Biography

Andreas Oberg, is a Swedish multi platinum songwriter, producer, guitarist and educator. Lately becoming one of the most succesful foreign song writers/producers on the vibrant Asian music market, with total sales of over 42 million physical units. Andreas has written songs on dozens of Nr 1 charting releases in Japan & South Korea (Singles & Albums). In Asia, many of Oberg's songs have also been included on chart topping DVD/Blu Ray releases and his songs have made it to the top of the Itunes album charts in over 100 different countries worldwide. 

 

Oberg has also written/produced songs on albums charting @ Nr 2, Nr 3 & Nr 6 on the US Billboard 200 album chart & Nr 1 on US Billboard album sales chart.

Oberg co-wrote & co-produced one song for the Netflix-movie "Eurovision Song Contest-The Story Of Fire Saga" currently nominated for a US Grammy in the category "Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media".

 

With a background as a professional guitarist, Andreas has lately been focusing on song writing for major artists like: NCT, SUPER M, EXO, MONSTA X, THE BOYZ, SHINee, IZ*ONE, GIRLS GENERATION, NAMIE AMURO, TWICE, GOT7, EXO-CBX, NCT 127, NCT DREAM, NCT U, RED VELVET, EXILE, PENTAGON, WAYV, SixTONES, FANTASTICS, R1SE, NINE PERCENT, TAEYEON, SUPER JUNIOR, GFRIEND, VIVIZ, Baekhyun, ARASHI, SixTones, ATSUSHI, JUN K, KANA NISHINO, TVXQ, BoA, f(x), KUMI KODA, AKCENT, FLY PROJECT, LENNIS RODRIGUEZ, 2PM, VIXX, OH!GG, TAEMIN, KARRY WANG JUNKAI (TF BOYS), BEAST/HIGHLIGHT, UP10TION, ARASH, LESLIE GRACE, PLAY N' SKILLZ, KEY, IRENE & SEULGI, NICOLE CHERRY, JOEY MONTANA, PARK BO GUM, MOMOLAND, EVERGLOW, B1A4, D&E, TTS, UNINE, HYOLYN, JAY PARK, FT ISLAND, K.R.Y, SS301, JUNG YONG HWA, KOICHI DOMOTO, ALEXANDRA STAN, OH MY GIRL, HEY SAY JUMP, WJMK, KIM HYUN JOONG, FLOWER, SF9, SHINJIRO, JOHNNY'S WEST, SEXY ZONE, ABC-Z, GUGUDAN, & NU EST, just to mention a few. So far, Oberg has written songs on around 450 releases with major label artists.

 

A highly accomplished guitar player with an advanced knowledge of the fretboard, he is noted for his very fast chops and innovative use of altered scales and harmony. With a repertoire which transcends many genres, his primary influence on the guitar is George Benson.

Career Highlights:

Early 2015 @ the Japan Gold Disc Awards, Oberg's songs were included in several categories, winning with TVXQ & Girls Generation. In December 2015 his co-written single "Dear Santa" with Girls' Generation-TTS did an "All-Kill" and hit Nr1 on all the 8 different real-time charts in South Korea. in January 2016 at the Golden Disk Awards in South Korea: SHINee, Super Junior, (f)X & Vixx won "Album Bonsang Awards", all 4 albums including songs co-written by Oberg.

 

During March 2016, Red Velvet's single "One of these nights" co-written by Oberg won the 1st prize on all the Korean TV-shows (Show Champion, M! Countdown, Inkigayo, The Show & Music Bank) and the mini album went Nr 1 on the album chart. Released in June 2016, Oberg co-wrote "Stronger" on both the Korean & Chinese version of EXO's album EX'ACT. The album had EXO's highest number of pre-orders at the time: more than 660k copies. The album versions charted at Nr 1 and 2 on the Korean album chart Gaon (3 weeks straight) and Nr 1 on the Global album chart, as the most selling album in the world - week 25, 2016. Including the repackage version of EX'ACT called LOTTO, the sales are so far at 1,2 million physical copies.

