Benjamin Ingrosso

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Benjamin Ingrosso
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Ingrosso in 2018
Native name
Benjamin Daniele Wahlgren Ingrosso
Born (1997-09-14) 14 September 1997 (age 22)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2006–present

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".

Early life[edit]

Ingrosso comes from a well known family in Sweden: his mother Pernilla Wahlgren is a singer known for her song "Piccadilly Circus" and his father Emilio Ingrosso is a restaurateur.[1]


2006–2013: Lilla Melodifestivalen 2006, singing and acting[edit]

Ingrosso has acted in several musicals and plays such as Nils Karlsson Pyssling.[2] 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.[3]

In 2007, he released the single "Jag är en astronaut", which his uncle Linus Wahlgren had recorded and performed in 1985.[4] 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.[4] Between 2008 and 2009, Ingrosso acted in the musical Hujeda mej vá många sånger.[5] At the Eldsjälsgala in 2009, Ingrosso and Pernilla Wahlgren performed a medley of The Jackson 5 songs, translated into Swedish.[6] In late 2009, he performed as Rasmus in the play Rasmus på luffen along with Markoolio.[7]

In 2011, Ingrosso performed as lillebror in the play Karlsson på taket flyger igen at Göta Lejon in Stockholm.[8] In February 2014, he announced that he had left the musical scene to focus entirely on music and songwriting.[9] In October 2016, he released his first music single called "Fall in Love", which he performed at Nyhetsmorgon which was broadcast on TV4.[10] He signed a record deal with TEN Music Group.[11]

2014–2017: Let's Dance 2014 and Melodifestivalen[edit]

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.[12] He has participated in his mother Pernilla Wahlgren's TV-series Wahlgrens värld, which is broadcast on Kanal 5, since 2016.[13]

Ingrosso participated in Melodifestivalen 2017 with the song "Good Lovin'", which he co-wrote along with Louis Schoorl and Matt Pardon.[14] He placed fifth in the final.[15]

2018–present: Eurovision and Identification[edit]

Ingrosso participated again in Melodifestivalen 2018, with the song "Dance You Off".[16] He qualified for the final from the first semi-final and finished in first place.[17] He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, in the second semi-final qualifying to the final.[18][19][20] In the final he placed seventh,[21] receiving the maximum 12 points from the juries of eight countries.[22][23]

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.[24]

Ingrosso released his debut album, Identification, on 28 September 2018.[25]

Personal life[edit]

Ingrosso was born in Danderyd, to former dancer now restaurant owner Emilio Ingrosso, and singer Pernilla Wahlgren.[26] He is the younger brother of Oliver Ingrosso and Bianca Wahlgren Ingrosso,[27] and older half brother of Theodor Wahlgren.[27] He is the grandson of actors Hans Wahlgren and Christina Schollin, and nephew of actors Niclas Wahlgren and Linus Wahlgren.[28] He is also a cousin of Swedish House Mafia band member Sebastian Ingrosso.[29] Ingrosso is of Italian descent on both his father and mother's side.[30][31]



Awards and nominations[edit]


Since 1999, the Gaygalan is a Swedish accolade presented by the QX magazine.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2019 "Dance You Off" Song of the Year Nominated [32]

MTV Europe Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Europe Music Awards was established in 1994 by MTV Europe to award the music videos from European and International artists.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2018 Himself Best Swedish Act Nominated [33]


Rockbjörnen is a music prize in Sweden, divided into several categories, which is awarded annually by the newspaper Aftonbladet. The prize was first awarded in 1979, and is mostly centered on pop and rock.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2018 Himself Male Live Artist of the Year Won [34]
"Dance You Off" Swedish Song of the Year Nominated
2019 Himself Male Live Artist of the Year Won [35]
Concert of the Year Nominated [36]
Benjamin Ingrosso fans Best Fans Nominated




