Freddy Kalas

Fredrik Auke (born 1990), also known as Freddy Kalas and previously as Freddy Genius, is a Norwegian singer signed to Alter Ego Music. His debut hit "Pinne for landet" topped VG lista, the official Norwegian Singles Chart. The follow-up "Hey Ho" made it to number 2 on the same chart. He is brother of Simen Auke from the DJ duo Broiler.[1]

Freddy Kalas
Birth nameFredrik Auke
Also known as
  • Freddy Kalas
  • Freddy Genius
Born1990
Drammen, Norway
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocal
Years active2009–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitefreddykalas.no

In 2016, he took part in the preselection for Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix in a bid to represent Norway in Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with "Feel Da Rush".[2] He reached the final four in the preselection process finishing runner-up to the winning song "Icebreaker" by Agnete. Kalas' song proved popular with the public making it to number 2 on the Norwegian Singles Chart.[3]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

As main artist

Song Year Peak positions
NOR
[4]
SWE
[5]
Credited as Freddy Kalas
"Pinne for landet" 2014 1 78
"Fest hos Kalas" 2015 26
"Reidar"
"Hey Ho" 2 4
[6]
"God sommer" 23
"Pinne for Sverige" 59
"Feel Da Rush" 2016 2 72
"Jovial" 1 79
"Sunshine Hits My Face" 31
"Gjøre ingenting" 2017 15
[7]
"Vibber"
"Blime!" 2018 14
[8]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featuring artist

Song Year Peak positions
NOR
[4]
SWE
[5]
Credited as Freddy Genius
"Cannabus 2011"
(SimenA featuring Freddy Genius)
2011 2
[9]
"Perfect Strangers"[10]
(Mikkel Christiansen featuring Freddy Genius)
"Bongo Drum"[11]
(Robin og Bugge featuring Freddy Genius)
2013
"Gaiastova"[12]
(Henrik Sæter and Ole Pedersen featuring Freddy Genius)
2014
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Organization Award Work Result
2017 Spellemannprisen Årets Låt (Song of the Year) "Jovial" Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marthe Berg (2015-01-14). "Freddy Kalas vil gi det norske folk allsang i ekte DJ Broiler-stil - VG-lista - VG". Vg.no. Retrieved 2016-12-06.
  2. ^ "Freddy Kalas' "Feel Da Rush" er hørt mest av årets MGP-låter. Nordiske eksperter tror ikke han vinner av den grunn - kultur". Dagbladet.no. 2016-02-27. Retrieved 2016-12-06.
  3. ^ "VG-lista - Topp 20 Single uke 9, 2016". Lista.vg.no. 1970-01-01. Archived from the original on 2016-04-03. Retrieved 2016-12-06.
  4. ^ a b "Freddy Kalas discography". Norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Freddy Kalas discography". Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 52". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  7. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 19, 2017". VG-lista. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  8. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 39, 2018". VG-lista. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  9. ^ Cannabus 2011 (feat. Freddy Genius) by SimenA on VG-Lista
  10. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/perfect-strangers-feat-freddy-genius-single/470403123
  11. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/no/album/bongo-drum-feat-freddy-genius-single/id711608460?l
  12. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gaiastova-feat-freddy-genius-single/id854726832