Peter Sommer

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Peter Sommer
Peter Sommer Smukfest 2013.jpg
P eter Sommer during Smukfest (2013)
Background information
Birth name Peter Sommer Christensen
Born (1974-08-28) 28 August 1974 (age 40)
Skanderborg, Denmark
Genres Pop
Occupations Singer
Years active 2002 – present
Associated acts Superjeg, De Eneste To
Website www.petersommer.dk
SuperJeg
Origin Denmark
Genres Pop rock
Years active 2002-2003
Labels Universal Music
Past members Peter Sommer
Carsten Valentin Lassen

Peter Sommer Christensen (born Skanderborg, Denmark on 28 August 1974) is a Danish singer and songwriter. His lyrics are often characterized by interesting puns and word plays. Besides his solo career, he has been in various formations like SuperJeg (duo, 2002-2003), and De Eneste To (2010-2011)

In duo SuperJeg[edit]

In the beginning of the 2000s, Peter Sommer and Carsten Valentin Lassen formed the pop rock duo Superjeg (stylized as SuperJeg). Sommer was lead vocals and played also bass, whereas Lassen was played guitar and keyboards. The duo utlized many double meanings and puns in their musical output and released two albums: Alt er ego in 2002 and Øst/Vest in 2003 both on Auditorium label. They split soon after with both members continuing a solo career. In 2006, Carsten Valentin Lassen released his solo album Chancernes Allé on Universal Music.

Solo[edit]

After split, Sommer released his debut solo debut På den anden side that cracked the Top 5 in Denmark. His first solo single "Valby Bakke" was picked by P3 for Ugens Uundgåelige (week's pick), but it never charted. In 2006, he won a prize from Statens Kunstfond (the Danish Arts Foundation) for his follow-up album Destruktive vokaler in 2006.

His first charting single was "Rødt kort" from his 2008 album Til rotterne, til kragerne, til hundene. It earned him best artist in 2009 having won "Song of the Year" for "Vi falder først den dag vi kigger ned", "Album of the Year" for Til rotterne, til kragerne, til hundene and Best Lyrics. His album producer Henrik Balling won Producer of the Year for his work with Sommer.

In duo De Eneste To[edit]

Main article: De Eneste To

In 2010, Peter Sommer formed Recently he formed in 2010 the duo De Eneste To (meaning The only two) with Simon Kvamm. The duo released the self-titled album De eneste to to critical acclaim. It topped the Danish Albums Chart.

Personal life[edit]

Peter Sommer was married to Lise Westzynthius. They had son, Ivan together. The couple later divorced.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Solo
Year Album Peak Certification
DK
[1]
2004 På den anden side 5
2006 Destruktive vokaler 4
2008 Til rotterne, til kragerne, til hundene 6
2013 Alt forladt 2
as duo Superjeg
  • 2002: Alt er ego
  • 2003: Øst/Vest
as duo De Eneste To
  • 2010: De eneste to (Peaked in DEN #1)
  • 2011: Det lyder radikalt - Remix EP (Peaked in DEN #9)

Singles[edit]

Solo
Year Song Peak Album
DK
[1]
2008 "Rødt kort" 33
2013 "Hvorfor Løb Vi?" 40 Alt forladt
as duo De Eneste To
  • 2010: "Morten" (Peaked in DEN #9)
  • 2011: "Den lige vej" (Peaked in DEN #32)

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