  1. ^ "What you need to know (but are too cool to ask) about Eurovision hopeful Benjamin Ingrosso". The Local. 9 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Ingrosso skrev av sig om brustet förhållande". Sydsvenskan. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Eurovision Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso reveals video clip for Dance you off! -". 12 March 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Det här visste du nog inte om Benjamin Wahlgren Ingrosso". 3 February 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Linus Wahlgrens regidebut till Helsingborg". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Lotta Engberg och Peter Jihde leder Eldsjälsgalan med miljonbingo i TV4 - TV4 -". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  7. ^ Eijde, Malin (13 September 2017). "Benjamin Ingrosso: "Stå på utsålda arenor är fortfarande min dröm" - Blekinge Läns Tidning". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Benjamin Wahlgren, 16: Nu drar jag mig tillbaka". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Benjamin Wahlgren, 16: Nu drar jag mig tillbaka". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Benjamin Ingrosso - Fall in love". Archived from the original on 8 March 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  11. ^ "New music – Benjamin Ingrosso & Felix Sandman – TEN Music Group". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Benjamin Wahlgren vann Let's dance". Archived from the original on 11 May 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  13. ^ Radio, Sveriges. "Swedish Eurovision star on celebrity families, bathrooms and writing hits - Radio Sweden". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  14. ^ Dahlander, Moa Linette Lindahl, Gustav. "Benjamin Ingrosso i topp fem i Melodifestivalen 2017: "Det är helt sjukt!"". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Eurovision Sweden: Mariette and Benjamin Ingrosso to the final of Melodifestivalen 2017! -". 11 February 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Sweden Melodifestivalen 2018: John Lundvik and Benjamin Ingrosso to the final". 3 February 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Eurovision Sweden: John Lundvik and Benjamin Ingrosso qualify to the Melodifestivalen 2018 final -". 3 February 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  18. ^ "Sweden:Benjamin Ingrosso wins Melodifestivalen 2018 with "Dance You Off"- wiwibloggs". wiwibloggs. 10 March 2018.
  19. ^ "Melodifestivalen: The irresistible lure of Sweden's biggest pop competition". Independent. 10 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  20. ^ "Sweden sends Benjamin Ingrosso to Eurovision 2018 following Melodifestivalen win". Metro. 10 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  21. ^ "Eurovision 2018 Results: Voting & Points". Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  22. ^ 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.
  23. ^ 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.
  24. ^ "Sweden's Benjamin Ingrosso gets his spotlight on stage - Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018". Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  25. ^ Diaz, Sebastian (27 September 2018). "Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso talks love, loss and family in his debut album, 'Identification'". Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  26. ^ "Benjamin Ingrossos återförening med Emilio". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  27. ^ a b "Pernilla Wahlgren: "Jag har skyddat honom i hela mitt liv"". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  28. ^ "Nytt besök i "Wahlgrens värld"". Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  29. ^ Intervju med Benjamin Ingrosso Sveriges Radio Retrieved 10 March 2018
  30. ^ "Avslöjar familjens hemlighet". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  31. ^ "Destination Lisbon (#14): Meet Benjamin Ingrosso from Sweden - Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018". Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  32. ^ "NU KAN DU RÖSTA FRAM VINNARE TILL QX GAYGALA 2019! OCH DE NOMINERADE ÄR …". Gala Magazine Sweden. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  33. ^ "Benjamin Ingrosso and Zibbz among Eurovision nominees for 2018 MTV EMAs". wiwibloggs. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  34. ^ "Rockbjörnen 2018: Här är alla vinnare från musikfesten". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  35. ^ "Rockbjörnen 2019 Winners". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  36. ^ "Rockbjörnen 2019 – här är alla nominerade". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved August 31, 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Benjamin Ingrosso at Wikimedia Commons

Preceded by
Robin Bengtsson
with "I Can't Go On"
Melodifestivalen winner
Succeeded by
John Lundvik
with "Too Late for Love"