Sonny Fredie-Pedersen

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Sonny Fredie-Pedersen
Sonny Fredie Pedersen performs in Hollywood, CA.jpg
Sonny Fredie-Pedersen performing in Hollywood, California; May 2013
Background information
Birth nameSonny Mickey Fredie-Pedersen
Also known asSONNY
BornCopenhagen, Denmark
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Entertainer
  • Singer
  • Songwriter
  • Dancer
  • Actor
  • Choreographer
Years active1998–present
Labels
  • Warner Music Group
  • Sony Music Denmark
  • Copenhagen Records
Websitesonny-music.com

Sonny Fredie-Pedersen is a Danish entertainer.[1] He was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Fredie-Pedersen has featured in several of his own national TV shows evolving around his life as an entertainer, such as, Ingen Slinger I Valsen,[2] Familien Pedersen,[3] and Sonny, Dans og Stjernedrømme.[4][5] In 1998, Pedersen was the lead in the award-winning documentary, Ingen Slinger I Valsen. The documentary was awarded the Danish TV Oscar in 1999 and nominated for the International television award "Prix Italia".[6]

In the theater, Pedersen has brought to life notable characters such as 'Danny Zuko' in Grease - The Musical,[7][8] 'Baby John' in West Side Story, 'Troy Bolton' in High School Musical - On Stage, and 'Bjørn' in Gummi Tarzan - The Musical.[9]

As a choreographer and dancer, Fredie-Pedersen is credited with having worked with Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj,[10] Taylor Swift, Paula Abdul, Kylie Minogue, and Nicole Scherzinger. Pedersen is a former competitive dancer and has sixteen Danish National Champion titles in Latin and Ballroom on his record.[11] He has worked and performed on international TV productions,[12] such as Dancing With The Stars,[13] The Oscars,[14] and Eurovision.[15]

As a recording artist Sonny Fredie-Pedersen has released 4 albums since the year 2001. He has ranked in the Top 10 on the Danish National Billboard numerous times. He has released with labels Warner Music Group, Sony Music and Copenhagen Records

Fredie-Pedersen is a recipient of the Danish award "Vibeke Rørvig Legatet", which is presented to notable dancers, singers, stage designers and theater figures with ties to The Royal Danish Ballet. He was a recipient at the 25th anniversary award ceremony in 2011.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Den Gale Pen møder Sonny Fredie-Pedersen - Artikel". Gaffa.Dk. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  2. ^ "Ingen slinger i valsen - dr.dk/Bonanza" (in Danish). Dr.dk. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  3. ^ "Familien Pedersen". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  4. ^ "Sonny, Dance And Star Dreams Reality (translation)" (in Danish). Viaplay.dk. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  5. ^ Sophie Engberg Sonne (2015-01-01). "Danse-Sonny styrer showet i vellykket dokusoap" (in Danish). Politiken.dk. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  6. ^ "Per Wennick - Foredrag - ARTE Booking". ARTEbooking.dk (in Danish). Archived from the original on 2015-11-21. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  7. ^ "Poster image" (JPG). 3.bp.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  8. ^ "Sand Grease-feber i Aarhus - Kultur - Aarhus" (in Danish). Jyllands-posten.dk. 2014-07-07. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  9. ^ "Biography — SONNY". Sonny.dk. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  10. ^ "Sonny performs on Dancing With The Stars w/Nicki Minaj". YouTube. 2011-12-12. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  11. ^ "MSA Agency | Sonny Fredie Pedersen". Msaagency.com. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  12. ^ "Sonny Fredie-Pedersen". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  13. ^ "Sonny fik stående bifald i Dancing with the Stars – Ekstra Bladet" (in Danish). Ekstrabladet.dk. 2015-01-01. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  14. ^ "Sonny Fredie-Pedersen til Oscar-uddelingen | BILLED-BLADET" (in Danish). Billedbladet.dk. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  15. ^ Kasper Madsbøll Christensen. "SONNY - Feeling The You | Grand Prix | DR" (in Danish). Dr.dk. Retrieved 2015-11-20.
  16. ^ "Legatmodtagere | Vibeke Rørvigs Fond". Vibekeroervigsfond.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2015-11-20.