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Famous as :

DJ, singer, producer

Birth Name :

Jonas Erik Altberg

Birth Date :

December 22, 1984

Birth Place :

Halmstad, Hallands lan, Sweden

Claim to fame :

Single "Boten Anna" (2006)


Basshunter is a stage name for Swedish singer/songwriter Jonas Erik Altberg. He was born on December 22, 1984 and started pursuing career in music in 1999. He released an indie album called "The Old Shit" in the same year. Four years later, he came out with another self-released effort, this time entitled "The Bassmachine".

In April 2006, Basshunter was signed to Warner Music and released his first major-label debut single "Boten Anna". In Scandinavia, the song became an instant hit and was the first Swedish-language song to reach number one on the Dutch Top 40 Chart. Besides, this track also ruled at least two other singles chart in Europe. "Boten Anna" is included in Basshunter's third studio album "LOL" which was dropped in September 2006.

Latest News

Basshunter Pleads Not Guilty in Sexual Assault Case

January 13, 2011 04:12:43 GMT

Swedish singer/DJ has pleaded not guilty to allegations he sexually assaulted two women at a nightclub in Scotland last month. The "Now You're Gone" hitmaker - real name Jonas Altberg - appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court in Kirkcaldy, Scotland on Wednesday, January 12 and denied two charges of sexual assault, stemming from a night out after a show in Fife in December.

Basshunter Arrested, Manager Denies Sexual Assault

December 15, 2010 03:22:17 GMT

Swedish singer/DJ has been arrested and questioned by police over an alleged sexual assault on two female partygoers at a nightclub in Scotland earlier this month. The "Now You're Gone" hitmaker - real name Jonas Altberg - is accused of attacking two women at Kitty's in Kirkcaldy, Fife after a show on December 9.

Basshunter and Ekaterina Ivanova Share Steamy Kiss on TV Show

January 11, 2010 08:23:46 GMT

Swedish singer sealed his romance with Ronnie Wood's ex-girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova by sharing a steamy smooch on a U.K. reality show. The hitmaker - real name Jonas Erik Altberg - and the former cocktail waitress are both competing in "Celebrity Big Brother", which kicked off earlier January, and have been caught on camera flirting and sharing a bed together.

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Basshunter outside his hotel - wenn2615849