Andreas Kleerup, artist name Kleerup, is synonymous with modern Scandinavian electropop.
The Swedish Grammy Award-winning producer, composer, songwriter and artist began his career in music as a songwriter, going on to tour with Teddybears and Robyn as a musician. In 2007, Kleerup released With Every Heartbeat featuring Robyn, and became an international household name overnight. Reaching No. 1 in the UK, the song appeared on top 10 lists all across Europe and became a top 30 single on The Billboard Hot 100 in the U.S.
Kleerup’s highly anticipated debut album, Kleerup, was released in 2008 to massive critical acclaim. The album and Kleerup received six Swedish Grammy Award nominations, and won in three categories: ‘Best Newcomer’, ‘Best Producer’ and ‘Best Composer’. Among the collaborating artists on the album are Lykke Li, Robyn, and Neneh Cherry. The much-lauded mini album As If We Never Won followed in 2014.
The 2010s also saw Kleerup expand his career as a composer. In 2010, he and Carl Bagge composed the music for Stockholm City Theatre’s 50th anniversary performance, a musical adaptation of Nobel Prize laureate Harry Martinson’s Aniara performed by a double string quartet.
In addition to his work as a composer and songwriter, Kleerup has worked with and remixed such iconic artists as Lady Gaga, Moby, The Cardigans and Nonono.