Benjamin Ingrosso

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Benjamin Ingrosso
Benjamin ingrosso.melodifestivalen2018.18d873.1460350.jpg
Ingrosso in 2018
Background information
Native nameBenjamin Daniele Wahlgren Ingrosso
Born (1997-09-14) 14 September 1997 (age 21)
Danderyd, Stockholm County, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2006–present
LabelsTEN
Websitebenjaminingrossoofficial.com

Benjamin Daniele Wahlgren Ingrosso (born 14 September 1997) is a Swedish singer and songwriter. As a child, he appeared in the leading role in several musicals, and in 2006 he won Lilla Melodifestivalen with the song "Hej Sofia". He won the celebrity dancing TV-show Let's Dance 2014, and has competed twice in Melodifestivalen in 2017 and 2018 respectively. He won in 2018 and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, with the song "Dance You Off".

Career[edit]

Acting and singing[edit]

Ingrosso has acted in several musicals and plays such as Nils Karlsson Pyssling.[1] He won the Lilla Melodifestivalen in 2006 with the song "Hej Sofia", and he represented Sweden in MGP Nordic 2006 in Stockholm, where he placed fourth.[2]

In 2007, he released the single "Jag är en astronaut", which his uncle Linus Wahlgren had recorded and performed in 1985.[3] Ingrosso's version peaked at number 2 on the Swedish singles chart. The same year he participated in Allsång på Skansen along with his mother, and he also took part in the Diggiloo tour.[3] Between 2008 and 2009, Ingrosso acted in the musical Hujeda mej vá många sånger.[4] At the Eldsjälsgala in 2009, Ingrosso and Pernilla Wahlgren performed a medley of The Jackson 5 songs, translated into Swedish.[5] In late 2009, he performed as Rasmus in the play Rasmus på luffen along with Markoolio.[6]

In 2011, Ingrosso performed as lillebror in the play Karlsson på taket flyger igen at Göta Lejon in Stockholm.[7] In February 2014, he announced that he had left the musical scene to focus entirely on music and songwriting.[8] In October 2016, he released his first music single called "Fall in Love", which he performed at Nyhetsmorgon which was broadcast on TV4.[9] He signed a record deal with TEN Music Group.[10]

Benjamin Ingrosso performing at Melodifestivalen 2017.

Ingrosso won the Swedish celebrity dancing TV-series Let's Dance 2014, broadcast on TV4, alongside his professional dancing partner Sigrid Bernson.[11] He has participated in his mother Pernilla Wahlgren's TV-series Wahlgrens värld, which is broadcast on Kanal 5, since 2016.[12]

Melodifestivalen and Eurovision 2018[edit]

Ingrosso participated in Melodifestivalen 2017 with the song "Good Lovin'", which he co-wrote along with Louis Schoorl and Matt Pardon.[13] He placed fifth in the final.[14] He participated again in Melodifestivalen 2018, with the song "Dance You Off".[15] He qualified for the final from the first semi-final and finished in first place.[16] He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, in the second semi-final qualifying to the final.[17][18][19] In the final he placed seventh,[20] receiving the maximum 12 points from the juries of eight countries.[21][22]

Ingrosso performed his song against a backdrop of LED lights, which changed colour in time to the beat of the music. He wore a black leather jacket, black jeans and white trainers with no socks.[23]

Identification[edit]

Ingrosso released his debut album, Identification, on 28 September 2018.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Ingrosso was born in Danderyd, to former dancer now restaurant owner Emilio Ingrosso, and singer Pernilla Wahlgren.[25] He is the younger brother of Oliver Ingrosso and Bianca Wahlgren Ingrosso,[26] and older half brother of Theodor Wahlgren.[26] He is the grandson of actors Hans Wahlgren and Christina Schollin, and nephew of actors Niclas Wahlgren and Linus Wahlgren.[27] He is also a cousin of Swedish House Mafia band member Sebastian Ingrosso.[28] Ingrosso is of Italian descent on both his father and mother's side.[29][30]

Discography[edit]

Studio album[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions
SWE
[31]
NOR
[32]
Identification 2018 1 18

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
[33]
FRA
[34]
SCO
[35]
SPA
[36]
UK
Down.

[37]
"Fall in Love" 2015 56 Non-album singles
"Crystal Clear"
"Home for Christmas"
"Love You Again" 2016
"Good Lovin'" 2017 10
  • GLF: Platinum
"Do You Think About Me" 87
  • GLF: Gold
"One More Time" 79
"Dance You Off" 2018 2 78 80 69 61
  • GLF: Platinum
Identification
"Tror du att han bryr sig"
(with Felix Sandman)
7
[38]
  • GLF: Platinum
non-album single
"I Wouldn't Know" 30
[39]
Identification
"Behave" 8
[40]
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featuring artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[33]
"Paradise"[41]
(Ofenbach featuring Benjamin Ingrosso)
2018 99 Non-album single

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Hej Sofia" 2006 Non-album singles
"Jag är en astronaut" 2007

