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Sebastian Ingrosso

Sebastian Ingrosso

Sebastian Carmine Ingrosso (born 20 April 1983) is a Swedish DJ, actor and record producer. He is also a member of the electronic music supergroup Swedish House Mafia, together with friends Axwell and Steve Angello.

Sebastian Ingrosso
Background information
Birth nameSebastian Carmine Ingrosso
Also known asIngrosso
Born(1983-04-20)20 April 1983
Nacka, Sweden
OriginStockholm, Sweden
  • Progressive house
  • electro house
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • actor
  • Music sequencer
  • personal computer
  • synthesizers
  • piano
Years active1999 - present
Associated acts
Websiteswedishhousemafia.com [30]

Personal life

Born in Nacka, Ingrosso is of Italian, Finnish, and Swedish descent and grew up in Stockholm, where he spent his teenage years in his choreographer father Vito Ingrosso's studio learning how to make music.[1]

Ingrosso is married to the singer and songwriter Kinnda and they have two daughters, Melina Ingrosso and Miranda Ingrosso. The couple have been married since 2011.[2]

He is also a cousin of musician Benjamin Ingrosso and social influencer Bianca Ingrosso.[3]


1999-2007: Career Beginnings

Sebastian Ingrosso entered the music industry in 1999 releasing his first remix through Mega Records. Since then, he continued to release many remixes and singles. In 2003 Sebastian Ingrosso founded his own record label - Refune Music. In later years Ingrosso found himself collaborating mostly with fellow Swedish DJs Axwell, Steve Angello, and Eric Prydz - these four to be dubbed the Swedish House Mafia.

2008-2013: Swedish House Mafia and solo breakthrough

2008-2010: Until One, Collaborations, and DJ Mag entry

In late 2008, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello, and Axwell formed the Swedish House Mafia with Eric Prydz not joining, saying he is a control freak and cannot abide with collaborations even with close friends.[4] Around this time Swedish House Mafia released two songs, "Get Dumb" and "Leave the World Behind", however these weren't credited under the group name. Ingrosso himself collaborated with David Guetta on the songs "Everytime We Touch" and "How Soon is Now" for Guetta's albums Pop Life and One Love respectively. In 2009 Ingrosso made his debut on the DJ Mag top 100 DJs, charting at number 25, the highest new entry that year.[5] In 2010, he released his debut album with Swedish House Mafia named Until One. This followed the release of two success single "One (Your Name)" (featuring Pharrell Williams) and "Miami 2 Ibiza" (featuring Tinie Tempah). The album also contained solo work by Sebastian Ingrosso such as the songs "Kidos" and "Meich", plus his remix of "Silvia" by Miike Snow. In addition, Ingrosso made his Tomorrowland debut with Swedish House Mafia and achieved his peaked positions on the DJ Mag poll at number 10 while Swedish House Mafia debuted at number 23.[6]

2011-2012: Until Now, and Breakthrough solo singles

In May 2011, Sebastian Ingrosso began work on his second album with Swedish House Mafia with the release of the single Save the World featuring vocals from Swedish singer John Martin. In the summer Swedish House Mafia again performed at Tomorrowland and released two more songs in the winter named "Antidote" and "Greyhound". In early 2012 Ingrosso released one of his most notable solo tracks with Swedish DJ Alesso (who at the time had recently signed to Ingrosso's record label) and OneRepublic front man Ryan Tedder. The song named "Calling (Lose My Mind)" became a commercial success certifying 2× Platinum in Sweden.[7] In July, Swedish House Mafia performed at Tomorrowland for the third consecutive year, this time heading the event and opening Night 2. In September following a successful summer of live performances, Swedish House Mafia released their most commercially successful track "Don't You Worry Child", again featuring the vocal of John Martin which reach number 1 in Sweden, Australia, and the UK and was a multiplatinum song in many countries. The same month Sebastian Ingrosso released his collaboration with Tommy Trash entitled "Reload", this along with "Calling (Lose My Mind)" would feature on Swedish House Mafia's second studio/compilation album Until Now.

