Andreas Stone Johansson (born 22 April 1981) was raised in Arlöv, a small suburb to Malmö, Sweden. He started playing the piano and singing at the age of 6. His main instruments are still piano and vocals, but he plays guitar and bass and many other instruments as well. He studied music in upper secondary school. Next, he attended a gospel folk high school as a pianist, which ended with a three week long field study, playing throughout the afro American churches in Chicago, USA. Upon graduation, he attended the Malmö Musical University, with Pop/Rock as course focus, which after 4.5 years landed him a bachelor’s degree.
His musical versatility is one of his biggest strengths, allowing him to work and write for a vast variety of musical genres. Today, Andreas is a highly sought after writer/producer on the international pop scene. Being classically trained, Andreas also enjoys writing score music and orchestrating whenever he has a minute to spare besides writing/producing pop music.
To date, music written/produced by Andreas has sold more than 27 million physical copies, worldwide, and has streamed more than 700+ million times in total. He’s had more than 45 official Japanese (Oricon) or Korean (Gaon) number 1’s and numerous number 2’s to his name. Many of these songs have also topped the ”billboard world album chart”, as well as iTunes Charts in various countries. Some of his biggest Asian accomplishments to date include, the A-side single ”Calling” for Arashi (Selling an astonishing 900.000 units, the single alone, and another 1.000.000 units included on an album.), A-Side Christmas single ”Miracles In December” for EXO (Selling more than 750.000 units), A-Side single "Nonstop" for Oh My Girl that was highlighted on americn magazine TIME, 3 A-Side singles for Kat-Tun and and about 20 other singles for other big Asian acts. He’s been awarded with several Japanese Grammy’s, been honored with numerous Gold Disc Awards in different categories. Furthermore, Andreas has also had number 1’s in Sweden / Spain / Polen / Norway / Czech / Denmark, to name a few.
In 2019, he co-wrote the winning song ”Too Late For Love” by John Lundvik in Swedish Melodifestivalen which ended up on #5th place in Eurovision in Tel Aviv and also became the 3rd most played song in Sweden 2019. And in 2018, He co-wrote & co-produced ”Shuffla” by Samir & Viktor which came on 4th place in the finals, and was the 6th most played/sold song in Sweden that year. Most recently "Habit" by artist Laurell has peaked at #34 on German Spotify top 50 as well as been the #9th most air-played song in Germany that month. He has so far landed 5 additional songs in Melodifestivalen. (”Nathalie Brydolf - Fingerprints”, ”Andreas Johnson - Army Of Us”, ”Alice Svensson - Running With Lions”, Marie Bergman & Sanne Salomonsen - Nonetheless”, ”Barbi Escobar - Stark”) and 3 songs in the Norwegian Melody Grand Prix ”Raylee - Hero”, ”Raylee - Wild & ”Raylee - Louder”. Both Wild and Hero ended up top 5 in the finals.
Up till 2009, Andreas had also participated in the Swedish television shows ”Fame Factory” and ”Popstars”. In 2007 Andreas, together with current business partner ”Ali Af Atie” founded, held management and booking for uprising Scandinavian superstars ”Kobojsarna”. The only group to ever win the Russ ”Song of the Year” in Norway twice in a row. In 2010 Andreas Stone released his debut album as an artist, entitled ”Inside Out”. In addition to singing every song, Andreas wrote or co-wrote, produced, engineered and arranged the whole album. He also played all the keyboards and most of the acoustic guitars. The album features many well known writers & musicians from Nashville. An American music-journalist wrote: ”Typified by his soulful tenor vocals, organic instrumentation and sweeping emotional melodies, “Inside Out” is a musical revelation that takes listeners back to a bygone era of pure musical craftsmanship, and timeless beauty.”
As an artist, Andreas Stone is frequently releasing songs on various labels such as NCS, Found/Red, PM Recordings, etc. Stay tuned and don’t hesitate to hit him up on Spotify.