Basshunter

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Basshunter
Basshunter, 20 april 2008 in Halmstad.jpg
Basshunter during the concert in Halmstad, 20 April 2008
Background information
Birth nameJonas Erik Altberg
Born (1984-12-22) 22 December 1984 (age 34)
Halmstad
Genres
Occupations
  • Singer
  • record producer
  • DJ
Years active1998–present
Labels
Websitebasshunter.se
Basshunter during Hity Na Czasie at the final of Tall Ships' Races, Szczecin, 5 August 2007

Basshunter, also stylised as BassHunter[1] (real name: Jonas Erik Altberg; born 22 December 1984 in Halmstad) is a Swedish singer, record producer and DJ.

He recorded six studio albums: The Bassmachine (2004), LOL <(^^,)> (2006), The Old Shit (2006), Now You're Gone – The Album (2008), Bass Generation (2009) and Calling Time (2013). In addition to his own music, he has written and produced for a some number of artists. He also competed in the seventh edition of British Celebrity Big Brother, the Swedish Fångarna på fortet and the British Weakest Link in 2010.

He won awards such as the European Border Breakers Award, the Grammi award for Best Ringtone of the Year in 2006, and the World Music Award. He was also nominated for the BT Digital Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, and Rockbjörnen.

He has Tourette's syndrome.[2]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Extended plays[change | change source]

Compilation albums[change | change source]

Singles[change | change source]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Award Year Nominee/work Category Result Ref.
BT Digital Music Award 2008 Basshunter Best Electronic Artist or DJ Nominated [3]
Breakthrough Artist of the Year Nominated
Emma 2006 LOL <(^^,)> e-Emma of the Year Nominated [4]
Basshunter Foreign Artist of the Year Nominated
Eska Music Award 2008 "Now You're Gone" Radioactive Hit of the Year Era Won [5]
Eurodanceweb Award 2006 "Boten Anna" Won [6]
European Border Breakers Award 2008 LOL <(^^,)> Won [7]
Grammis 2007 Club/Dance Album of the Year Nominated [8]
Newcomer of the Year Nominated [9]
International Dance Music Award 2010 "Every Morning" Best HiNRG/Euro Track Nominated [10]
MTV Europe Music Award 2008 Basshunter Best New Act Nominated [11]
"Now You're Gone" Most Addictive Track Nominated
Musikförläggarnas pris 2006 Basshunter Newcomer of the Year Won [12]
2008 International Success of the Year Nominated [13]
NRJ Radio Award 2007 Best Dance Artist of the Year Won [14]
P3 Guld 2007 "Boten Anna" Song of the Year Nominated [15]
The Record of the Year 2008 "Now You're Gone" 9th place [16]
Regeringens Musikexportpris 2008 Basshunter Nominated [17]
Rockbjörnen 2006 "Boten Anna" Swedish Song of the Year Nominated [18]
Basshunter Swedish Newcomer of the Year Nominated
Russ.no 2006 "Boten Anna" Russ Song of the Year Won [19]
Scandipop Award 2009 Basshunter Best Male Won [20]
2011 "Saturday" Best Male Single Nominated [21]
Telia 2007 "Boten Anna" Best Ringtone of the Year Won [22]
World Music Award 2008 Basshunter World's Best Selling Swedish Artist Won [23]

References[change | change source]

  1. "BassHunter". Twitter. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  2. Mendoza, Nadia (2008-07-15). "Basshunter lothario Jonas Altberg was bullied". The Sun. Archived from the original on 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2017-10-09.
  3. "The Winners!". BT Digital Music Awards. Archived from the original on 2 October 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. "Emma-nomineringarna offentliggjordes" (in Swedish). Svenska Yle. 3 January 2007. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  5. Łukasz Szewczyk (25 April 2008). "Eska Music Awards 2008 rozdane – Feel hitem roku" (in Polish). media2. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  6. "AWARD 2006". Eurodanceweb. Archived from the original on 2 April 2014. Retrieved 30 September 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  7. "European Border Breakers Awards – recognition for those artists who succeeded in reaching audiences outside their own country". Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. 16 January 2008. Archived from the original on 13 May 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  8. "2007 – Årets Klubb/Dans 2007" (in Swedish). Grammis. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  9. "2007 – Årets Nykomling 2007" (in Swedish). Grammis. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  10. Ron Slomowicz "DJ Ron Slomowicz". "2010 International Dance Music Awards at WMC – Winners Announced". About.com. Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. "MTV Europe Music Awards 2008" (in Polish). MTV EMA. Archived from the original on 29 August 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  12. Carina Bergfeldt (28 October 2006). "Basshunter kan bli schlagerjoker" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  13. "Kleerup fyrfaldigt nominerad till Musikförläggarnas Pris" (in Swedish). Musikindustrin. 17 September 2008. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  14. "Sunrise Avenue kahmi palkintoja NRJ Awardseissa" (in Finnish). Iltalehti. 19 January 2007. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  15. "P3 Guld hyllar veteraner och nykomlingar" (in Swedish). Sundsvalls Tidning. 6 December 2006. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  16. "In 2008 I think the best is:". roty.tv. Archived from the original on 17 February 2009. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  17. Håkan Durmér (17 December 2008). "Nomineringarna till Regeringens Musikexportpris 2008 klara" (in Swedish). Musikindustrin. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  18. Zendry Svärdkrona (4 January 2007). "Här är finalisterna till årets Rockbjörn" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  19. Stian Fjelldal (16 May 2006). "Årets landeplage" (in Norwegian). NRK. Archived from the original on 8 November 2006. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  20. "The 2009 scandipop Awards!". Scandipop. 24 December 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  21. "The scandipop awards 2011: THE NOMINATIONS!". Scandipop. 14 December 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  22. "Vinnare övriga priser" (in Swedish). Grammis. Retrieved 20 April 2019.
  23. "BASSHUNTER". Awards & Winners. Retrieved 29 May 2014.

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