Thomas Troelsen

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Thomas Troelsen
Birth nameThomas Troelsen
Born (1981-10-06) 6 October 1981 (age 38)
Origin Skive, Denmark
GenresPop
Rock
Pop rock
Dance
Dance-pop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, sampler, keyboards, synthesizer, vocoder, guitar, bass guitar
Years active1996–present
Associated acts Pitbull, David Guetta, Flo Rida, Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo, Inna, Monrose, f(x), PRIVATE, Junior Senior, Girls Generation, SHINee, TVXQ

Thomas Troelsen (born 6 October 1981) is a Danish singer, songwriter, and producer from Skive. Troelsen has written and produced songs for Pitbull, Flo Rida, Justin Bieber, David Guetta, Lil Wayne, Nile Rodgers, Jason Derulo, Charlie Puth, Chris Brown, Afrojack, Akon, Meghan Trainor, SHINee, EXO, NCT Dream and Junior Senior.

Denmark Constitutional monarchy in Europe

Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country. Denmark proper, which is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. The southernmost of the Scandinavian nations, Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also includes two autonomous territories in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2 (16,573 sq mi), land area of 42,394 km2 (16,368 sq mi), and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi), and a population of 5.8 million.

Skive, Denmark Town in Denmark

Skive is a town in Skive municipality in Region Midtjylland at the base of Salling Peninsula, a part of the larger Jutland peninsula in northwest Denmark. It is the municipality's main town and the site of its municipal council.

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In 2018, Troelsen co-wrote "Say My Name" by David Guetta featuring J Balvin and Bebe Rexha. He also co-wrote, co-produced and is a featured vocalist on the Lil Wayne song "Can't Be Broken" from the platinum album Tha Carter V.

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In 2016, Troelsen co-wrote "I Love Me" by Meghan Trainor and This One's For You by David Guetta featuring Zara Larsson, the UEFA 2016 official song.

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In 2014, Troelsen co-wrote and co-produced "We Are One (Ole Ola)", the Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song, featuring Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez. [1]

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History

As a writer and producer, Troelsen's work has charted globally, with hits such as Lil Wayne's "Can't Be Broken" (#1 Billboard 200), Junior Senior's "Move Your Feet" (#2 UK), "I Don't Like It, I Love It" by Flo Rida feat. Robin Thicke (#7 UK), Aura Dione's "Geronimo" (#1 Germany), Monrose's "Hot Summer" (#1 Germany), and Private's "My Secret Lover" (#1 Denmark).

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In 2014, Troelsen co-wrote and co-produced "We Are One (Ole Ola)," the Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song, featuring Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, and Claudia Leitte. The song was performed by Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez at the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 World Cup and was included on the "Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album," released by Sony. [2]

In Asia, Troelsen is regarded as one of the most successful and prolific writers and producers of K-Pop. Troelsen's compositions have sold over 10 million units in Korean and Japan to date. Troelsen wrote TVXQ's single "Mirotic", whose eponymous album was the best-selling album of 2008 in South Korea. Other major K-Pop songs written and produced by Troelsen include SHINee's "Love Like Oxygen", EXO's "History," and TVXQ's "Humanoids."

Troelsen also fronts the pop group Private, whose single "My Secret Lover" was remixed by Diplo and Egyptian Lover and was featured as Record of the Week on Scott Mills and Nick Grimshaw's shows on BBC Radio 1. The song was also featured in a Prada commercial in 2010.

Troelsen owns a recording studio, Delta Lab Studios, in Copenhagen, Denmark, whose design was inspired by Verner Panton and has a vast collection of analog equipment.

Troelsen has been profiled in publications such as Dazed & Confused, NME, and Monocle.

Since July 2011, Troelsen is signed to EMI Music Publishing.

Music in film, television and video games

Thomas Troelsen's compositions have appeared in the following:

Thomas has also written jingles for Gametap, Dong Energy, Lalandia, and DK TV. [3] [4]

Discography

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