 

In November 2017, legendary Japanese artist Namie Amuro released her best of-album "Finally". The album includes her single "Mint" co-written by Andreas Oberg. The album has so far sold more than 2,4 million physical albums is 2x Diamond Award certified by RIAJ. The album was also awarded "Album Of The Year" & the 2018 Japan Gold Disc Awards. Namie also won "Artist Of The Year" & one more album category.

 

At the annual Golden Disc Awards 2018 (often refered to as the Korean Grammy's) both Monsta X & Girl's Generation won awards for Best Album with "The Code" & "Holiday Night". Both albums including songs by Andreas Oberg.

 

In April 2018, Oberg co-wrote 2 songs for EXO-CBX Korean mini album. The album charted at Nr 1 in 36 different countries on Itunes. Oberg also co-wrote Lo Siento for Super Junior featuring Leslie Grace & Play N' Skillz. The song entered at Nr 13 on Billboard's Latin Chart, the first entry ever from a Korean act on the Latin charts.

 

On August 31st 2018, Namie Amuro released her "Final Tour" DVD including 2 songs co-written by Oberg: "Mint" & "Chit Chat". It's the best selling music DVD ever in Japan with impressive sales of over 1,75 million physical copies.

 

In December 2018, EXO released their repackaged album "Love Shot" including the song "Wait", co-written by Oberg. The album went Nr 1 on Itunes album charts in 62 different countries including USA.

 

Mid June 2020, Netflix premiered their original movie "Eurovision Song Contest, The Fire Saga" starring Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Demi Lovato & Pierce Brosnan.

Andreas Oberg co-wrote/co-produced one of the songs from the original soundtrack called "Running With The Wolves". The song was performed by Adam Grahn & Courtney Jenae & the album (released on Arista records) reached the Nr 1 spot on Itunes USA & top 3 on Itunes UK. The soundtrack was also nominated for a US Grammy in the category "Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media" at the 63rd Grammy Awards in LA, March 7th 2021.

 

Early October 2020, Super M from SM Entertainment/Capitol Records, released their first full length album in the USA. Oberg contributed with 3 songs on the album, charting at Nr 2 on US Billboard 200 album chart. The album also hit Nr 1 on Billboard Albums Sales & Billboard World Chart. The songs "Better Days, Step Up & So Long were all co-written by Oberg. Better Days was also co-produced by Oberg.

 

Later on in October, NCT released their album Resonance Part 1, followed by Part 2 a few weeks later. The albums have so far sold close over 3 million physical units. Oberg co-wrote one of the songs called "Dancing In The Rain" Part 1 also reached Nr 6 on US Billboard 200 & Nr 1 on the World Chart.

 

Popular boyband EXO released their long awaited comeback mini album "Don't Fight The Feeling" in June 2021. The album has so far sold more than 1,3 million physical albums and reached the Nr 1 spot on the Itunes album charts in USA and in 90 other countries, which resulted in a Nr 1 on the Global Itunes album chart. Oberg co-wrote  & co-produced the song "No Matter"

In September 2020, NCT 127 released their album "Sticker" including the song "Breakfast" co-written by Oberg. The album stayed for 15 consecutive weeks on Billboard 200 Album Chart, peaking at Nr 3 and reaching Nr 1 on Billboard's Top Album Sales Chart & on the Billboard World Chart. The album has so far sold close to 4 million physical units, including the repackaged album version "Favorite".

Red Velvet's mini album "The ReVe Festival 2022" was released in March 2022 & sold approx 680k physical copies. The lead single "Feel My Rhythm" and the album track "Bamboleo" were both co-written by Oberg. The album topped the weekly Korean album chart & "Feel My Rhythm" stayed over 12 weeks within the top 10 chart on Melon, the most popular Korean streaming site.

