Tom Hugo

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Tom Hugo
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Tom Hugo at Cologne Pride, 2018
Background information
Birth nameTom Hugo Hermansen
Born (1979-10-27) 27 October 1979 (age 39)
Kristiansand, Norway[1]
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2007–present
Associated acts
Websitetomhugo.com
radiojam.no
keiino.com

Tom Hugo Hermansen (born 27 October 1979), better known as simply Tom Hugo, is a Norwegian singer, songwriter and musician. He is currently living in Oslo.

Career[edit]

Recording artist[edit]

In 2007, Hugo moved to Hamburg and started working with Káme Entertainment and All Access Entertainment.[2] In 2009, I apologise EP was released on the indie-label BrilJant/Indigo. He released his debut-album Sundry Tales in Germany June 2012. The single "Open Up Your Eyes" released in summer 2011 peaked at #100 on German radio-charts.[3]

Sundry Tales was also released in Norway on HW Records/Musikkoperatørene, and peaked at 23rd place on the Norwegian charts.[dead link] The single "Open Up Your Eyes" peaked at #20 on the Norwegian radio-charts,[4] and follow-up single "Million Doors" was A-listed 12 weeks at Norway's largest radio-station (NRK P1).[5]

Hugo has played many live-shows in both his home-countries, including a support-tour for The Overtones[6] and festivals like Palmesus 2012,[7] Welt Astra Tag, Reeperbahn-festival and Quart 09. He has also played live on the TV shows ZDF MorgenMagazin[8] and God Morgen Norge (TV2-Norway), and was in the prime-time TV show Beat for Beat in Norway on 23 September 2012.[9]

He will represent Norway at Eurovision Song Contest 2019 as part of the group KEiiNO with the song "Spirit in the Sky".

Radiojam[edit]

As well as being an artist and songwriter, Hugo is one of the vocalists in the Norwegian band Radiojam.[10]

Songwriting[edit]

Tom Hugo has co-written songs for artists in Europe and Asia. In Japan, Korean supergroup TVXQ released "Very Merry Xmas" on 27 November 2013, a song co-written by Tom and Chris Busek.[11] In summer 2013, Hugo co-wrote the B-side "Sunny Day Hero" taken from SHINee's gold-selling maxi-single "Boys Meet U".[12]

He has written 3 tracks[citation needed] together with Y'akoto for her album Baby Blues, released by Warner Bros. Germany in 2012. The co-written single "Without You" did fairly well on radio. The album peaked at #20 in Germany, and was nominated for an Echo award in 2013.[13] Together with Finnish songwriter Erik Nyholm, he wrote the single "Hard to Love You" performed by [Sebastian Wurth] which was released in 2011. The single peaked at #18 on the German charts.[14] In 2010, Meg Pfeiffer recorded "Love is Easy" co-written by Tom Hugo, Tebey and Sebastian Kirchner for her album Bullrider (#63 on German charts).[citation needed] Hugo was until recently signed by Universal Music Publishing in Germany.

Discography[edit]

Albums

Title Year Peak positions
NOR
[15]
Sundry Tales 2012 23


EPs

  • 2009: I Apologise EP

Singles

  • 2011: "Open Up Your Eyes"
  • 2013: "Det er du"
  • 2017: "Better Than Me"
  • 2018: "I Like I Like I Like"
  • 2019: "Spirit in the Sky" (as part of KEiiNO)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Hugo Hermansen – 3 roller i norsk næringsliv". www.proff.no.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2012-11-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Charts Deutschland Hauptchart" - Top200 - Wochenauswertung Chartwoche 34/2011 (19.08.2011 - 25.08.2011) www.musictrace.de
  4. ^ IFPI Norway Week 31.2011 ( 28.07.2011 - 03.08.2011 ) 04.08.2011
  5. ^ NRK. "A, B og C-lista uke 17 2012".
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2012-11-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Artister - Palmesus". www.palmesus.com.
  8. ^ jez4711 (11 August 2011). "Tom Hugo : Open Up Your Eyes / ZDF Morgenmagazin 11.08.2011" – via YouTube.
  9. ^ NRK. "Beat for Beat - høsten 2012".
  10. ^ "livemusikk". livemusikk.
  11. ^ "Very Merry Xmas - generasia". www.generasia.com.
  12. ^ Boys Meet U (Shinee song)
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-02. Retrieved 2013-11-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ Hung, Steffen. "norwegiancharts.com - Discography Tom Hugo". norwegiancharts.com.
  15. ^ "Tom Hugo discography". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 15 March 2019.

External links[edit]