joong, SHINee, Mohombi, Sexy Zone, Danny Saucedo, Christina Milian, Misia 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, Jenson Vaughan, Dallas Austin, Nasri Atweh, Steven Lee (music producer), Thomas Troelsen, Mark Pellizzer (MAGIC), Kenzie (songwriter), 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",[2] 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 and 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.[3] 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. Öberg also used to be a guest teacher/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."[4]

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
Shine
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 (Lead single) SHINee Boys Meets U, album 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
Motorcycle
Do The Catwalk
Linguafranc
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, Nr 1 iTunes album charts: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia
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, album 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 (Tohoshinki) Tree, album Sm Ent/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, album AVEX Japan Nr 14 Japan Oricon daily album 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 Nr 7 Japan Oricon daily album chart
Hot Sun
Timing
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
Gossip Girls (bonus video)
Girls' Generation Best Of Album, Complete edition, Limited Edition SM Entertainment, Universal Music Japan Nr 1 Japan Oricon daily & weekly Album Chart 2 weeks in a row, Nr 2 album chart Taiwan, RIAJ Gold Certified
Let's Love (title track) C-Clown 1st mini album Sony Music Korea Nr 9 Gaon weekly album chart Korea
Beauty Beauty (single/title track) Kim Hyun Joong Timing, mini album Key East/CJ E&M Music Korea Nr 3 Gaon weekly album chart Korea, Nr 1 album chart Taiwan
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 Nr 4 Japan Oricon Daily album chart, Nr 7 Oricon Weekly album chart
そばにいるよ Sexy Zone Sexy Second Spring Tour DVD Pony Canyon/Johnnys Ent Japan Nr 1 Japan Oricon daily & weekly DVD chart & Blu-ray chart
Crazy, Crazy, Crazy TVXQ (Tohoshinki) Live DVD Tree Tour SM Ent/Avex Japan Nr 1 Japan Oricon daily & weekly DVD chart
Beauty Beauty Kim Hyun Joong Timing, Repackaged mini album, Limited Edition Key East/CJ E&M Music Korea Nr 3 Gaon weekly album chart Korea
Downtown Baby (Lead single)
365
SHINee I'm your boy, album SM Ent/Universal Music Japan Nr 1 Japan Oricon daily & weekly album chart, Nr 3 iTunes album Japan
Beautiful Ghost NU'EST Showtime 2 Live DVD Ariola Japan Nr 3 Japan Oricon daily DVD chart, Nr 8 Oricon weekly DVD chart
Love A Dub Giselle4 Love A Dub, single album Universal Music Japan
Beauty Beauty Kim Hyun Joong World Tour in Seoul DVD Delicious Deli/Universal Music Japan Nr 3 Japan Oricon daily Blu-ray chart, Nr 5 Oricon daily DVD chart
Song About You After Romeo Juliet, single album Sony Japan
Stay Girls
Gossip Girls
Motorcycle
Lingua Franca
Do The Catwalk
Girls' Generation 3rd Japan Tour "Love & Peace" Live DVD SM Entertainment, Universal Music Japan Nr 2 Japan Oricon daily & weekly DVD + Blu-ray chart
Heartache Ulala Session ReJoyce, album Loen Entertainment, Korea Nr 22 Gaon album chart
Hustler Yuma Nakayama Chapter One, album Johnny's Entertainment, Japan Nr 5 Japan Oricon daily album chart
Christmas Dream
Dressing Up The Christmas Tree
Where Is The Snow
Holiday Honeymoon
Andreas Weise Christmas Dream, Digital EP FireFlyEntertainment Sweden Nr 1 ITunes jazz chart Sweden
ΓΙΟΡΤΕΣ ΜΑΖΙ ΡΙΓΕ Single Nickelodeon Greece
Good Time W-inds Live Tour 2014 Timeless, DVD Pony Canyon Japan Nr 3 Japan Oricon daily DVD chart
Special One TVXQ (Tohoshinki) WITH, album SM Ent/Avex Japan Nr 1 Japan Oricon daily, weekly & monthly album chart, Nr 2 iTunes Japan album chart, Nr 1 Billboard Japan, RIAJ Platinum Certified
2015 Hot Sun
Timing
Cappuccino
Beauty Beauty
Kim Hyun Joong Even now/Still, album Universal Music Japan Nr 2 Japan Oricon daily, Nr 3 Oricon weekly album chart
Message BoA Who's Back, 2014 Live DVD SM Entertainment/Avex Japan Nr 8 Japan Oricon daily DVD chart
Candle of life
Candle of life remix (DJ Gomi)
Misia Shiroi Kisetsu, Single Ariola Japan Nr 20 Japan Oricon daily
In the moonlight After School BEST album + Live DVD AVEX Japan Nr 8 Japan Oricon daily album chart
Motorcycle
Do The Catwalk
Girls' Generation The Best Live at Tokyo Dome DVD SM Entertainment, Universal Music Japan Nr 1 Japan Oricon daily & weekly DVD & Blu-ray charts
Song About You After Romeo The Story Continues, album Sony Japan
まだ見ぬ景色[佐藤ソロ Sexy Zone Sexy Power 3, album Pony Canyon/Johnnys Ent Japan Nr 1 Japan Oricon daily & weekly album chart, Nr 6 Global album chart, RIAJ Gold certified
Candle of life Misia Candle night in Okinawa, DVD Sony Japan Nr 2 Oricon DVD music chart
Hot Summer Nights
궁금한걸요
Oh My Girl 1st Mini album WM Entertainment Korea Nr 6 Korea Gaon weekly album chart
Party Maniacs ジャニーズWEST パリピポ Johnny's Entertainment Japan Nr 1 Japan Oricon daily & weekly album chart
Smash
Love & Hate
BoA Kiss My Lips, album SM Entertainment Korea Nr 5 Korea Gaon weekly album chart, Nr 1 iTunes: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Romance
Black Hole
SHINee Odd, album SM Entertainment Korea Nr 1 iTunes album chart Japan, Hong Kong, Armenia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Macao, Singapore
In love with the music W-inds In love with the music, single Pony Canyon Japan
LOL Twins (group) LOL, EP Emperor Entertainment Hong Kong Nr 14 iTunes Hong Kong
Cinta
Terbang
GAC
Gamaliel, Audrey, Cantika
Stronger, album Sony Indonesia Nr 2 iTunes Indonesia
Hot Sun
Timing
Cappuccino
Beauty Beauty
Kim Hyun Joong The Best of Kim Hyun Joong, album Universal Music Japan
Breaking News
Downtown Baby
SHINee Tokyo Dome Live DVD SM Ent/Universal Music Japan

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

  • Another Tomorrow Johnnys Jr, Japan (2013)

AWARDS[edit]

The following winning albums at Japan Gold Disc Awards, includes songs co-written by Andreas Oberg

  • 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"
  • 2015 JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD SHOW -2014 Winner Girls Generation/SNSD "The Best"-album
  • 2015 JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD SHOW -2014 Winner TVXQ/Tohoshinki "Tree"-album
  • 2015 JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD SHOW -2014 Winner TVXQ/Tohoshinki "With"-album
  • 2015 JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD SHOW -2014 Winner TVXQ/Tohoshinki "Tree"-album
  • 2015 JAPAN GOLD DISC AWARD SHOW -2014 Winner TVXQ/Tohoshinki "Tree"-DVD

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)

Publications[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "What's Hot With Jazz Guitar: Andreas Oberg". Guitar Site. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Andreas Guitar Universe". ArtistWorks Inc. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Jazz Times. Jazztimes. 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Andreas Oberg". Benedetto Guitars. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 

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