 
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Gold, Platinum & Diamond Certifications (RIAJ) of physical record releases inc. songs written by Andreas Oberg :

 

Albums:

Arashi, Japonism: Diamond (4x platinum) Nr 1 album chart Japan

Arashi, Are U Happy: 3x Platinum, Nr 1 album Japan

Arashi, Are U Happy Live Tour, 3x Platinum, Nr 1 DVD chart Japan

Namie Amuro, Genic, Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Japan

Namie Amuro, LiveGenic, Gold, Nr 1 DVD chart Japan

Namie Amuro, Live Style 2016-2017, Gold, Nr 1 DVD chart Japan

Namie Amuro, Finally, 2x Diamond (8x platinum) Nr 1 album chart Japan

Namie Amuro, Final Tour DVD Diamond (4x Platinum) Nr 1 DVD chart Japan

Kana Nishino, Love it, Gold, Nr 2 album chart Japan

EXILE, Extreme Best, Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Japan

EXILE, Star Of Wish, Gold, Nr 1 album chart Japan

EXO, Countdown, Gold, Nr 1 album Japan

EXO, Love Shot, 2x Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Korea

EXO, Obsession, 2x Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Korea

EXO, Don't Fight The Feeling, 4x Platinum, Nr 1 album Korea

EXO-CBX, Blooming Days, Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Korea

NCT Resonance Part 1 4x Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Korea 

NCT Resonance Part 2 4x Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Korea 

NCT Resonance Part 2, Platinum (Kit Album) Korea

SUPER M, Super One 2x Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Korea

Super Junior, Time Slip, Platinum, Nr 1 album Korea

NCT 127 Regular Irregular, Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Korea

NCT 127 Sticker, 8x Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Korea

NCT 127 Favorite, 3x Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Korea

Red Velvet Queendom, Platinum Korea

Red Velvet ReVe Festival Finale, Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Korea

Red Velvet Reve Festival 2022, 2x Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Korea

Irene & Seulgi Monster, Platinum Korea

Baekhyun,"Baekhyun", Gold, Nr 1 album chart Japan

MONSTA X We Live Here, Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Korea

MONSTA X Follow Find You, Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Korea

