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Morten Ristorp Jensen in LA

Morten Ristorp Jensen (born 3 April 1986), stage-name "Rissi", is a Danish-born American producer, composer, songwriter and musician, as well as co-member of the Future Animals.

He is a co-producer from Backbone Studio, and later co-founder of Future Animals with Stefan Forrest and best known for international hits like 7 Years (2015) by Lukas Graham. He also works with artists such as Patrick Dorgan, TopGunn among others.

Besides being one of Lukas Graham's executive producers, he also temporarily played keyboard in the band in 2011/2012 due to the previous pianist leaving until they found their present pianist, Kasper Daugaard.[1] But in June 2016, Kasper left the band and Morten became their keyboardist again.

He won his first Award, Carl Prisen, in 2013[2] as Talent of the Year with Lukas Graham (the band) alongside his co-songwriters Stefan Forrest, Sebastian Fogh and Lukas Forchhammer.[2]

Morten Ristorp was the third most-played Danish musician in 2015.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Morten Ristorp Jensen was born in 1986 at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. He grew up in Tårnby (Amager) with his parents and two older siblings. He attended Løjtegårdsskolen (elementary school) and graduated in 2002 and went to Sankt Annæ Gymnasium on its special Basic Music Program (MGK). When he was not attending school, he played saxophone in The Tivoli Boys Guard from 1997 to 2002. After graduating from Sankt Annæ Gymnasium in 2006, he was accepted at Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen in 2007. In 2010 he graduated with a BA in music from Rhythmic Music Conservatory on saxophone.

CareerEdit

Morten Ristorp is co-producer of BackBone Studio and FutureAnimals, songwriter and musician.[4]

DiscographyEdit

Year Artist Album Song Role
2012 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham Ordinary Things Producer (BackBone)
2012 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham Nice Guy Producer (BackBone), songwriter
2012 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham Drunk in the Morning Producer (BackBone), songwriter
2012 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham When You're With Me Producer (BackBone), songwriter
2012 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham Apologize Producer (BackBone)
2012 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham Criminal Mind Producer (BackBone), songwriter
2012 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham Don't Hurt Me This Way Producer (BackBone), songwriter
2012 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham Moving Alone Producer (BackBone)
2012 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham Oohhh (Interlude) Producer (BackBone)
2012 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham Never Let Me Down Producer (BackBone)
2012 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham Before The Morning Sun Producer (BackBone)
2012 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham Better Than Yourself (Criminal Mind Pt. 2) Executive producer (BackBone)
2015 TopGunn Ingen Andre Veninder Producer (FutureAnimals), songwriter[5]
2015 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham (Blue Album) 7 Years Producer (FutureAnimals), Songwriter>
2015 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham (Blue Album) Take The World By Storm Producer (FutureAnimals), songwriter
2015 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham (Blue Album) Mama Said Producer (FutureAnimals), songwriter
2015 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham (Blue Album) Happy Home Producer (FutureAnimals), songwriter
2015 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham (Blue Album) Hayo Producer (FutureAnimals), songwriter
2015 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham (Blue Album) When I Woke Up (interlude) Songwriter
2015 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham (Blue Album) Don't You Worry ´Bout Me Producer (FutureAnimals), songwriter
2015 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham (Blue Album) What Happened To Perfect Producer (FutureAnimals), songwriter
2015 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham (Blue Album) Playtime Producer (FutureAnimals), songwriter
2015 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham (Blue Album) Strip No More Producer (FutureAnimals), songwriter
2015 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham (Blue Album) You're Not There Producer (FutureAnimals), songwriter
2015 Lukas Graham Lukas Graham (Blue Album) Funeral Producer (FutureAnimals), songwriter
2015 Patrick Dorgan Painkillers Painkillers Producer (FutureAnimals), composer[6]
2015 Patrick Dorgan Painkillers On The Way Down Producer (FutureAnimals), composer[6]
2015 Patrick Dorgan Painkillers Amazing Producer (FutureAnimals), composer[6]
2015 Patrick Dorgan Painkillers Bitter Producer (FutureAnimals)[6]
2015 Patrick Dorgan Painkillers I Would If I Could Producer (FutureAnimals)[6]
2015 Patrick Dorgan Painkillers Risky Business Producer (FutureAnimals), composer[6]
2015 Patrick Dorgan Painkillers Hollywood Producer (FutureAnimals)[6]
2015 Patrick Dorgan Painkillers Lullaby Producer (FutureAnimals), composer[6]
2015 Patrick Dorgan Painkillers Marilyn Producer (FutureAnimals), composer[6]
2015 Patrick Dorgan Painkillers Amy Producer (FutureAnimals)[6]
2017 Future Animals Ask For It Ask For It Producer (FutureAnimals), songwriter
2017 Lukas Graham My Little Pony Off To See The World Producer (FutureAnimals), songwriter
2018 Julia Michaels Fifty Shades Freed Heaven Producer (FutureAnimals), songwriter
2018 Patrick Dorgan Coming Home Coming Home Producer (FutureAnimals), songwriter
2018 Lukas Graham 3 (The Purple Album) Love Someone (Lukas Graham song) Producer/Songwriter
2018 Lukas Graham 3 (The Purple Album) Lullaby Producer/Songwriter[7]
2018 Lukas Graham 3 (The Purple Album) Redemption Song Producer/Songwriter[8]
2018 Lukas Graham 3 (The Purple Album) Not A Damn Thing Changed Producer/Writer[9]
2018 Lukas Graham 3 (The Purple Album) Promise Producer/Writer[10]
2018 Lukas Graham 3 (The Purple Album) Stick Around Producer/Songwriter
2018 Lukas Graham 3 (The Purple Album) Unhappy Producer/Songwriter
2018 Lukas Graham 3 (The Purple Album) Everything That Isn't Me Producer/Songwriter
2018 Lukas Graham 3 (The Purple Album) Hold My Hand Producer/Songwriter
2018 Lukas Graham 3 (The Purple Album) Say Yes Producer/Songwriter

