Tom Hugo

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Tom Hugo (Hermansen) (born 1979 in Kristiansand, Norway[citation needed]) is a Norwegian singer, songwriter and musician. Tom Hugo is currently living in Oslo and Hamburg (Germany).[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Recording artist[edit]

In 2007, Hugo moved to Hamburg and started working with Káme Entertainment and All Access Entertainment.[1] In 2009, I apologise EP was released on the indie-label BrilJant/Indigo. He released his debut-album Sundry Tales in Germany June 2012. The single Open Up Your Eyes released in summer 2011 peaked at #100 on German radio-charts.[2]

Sundry Tales was also released in Norway on HW Records/Musikkoperatørene, and peaked at 23rd place on the Norwegian charts.[3] The single Open Up Your Eyes peaked at #20 on the Norwegian radio-charts,[4] and follow-up single "Million Doors" was A-listed 12 weeks at Norway's largest radio-station (NRK P1).[5]

Hugo has played many live-shows in both his home-countries, including a support-tour for The Overtones[6] and festivals like Palmesus 2012,[7] Welt Astra Tag, Reeperbahn-festval and Quart 09. He has also played live on the TV-shows ZDF MorgenMagazin[8] and God Morgen Norge (TV2-Norway), and he will be seen in the prime-time TV-show Beat for Beat in Norway 23.11.2012.[9]

Radiojam[edit]

As well as being an artist and songwriter, Hugo is one of the vocalists in the Norwegian band Radiojam.[10]

Songwriting[edit]

Tom Hugo has co-written songs for artists in Europe and Asia. In Japan, Korean supergroup TVXQ released "Very Merry Xmas" on 27.11.2013, a song co-written by Tom and Chris Busek.[11] In summer 2013, Hugo co-wrote the B-side "Sunny Day Hero" taken from SHINee's Gold-selling maxi-single "Boys Meet U".[12]

He has written 3 tracks[citation needed] together with Y'akoto for her album Baby Blues, released by Warner Bros. Germany in 2012. The co-written single Without You did fairly well in radio. The album peaked at #20 in Germany, and was nominated for an Echo-award in 2013.[13] Together with Finnish songwriter Erik Nyholm, he wrote the single Hard to love you performed by [Sebastian Wurth] which was released in 2011. The single peaked at #18 on the German charts.[14] In 2010, Meg Pfeiffer recorded Love is Easy co-written by Tom Hugo, Tebey and Sebastian Kirchner for her album Bullrider (#63 on German charts).[citation needed] Hugo was until recently signed by Universal Music Publishing in Germany.

Discography (solo)[edit]

  • 2009: I Apologise EP
  • 2011: Open Up Your Eyes
  • 2012: Sundry Tales

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tomhugo.com/tomhugo/
  2. ^ "Charts Deutschland Hauptchart" - Top200 - Wochenauswertung Chartwoche 34/2011 (19.08.2011 - 25.08.2011) www.musictrace.de
  3. ^ http://lista.vg.no/artist/tom-hugo/5831
  4. ^ IFPI Norway Week 31.2011 ( 28.07.2011 - 03.08.2011 ) 04.08.2011
  5. ^ http://www.nrk.no/kanal/nrk_p1/1.8092614
  6. ^ http://www.thetoners.net/index.php/2012/09/22/the-toners-talk-to-tom-hugo/
  7. ^ http://www.palmesus.com/artister/tom-hugo/
  8. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNncckvOX40
  9. ^ http://www.nrk.no/programmer/tv/beat_for_beat/1.8299761
  10. ^ http://www.radiojam.no
  11. ^ http://www.generasia.com/wiki/Very_Merry_Xmas
  12. ^ Boys Meet U (Shinee song)
  13. ^ http://www.yakoto.de/news/2013-02-04/nominiert-f-r-einen-echo-2013
  14. ^ [1]

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