It all started in 1978...

Influenced by the Canadian rock band Rush, Jörgen begins playing the guitar. During the following years he joins several groups.

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1989-93

Shane is born

As the artist “Shane”, Jörgen releases his first single “Dance With Another” taken from the debut album “Man in Me”. It is recorded in world famous Polar Studios owned by ABBA. Shane also releases a second album, “Hold On”.

1994

Jörgen writes hit for Carola

Jörgen meets Ben Marlene from the group Trance Dance who asks him to write a song for the Swedish recording artist Carola. “Guld i dina ögon” (Gold in Your Eyes) becomes Jörgen’s first major hit.

1995

First meeting with Cheiron Studios

Jörgen has formed the group “Hearsay” together with British artist Pete James. Signed by Ricochet Records, seven songs for an album are produced by Per Magnusson and David Kreuger at Cheiron Studios. The album was however never released.

1996

Jörgen opens his own music studio

Located in a basement in central Stockholm, Groove Shack becomes Jörgen’s working base. Around the clock, here is where he continues writing and producing music for artists.

1998

Jörgen is signed by Cheiron

Spending much time at Cheiron Studios, one day in early 1998 the company founders Denniz PoP and Tom Talomaa want to see him at their office. They have a question: “Would you like to start writing songs for us?”

“Will be yours“ for Boyzone

Soon after being signed to Cheiron Productions, Jörgen co-writes
“It Will Be Yours” for Boyzone’s upcoming album. The song becomes Jörgen’s first international success, as the album “Where We Belong” shoots straight to #1 in the UK.

This is Boyzone’s third consecutive album to reach the top spot, a
record still today shared only by The Beatles and Oasis.

BRITNEY SPEARS

Cheiron is in 1998 approached by Jive Records to write songs for an unknown
15 year-old artist from Louisiana, USA. Her name is Britney Spears.

Jörgen writes “Sometimes”, released on April 30, 1999, as Spears’ second single from her debut album …Baby One More Time. He also co-writes “(You Drive Me) Crazy”, her third single. Cheiron becomes the world’s most famous music studio.

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1999
Westlife
If I Let You Go

Westlife

Cheiron
Productions’ eight songwriters and producers receive the Swedish Government’s Music Export Prize

Simon Cowell contacts Cheiron Productions wanting material for the newly formed Irish group Westlife. Jörgen co-writes three songs which all appear on the band’s self-titled album. “If I Let You Go” is released on August 9 and immediately lands at #1 on the UK Top 40 list.

2000
Westlife
Fool Again

Released on March 27, 2000, Jörgen gets his second UK #1 with Westlife’s “Fool Again”

Westlife
My Love

Released on October 30 2000, Jörgen finds himself yet again at #1 in the UK – his third in only 14 months. This time with Westlife’s “My Love”, released as the first single from the group’s sophomore album Coast to Coast.”

My Love is certified ITV's Record of the Year.

2002
Will Young
Evergreen
Gareth Gates
Anyone Of Us (Stupid Mistake)
Kelly Clarksson
A Moment Like This
Westlife
Unbreakable

More facts on Evergreen

  • The fastest-selling debut single in UK chart history on its first day of release (403,027 copies)
  • The fastest-selling debut single in its first week (1,108,659 copies)
  • Two-time Guinness Book of World Record holder
  • U.K.’s best-selling single of the 21st century (1,8 million copies)

More facts on A Moment Like This

  • The winning-song for the inaugural season of American Idol won by Kelly Clarkson
  • Co-written by Jörgen, A Moment Like This becomes his first Billboard Hot 100 #1
  • It breaks The Beatles 38-year old record as the fastest single to climb the US chart, to # 1 from #52
  • Is certified gold by RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) one month later
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WORLD RECORD HOLDER

Jörgen holds the record for writing most winning-songs
for Idol globally - thus far seventeen.

2005
Shayne Ward
That’s My Goal

Shayne Ward wins the British X Factor on December 17. Four days later his winning-song “That’s My Goal”, co-written by Jörgen, is released.
By selling more than 742,000 copies in the next five days, the single becomes that year’s Christmas No 1.

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2006

That’s My Goal

On May 25, 2006, Jörgen receives the prestigious Ivor Novello Award as “That’s My Goal”, released by Shayne Ward, became the Best-Selling UK Single of 2005.

Leona Lewis
A Moment Like This

Leona Lewis is crowned winner of the third series of The X Factor on the evening of December 16, 2006. Her winning-song,
“A Moment Like This”, co-written by Jörgen and previously released by American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, is immediately available for download . As a physical single it is released four days later.

By outselling the rest of the Top 40’s sales combined, Lewis’ debut single becomes the most downloaded in 2006. It also becomes this year’s Christmas Number One.

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2007

A Moment Like This

On May 24, 2007, Jörgen receives his second straight Ivor Novello Award as “A Moment Like This”, released by
Leona Lewis, became the Best-Selling UK Single of 2006.

2010

Perfect Storm Music Group

Jörgen founds the music publishing company Perfect Storm Music Group, based in Los Angeles.

33,3

Jörgen also founds the record label 33,3 as a joint venture with Roxy Recordings, today owned by Universal Music.

THE ROYAL WEDDING

When You Tell The World You’re Mine

On June 19, 2010, H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria and H.R.H. Prince Daniel are wed in Stockholm’s Cathedral. During the ceremony, Swedish artists Björn Skifs and Agnes perform Jörgen’s song “When You Tell the World You’re Mine”, which he has written exclusively for the Royal Wedding.

2012
Kelly Clarkson
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

February 9:
"Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” hits #1 on Billboard Hot 100
July 5:
It becomes the best-selling American Idol single of all time
December 5:
Jörgen is GRAMMY Award nominated for Song of the Year

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards was held on February 10, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

H.M. The King's Medal

On June 15, 2012, Jörgen is awarded H.M. The King's Medal 8th size with a bright blue ribbon for valuable contributions as a composer and songwriter.