CertificationsEdit

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
DEN
[11]
AUS
[12]
AUT
[13]
GER
[14]
NOR
[15]
NZ
[16]
SWE
[17]
SWI
[18]
UK
[19]
US
[20]
Lukas Graham 1 41
Lukas Graham (Blue Album)
  • Released: 17 June 2015
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Label: Copenhagen
1 1 31 28 15 2 3 34 2 3
"—" denotes an album that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
DEN
[11]
AUS
[12]
AUT
[13]
GER
[14]
NL
[25]
NOR
[15]
NZ
[16]
SWE
[17]
UK
[19]
US
[26]
"Ordinary Things" 2011 2 Lukas Graham
"Drunk in the Morning" 2012 1 42 30 127
  • DEN: 3× Platinum[28]
"Criminal Mind" 4
  • DEN: 2× Platinum[29]
"Better Than Yourself (Criminal Mind Pt 2)" 1
  • DEN: 3× Platinum[30]
"Mama Said" 2014 1 42 3 29 13 48 36 Lukas Graham (Blue Album)
"Strip No More" 2015 1
  • DEN: 2× Platinum[33]
"7 Years" 1 1 1 6 1 4 1 1 1 2
"You're Not There" 2016 25 [A]
"Take the World by Storm" 10
"Off to See the World" 2017 9 My Little Pony: The Movie
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2012 Danish Music Awards New Danish Name of the Year Lukas Graham Won
Audience Prize of the Year Nominated
Band of the Year Nominated
Male Artist of the Year Nominated
Newcomer of the Year Nominated
Songwriter of the Year Nominated
Best Pop Album Lukas Graham Nominated
2013 Carl Prisen Talent of the year Lukas Graham Won
2015 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Danish Act Lukas Graham Won
Best European Act Nominated
2016 MTV Video Music Awards Best New Artist Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards Best New Act Nominated
Best Push Act Nominated
Best Danish Act Nominated
Best Song "7 Years" Nominated
BBC Music Awards Song of the Year Nominated
LOS40 Music Awards International New Artist of the Year Themselves Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer Song "7 Years" Nominated
Carl Prisen Composer of the year – pop Lukas Graham Won
Song of the year "7 Years" Won
2017 Grammy Awards Record of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Nominated
iHeartRadio Music Awards Best Lyrics Nominated
Best New Pop Artist Lukas Graham Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Best New Artist Nominated
Billboard Music Awards Top New Artist Nominated

