Vincent Pontare

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Background information
Birth name Vincent Pontare
Also known as Vargas & Lagola
Born (1980-05-13) 13 May 1980 (age 37)
Origin Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, Record Producer, musician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006–present
Labels Universal Music
Associated acts Avicii
Katy Perry
Miike Snow
Sebastian Ingrosso
Seinabo Sey
Swedish House Mafia
Veronica Maggio

Vincent Pontare mostly known as Vincent (born 13 May 1980 in Solna, Stockholm County) is a Swedish singer and songwriter.

Songwriter / Producer[edit]

At the Swedish Grammis Awards 2014 Vincent, together with Magnus Lidehäll and Salem Al Fakir, were awarded the “Composer of the Year” award[1] after a very successful and productive year including the albums of Veronica Maggio and Petter, as well as work with artist like Katy Perry, Sebastian Ingrosso, Seinabo Sey, Mapei and Galantis.

Vincent have had several local and international hits throughout his career, including “Waiting For Love" by Avicii (2015), “Sun Is Shining" by Axwell /\ Ingrosso (2015), “The Days” by Avicii (2014), “Younger” by Seinabo Sey (2014), “Hey Brother” by Avicii (2013), “Reload” by Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash (2013), “Sergels Torg” by Veronica Maggio (2013), “You Make Me” by Avicii (2013) and “Save The World” by Swedish House Mafia (2011).

Vincent also has songs on albums like “Listen” by David Guetta (2015), “Rebel Heart” by Madonna (2015), “Pharmacy” by Galantis (2015), “Prism” by Katy Perry (2013) and “Början På Allt” by Petter (2013).

Personal life[edit]

Vincent Pontare is the son of Roger Pontare[2] and Elisabeth Pontare. His father is a Swedish musician who took part in Eurovision Song Contest twice representing Sweden with "Stjärnorna" (1994, in a duet with Marie Bergman) and "When Spirits Are Calling My Name" (2000), placing 13th and 7th, respectively in the competition.

He has two brothers, Jimmy Åkerlund his senior and Viktor his junior.[3] He presently resides in Vasastan in Stockholm.

Vincent began dating Swedish singer Agnes Carlsson in 2009. The couple's engagement was announced in April 2013.[4]


Vincent Pontare during Grammisgalan 2013


Year Album Peak
2007 Lucky Thirteen
  • Release date: 7 November 2007
  • Label: Little Stereo Recordings
  • Singles:
    • 2006: "Paradise"
    • 2007: "Don't Hate on Me"
    • 2008: "Miss Blue"
2011 Godspeed
  • Release date: 29 August 2011
  • Label: Little Stereo Recordings
  • Distribution: Warner Music Sweden
  • Singles:
    • 2010: "Baby Hurricane"
    • 2011: "The Moment I Met You"
    • 2011: "Put Your Money Where Your Money Is"


Year Single Peak
2006 "Paradise" 23  –  – Lucky Thirteen
2007 "Don't Hate on Me" 7  –  –  –
2008 "Miss Blue" 6 19 39 23
"This Is for You"  –  – 74 Non-album single
2010 "Baby Hurricane"  –  –  –  – Godspeed
2011 "The Moment I Met You"  –  –  –  –
"Put Your Money Where Your Money Is"  –  –  –  –

A sample of songs that Vincent has produced and/or written[edit]

Title Artist
Bang My Head David Guetta feat. Sia & Fetty Wap
Hard Times Seinabo Sey
Heart Is Full Miike Snow
Hela Huset Veronica Maggio
Hey Brother Avicii
Hungry Hearts Nause
Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker Dada Life
On My Way Axwell and Ingrosso
Younger Seinabo Sey
Rebel Heart Madonna (entertainer)
Save The World Swedish House Mafia
Smile Galantis
Sun Is Shining Axwell and Ingrosso
The Days Avicii
Waiting For Love Avicii
You Galantis
You Make Me Avicii


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