For Harry Sommerdahl, music has always been the main focus. His musical training started when he began taking private piano lessons at the age of 7. He continued to study privately until the age of 16 when he was accepted at Södra Latin School of Music in Stockholm. After studying there for three years, Harry became a freelance musician (keyboards, piano) and a studio session player. This, in combination with his vocal arranging skills allowed him to do session work for a wide variety of artists including Michael Bolton, Paul Stanley and Celine Dion.
He started his songwriter/producer career in 1995 working with Swedish artist Robyn on her debut album which sold platinum in the US with 1,5 million copies sold. In 1999, Harry signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing in Stockholm and has been signed there until he signed a new deal with The Kennel/Universal Music Publishing in 2016.
Harry has had several top 10's all over the world through his career as a producer and songwriter as well as writing with top producers and songwriters like Desmond Child.
Keysong releases and career events:
1995 Robyn-Robyn Is Here ( BMG/RCA ) "Here We Go", "Where Did Our Love Go" - Writer/Producer Album Robyn IS Here released in Sweden 1995 2x Platinum,Japan 1996 and US 1997, Platinum in US (1,5 Million)
1999 Signed with Universal Publishing AB in Sweden.
2002 Ace Of Base -Da Capo ( Mega Records/Universal Music ) Produced 4 songs and co:wrote 1 song
L5-Reflexes ( Universal Music FRA ) "Automatic"-Writer Album #1 in France, over 1 million sold copies.
2004 BoA-Best Of Soul ( Avex Trax JAP ) "Quincy" - Writer Best Of Soul album #1 in Japan. "Quincy" peaked at #4 and earned Harry a Japanese Export Award. Lindsay Lohan-Speak ( Casablanca Records US ) "Symptoms of you"-Producer
2006 Katharine McPhee-American Idol ( RCA US ) "My Destiny"#2 US Billboard Singles Paul Stanley of KISS - Live To Win "Bullet Proof" - Writer, Keys/Programming on 7 songs MeatLoaf-Bat Out Of Hell III ( Virgin US ) Programming
2008 The Rasmus-Black Roses ( Playground SWE/Universal Music GER ) Produced whole album with Desmond Child 350.000 copies sold. Lesley Roy ( Jive US ) "Misfit" - Producer
2009 The Saturdays- ( Fascination/Polydor UK ) "Work" Single, writer/producer Michael Bolton - One World One Love ( Universal/Motown US ) "What You're Doing To Me" - writer/producer
2010 The Wanted ( Geffen UK ) "Weakness" - writer/producer Shontelle-No Gravity ( SRC/Motown US ) "No Gravity"- writer/producer
2011 The Wanted-Battleground ( Island Records US ) "Warzone"- single, writer/producer
2012 Jessica Sanchez-American Idol "Change Nothing" - Winner song, writer The Tenors-Lead With Your Heart ( Universal CAN ) "Vinceremo" - writer
2013 Stafford Brothers feat. Lil Wayne & Christina Milian ( Ca$h Money US ) "Hello"- writer/producer, single #4 AUS, 2XPlatinum Aria Nominated Lawson feat. BoB-Chapman Square ( Polydor UK ) "Brokenhearted- producer, single #6 UK
2014 Stafford Brothers feat. Eva Simons & T.I. ( CHM US )
"This Girl"- writer/producer 2015 Lena-”Traffic Lights”- single Germany, writer JTR-”Oh My My”-single Japan, writer/producer #9 Japan Radio Billboard Alesha Dixon-”The Way We Are”-single UK-Performed at BGT Il Volo (USA)-”Per Te Ci Saro` ”
2016 Lawson (UK) - ”We Are The Fire”, ” I Look Anyway” Steve Aoki,Felix Jaehn feat.Adam Lambert - ”Can’t Go Home”, single
2017 Maxi Priest - ”NRG”, single Andy Brown (UK) - Additional Production/Mixing 10 songs on album Sam Willows (Asia)-”Save Myself”, single Hazlett -”Cool It Child” Brooklnn -”Brandy”, single The Younger, Season 4 MTV - ”Out Of The Shadows”