Søren Rasted

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Søren Nystrøm Rasted
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Søren Nystrøm Rasted on 20 June 2008
Background information
Birth name Søren Rasted
Born (1969-06-13) 13 June 1969 (age 45)[1]
Origin Blovstrød, Denmark
Genres Pop, dance-pop, eurodance, Europop, spoken word, comedy
Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Keyboard, guitar, drums, vocals
Years active 1987–present
Labels Universal
Associated acts Aqua, Lazyboy, Hej Matematik

Søren Nystrøm Rasted (born Søren Rasted on 13 June 1969 in Blovstrød, Denmark) is a Danish musician, producer and songwriter.[2] He plays keyboard, guitar and sings backing vocals. He is one of the four members of Danish-Norwegian pop band Aqua, and is married to the Aqua vocalist Lene Nystrøm.

Rasted and Claus Norreen were voted, in the US, two of the ten best pop songwriters/producers who have ever come out of the Scandinavian pop scene.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Søren Rasted married Lene Nystrøm on 22 May 2001 in Las Vegas. After living in London for many years, the couple moved to Denmark in 2004, to live there permanently. On November 6, 2004, Lene Nystrøm gave birth to their first child, a daughter named India. The couple had a second child, a boy named Billy, in spring of 2006.

Musical career[edit]

Rasted is probably the most successful songwriter to ever come out of Denmark. He is a member of the Danish pop-dance group Aqua, with as many as 10 top 10 hits. He and his fellow band member Claus wrote and produced the three Aqua albums Aquarium, Aquarius and Megalomania. Aqua was formed in 1994 and split up in 2001, but reunited in 2008. The band sold more than 28 million records worldwide, and appeared in the Guinness Book of Records as the only debut band with three "self penned" Number One hits in the UK. Rasted has received more than 140 Gold and Platinum albums (and received a Diamond album in Canada for 1. mill sold albums), including awards for best songwriter/producer.

The Aqua # 1 hits were: "Roses Are Red", "My Oh My", "Barbie Girl", "Good Morning Sunshine", "Lollipop (Candyman)", "Happy Boys and Girls", "Cartoon Heroes", "Around the World", "Dr. Jones" and "Back to the 80's".

In 2004 Rasted released the spoken word album Lazyboy TV under the name Lazyboy - released in 15 countries. The album contained 3 single hits: "Facts of Life", "Inhale Positivity" and "Underwear Goes Inside the Pants" that went gold in Australia.

Rasted has worked as producer and songwriters on various Danish artists such as Sort Sol writing their biggest radio hit "Holler High". Rasted also did "the number one best selling album in 2003" for the popstar winner Jon including hits like "Right Here Next to You" and "This Side Up".He also wrote the single "Teardrops in Heaven" for the Danish female artists Sanne Salomonsen, The #1 5xPlatinum Single "Det bedste til sidst" for X-Factor winner 2010 Linda, and The best selling single for Mathias Pachler "Mit Et & Alt".

In 2006 Rasted wrote and arranged music for "Det Kgl Teater" the music for the Royal Danish Opera ballet called American Mixtures.

Rasted is a member of the Danish band Hej Matematik. Their #1 "platinum selling album" Vi Burde Ses Noget Mere 2007 includes the 4 singles: "Gymnastik", "Centerpubben", "Du & Jeg" and "Walkmand". Their 2. #1 album "Alt gaar op i 6"" included the 3 singles "Party i provinsen", "Legendeborn" and "Kato paa Maskinerne". In 2012 Hej Matematik released "Livet i Plastik"

He has also made various TV scores and film scores.

In 2009 Soren Rasted single-handedly produced the 3 new Aqua songs for the "Best of" Album: "Back to the 80's", "Live Fast - Die Young" and "My Mamma Said". The platinum selling single "Back to the 80s" broke the record of being the "most played song on Danish radio ever" kicking "Maneater" from 2006 of the spot. The second single "My Mamma Said" also became a platinum selling single was also written and produced by Soren in his studio "Elektron Studio" based in Copenhagen.

in 2011 Rasted wrote and produced with Claus Norreen, Rene Dif and Lene Nystrøm the 3. Aqua album "MEGALOMANIA". With the two nr. one singles "How R U Doin" and Playmate to Jesus. It was followed by a European/ Australia tour.

In 2012 Rasted started the Label "LabelLand" distributed by ArtPeople.

In 2012 Rasted and Nicolaj Rasted did the songs and the score music for the Jonatan Spang movie "Talenttyven".

In 2012 Rasted recorded the first Lazyboy track in 7 years - "2012 Shift Happens" in his studio "Electron studio".

Discography[edit]

with Aqua

1996 Roses are red
1997 My Oh My
1997 Aquarium - (ALBUM)
1997 Barbie Girl
1997 Dr. Jones
1997 Goodmorning Sunshine
1997 Lollipop/Candyman U.S. Version
1998 Turn Back Time
1998 Diddnt I (The B Sides)
1998 Aquarium - The Remixes - (ALBUM)
2000 Cartoon Heroes
2000 Aquarius - (ALBUM)
2000 Around the world
2000 Bumble bees
2000 We belong to the sea
2000 Freaky Friday - For the U.S. Motion Picture
2000 Halloween
2009 Back to the 80s
2009 My Mamma Said
2009 Aqua - Best of - (ALBUM)
2011 How R U Doin'?
2011 Playmate To Jesus

For Jon

2002 Right here next to you
2002 This side up
2002 Endlessly

For Sort Sol

2003 Holler High
2003 Golden Wonder

For Sanne Salomonsen

2003 Teardrops in heaven

For Lene

2003 Scream

For Linda

2009 Bedste til sidst (X-Factor winner-song)

with Lazyboy

2004 Facts of life
2004 Underwear goes inside the pants
2004 LazyboyTV (ALBUM)
2004 Inhale Positivity
2004 It's all about love
2012 2012 - Shift Happens

with Hej Matematik

2007 Gymnastik
2007 Centerpubben
2008 Du og Jeg
2008 Walkmand
2008 Vi Burde Ses Noget Mere (ALBUM)
2009 Party I Provinsen
2010 Alt Går Op I 6 (ALBUM)
2010 Legendebørn
2010 Kato på maskinerne
2011 The Loser Sign
2012 Livet i Plastik
2012 Det blir en go dag. Feat. Ankerstjerne
2012 Sikke en fest

for Mathias Pachler

2012 Mit Et & Alt

Socre songs for the soundtrack to the motion picture Talenttyven

2012 Ovre mig
2012 Jo-Ann

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Today in history". The New York Times. Associated Press. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Søren Nystrøm Rasted Profil på det Kongelige Teater

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