born on 3/4/1973 in Danderyd, Stockholms län, Sweden
Andreas Carlsson (Swedish pronunciation: [andreas ksn]) (born 3 April 1973) is a Swedish music producer, composer, and pop songwriter.
Carlsson was part of the Cheiron Studios team until the studio was closed down in 2000.
In January 2001, former Cheiron-members Andreas Carlsson, Kristian Lundin and Jake Schulze assumed the lease of the legendary Cheiron studios. Two years later, they launched production-company The Location and publishing-company Location Songs, where writer Savan Kotecha is signed.
In 2008 Andreas Carlsson formed production/publishing company Meriola with fellow producer, composer and songwriter Anders Bagge, who has written and produced songs for Madonna, Janet Jackson and Jennifer Lopez among others.
In 2009, Carlsson wrote his autobiography "Live to win - låtarna som skrev mitt liv" (The songs which wrote my life), about his career and journey to where he is today.
Carlsson frequently collaborates with writers Desmond Child and Chris Braide. Together they have written many recent American hit songs, including "Invisible" for the American Idol contestant Clay Aiken. The song became one of the most performed on American radio in 2004. A more recent collaboration is Katy Perry's "Waking Up In Vegas", featured on her album "One of the Boys". Andreas also made the song Strange, Alice in Wonderland's soundtrack, which was performed by Tokio Hotel and Kerli Kõiv.
His son with ex-girlfriend Hannah Graaf, named William, was born in 2001.
In 2012 he was one of the judges in X Factor (Sweden).
Carlsson was part of the jury for the Swedish edition of Idol from 2008 - its fifth season. The latest season, season seven, began its run on 7 September on the Swedish television channel TV4. On 14 March 2011 Carlsson announced his departure from the jury, citing his desire to go back to songwriting.
He is not related to 2005 winner Agnes Carlsson.
Notable writing credits
|Year||Artist||Song||Appearance on album|
|1999||Britney Spears||"Born to Make You Happy"||...Baby One More Time|
|"I Will Be There"|
|"Deep in My Heart"|
|Backstreet Boys||"I Want It That Way"||Millennium|
|"I Need You"|
|"Open Your Heart"|
|Celine Dion||"That's the Way It Is"||All the Way A Decade of Song|
|2000||'N Sync||"Bye Bye Bye"||No Strings Attached|
|"It's Gonna Be Me"|
|Britney Spears||"Where Are You Now"||Oops!... I Did It Again|
|"Can't Make You Love Me"|
|Westlife||"When You're Looking Like That"||Coast to Coast|
|"Somebody Needs You"|
|Backstreet Boys||"Everyone"||Black & Blue|
|"Not for Me"|
|2001||'N Sync||"Just Don't Tell Me That"||Celebrity|
|"That Girl (Will Never Be Mine)"|
|Backstreet Boys||"Drowning"||The Hits: Chapter One|
|2002||Celine Dion||"I'm Alive"||A New Day Has Come|
|"The Greatest Reward"|
|"Coulda Woulda Shoulda"|
|LeAnn Rimes||"Life Goes On"||Twisted Angel|
|"All About Lovin' You"|
|"Hook Me Up"|
|"You Had Me from Hello"|
|Sandy & Junior||"Words Are Not Enough"||S&J Internacional|
|2003||Clay Aiken||"Invisible"||Measure of a Man|
|2004||Hilary Duff||"Crash World"||A Cinderella Story: Original Soundtrack|
|"Who's That Girl?"||Hilary Duff|
|Ana Johnsson||"We Are"||The Way I Am|
|Lindsay Lohan||"Symptoms of You"||Speak|
|Diana DeGarmo||"Emotional"||Blue Skies|
|2005||Carrie Underwood||"Inside Your Heaven"||Some Hearts|
|Jesse McCartney||"Because You Live"||Beautiful Soul|
|Lindsay Lohan||"I Live for the Day"||A Little More Personal (Raw)|
|Amanda Stott||"Homeless Heart"[A]||Chasing the Sky|
|2006||Clay Aiken||"Lonely No More"||A Thousand Different Ways|
|Paul Stanley||"Live to Win"||Live to Win|
|Wake Up Screaming|
|All About You|
|Second To None|
|2007||Erik Segerstedt||"I Can't Say I'm Sorry"||A Different Shade|
|2008||Katy Perry||"Waking Up in Vegas"||One of the Boys|
|Kevin Borg||"With Every Bit of Me"||The Beginning|
|2009||Janet Leon||"Heartbreak on the Dancefloor"||Janet|
|Tata Young||"Boys Will Be Boys"||Ready for Love|
|Europe||"Last Look at Eden"||Last Look at Eden|
|"New Love in Town"|
|2010||Tokio Hotel and Kerli||"Strange"||Almost Alice|
|Play||"Famous"||Under My Skin|
|Ricky Martin||"The Best Thing About Me Is You"||Música + Alma + Sexo|
|Idol Allstars 2010||"All I Need Is You"||Det bästa från Idol 2010|
|2011||Erika Jayne||"Party People(Ignite The World)"||Party People(Ignite The World)"|
- Andreas Carlsson official website
- Interview, HitQuarters Jul 2009