Anderz Wrethov

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Anderz Wrethov
Background information
Birth nameAnderz Wrethov
Born (1979-04-11) 11 April 1979 (age 45)
Trelleborg, Sweden
GenresPop, rock, dance-pop, pop rock, Europop, R&B
Occupation(s)Songwriter, producer

Anders Wrethov (born 11 April 1979) professionally known as Anderz Wrethov, is a Swedish songwriter and producer. He is an accomplished songwriter as part of Melodifestivalen, in which he has written 38 competing entries, winning twice in 2019 and 2021.

Biography[edit]

Wrethov was born in Trelleborg and grew up in Vellinge. He graduated from Musikhögskolan in Malmö in 2002.[1] He sings and plays the piano and the guitar.

He began learning to play the guitar at the age of seven, and also took piano lessons. In the 1980s he started listening to hard rock music, and playing the electric guitar.[2]

Since graduating from Musikhögskolan, where he studied guitar, piano and song, he has worked as a producer and songwriter.[2]

Career[edit]

Wrethov has worked with a number of artists in Sweden and abroad; he and his sister Elin were part of the songwriting team for the song Always, the Azerbaijani entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, which placed in third in the final.[3] He has also co-written and produced songs for Melodifestivalen, the Swedish qualifying contest for the Eurovision Song Contest, several times. In 2018 he co-wrote the Cypriot entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, Fuego performed by Eleni Foureira which placed second in the competition. In 2019 he co-wrote four of the entries,[4] including the winning song, "Too Late For Love". In 2021, he was part of the team that wrote and produced the song "Voices", which won the Melodifestivalen in that year. He also wrote the official song for the Swedish football team for the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2011.[citation needed]

In 2011, Wrethov released his first single and made his debut as a singer.[citation needed]

In 2015, for the Japanese release of the film "Avengers: Age of Ultron", Marvel Japan recruited Wrethov to compose an original song,[5] "In Memories", an emotional ballad that also featured in the movie’s Japanese trailers.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ahlbäck, Thérèse (10 March 2019). "Anderz Wrethov - skånsk mångmiljonspelad melodifestivalvinnare!". P4 Kristianstad. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b Lundh, Simon (24 February 2017). "Popfabrikören från Vellinge". Skånska Dagbladet. Archived from the original on 1 May 2018.
  3. ^ Barclay, Simon (17 June 2010). Eurovision Song Contest – The Complete & Independent Guide 2010. Simon Barclay. pp. 144–. ISBN 978-1-4457-8415-1. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  4. ^ Meierkord, Åsa (1 December 2018). "Låtrekord för Anderz Wrethov". Lokaltidningen. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018.
  5. ^ "The Japanese Pop Cover of the 'Ghostbusters' Theme Isn't All That Strange". 28 June 2016.
  6. ^ https://youtube/PhM4zgXZOws?si=Fta-zpyNYA-eDwG0

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