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SWE
[33][42]
"I'll Be Fine Somehow" 2018 22 Identification
"So Good So Fine When You're Messing with My Mind" 29
"Spotlights" 53
"Happiness" 82
"No Sleep" 83
"Love Songs" 88
"Good Intentions" 89
"If This Bed Could Talk" 93
"All I See Is You" [A]

Notes

  1. ^ "All I See Is You" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number two on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[43]

Theatre[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ingrosso skrev av sig om brustet förhållande". Sydsvenskan. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Eurovision Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso reveals video clip for Dance you off! - ESCToday.com". esctoday.com. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Det här visste du nog inte om Benjamin Wahlgren Ingrosso". 3 February 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Linus Wahlgrens regidebut till Helsingborg". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Lotta Engberg och Peter Jihde leder Eldsjälsgalan med miljonbingo i TV4 - TV4 - tv4.se". TV4.se. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  6. ^ Eijde, Malin (13 September 2017). "Benjamin Ingrosso: "Stå på utsålda arenor är fortfarande min dröm" - Blekinge Läns Tidning". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Benjamin Wahlgren, 16: Nu drar jag mig tillbaka". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Benjamin Wahlgren, 16: Nu drar jag mig tillbaka". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Benjamin Ingrosso - Fall in love". Archived from the original on 8 March 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  10. ^ "New music – Benjamin Ingrosso & Felix Sandman – TEN Music Group". www.ten.se. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Benjamin Wahlgren vann Let's dance". www.gp.se. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  12. ^ Radio, Sveriges. "Swedish Eurovision star on celebrity families, bathrooms and writing hits - Radio Sweden". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  13. ^ Dahlander, Moa Linette Lindahl, Gustav. "Benjamin Ingrosso i topp fem i Melodifestivalen 2017: "Det är helt sjukt!"". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Eurovision Sweden: Mariette and Benjamin Ingrosso to the final of Melodifestivalen 2017! - ESCToday.com". esctoday.com. 11 February 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Sweden Melodifestivalen 2018: John Lundvik and Benjamin Ingrosso to the final". eurovisionworld.com. 3 February 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Eurovision Sweden: John Lundvik and Benjamin Ingrosso qualify to the Melodifestivalen 2018 final - ESCToday.com". 3 February 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Sweden:Benjamin Ingrosso wins Melodifestivalen 2018 with "Dance You Off"- wiwibloggs". wiwibloggs. 10 March 2018.
  18. ^ "Melodifestivalen: The irresistible lure of Sweden's biggest pop competition". Independent. 10 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  19. ^ "Sweden sends Benjamin Ingrosso to Eurovision 2018 following Melodifestivalen win". Metro. 10 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  20. ^ "Eurovision 2018 Results: Voting & Points". eurovisionworld.com. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  21. ^ Thomsen, Dante; Svensson, Ellinor (13 May 2018). "Benjamin Ingrossos lyxfest i natt: "Nu ska jag fira"". Expressen (in Swedish). Lisbon, Portugal. Retrieved 14 May 2018. Åtta 12-poängare från juryn – men bara 21 poäng av folket.
  22. ^ Nilsson, Anton (13 May 2018). "Israel vinner allt – Ingrosso sänktes totalt av tittarna". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 14 May 2018. Åtta länder gav tolvpoängare till Benjamin Ingrosso – Georgien, Lettland, Australien, Serbien, Cypern, Armenien, Tyskland och Slovenien.
  23. ^ "Sweden's Benjamin Ingrosso gets his spotlight on stage - Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  24. ^ Diaz, Sebastian (27 September 2018). "Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso talks love, loss and family in his debut album, 'Identification'". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  25. ^ "Benjamin Ingrossos återförening med Emilio". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  26. ^ a b mama.nu. "Pernilla Wahlgren: "Jag har skyddat honom i hela mitt liv"". mama.nu. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  27. ^ "Nytt besök i "Wahlgrens värld"". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  28. ^ Intervju med Benjamin Ingrosso Sveriges Radio Retrieved 10 March 2018
  29. ^ "Avslöjar familjens hemlighet". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  30. ^ "Destination Lisbon (#14): Meet Benjamin Ingrosso from Sweden - Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  31. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 5 October 2018. Click on "Veckans albumlista".
  32. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 40 Album uke 40, 2018". VG-lista. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  33. ^ a b c "Benjamin Ingrosso discography – Swedish Charts". swedishcharts.com/ Hung Medien.
  34. ^ "Discographie Benjamin Ingrosso". lescharts.com. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  35. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Chart Top 100: 18 May 2018 – 24 May 2018". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  36. ^ "Discography Benjamin Ingrosso". spanishcharts.com. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  37. ^ "Official Singles Downloads Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  38. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  39. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  40. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  41. ^ "Paradise (feat. Benjamin Ingrosso) - Single by Ofenbach on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  42. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  43. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker – Vecka 40, 5 oktober 2018". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
Preceded by
Robin Bengtsson
with "I Can't Go On"
Melodifestivalen winner
2018
Succeeded by
Incumbent