Petter (rapper)

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Petter
Petter Askergren Roskilde 2009.JPG
Petter opening Orange Scene on Roskilde Festival 2009
Background information
Birth name Petter Alexis Askergren
Also known as Petter
Born (1974-05-25) 25 May 1974 (age 40)
Sweden
Genres Rap
Occupation(s) Rapper
Website www.petter.nu

Petter Alexis Askergren, (born 25 May 1974), who simply uses his given name Petter as a stage name, is a rap artist from Stockholm, Sweden, rapping in Swedish. He debuted in 1998 with the album Mitt sjätte sinne (My Sixth Sense), which became a success and started the Swedish hip hop boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s. He owns a record company called Bananrepubliken (English: The Banana Republic). He also studied art history at Uppsala University for some time.[citation needed] He has also worked with the famous Norwegian rap producer Tommy Tee several times in his career. Petter also frequently works with Swedish disk jockey Patrik Elofsson who goes by the stage name DJ Sleepy.

Petters lyrics often paints pictures of his hometown Stockholm where he grew up, and he frequently raps about his love to Stockholm. He has become a symbol for Stockholm city and during 2012 he collabrated with the Swedish artist Artan Mansouri in a charity project in the name of the city. The profit was donated to Stockholm stadsmission, which helps homeless persons in Stockholm.[1]

In 2014 he will host Musikhjälpen in Uppsala.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak
position
SWE
[2]
Certification
1998 Mitt sjätte sinne 5 2× Platinum
1999 Bananrepubliken 1 3× Platinum
2001 Petter 16 Gold
2004 Ronin 5
2006 P 1 Gold
2007 God Damn It 12
2010 En räddare i nöden 11
2013 Början på allt 5

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Peak
position
SWE
[2]
Sales Certification
2008 X – Greatest Hits 31
2013 Mitt sjätte sinne (Jubileumsutgåva) 29

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart peak Album
SWE
1998 "Vinden har vänt" 6 Mitt Sjätte Sinne
"Du vet att jag gråter" (Petter & Kaah) 51
1999 "Mikrofonkåt" 53
"Saker & ting" (feat. Eye N'I) 2 Bananrepubliken
2000 "Så klart!" (feat. Eye N'I) 6
"Rulla med oss" (feat. Timbuktu, Peewee, Eye N'I) 34
2001 "Tar det tillbaka" 13 Petter
2002 "Ey yo" (feat. ADL) 35
2004 "Fredrik Snortare & Cecilia Synd" 11 Ronin
"Repa skivan" (feat. AFC) 28
2006 "Det går bra nu" 3 P
"Storstadsidyll" (feat. Håkan Hellström) -
2007 "God Damn It" 14 God Damn It
"Logiskt" (feat. Säkert!) 10
2008 "Goda dagars magi" -
"Min click" (feat. Kihlen) - X - Greatest Hits
2009 "Slag under bältet" - En räddare i nöden
"För alla dom" (Ison & Fille and Mogge) 21 Non album single
2010 "Fast för evigt" - En räddare i nöden
"Gör min dag" (feat. Magnus Carlson) 47
2013 "Håll om mig" (with Daniel Adams-Ray) 28

As featured performer[edit]

Year Artist Single Peak
position
2000 Fintelligens "Stockholm - Helsinki" (feat. Petter & PeeWee) -
2000 Saska "Städer när jag blöder" (feat. Thåström & Petter) 30
2001 Feven "Vill ha" (feat. Petter) 38
2001 Clemens "En gång till" -
2007 Mange Schmidt "Giftig" (feat. Petter) 2
2007 Snook "Inga Problem" (feat. Veronica Maggio & Petter) -
2007 Dee Pee (DK) "Håbet" (feat. Patrick B (DK) & Petter) -

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