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|Søren Nystrøm Rasted|
Søren Nystrøm Rasted on 20 June 2008
|Birth name||Søren Rasted|
|Born||13 June 1969|
|Genres||Pop, dance-pop, eurodance, Europop, spoken word, comedy|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, producer|
|Instruments||Keyboard, guitar, drums, vocals|
|Associated acts||Aqua, Lazyboy, Hej Matematik|
Søren Nystrøm Rasted (born Søren Rasted on 13 June 1969 in Blovstrød, Denmark) is a Danish musician, producer and songwriter. He plays keyboard, guitar and sings backing vocals. He is one of the four members of Danish-Norwegian pop band Aqua, and is married to the Aqua vocalist Lene Nystrøm.
On 25 August 2001, Rasted married fellow Aqua band member Lene Nystrøm, with the ceremony being held in Las Vegas. In 2004 the couple moved to Denmark from London. Together, they have a daughter, India, and a son Billy.
Rasted was born on 13 June 1969. He has an older brother and sister. His mother, who was a great knitter, taught him how to play the piano at the age of three. Soren went to university in America. Rasted stayed at the home of Chicago's manager for one year, and then returned to Denmark to graduate and go to business school. He got a job as a garage attendant to make some pocket change, and that's when he met Claus. Together, the two met René Dif during the search for a rapper for a song that the two wrote together, and the foundations of AQUA was formed. René brought Lene Grawford Nystrom into the picture as the lead singer, and everything fell into place. Rasted married Lene Nystrøm on 22 May 2001 in Las Vegas. After living in London for many years, the couple moved to Denmark in 2004, to live there permanently. On November 6, 2004, Lene Nystrøm gave birth to their first child, a daughter named India. The couple had a second child, a boy named Billy, in spring of 2006. They were a couple for only a month, but knew that it was the right thing to do.
Rasted is probably the most successful songwriter to ever come out of Denmark. He is a member of the Danish pop-dance group Aqua, with as many as 10 top 10 hits. He and his fellow band member Claus wrote and produced the three Aqua albums Aquarium, Aquarius and Megalomania. Aqua was formed in 1994 and split up in 2001, but reunited in 2008. The band sold more than 28 million records worldwide, and appeared in the Guinness Book of Records as the only debut band with three "self penned" Number One hits in the UK. Rasted has received more than 140 Gold and Platinum albums (and received a Diamond album in Canada for 1. mill sold albums), including awards for best songwriter/producer.
The Aqua # 1 hits were: "Roses Are Red", "My Oh My", "Barbie Girl", "Good Morning Sunshine", "Lollipop (Candyman)", "Happy Boys and Girls", "Cartoon Heroes", "Around the World", "Dr. Jones" and "Back to the 80's".
In 2004 Rasted released the spoken word album Lazyboy TV under the name Lazyboy - released in 15 countries. The album contained 3 single hits: "Facts of Life", "Inhale Positivity" and "Underwear Goes Inside the Pants" that went gold in Australia.
Rasted has worked as producer and songwriters on various Danish artists such as Sort Sol writing their biggest radio hit "Holler High". Rasted also did "the number one best selling album in 2003" for the popstar winner Jon including hits like "Right Here Next to You" and "This Side Up".He also wrote the single "Teardrops in Heaven" for the Danish female artists Sanne Salomonsen, The #1 5xPlatinum Single "Det bedste til sidst" for X-Factor winner 2010 Linda, and The best selling single for Mathias Pachler "Mit Et & Alt".
In 2006 Rasted wrote and arranged music for "Det Kgl Teater" the music for the Royal Danish Opera ballet called American Mixtures.
Rasted is a member of the Danish band Hej Matematik. Their #1 "platinum selling album" Vi Burde Ses Noget Mere 2007 includes the 4 singles: "Gymnastik", "Centerpubben", "Du & Jeg" and "Walkmand". Their 2. #1 album "Alt gaar op i 6"" included the 3 singles "Party i provinsen", "Legendeborn" and "Kato paa Maskinerne". In 2012 Hej Matematik released "Livet i Plastik"
He has also made various TV scores and film scores.
In 2009 Soren Rasted single-handedly produced the 3 new Aqua songs for the "Best of" Album: "Back to the 80's", "Live Fast - Die Young" and "My Mamma Said". The platinum selling single "Back to the 80s" broke the record of being the "most played song on Danish radio ever" kicking "Maneater" from 2006 off the top spot. The second single "My Mamma Said" also became a platinum selling single was also written and produced by Soren in his studio "Elektron Studio" based in Copenhagen.
in 2011 Rasted wrote and produced with Claus Norreen, Rene Dif and Lene Nystrøm the 3rd Aqua album "MEGALOMANIA". With the two number one singles "How R U Doin" and "Playmate to Jesus". It was followed by a European/ Australia tour.
In 2012 Rasted started the Label "LabelLand" distributed by ArtPeople.
In 2012 Rasted and Nicolaj Rasted did the songs and the score music for the Jonatan Spang movie "Talenttyven".
In 2012 Rasted recorded the first Lazyboy track in 7 years - "2012 Shift Happens" in his studio "Electron studio".
- 1996 Roses are red
- 1997 My Oh My
- 1997 Aquarium - (ALBUM)
- 1997 Barbie Girl
- 1997 Dr. Jones
- 1997 Goodmorning Sunshine
- 1997 Lollipop/Candyman U.S. Version
- 1998 Turn Back Time
- 1998 Diddnt I (The B Sides)
- 1998 Aquarium - The Remixes - (ALBUM)
- 2000 Cartoon Heroes
- 2000 Aquarius - (ALBUM)
- 2000 Around the world
- 2000 Bumble bees
- 2000 We belong to the sea
- 2000 Freaky Friday - For the U.S. Motion Picture
- 2000 Halloween
- 2009 Back to the 80s
- 2009 My Mamma Said
- 2009 Aqua - Best of - (ALBUM)
- 2011 How R U Doin'?
- 2011 Playmate To Jesus
- 2002 Right here next to you
- 2002 This side up
- 2002 Endlessly
For Sort Sol
- 2003 Holler High
- 2003 Golden Wonder
For Sanne Salomonsen
- 2003 Teardrops in heaven
- 2003 Scream
- 2009 Bedste til sidst (X-Factor winner-song)
- 2004 Facts of life
- 2004 Underwear goes inside the pants
- 2004 LazyboyTV (ALBUM)
- 2004 Inhale Positivity
- 2004 It's all about love
- 2012 2012 - Shift Happens
with Hej Matematik
- 2007 Gymnastik
- 2007 Centerpubben
- 2008 Du og Jeg
- 2008 Walkmand
- 2008 Vi Burde Ses Noget Mere (ALBUM)
- 2009 Party I Provinsen
- 2010 Alt Går Op I 6 (ALBUM)
- 2010 Legendebørn
- 2010 Kato på maskinerne
- 2011 The Loser Sign
- 2012 Livet i Plastik
- 2012 Det blir en go dag. Feat. Ankerstjerne
- 2012 Sikke en fest
for Mathias Pachler
- 2012 Mit Et & Alt
Socre songs for the soundtrack to the motion picture Talenttyven
- 2012 Ovre mig
- 2012 Jo-Ann
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