Putte Nelsson

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Putte Nelsson in 2012

Per Fredrick Dawit "Putte" Nelsson, (born 5 December 1971) is a Swedish pianist and songwriter. [1] He is best known for his work on the SVT show Så ska det låta, winning the choir show Körslaget on TV4, and playing the piano during performances by several well-known international performers.


Early life

Putte Nelsson grew up in Umeå and Vetlanda and moved to Stockholm in 1992. [2] He is the adopted son of Roland Nelsson the former CEO of Erikshjälpen, and Gudrun Nelsson. [1] Between 2000 and 2008, he was a member of the music collective Blacknuss. [2]


Nelsson started to freelance as a pianist and keyboardist in 1996 for different events and became a known name in the music industry. [3] He writes and produces music and was the creator of the song "Äntligen" with Fre performed for Melodifestivalen 2004. [2] He has worked with several Swedish singers and performers such as Carola Häggkvist, Jerry Williams, Lisa Nilsson, Eric Gadd and Dr Alban. [4] He has also backed up international performers including Ricky Martin, Mariah Carey, Craig David, and Mary J Blige. [4] [5] [6]

He is perhaps best known as the team leader for one of the two competing teams on the SVT show Så ska det låta between 2006 and 2010. [4] In September 2006, Nelsson won the television award Kristallen (The Crystal), along with the rest of the cast of Så ska det låta, in the category TV-show of the Year. [7] Between 2010 and 2012 Nelsson was the band leader when Robert Gustafsson celebrated his 25 years in the business; the show was played over 240 times at Rondo in Gothenburg, Admiralen in Malmö and Cirkus in Stockholm. [8]

In 2006, Nelsson and Lasse Axelsson founded Sjung NU, a project that combines singing lessons and participation in a choir, in Stockholm. [4] The first year the choir had 600 people join the classes; by 2012 this number had grown to over a 1,000. [9]

In November 2017, Nelsson celebrated ten years working with choirs with two sold-out concerts at Berwaldhallen. [10]

Putte Nelsson and his choir won the 2012 season of Körslaget , a TV competition for celebrity-led choirs, which was broadcast on TV4. [11]

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