Anders Bagge

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Sven Anders Bagge (Swedish pronunciation: [ˌandæʂ svɛn ˈbaɡɡɛ]) (born in Enskede, Stockholm, Sweden on 12 January 1968) is a Swedish composer, lyricist, musician and record producer and partner with Peer Åström. The two songwriters / producers are known as Bagge & Peer. Bagge is also one of three jury members for Idol 2008, Idol 2009, Idol 2010, Idol 2011, Idol 2013 and judge in Made in Sweden.

Anders Bagge, or Bag as he is widely known is co-founder and co-owner with partner Christian Wahlberg of the Stockholm-based Murlyn Music Group AB, the international music production company they established in 1998.

Early years[edit]

Anders Bagge's father Sven Orloff, was a producer from the 1950s through to the 1980s. By age of 5, Anders was not only accompanying him to the studio, but also following lessons as a trumpet and piano player. He started producing in 1985 when he was just 17. By his early twenties, he started discovering artists. He also worked for some time with Cheiron before deciding to work independently.


Bagge was in the early 1990s member of the group Legacy of Sound. His big break came with him writing the huge hit of 1998, "Because of You" by 98 Degrees, which went platinum in the United States.[1] Bagge specifically desired to work with Janet Jackson, stating "She's the one I would give anything to work with. The ultimate female artist," adding, "let's just say we will definitely be prepared if and when that happens."[2]

He has written and produced songs for Janet Jackson, Celine Dion, Madonna, Santana, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson, Samantha Mumba, Lara Fabian, Enrique Iglesias, Ace of Base and Ashley Tisdale.

Bagge was awarded Best Pop Song at the BMI London Awards for producing Janet Jackson's "All Nite (Don't Stop)."[3] Bagge with Laila Bagge Wahlgren and Andreas Carlsson was jury in Idol 2008, Idol 2009 and Idol 2010 in Sweden. In 2009 and 2010 he was with the program Made in Sweden, where Bagge, Carlsson and Laila Wahlgren would search to find recording artists. IN 2009, the program featured Kim Fransson and Janet Leon. In 2010, it was for recording a single by the Swedish girl pop group Play.

Anders Bagge has also produced Safura Alizadeh in her song "Drip Drop" representing Azerbaijan's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010.

Bagge co-wrote Azerbaijan's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, "When the Music Dies", performed by Sabina Babayeva.

Personal life[edit]

Anders Bagge's father, Sven-Olof Bagge worked at the Metronome. Anders Bagge was once married to Laila Bagge Wahlgren. They divorced as Laila went on to marry Niclas Wahlgren in 2010.


  1. ^ HitQuarters: Interview with Anders Bagge
  2. ^ "NORTHERN LIGHTS". Sound On Sound. 10-01. Retrieved 07-03-14.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  3. ^ "BMI Honors Top European Writers, Publishers at 2005 London Awards; Steve Winwood Named a BMI Icon - News -". BMI. 28-11-05. Retrieved 20-02-14.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)

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