Kleerup

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Kleerup
Andreas Kleerup 2013-02-18 001.jpg
Kleerup in 2013
Background information
OriginStockholm, Sweden
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • songwriter
  • multi-instrumentalist
  • drummer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • percussion
  • piano
  • guitar
  • synthesizer
  • keyboard
Years active2004–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitekleerup.net

Andreas Kleerup (born 1979), artist name Kleerup, is a Swedish musician.

Kleerup's career as a producer, composer, songwriter and artist began in music as a songwriter, going on to tour with Teddybears and Robyn as a musician. In 2007, Kleerup released With Every Heartbeat featuring Robyn, which reached No. 1 in the UK, the song appeared on top 10 lists in several countries in Europe and became a top 30 single on The Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.

Kleerup’s debut album, Kleerup, was released in 2008. The album and Kleerup received six Grammis nominations, and won in three categories: ‘Best Newcomer’, ‘Best Producer’ and ‘Best Composer’. Among the collaborating artists on the album are Lykke Li, Robyn, and Neneh Cherry. The mini album As If We Never Won followed in 2014.

The 2010s also saw Kleerup expand his career as a composer. In 2010, he and Carl Bagge composed the music for Stockholm City Theatre’s 50th anniversary performance, a musical adaptation of Nobel Prize laureate Harry Martinson’s Aniara performed by a double string quartet.

In 2010, NME name Kleerup one of the 20 hottest producers in music.[1]

In September 2014, Kleerup announced the first of two mini-LPs, As If We Never Won,[2] and shared credit of the song "Let Me In" with Susanne Sundfør. H&M used the track for their Fall Fashion 2014 advertising campaign in cinema, TV and online.

In addition to his work as a composer and songwriter, Kleerup has worked with and remixed such iconic artists as Lady Gaga, Moby, The Cardigans and Nonono.

Personal life[edit]

Kleerup is married. He has one child from an earlier relationship.[3]

Kleerup was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Tourette syndrome in 2007.[3] He has also struggled with depression for long periods of his life and even made a suicide attempt in 2009.[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Title Chart Positions
SWE UK
2008 Kleerup 7
2012 Aniara 47

EPs[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions
SWE UK
2009 Hello Holla EP
Lead Singer Syndrome
(with Markus Krunegård)
2014 As If We Never Won 52
2016 Det var den sommaren

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Positions
SWE DK UK
2005 "Medication"
2007 "With Every Heartbeat" (with Robyn) 18 7 1
2008 "Longing for Lullabies" (with Titiyo) 7 10
"3AM" (with Marit Bergman) 35
"Forever" (with Neneh Cherry) 56 1
2013 "Requiem Solution" (with Loreen)
2014 "I Got You" (with Ola Salo)
"Let Me In" (with Susanne Sundfør)
2015 "Imorgon är en annan dag" 43
"Så länge skutan kan gå" 54
"Beautiful Life" 60[4]

1Not officially released as a single, but charted due to extensive downloading.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NME 20 Hottest Producers
  2. ^ Pitchfork - Kleerup announces new album
  3. ^ a b c Assarsson, Anton; Selåker, Johannes (2013-12-03). "'Jag trodde att jag var efterbliven'". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2019-04-08.
  4. ^ "sverigetopplistan".

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