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Orup storsjöyran 1996.jpg
Orup performing at Storsjöyran in Östersund
Background information
Birth name Thomas Eriksson
Born (1958-11-29) November 29, 1958 (age 55)
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Pop
Instruments Guitar, Tuba, Singing
Labels Roxy
Website Orup.com

Orup (born Thomas Eriksson on November 29, 1958 in Huddinge) is a Swedish pop singer, songwriter and guitarist who enjoyed major success in his native country in the late 1980s and early 1990s with songs like Jag blir hellre jagad av vargar, Regn hos mig, "M.B.", "Då står pojkarna på rad", "Magaluf", "Stockholm" and "Regn hos mej." Orup has also written several songs for other performers. He wrote the winning song of Melodifestivalen 2004, "Det gör ont" performed by Lena Philipsson. Orup has been married with Swedish TV host Sofia Eklöf. Since 2012 he is one of the judges on X Factor (Sweden).