2013: One Last Tour, and continued solo work

Sebastian Ingrosso performing in Ibiza in 2013

Sebastian Ingrosso performing in Ibiza in 2013

In November 2012, Swedish House Mafia kicked off their One Last Tour after its announcement in June of that year. The supergroup stated that the final leg of this tour would be their last and the group would split up after its conclusion at Ultra Music Festival Miami 2013. Following the break up Ingrosso returned to his solo music and the song "Reload", adding in the vocals of favourite collaborator John Martin and renaming the song to "Reload (Take My Hand)". This allowed the song to become a commercial success certifying in Sweden and the UK and becoming a chart hit in many countries. In July, Sebastian Ingrosso made his Tomorrowland debut as a solo artist, performing the main stage on Night 1.[8] Despite the break up of the Swedish House Mafia, Ingrosso collaborated with Axwell on "Roar" for the Monsters University Soundtrack in late 2013. In October, Ingrosso made a new peak on the DJ Mag top 100 DJs achieving number 18.[9]

2014-present: Axwell Λ Ingrosso

2014: X4 and Governors Ball

Sebastian Ingrosso joined forces with Axwell, debuting their new collective at the 2014 Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City - their new group named Axwell Λ Ingrosso,[10] this followed the release of their debut EP X4. One of the songs from this EP, "We Come, We Rave, We Love", was the final version of a song started by Swedish House Mafia and was played frequently during their One Last Tour. A single, "Something New" was released from the EP in November of that year.

2015-2017: Single releases and solo work

In the early months of 2015 Ingrosso released his second and third single under the Axwell Λ Ingrosso collaboration entitled "On My Way" and "Can't Hold Us Down" respectively. In June, the duo released their fourth single named "Sun Is Shining". This song became number 1 in Sweden and was Ingrosso's (and Axwell's) first number 1 since "Don't You Worry Child". In July the duo headlined Tomorrowland closing Night Two.[11]

In November 2015 "This Time" was released under Axwell Λ Ingrosso and "Dream Bigger" on New Year's Eve. 2016 saw Sebastian Ingrosso's first releases as an individual since "Roar", releasing two songs, "FLAGS!" and "Dark River". The latter of the two would feature on Axwell Λ Ingrosso's debut album More Than You Know. Under Axwell Λ Ingrosso, new music saw vocals from Pharrell Williams added to "Dream Bigger" and the release of "Thinking About You". In February 2017 the duo released "I Love You" featuring Kid Ink.

2017: More Than You Know

In early May 2017, Ingrosso released the first single from his second EP with Axwell under their collective entitled "Renegade" with the EP and its title song, "More Than You Know" being released in the latter parts of that month. The song was a commercial success, becoming a chart hit gaining certifications in many countries. In July, Sebastian Ingrosso perform at Tomorrowland both as a solo artist (on the Refune stage) and under Axwell Λ Ingrosso (on the main stage) who was a headliner for the event. On 8 December 2017, the duo's debut album, More Than You Know, was released. The album contained all of their previously released music and their new single "Dreamer".

2018-present: Swedish House Mafia reunion and Axwell Λ Ingrosso hiatus

On the final weekend of March 2018, Sebastian Ingrosso performed at Ultra Miami 2018 as Axwell Λ Ingrosso. The same festival also saw Ingrosso perform as Swedish House Mafia as the band reunited after a five-year hiatus on the festival's 20th anniversary.[12] On 29 June, Axwell Λ Ingrosso released their first single since their debut studio album, More Than You Know, featuring British singer RØMANS called "Dancing Alone".[13][14] A month later the duo performed at Tomorrowland 2018,[15] in which they paid tribute to the late DJ Avicii as part of their set.[16][17] In August 2018, Axwell Λ Ingrosso announced that they would be going on hiatus in order to focus on the Swedish House Mafia reunion and 2019 tour.[18] For currently unknown reasons, Ingrosso cancelled a performance at Wynn Nightclub in Las Vegas.


Awards and nominations

DJ Awards

2008Best House DJNominated[19]
2009Best House DJNominated[20]
2010Best House DJWon[21]
2011Best House DJNominated[22]
2012Best Electro House DJNominated[23]
2013Best Electro House DJNominated[24]

DJ Magazine top 100 DJs

200925New Entry[25]

Grammis Awards

2013Best ComposersN/ANominated[26]
2014Best Song"Reload"Nominated[26]

International Dance Music Awards

2012Best Progressive Track"Calling (Lose My Mind)"Nominated[27]
2014Best Electro / Progressive House Track"Reload"Nominated[28]

See also

  • Swedish popular music


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