Nominated by Danish Music Awards (DMA) as Danish Songwriter of the Year – Koda-Prisen in 2015 for Lukas Graham (Blue Album).[43][44]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "You're Not There" did not enter the US Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 25 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[39]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b "Carl Prisen 2013 – Musikforlæggerne". Musikforlaeggerne.dk. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Her er Danmarks 10 mest spillede musikere i radio og tv". Gaffa.dk. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Kæmpe interview og fotoreportage: Lukas Graham i L.A." MSN. Retrieved 3 April 2016.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Veninder | TopGunn". Dr.dk. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Painkillers | Patrick Dorgan". Dr.dk. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Lukas Graham - Lullaby Lyrics". Musixmatch.com. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Lukas Graham – You're Not the Only One (Redemption Song)". Genius.com. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  9. ^ Kojo (14 October 2018). ""Not a Damn Thing Changed" by Lukas Graham". Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Lukas Graham – Promise". Retrieved 17 January 2019 – via genius.com.
  11. ^ a b Peak positions in Denmark:
  12. ^ a b "Discography Lukas Graham". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  13. ^ a b "Discographie Lukas Graham". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  14. ^ a b "Discographie Lukas Graham". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  15. ^ a b "Discography Lukas Graham". Norwegian Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  16. ^ a b "Discography Lukas Graham". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  17. ^ a b Peak positions in Sweden:
  18. ^ "Discographie Lukas Graham". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  19. ^ a b Peak positions in the United Kingdom:
  20. ^ Caulfield, Keith. "Chris Stapleton Surges to No. 2 on Billboard 200, Lukas Graham, Weezer and Twenty88 Debut in Top 10". Billboard. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  21. ^ "LUKAS GRAHAM 'LUKAS GRAHAM' (CPH)". IFPI Danmark & Nielsen Music. Hitlisten.
  22. ^ "LUKAS GRAHAM "LUKAS GRAHAM (BLUE ALBUM)"". IFPI Danmark & Nielsen Music. Hitlisten.
  23. ^ a b c "British album certifications – Lukas Graham – Lukas Graham (Blue Album)". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 31 January 2017. Select albums in the Format field. Type Lukas Graham (Blue Album) in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  24. ^ a b c "Gold & Platinum". Riaa.com.
  25. ^ "Discografie Lukas Graham". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  26. ^ "Lukas Graham – Chart history: The Hot 100". Billboard.
  27. ^ "LUKAS GRAHAM 'ORDINARY THINGS' (CPH)". IFPI Danmark & Nielsen Music. Hitlisten.
  28. ^ "LUKAS GRAHAM 'DRUNK IN THE MORNING'". IFPI Danmark & Nielsen Music. Hitlisten.
  29. ^ "LUKAS GRAHAM 'CRIMINAL MIND'". IFPI Danmark & Nielsen Music. Hitlisten.
  30. ^ "LUKAS GRAHAM "BETTER THAN YOURSELF (CRIMINAL MIND PT. 2)"". IFPI Danmark & Nielsen Music. Hitlisten.
  31. ^ "LUKAS GRAHAM 'MAMA SADI'". IFPI Danmark & Nielsen Music. Hitlisten.
  32. ^ "New Zealand single certifications". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  33. ^ "LUKAS GRAHAM 'STRIP NO MORE'". IFPI Danmark & Nielsen Music. Hitlisten.
  34. ^ "LUKAS GRAHAM '7 YEARS'". IFPI Danmark & Nielsen Music. Hitlisten.
  35. ^ "ARIA CHART WATCH #397". auspOp. 3 December 2016. Retrieved 3 December 2016.
  36. ^ "Swedish Recording Industry Association". Swedish Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 3 May 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  37. ^ "Canadian singles certifications – Lukas Graham – 7 Years". Music Canada.
  38. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 29 April 2016.
  39. ^ "Lukas Graham – Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  40. ^ "Certificeringer" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  41. ^ "Certificeringer" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  42. ^ "Certificeringer" (in Danish). IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  43. ^ "Årets Danske Sangskriver - Koda-Prisen - TV 2". Tv.tv2.dk. 28 September 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  44. ^ "Suspekt, Lukas Graham og Marie Key i kamp om DMA-statuetterne". Koda.dk. Retrieved 17 January 2019.