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|Birth name||Thomas Gustafsson|
|Born||25 February 1968|
Skövde, Västergötland, Sweden
Thomas Gustafsson (born 25 February 1968), better known by the stage name Thomas G:son, is a Swedish composer and musician.
He is best known for the ninety-nine songs he has written for national finals of twelve countries for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC): sixty-one for Sweden, eleven for Spain, six for Norway, five for Denmark and Finland, three for Georgia, two for Poland & Malta, and one each for Cyprus, Latvia, Romania and Belgium. He reached the milestone of 60 entries at Melodifestivalen at Melodifestivalen 2020. He has also reached the Eurovision Song Contest thirteen times, three times each for Sweden, Spain, and Georgia, twice for Cyprus and once each for Norway, Denmark and Malta. In 2012, G:son achieved his first victory as a winning composer at the Eurovision Song Contest with the entry "Euphoria".
G:son is from Skövde, Västergötland, Sweden. He has been a full-time songwriter since 1998. In addition to writing and composing songs in many musical genres for a living, he plays the guitar in the hard rock band, Masquerade.
|2001||Sweden||"Listen to Your Heartbeat"||Friends||G:son, Henrik Sethsson||5||100||N/A||N/A|
|2006||"Invincible"||Carola||G:son, Bobby Ljunggren, Henrik Wikström, Carola||5||170||4||214|
|2007||Norway||"Ven a bailar conmigo"||Guri Schanke||G:son||N/A||N/A||18||48|
|Spain||"I Love You Mi Vida"||D'NASH||G:son, Andreas Rickstrand, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, Rebeca Pous del Toro||20||43||N/A||N/A|
|2010||Denmark||"In a Moment Like This"||Chanée & N'evergreen||G:son, Henrik Sethsson, Erik Bernholm||4||149||5||101|
|2012||Spain||"Quédate conmigo"||Pastora Soler||G:son, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, Erik Bernholm||10||97||N/A||N/A|
|2012||Sweden||"Euphoria"||Loreen||G:son, Peter Boström||1||372||1||181|
|2013||Georgia||"Waterfall"||Sopho Gelovani & Nodiko Tatishvili||G:son, Erik Bernholm||15||50||10||63|
|2015||Spain||"Amanecer"||Edurne||G:son, Peter Boström, Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson||21||15||N/A||N/A|
|Georgia||"Warrior"||Nina Sublatti||G:son, Sublatti||11||51||4||98|
|2016||Cyprus||"Alter Ego"||Minus One||G:son, Minus One||21||96||8||164|
|Georgia||"Midnight Gold"||Nika Kocharov & Young Georgian Lolitaz||G:son, Kote Kalandadze||20||104||9||123|
|2018||Malta||"Taboo"||Christabelle||G:son, Johnny Sanchez, Christabelle Borg, Muxu||N/A||N/A||13||101|
|2020||France||"Mon alliée (The Best in Me)"||Tom Leeb||G:son, Peter Boström, John Lundvik, Amir Haddad, Tom Leeb, Léa Ivanne||Cancelled|
|2010||Sweden||"Allt jag vill ha"||Josefine Ridell||G:son, Arash, Robert Uhlmann, Johan Bejerholm||11||48|
|2014||"Du är inte ensam"||Julia Kedhammar||G:son, Kedhammar||13||28|
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