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
Born (1978-08-06) 6 August 1978 (age 39)
Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Pop, jazz, soul
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1997–present
Labels Resonance
Website andr242.wix.com/andreasoberg

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

A number of his songs have gone platinum in sales. Öberg has written music which has topped the singles and album charts in Japan and Korea. He has written music for Girls' Generation, Namie Amuro, Exile, 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, Oh My Girl, BEAST and VIXX.

Music career[edit]

Posed photo of Öberg looking down at his guitar
Öberg in 2008

Öberg was born in Stockholm on 6 August 1978. He began playing guitar at age eight, and studied at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. He has performed with Les Paul, Eros Ramazzotti, Hank Jones and Bireli Lagrene.

Öberg won the Hagström Guitar Award and the Gevalia Music Prize in 2004[1] and the International Guitar Competition Prize in Montreux in 2006.[2] Öberg is a former guest lecturer at the Musicians Institute (formerly GIT) in Hollywood.[3]

Since early 2012, Öberg has focused on writing and producing pop and rhythm and blues music for Asian, US and European artists. Notable releases with songs by Öberg songs are Girls' Generation's RIAJ platinum-certified album Girls & Peace and their RIAJ gold-certified album Love & Peace (with the four co-written songs "Motorcycle", "Gossip Girls", "Do the Catwalk" and "Lingua Franca") and TVXQ's RIAJ platinum-certified Tree and With.

In 2015 SHINee's album, Odd (including "Romance", co-written by Öberg) topped the Korean Gaon album chart for two consecutive weeks and the Billboard World Albums chart at the end of May 2015.[4]

In May 2016, Namie Amuro released her single "Mint" where both the A- & B-side (Mint & Chit Chat) were co-written & co-produced by Oberg. The song has so far sold more the 100 000 digital copies in Japan & was certified Gold by RIAJ. In June 2016, EXO released their album "EX'ACT" including Oberg's co-write "Stronger". The album was the most sold in the world according to Global Album chart [5] and has so far sold more than 1,1 million physical copies [6]

Discography[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gevalias musikpris till jazzgitarristen Andreas Öberg - Kraft Foods". News.cision.com (in Swedish). 2004-11-19. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  2. ^ "What's Hot With Jazz Guitar: Andreas Oberg". Guitar Site. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Andreas Oberg Harnesses the Hypnotic Harmonies of the Whole-Tone Scale". Connection.ebscohost.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05.  closed access publication – behind paywall
  4. ^ Jeff Benjamin (2015-05-28). "SHINee Earn Second No. 1 on World Albums With 'Odd'". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  5. ^ "global album chart". allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 
  6. ^ "million seller". soompi.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05. 

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