Kapten Röd

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Kapten Röd
Kapten Röd 2012.jpg
Kapten Röd 2012
Background information
Birth name Björn Axel Tage Nilsson
Also known as Kapten, Frenemy
Born (1983-07-07) 7 July 1983 (age 31)
Gothenburg, Västergötland, Sweden
Genres Reggae, Dancehall
Occupations Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Musician
Years active 2007 – present
Labels SwingKids
Associated acts Kungariket, Labyrint, Majorerna, Promoe, Svenska Akademien
Website kaptenrod.se
Kapten Röd live

Björn Nilsson, better known by his stage name Kapten Röd, ("Captain Red", in Swedish), is a dancehall/ragga artist and music producer from Gothenburg, Sweden.[1]

He initially released a single "Visa ingen nåd"/"En storm är på väg" in the formation Kungariket with Tommy Tip. Kungariket was often joined by band Majorerna. In 2007, he produced Stjärnorna finns här, the debut album for General Knas and Calle P. Kapten Röd. He promoted the album through taking part in a number of festivals and club gigs. In autumn 2007 he toured as Kapten Röd (literally Captain Red), with backing band Majorerna, on a tour with the Svenska Akademien. In 2008, he was also part of Kingsfarm Guerilla under the alias Frenemy. He also produced for other artists like Roffe Ruff, Million Stylez, The Serengeti, Promoe, Ziggi and Papa Dee. He released the single "En miljon nollor" ( literally meaning "one million zeros", but also means "one million losers") at the end of 2010 and the album Fläcken som aldrig går bort on 6 July 2011. He is considered a leading name in the reggae scene in Gothenburg.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2007: Stjärnorna finns här
  • 2011: Fläcken som aldrig går bort
Compilation album
  • 2007: Du ska inte tro det blir sommar

Singles[edit]

Year Song Peak Certification Album
SWE
[3]
2010 "En miljon nollor"
2011 "Saknade vänner" 33 Fläcken som aldrig går bort
"Ju mer dom spottar" 5
Featured in
Year Song Peak Certification Album
SWE
[3]
2012 "När solen går ner"
(Aki feat. Kapten Röd)
1 3x Platinum

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