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Orup storsjöyran 1996.jpg
Orup performing at Storsjöyran in Östersund
Background information
Birth nameThomas Eriksson
Born (1958-11-29) November 29, 1958 (age 60)
OriginStockholm, Sweden
InstrumentsGuitar, Tuba, Singing
Orup during Fotbollsgalan 2006.

Thomas Eriksson better known by his stage name Orup (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈuːrɵp]; born November 29, 1958 in Huddinge) is a Swedish pop singer, songwriter and guitarist who enjoyed major success in his native country in the late 1980s and early 1990s with songs like Jag blir hellre jagad av vargar, Regn hos mig, "M.B.", "Då står pojkarna på rad", "Magaluf", and "Stockholm". Orup has also written several songs for other performers. He wrote the winning song of Melodifestivalen 2004, "Det gör ont" performed by Lena Philipsson. Orup was married to Swedish TV host Sofia Eklöf. Since 2012 he has been one of the judges on X Factor (Sweden). He also took part in season 5 of Så_mycket_bättre.

Personal life[edit]

Orup married his girlfriend Sofia Eklöf in 1989 and they had a son together. The couple later divorced. His son has also followed a musical career and is the drummer for Swedish rock band Basement Poetry. In 2009, his son released his own solo debut album Top Song Project.

Eriksson remarried and lives with his new wife and her five children from an earlier marriage.


Studio albums
Compilation albums

(appearing in Trackslistan)

  • 1987: "Jag blir hellre jagad av vargar"
  • 1988: "Stanna hos dig" (with Karin Wistrand)
  • 1988: "Min mor sa till mej"
  • 1988: "Trubbel"
  • 1989: "M.B."
  • 1989: "Upp över mina öron" (with Anders Glenmark)
  • 1989: "Då står pojkarna på rad"
  • 1989: "Regn hos mej"
  • 1991: "My Earth Angel"
  • 1991: "(If They Say) It's a Wonderful World"
  • 1992: "Stockholm"
  • 1992: "Nån annan kommer följa dig hem"
  • 1992: "Magaluf"
  • 1993: "Vid min faders grav"
  • 1993: "Som isarna (när det blir vår)"
  • 2000: "Unga hjärtan"