AronChupa

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AronChupa
AronChupa.png
Aron in 2014
Background information
Birth nameAron Michael Ekberg
Born (1991-03-07) 7 March 1991 (age 28)
Borås, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • record producer
  • footballer
Instruments
  • Synthesizer
  • vocals
  • guitar
Years active2012–present
Labels
Associated actsAlbatraoz
Association football career
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Byttorps IF[1]
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–present Byttorps IF 10 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Aron Michael Ekberg (born 7 March 1991), better known by his stage name AronChupa, is a Swedish rapper, singer, songwriter, DJ, record producer and footballer. Aron attended Academy of Art University from 2011 to 2013 and was a standout footballer for the Urban Knights before starting his music career.[2] He gained prominence with his 2014 song "I'm an Albatraoz", which reached number one on the Swedish Singles Chart and in Denmark, and reached the top ten in many charts across Europe. It also reached number 25 in the UK and number 10 in the US dance charts.

Career[edit]

AronChupa (below, right) among the members of Albatraoz.

Aron started his career as a footballer in the Swedish fourth division football club Byttorps IF. At the club he met Måns Harvidsson, Nicklas "Savo" Savolainen, Andreas "AndyBarMaskinen" Reinholdsson and Rasmus "Salle" Sahlberg and became friends. In 2012 they founded the electro-hip hop band Albatraoz and shortly after signed with Sony Music.[3] On 2 August 2013, was released their debut single, the self-titled "Albatraoz".[4] The song reached thirty-six on the Swedish Singles Chart and remained on the chart for nineteen weeks.[5] "Albatraoz" was certified gold in Sweden.[6] In January 2014 the song reached 8.5 million plays on Spotify and the group toured to promote the song.[7] On 18 April 2014 the group released their second single, "Arriba", but the song did not chart.[8]

On 15 April, Ekberg released his first solo project, the extended play Russ, including some sets produced in 2013.[9] He also released two promotional singles, "Copacabana" and "Heaven On Earth", to Spotify.[10][11] On 8 August 2014 he released his debut solo single, "I'm an Albatraoz",[12] featuring the vocals of his sister Nora Ekberg.[13] The song was originally in a hip hop style, but a second version with electronic beats was chosen.[14] The song reached number one in Sweden and Denmark and the top 10 in Germany, Austria, Norway, Finland, Australia and the Netherlands. It was certified double platinum in Sweden and Australia and platinum in New Zealand, Italy and Denmark.[15][16] His second single dropped on 20 November 2015, titled "Fired Cuz I Was Late", and peaked at number 100 in Sweden.[17]

On 20 December, Ekberg and the members of Albatraoz released their third single, "Wunderbar".[18] On 26 February 2016 Ekberg released his third solo single, "Little Swing", which features his sister Nora again. The song gained slight recognition in the UK when Vodafone UK started using it in their roaming advert campaign.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

List of albums
Title Album details
Russ[9]

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[17]
AUS
[19]
AUT
[20]
DEN
[21]
FIN
[22]
GER
[23]
ITA
[24]
NLD
[25]
NOR
[26]
NZ
[27]
POL
[28]
UK
[29]
"I'm an Albatraoz"[A] 2014 1 2 2 1 5 4 7 2 5 3 13 25 Non-album singles
"Fired Cuz I Was Late"[38] 2015 100
"Little Swing"[39]
(featuring Little Sis Nora)
2016 [A]
"She Wants Me Dead"
(with Cazzette featuring The High)
"Bad Water"
(featuring J & The People)
"Llama In My Living Room"
(featuring Little Sis Nora)
2017 23
"Rave in the Grave"
(featuring Little Sis Nora)
2018 93
[42]
21
  • ZPAV: 2× Platinum[41]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.
Notes
  1. ^ "Little Swing" did not enter the Sverigetopplistan chart, but peaked at number one on the Heatseeker chart.[40]

Promotional singles[edit]

Song Year Album
"Heaven On Earth"[11] 2014 Non-album single

Remixes[edit]

2017

Notes[edit]

  • A^ : Swedish singer and AronChupa's younger sister Nora Ekberg provides the vocals for the tracks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skytteliga – Herrar, Utveckling Elit Sydvästra". Idrott Online. 19 April 2011.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ artuathletics.com football bio
  3. ^ "Boråsbandet "Albatraoz" skapade viral succé som ledde till samarbete med Sony Music". My News Desk. 19 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Albatraoz – Single by Albatraoz". iTunes. 19 April 2011.
  5. ^ "ALBATRAOZ – ALBATRAOZ (SONG)". Swedish Charts. 19 April 2011. Archived from the original on 2 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Veckolista Singlar - Vecka 47, 20 november 2014". Hitlistan. 19 April 2011. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014.
  7. ^ ""Albatraoz" gjorde hitlåt på bakfyllan". Afton Bladet. 19 April 2011.
  8. ^ "Arriba – Single by Albatraoz". iTunes. 19 April 2011.
  9. ^ a b "Russ – AronChupa". Spotify. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  10. ^ "AronChupa – Copacabana". Spotify. January 2014.
  11. ^ a b "AronChupa – Heaven On Earth". Beat Bay. January 2014. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  12. ^ "I'm an Albatraoz – Single by AronChupa". iTunes. 19 April 2011.
  13. ^ "I'm an Albatraoz". Energy 94,0 FM. 19 April 2011.
  14. ^ "He, AronChupa". Magistrix. 19 April 2011.
  15. ^ "AronChupa – I'm An Albatraoz – Gold certification". Amprofon. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  16. ^ "AronChupa – I'm an Albatraoz" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
  17. ^ a b "Discography AronChupa". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  18. ^ "Albatraoz – Wunderbar". Spotify. 19 April 2011.
  19. ^ "AronChupa Discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  20. ^ "Ö3 Austria Top 40 – AronChupa". Ö3 Austria Top 40. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  21. ^ "Danish charts". Tracklisten. 30 May 2011. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  22. ^ "Discography AronChupa". Irish-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
  23. ^ "charts.de: AronChupa". charts.de (in German). Media Control GfK International. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
  24. ^ "Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana". FIMI. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  25. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie" (in Dutch). Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  26. ^ "Norway Chart History". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  27. ^ "AronChupa – I'm an Albatraoz". Retrieved 2 January 2015.
  28. ^ Peak chart positions for singles in Poland:
  29. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/45667/aronchupa/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  30. ^ "Veckolista Singlar - Vecka 47, 20 november 2014" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 16 October 2014.
  31. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2015 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  32. ^ "IFPI Austria – Gold & Platin". Archived from the original on 8 June 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  33. ^ "17/10-2014 - Certificeringer IFPI Denmark". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  34. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank". Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  35. ^ https://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/#. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  36. ^ "Italian single certifications – AronChupa – I'm An Albatraoz". FIMI. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  37. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – AronChupa – I'm An Albatraoz". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  38. ^ "Fired Cuz I Was Late". iTunes. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  39. ^ "Little Swing". iTunes. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  40. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 12, 24 mars 2016" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  41. ^ a b "Albums and singles certified Platinum in 2019" (in Polish). ZPAV. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  42. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 18 May 2018.

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