Andreas Öberg

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Andreas Öberg
Andreas Oberg 1.jpg
Andreas Öberg in June 2009 in Samois-sur-Seine, north-central France
Background information
Also known as Andreas Oberg
Born (1978-08-06) 6 August 1978 (age 37)
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Pop, jazz, soul
Occupation(s) Guitarist, songwriter, producer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1997–present
Website andr242.wix.com/andreasoberg

Andreas Öberg (born 6 August 1978) is a Swedish guitarist and songwriter/music producer.

Multi-platinum songwriter Andreas has written many Nr1's on the official single/album charts in Japan, Korea and in several other countries with pop idols such as Girls' Generation, Namie Amuro, Super Junior, EXO, Arashi, TVXQ, BoA, SHINee, Red Velvet, f(x), Hey!Say!JUMP, Kim Hyun Joong, ジャニーズWEST, B1A4, 2PM, BEAST and VIXX.

Since early 2012 Andreas has been focusing on his career as pop/rnb songwriter and producer, writing for artists on the Asian, US and European markets. Notable releases including Andreas' songs are: RIAJ Platinum certified album Girls & Peace by Girls' Generation, their RIAJ Gold certified album Love & Peace (including 4 songs: Motorcycle, Gossip Girls, Do the Catwalk and Lingua Franca, co-written by Oberg) and also the RIAJ Platinum certified "TREE" and "WITH" by Korean boy band by TVXQ."TREE" peaked on 2nd place of the Global Album chart (listing the most sold albums in the world weekly) during March 2014.[1] In 2015 SHINee's album release "ODD" (inc.the songs Romance & Black, co-written by Oberg) topped the Korean album chart Gaon for two weeks straight and also reached the Nr 1 spot on Billboard's world album chart at the end of May 2015.[2] Legendary Japanese artist Namie Amuro's RIAJ Platinum certified album Genic named after Oberg's co-write "Photogenic" did also end up as the 2nd most sold album in the world during mid June 2015.[3] and Japanese boy band Hey!Say!JUMP made it to Nr1 on the same Global Album chart early July with their RIAJ Gold certified new album, also including Oberg as a songwriter[4] In mid July 2015, Super Junior's special 10th year anniversary album "Devil", including Oberg's co-write "Forever With You" became the most sold album in the world after its 2nd week on the market.[5]

In Oct 2015, Oberg contributed with the song "the Deep End" to Arashi's RIAJ certified million & 4x platinum selling album "Japonism" charting at Nr 1 in Japan[6] which also peaked at spot 1 on the Global album chart and was awarded "Album of the Year" at the Japan Gold Disc Awards.[7] In December 2015 his co-written single "Dear Santa" with Girls' Generation-TTS was released. The Korean version of the song has so far had close to 10 million views on You Tube [8] and the English version over 4 million views. In March 2016, Oberg co-wrote the single "One of these nights" for the Korean girl group Red Velvet, from their chart topping mini album "The Velvet". The song won 1st prize on all the Korean music shows : The Show, Show Champion, Music Bank M! Countdown & Inkigayo.

At the 29th Japan Gold Disc Awards, taking place on 1 March 2015, all 3 winning albums in the category "Best Albums Asia" included songs co-written by Andreas. Also winning albums in the category "Album Of The Year" and "Best Music Video" included his co-writes. So a total of 5 award winning albums: TVXQ/Tohoshinki "Tree, With & Tree DVD" + Girls Generation/SNSD "The Best" all have song contributions by Oberg.[9] In January 2016 at the Golden Disk Awards in South Korea: SHINee, Super Junior, (f)X & Vixx won "Album Bonsang Awards", for their 2015 releases, all 4 albums including songs co-written by Oberg.[10]

Biography[edit]

Öberg was born in Stockholm on 6 August 1978. He began playing guitar at the age of 8 years old and studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. As a guitarist Oberg has performed with a variety of artists like Les Paul, Eros Ramazzotti, Hank Jones and Bireli Lagrene.

Andreas Öberg in 2008

He won the Hagström Guitar Award and the Gevalia Music Prize] in 2004[11] followed by the Gibson International Guitar Competition Audience Prize in Montreux in 2006.[12] His 2008 album My Favorite Guitars on Resonance Records reached 22 on the US radio instrumental charts. It pays tribute to George Benson, Pat Martino and others.[13] His 2010 album Six String Evolution reached 15 on the US jazz radio charts. Andreas was also a featured soloist/performer on the album Resonance Big Band which received a 2010 US Grammy Award. The Grammy also led to a live performance at Hollywood Bowl in June 2011. Öberg also used to be a guest teacher/lecturer at the Musicians Institute (formerly GIT) in Hollywood.[14]

Discography as solo artist/guitarist[edit]

  • Andreas Invites Yorgui & Ritary (2004)
  • Young Jazz Guitarist (2005)
  • Solo (2006)
  • Live In Concert (2006) (DVD)
  • My Favorite Guitars (2008)
  • Six String Evolution (2010)
  • Parenzo Summer (single) (2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Global Album Chart". Mediatraffic.de. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  2. ^ Jeff Benjamin (2015-05-28). "SHINee Earn Second No. 1 on World Albums With 'Odd'". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  3. ^ "Global Album Chart". Mediatraffic.de. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Global Album Chart". Mediatraffic.de. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  5. ^ "Global Album Chart". Mediatraffic.de. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  6. ^ "Hey!Say!JUMP and Arashi top the weekly Oricon charts! 10/19-10/25 | Japanese Entertainment News". Aramajapan.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  7. ^ "The Winners of The Japan Gold Disc Award 2016 Announced | Japanese Entertainment News". Aramajapan.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  8. ^ "Girls' Generation-TTS 소녀시대-태티서_Dear Santa_Music Video". YouTube. 2015-12-03. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  9. ^ "The Japan Gold Disc Award 2015 Winners Announced | Japanese Entertainment News". Aramajapan.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  10. ^ "EXO win Daesang + Winners from the '30th Golden Disk Awards' (Day 2)!". Allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  11. ^ "Gevalias musikpris till jazzgitarristen Andreas Öberg - Kraft Foods". News.cision.com. 2004-11-19. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  12. ^ "What's Hot With Jazz Guitar: Andreas Oberg". Guitar Site. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  13. ^ Jazz Times. Jazztimes. 2008. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Andreas Oberg Harnesses the Hypnotic Harmonies of the Whole-Tone Scale". Connection.ebscohost.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 

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