Andreas Carlsson

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Andreas Carlsson
Andreas Carlsson at a movie premiere in Stockholm, 2012.
Background information
Birth nameAndreas Mikael Carlsson
Born (1973-04-03) 3 April 1973 (age 51)
Danderyd, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Music producer
  • songwriter

Andreas Mikael Carlsson (Swedish pronunciation: [anˈdrêːas ˈkɑ̌ːɭsɔn]; born 3 April 1973) is a Swedish music producer and pop songwriter.


Carlsson was part of the Cheiron Studios team until the studio was closed down in 2000. In January 2001, former Cheiron-members Andreas Carlsson, Kristian Lundin and Jake Schulze assumed the lease of the legendary Cheiron studios. Two years later, they launched production-company The Location and publishing-company Location Songs, where writer Savan Kotecha is signed.

Carlsson frequently collaborates with writers Desmond Child and Chris Braide. Together they have written many hit songs, including "Invisible" for Irish boy band D-Side and American Idol contestant Clay Aiken. The song became one of the most performed on American radio in 2004. A more recent collaboration is Katy Perry's "Waking Up in Vegas", featured on her album One of the Boys. Carlsson also co-wrote the song "Strange" for the Alice in Wonderland soundtrack, which was performed by Tokio Hotel and Kerli Kõiv.

In 2008, Carlsson formed production/publishing company Meriola with fellow producer and songwriter Anders Bagge, who has written and produced songs for Madonna, Janet Jackson, Cross Gene and Jennifer Lopez, among others.

In 2009, Carlsson wrote his autobiography Live to Win - låtarna som skrev mitt liv ("The songs which wrote my life"), about his career and journey to where he is today.[1]


Carlsson was part of the jury for the Swedish edition of Idol from 2008, its fifth season. The last season Carlsson was a judge in began its run on 7 September 2010 on the Swedish television channel TV4. On 14 March 2011, Carlsson announced his departure from the jury, citing his desire to go back to songwriting.[2]

In 2012, he was one of the judges on the Swedish version of X Factor. In recent years, Carlsson has been lecturing and giving motivational speeches in different schools in Sweden.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

He has a son with ex-girlfriend Hannah Graaf, named William, born in 2001.[citation needed]

Notable writing credits[edit]

Year Artist Song Appearance on album
1999 Britney Spears "Born to Make You Happy" ...Baby One More Time
"I Will Be There"
"Deep in My Heart"
Backstreet Boys "I Want It That Way" Millennium
Westlife "No No" Westlife
"I Need You"
"Open Your Heart"
Celine Dion "That's the Way It Is" All the Way… A Decade of Song
2000 NSYNC "Bye Bye Bye" No Strings Attached
"It's Gonna Be Me"
Britney Spears "Where Are You Now" Oops!... I Did It Again
"Can't Make You Love Me"
Westlife "When You're Looking Like That" Coast to Coast
"Somebody Needs You"
Backstreet Boys "Everyone" Black & Blue
"Not for Me"
"It's True"
2001 NSYNC "Just Don't Tell Me That" Celebrity
"That Girl (Will Never Be Mine)"
Backstreet Boys "Drowning" The Hits: Chapter One
2002 Celine Dion "I'm Alive" A New Day Has Come
"The Greatest Reward"
"Coulda Woulda Shoulda"
Def Leppard "Unbelievable" X
LeAnn Rimes "Life Goes On" Twisted Angel
Bon Jovi "Everyday" Bounce
"All About Lovin' You"
"Hook Me Up"
"You Had Me from Hello"
Sandy & Junior "Words Are Not Enough" S&J Internacional
2003 Clay Aiken "Invisible" Measure of a Man
2004 Hilary Duff "Crash World" A Cinderella Story: Original Soundtrack
"Who's That Girl?" Hilary Duff
Ana Johnsson "We Are" The Way I Am
Lindsay Lohan "Symptoms of You" Speak
Diana DeGarmo "Emotional" Blue Skies
2005 Carrie Underwood "Inside Your Heaven" Some Hearts
Jesse McCartney "Because You Live" Beautiful Soul
Lindsay Lohan "I Live for the Day" A Little More Personal (Raw)
Amanda Stott "Homeless Heart"[A] Chasing the Sky
Bratz "So Good" Rock Angelz
2006 Clay Aiken "Lonely No More" A Thousand Different Ways
Paul Stanley "Live to Win" Live to Win
Wake Up Screaming
All About You
Second To None
2007 Erik Segerstedt "I Can't Say I'm Sorry" A Different Shade
2008 Katy Perry "Waking Up in Vegas" One of the Boys
Kevin Borg "With Every Bit of Me" The Beginning
2009 Janet Leon "Heartbreak on the Dancefloor" Janet
Tata Young "Boys Will Be Boys" Ready for Love
Europe "Last Look at Eden" Last Look at Eden
"New Love in Town"
2010 Tokio Hotel and Kerli "Strange" Almost Alice
Play "Famous" Under My Skin
"Personal Victory"
Ricky Martin "The Best Thing About Me Is You" Música + Alma + Sexo
Idol Allstars 2010 "All I Need Is You" Det bästa från Idol 2010
Big Time Rush "Famous" BTR
2011 Erika Jayne "Party People (Ignite the World)" Party People (Ignite the World)
2012 Jedward "P.O.V." Young Love
2013 VIXX "B.O.D.Y" Voodoo
2014 Cross Gene "Amazing" Ying Yang
2015 SHINee "Black Hole" Odd
2018 BoA "Manhattan Tango" Watashi Kono Mama de Ii no Kana
2019 Tomorrow X Together "9 and Three Quarters (Run Away)" The Dream Chapter: Magic
2020 Lil Uzi Vert "That Way" Eternal Atake
Taeyeon "Worry Free Love" #GirlsSpkOut
ENHYPEN "Given-Taken" Border: Day One
2021 fromis_9 "Talk & Talk" Non-album single
BamBam "riBBon" riBBon


  1. ^ "Från idé till succé : en högst personlig inspirationsbok". LitteraturMagazinet (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Andreas Carlsson lämnar "Idol"-juryn". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). 14 March 2011. Archived from the original on March 18, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "Motivationsföreläsning Från Idé till Succé". (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 23 January 2021. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Andreas Carlsson". Flowtalk (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 March 2020.

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