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Erik Hassle

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Erik Hassle born 26 August 1988 in Katrineholm, Sweden is a Swedish pop singer-songwriter He signed with TEN Music Group in 2007 and through TEN Erik also signed with Roxy Recordings for Sweden, Island Records for Europe and Universal Republic for North America

Contents

  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Music career
    • 21 Swedish career
    • 22 International career
  • 3 Discography
    • 31 Albums
    • 32 Extended plays
    • 33 Singles
    • 34 Guest appearances
  • 4 Awards
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Biography

Hassle was raised in a rural village two hours south of Stockholm and originally aspired to be a professional footballer He grew up listening to soul music and realised his love of music early after listening to Wilson Pickett He attended Rytmus, a musical secondary school in Stockholm where famous Swedish singer Robyn trained He signed a deal with the Swedish music company TEN Music Group Later Erik also signed to Roxy Recordings for Sweden, Island Records for Europe and Universal Republic for North America

Music career

Swedish career

Hassle released his first single, "Hurtful" in September 2008 It went to reach #11 in his native Sweden and peaked at #2 in Denmark He later released his second single "Don't Bring Flowers" which peaked at #25 in Sweden, and his album Hassle which debuted at #2 and stayed in the Swedish charts for 10 weeks

International career

On 23 August 2009 Hassle released "Don't Bring Flowers" his first international single In late 2009 he embarked on touring outside of Sweden and released "Hurtful" in the UK on 2 February 2010 It debuted at #59 and fell off the charts the following week He altered a few songs his Swedish debut album and re-released the album as Pieces in the UK It failed to chart in the UK Albums Chart

He has been written up as a hot new act in The Guardian and other major newspapers, and on 19 January 2010, he was awarded the prize for "Newcomer of the Year 2009" at the P3 Guld gala

Hassle visited Lynn Grove High School and Capital City Academy playing Don't Bring Flowers, Amelia and his own cover of In for the Kill

He toured with Mika in the UK in early 2010 as the supporting act and was very well received by Mika's fans He also supported Mika at the closing night of the iTunes Festival in June 2009

On 19 May 2010 his single, "Hurtful" was picked as "Single of the Week" on iTunes Store, in which people could download his song free

Hassle released an extended play EP entitled The Hassle Sessions: Volume One consisting of cover songs, on 12 August 2010 in the United Kingdom

In 2010, Erik Hassle featured the English version of the single "Alors on danse", from the album of the same name by Stromae The track was made available through Spotify

“Are You Leaving” was the first single from Erik Hassle’s mini-album Mariefred Sessions The album was the result of a collaboration between Erik Hassle and Jocke Berg & Martin Sköld from the Swedish band Kent Mariefred Sessions was released in Sweden on March 23, 2011

Discography

Albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
SWE
DEN
UK
Hassle
  • Released: August 19, 2009
  • Label: Roxy
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2
Pieces
  • Released: February 22, 2010
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: CD, digital download
16 154
We Dance
  • Released: July 4, 2012
  • Label: Roxy
  • Formats: CD, digital download
30
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart

Extended plays

Title Album details Peak chart positions
SWE
DEN
UK
iTunes Festival: London 2009
  • Released: July 31, 2009
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: Digital download
The Hassle Sessions: Volume One
  • Released: August 15, 2010
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: Digital download
Taken EP
  • Released: October 4, 2010
  • Label: Roxy
  • Formats: Digital download
Mariefred Sessions
  • Released: March 23, 2011
  • Label: Roxy
  • Formats: CD, digital download
11
Somebody's Party
  • Released: March 3, 2014
  • Label: Record Company TEN, RCA
  • Formats: Digital download
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart

Singles

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
SWE
DEN
UK
2008 "Hurtful" 11 2 59
  • SWE: Gold
  • DEN: Gold
Hassle /
Pieces
2009 "Love Me to Pieces"
"Don't Bring Flowers" 25 11
  • DEN: Gold
2010 "Standing Where You Left Me" 32 Taken EP
"Taken Still in My Blood" 55
2011 "Nothing Can Change This Love" The Hassle Sessions: Volume One
"Are You Leaving" Mariefred Sessions
"Stay Away"
2012 "Stay" We Dance
"Back Under Water"
"Grace"
2013 "Talk About It" Somebody's Party EP
2015 "No Words" 83 TBA
"Natural Born Lovers"
"Smaller"
2016 "If Your Man Only Knew"
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart

Guest appearances

Title Year Other artists Album
"Alors on danse" feat Erik Hassle 2010 Stromae N/A

Awards

  • 2010 Danish GAFFA-priset – International Newcomer of the Year
  • 2009 Swedish Grammis – Newcomer of the Year
  • 2009 Swedish P3 Guld – Newcomer of the Year

References

  1. ^ "Erik Hassle's Visa Problems Turned Out to be, Well, a Hassle" InternationalMagazinecom Retrieved 2010-03-15 
  2. ^ "Erik Hassle Signs To UNI Republic" CrazedHitscom Retrieved 2009-08-04 
  3. ^ "Erik Hassle - Hurtful - Music Charts" Achartsus Retrieved 2010-06-26 
  4. ^ "Altsoundscom News | Erik Hassle - Single of the Week on iTunes" Altsoundscom 19 May 2010 Retrieved 26 June 2010 
  5. ^ a b c swedishchartscom - Discography Erik Hassle Retrieved 2011-04-10
  6. ^ a b c danishchartscom - Discography Erik Hassle Retrieved 2011-04-10
  7. ^ a b c Chart Log UK - 2010 - Weekly Updates Retrieved 2011-04-10
  8. ^ http://wwwmynewsdeskcom/se/pressroom/universalmusic/pressrelease/view/erik-hassle-slaepper-sitt-andra-album-we-dance-4-juli-765447
  9. ^ https://itunesapplecom/gb/album/itunes-festival-london-2009/id327306188
  10. ^ https://itunesapplecom/gb/album/the-hassle-sessions-vol-1-ep/id385708240
  11. ^ https://itunesapplecom/se/album/taken-ep/id394135295
  12. ^ https://itunesapplecom/se/album/mariefred-sessions-ep/id421764150
  13. ^ https://itunesapplecom/se/album/somebodys-party-ep/id826728415
  14. ^ "Guld & Platina - År 2009" PDF in Swedish IFPI Sweden Retrieved 16 April 2012 
  15. ^ "Certificeringer marts - maj 2010" in Danish IFPI Denmark 31 May 2010 Retrieved 16 April 2012 
  16. ^ "Guld og platin i juni/juli" in Danish IFPI Denmark 17 August 2010 Retrieved 16 April 2012 
  17. ^ "iTunes - Music - Alors on danse - EP by Stromae" Itunesapplecom Retrieved 2014-07-08 

External links

  • Official website The official website
  • Erik Hassle fan Street Team Erik Hassle fan Street Team

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