Joakim Berg

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Joakim Berg
Birth name Herbert Joakim Berg
Also known as Jocke Berg
Born (1970-03-16) 16 March 1970 (age 44)
Eskilstuna, Sweden
Genres Rock, Pop
Occupations Singer, Songwriter, Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1995–present
Labels Universal
Associated acts Kent

Herbert Joakim "Jocke" Berg (born 16 March 1970 in Eskilstuna, Sweden) is a Swedish singer, songwriter and musician, best known as the lead singer of Swedish Rock, Pop band Kent. He has also written songs for Titiyo (most notably "Come Along", the third most played song by Swedish songwriters on Swedish radio from 2000–2009[1]), Lisa Miskovsky and Freddie Wadling. Besides his role in Kent he also had a side project called Paus with The Cardigans guitarist Peter Svensson. The band released a self-titled album in 1998. In 2012 Petra Marklund (internationally known as September) published a Swedish speaking record in Sweden, Joakim Berg wrote the songs Händerna mot himlen and Sanningen, The record reached the Swedish Top 10 immediately after publishing.

Biography[edit]

Berg was born and grew up in Eskilstuna. He moved to Stockholm in 1993 after the founding of Kent, and has lived there since. Berg is the main songwriter, lead singer and rhythm guitarist in the band. He is the older brother of director Adam Berg, who has directed several of Kent's music videos.

Awards[edit]

As a member of Kent Joakim Berg has received 20 Swedish Grammy Awards. The Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet has awarded Kent with 11 Rockbjörnen awards. 2003 The Swedish Music Publishers Association awarded Berg for the songwriter/composer of the Year.[2] 2014 H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden decided Joakim Berg to be one of the recipients of H.M. The King's Medal 8th size with a bright blue ribbon for his outstanding contributions within Swedish popular music.[3]

Discography[edit]

with Kent
For a more comprehensive list, see Kent discography.
Side Projects

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