Nicke Borg

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Nicke Borg
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Background information
Birth name Niklas Roger Borg
Also known as Nicke Borg
Born (1973-04-03) 3 April 1973 (age 41), Nässjö, Jönköpings län
Genres Garage rock, punk rock, glam punk, sleaze rock, glam metal
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1989–present
Labels Psychout Records, BMG, Liquor & Poker, MVG Records, RCA Records, White Jazz Records, Lookout! Records, Infernal Records, JuJu Records
Associated acts Backyard Babies, Nicke Borg Homeland
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul

Niklas Roger "Nicke" Borg, born April 3, 1973 in Nässjö, is a Swedish singer and guitarist in the Backyard Babies.

Career[edit]

Main article: Backyard babies

Nicke Borg was part of the Backyard Babies, a Swedish rock band starting 1989 as lead vocals and rhythm guitarist. The band was formed in 1987 under the name Tyrant with bassist Tobbe (Tobias Fischer) as lead vocals and guitarist Dregen, guitarist Johan Blomqvist, and drummer Peder Carlsson. Nicke Borg replaced Tobbe as frontman two years after the formation of the band. Blomqvist switched to bass at the same time. Over the years they have released six studio albums and won a Swedish Grammy.

Nicke Borge Homeland[edit]

While the Backyard Babies took a break, Borg worked on his solo project Nicke Borg Homeland.[1] Homeland has released an EP, "Chapter 1" and one full length album called "Chapter 2". "Chapter 2" was released in January 2012 and Ruins of a Riot in 2013.

Melodifestivalen[edit]

Nicke Borg participated in Melodifestivalen 2011 in the race in Malmö where he went on to number two with premium "Leaving Home" to the final in Globen.[2] The song was co-written by Borg with Jojo Borg Larsson, Fredrik Thomander and Anders "Gary" Wikström. In the final, he finished 8th in 10 finalists. The title was won by Eric Saade and "Popular"

In popular culture[edit]

Nicke Borg is one of the characters in the book Sex Tips from Rock Stars by Paul Miles published by Omnibus Press in July 2010.[3]

Nicke Borg got his own radio show on radio station Bandit Rock. His radio show broadcasts from 22:00 to 00:00 every Thursday.[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

as part of Backyard Babies

(Refer to discography section on Backyard Babies page)

Solo
Year Album Peak positions Certification
SWE
[5]
2011 Leaving Home 11
as Nicke Borg Homeland
Year Album Peak positions Certification
SWE
[5]
2010 Chapter 1  –
2011 Chapter 2 26
2013 Ruins of a Riot 16

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