MONSTA X Fatal Love, Platinum Nr 1 album chart Korea

THE BOYZ The Chase Platinum Korea

IZ*ONE Bloomiz, Platinum album Korea

TVXQ, With: Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Japan

TVXQ, Tree: Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Japan

TVXQ, With Live, Gold, Nr 1 DVD chart Japan

TVXQ, Tree Live, Gold, Nr 1 DVD chart Japan

Girl’s Generation, Girls & Peace, Platinum, Nr 1 Itunes album chart

Girl’s Generation, Love & Peace, Platinum,  Nr 1 album chart Japan

Girl’s Generation, The Best, Gold, Nr 1 album chart Japan

SHINee, Boys Meet U, Gold, Nr 2 album chart Japan

SHINee. The Best From Now On, Nr 1 album chart Japan

SixTONES, 1st, 2x Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Japan

SixTONES, On eST, Platinum, Nr 1 DVD chart Japan

KAT-TUN, Honey, Gold, Nr 1 album chart Japan

Sexy Zone, Sexy Second, Gold, Nr 1 album chart Japan

Sexy Zone, Sexy Powers, Gold, Nr 1 album chart Japan

Sexy Zone, Welcome to Sexy Zone, Gold, Nr 1 album chart Japan

Sexy Zone, Best of: Gold, Nr 1 album chart Japan

Sexy Zone, Welcome to Sexy Zone, Gold, Nr 1 album chart Japan

Sexy Zone, Stage 2017, Gold, Nr 1 DVD chart Japan

Sexy Zone, Repainting Tour 2018, Gold, Nr 1 DVD chart Japan

Sexy Zone, Pop X Step!?, Gold, Nr 1 album chart Japan

Sexy Zone, Pop X Step!? Tour, Gold, Nr 1 DVD chart Japan

Sexy Zone, SZ10TH Gold, Nr 1 album chart Japan

Sexy Zone, SZ10TH Live Tour DVD, Nr 1 DVD chart Japan

Johnny’s West, Paripiro, Gold, Nr 1 album chart Japan

Johnny’s West, Lucky 7, Gold, Nr 2 single chart Japan

Johnny's West, Live 2017, Gold, Nr 1 DVD chart Japan

Johnny's West, RainboW, Platinum, Nr1 album chart Japan

Live Tour 2021 RainboW DVD (Paradise) Gold Certified, Nr 1 DVD chart Japan

Hey!Say!Jump!, Jumping Car, Gold, Nr 1 album chart Japan

Hey!Say!Jump!, Sense Or Love, Platinum, Nr 1 album chart Japan

Hey!Say!Jump!, Sense Or Love, Live DVD, Gold, Nr 1 DVD chart Japan

Summer Paradise 2017, Live DVD, Nr 1 DVD chart Japan

Koichi Domoto, Playful, Gold, Nr 1 album Japan

Flower, This is Best:, Gold, Nr 1 album chart Japan

Twice, BDZ, Gold, Nr 1 album chart Japan

Andreas Weise, Christmas Dream EP, Platinum Sweden

Andreas Weise, Before Christmas EP, Gold Sweden

 

Single albums:

EXO, Coming Over, Gold, Nr 1 single chart Japan

EXO, Love me right, Platinum, Nr 1 single chart Japan

EXILE, Joy-Ride: Gold, Nr 1 single chart Japan

Sexy Zone, Colorful Eyes, Gold, Nr 1 single chart Japan

Sexy Zone, Rock Tha Town, Gold Nr 1 single chart Japan

SHINee, Boys Meet U, Gold, Nr 1 single chart Japan

Kim Hyun Joong, Tonight, Gold, Nr 2 single chart Japan

Flower, Hitomi no uko no milky way, Gold, Nr 1 single chart Japan

Namie Amuro, Mint: Platinum Digital, Japan

Monsta X, Alligator, Gold, Japan

Johnny's West, Something New Gold Japan

Andreas has co-written songs with Andreas Carlsson, Lindy Robbins, Dirty Loops, Jamie Jones, J.Y Park, Dallas Austin, Sheppard Solomon, Nasri Atweh, Steven Lee, D-SIGN, Play N' Skillz, Thomas Troelsen, Alex Geringas, Bob Robinson (Tim & Bob), Erik Lidbom, Kenzie, Mark Pellizzer, Eric Nam and Jeff Miyahara, just to mention a few. Except for the Asian market, Andreas has also had his songs recorded by artists like INNA, Arash, Fly Project, Akcent, Alexandra Stan, Mohombi, Frankie J, Christina Milian and by Swedish artists like Danny Saucedo, Sabina Ddumba  and Andreas Weise.


As a guitarist, Andreas had the honor of working/performing with artists like Les Paul, Eros Ramazzotti, Barbara Hendricks, Glee Cast, Frank McComb, Toots Thielemans, Hank Jones, John Patitucci, Paul Gilbert, Jennifer Batten, DJ Qbert, Bireli Lagrene, Stochelo & Jimmy Rosenberg and many more. He has toured and performed worlwide in over 30 countries on all the continents. With a background in jazz and blues, Andreas is using those styles as a starting point and blends them w contemporary influences into a personal guitar style. Andreas own albums on the US label Resonance Records "My Favorite Guitars" & "Six String Evolution" both had extensive airplay on the US radio and Andreas was also a featured soloist/performer on the album Resonance Big Band which received a 2010 US Grammy Award. A new solo album is planned for release in Asia during 2016.

 

Andreas was at times a guest lecturer at the Musicians Institute (formerly GIT) in Hollywood, California and in 2009, he created the Andreas Guitar Universe, that he ran together with ArtistWorks Inc, for around 10 years.

Andreas Oberg, Andreas Öberg, Swedish Multi-Platinum Songwriter, Producer, Guitarist, Kpop, Jpop