Andreas Stone Johansson 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.
Andreas studied music in upper secondary school. He then 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.
Andreas’ 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, Andreas’s music has sold more than 25 million physical copies, worldwide. He’s had more than 40 official Japanese (Oricon) or Korean (Gaon) number 1’s and another 10 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), 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 Grammys, been honoured 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 Eurovision Song Contest. 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. He has so far landed 4 additional songs in Melodifestivalen. (”Andreas Johnson – Army Of Us”, ”Alice Svensson – Running With Lions”, Marie Bergman & Sanne Salomonsen – Nonetheless”, ”Barbi Escobar – Stark”) and 1 song in the Norwegian Melody Grand Prix ”Raylee – Louder”.
Up till 2009, Andreas had also participated in the Swedish television shows ”Fame Factory” and ”Popstars”. In 2007 Andreas,Designer Watches 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. Stay tuned and don’t hesitate to hit him up on Spotify.
In 2019, Andreas released the single “If I Was Holding You”. It was written on a cold Swedish autumn day in a Studio in Malmö, Sweden. Andreas instantly felt that the song meant a lot to him and reached out to his close friend Marty Dodson (residing in Nashville). Marty is very successful in the country scene. Andreas asked if Marty wanted to participate in writing the song with him. Marty was thrilled about the idea and also brought in Marti Lynn Dodson (not related) and together ”If I Was Holding You” was created.
The song is a sentimental and heartfelt country song about a love you wish you had. A love that is recognized as friendship by the unknowing other part. The song embraces both traditional and modern elements. Andreas’s pop voice makes it a great blend between pop and country music. The song makes you think of acts like Rascal Flatts, Bryan White, Lonestar, to name a few.