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Benjamin Ingrosso during a performance at Lollapalooza, Stockholm 2022
Benjamin Daniele Wahlgren Ingrosso

(1997-09-14) 14 September 1997 (age 26)
Musical career
Occupation(s) singer, songwriter
Years active 2005–present
Associated acts

Benjamin Daniele Wahlgren Ingrosso (born 14 September 1997) is a Swedish singer, songwriter and record producer. As a child, he appeared in the leading role in several musicals, and in 2006 he won Lilla Melodifestivalen with the song "Hej Sofia". He won the celebrity dancing TV show Let's Dance 2014, and has competed twice in Melodifestivalen in 2017 and 2018 respectively. He won in 2018 and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, with the song "Dance You Off".

Early life

Ingrosso was born in Danderyd, to former dancer now restaurant owner Emilio Ingrosso, and singer Pernilla Wahlgren. He is the younger brother of Oliver Ingrosso and Bianca Wahlgren Ingrosso, and older half brother of Theodor Wahlgren. He is the grandson of actors Hans Wahlgren and Christina Schollin, and nephew of actors Niclas Wahlgren and Linus Wahlgren. He is also a cousin of Swedish House Mafia band member Sebastian Ingrosso. He is of Italian descent through his father, and of Swedish and Italian descent through his mother. He is a self-taught pianist and guitarist.


2006–2013: Lilla Melodifestivalen 2006, singing and acting

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Ingrosso (right) performing on stage with Markoolio in 2009

Ingrosso has acted in several musicals and plays such as Nils Karlsson Pyssling. He won the Lilla Melodifestivalen in 2006 with the song "Hej Sofia", and he represented Sweden in MGP Nordic 2006 in Stockholm, where he placed fourth.

In 2007, he released the single "Jag är en astronaut", which his uncle Linus Wahlgren had recorded and performed in 1985. Ingrosso's version peaked at number 2 on the Swedish singles chart. The same year he participated in Allsång på Skansen along with his mother, and he also took part in the Diggiloo tour. Between 2008 and 2009, Ingrosso acted in the musical Hujeda mej vá många sånger. At the Eldsjälsgala in 2009, Ingrosso and Pernilla Wahlgren performed a medley of The Jackson 5 songs, translated into Swedish. In late 2009, he performed as Rasmus in the play Rasmus på luffen along with Markoolio.

In 2011, Ingrosso performed as lillebror in the play Karlsson på taket flyger igen at Göta Lejon in Stockholm. In February 2014, he announced that he had left the musical scene to focus entirely on music and songwriting. In October 2016, he released his first music single called "Fall in Love", which he performed at Nyhetsmorgon which was broadcast on TV4. He signed a record deal with TEN Music Group.

2014–2017: Let's Dance 2014 and Melodifestivalen

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Ingrosso performing at Melodifestivalen 2017

Ingrosso won the Swedish celebrity dancing TV-series Let's Dance 2014, broadcast on TV4, alongside his professional dancing partner Sigrid Bernson. He has participated in his mother Pernilla Wahlgren's TV-series Wahlgrens värld, which is broadcast on Kanal 5, since 2016.

Ingrosso participated in Melodifestivalen 2017 with the song "Good Lovin'", which he co-wrote along with Louis Schoorl and Matt Pardon. He placed fifth in the final.

2018–2019: Eurovision Song Contest and Identification

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Ingrosso performing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

Ingrosso participated again in Melodifestivalen 2018, with the song "Dance You Off". The song was written by Ingrosso, Louis Schoorl, and K Nita. He qualified for the final from the first semi-final and finished in first place. He represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, in the second semi-final qualifying to the final. In the final he placed seventh, receiving the maximum 12 points from the juries of eight countries. Ingrosso performed his song against a backdrop of LED lights, which changed color in time to the beat of the music. He wore a black leather jacket, black jeans and white trainers.

Ingrosso released his debut album, Identification, on 28 September 2018. He writes all his own music and also writes for other musicians including Oscar Zia, Molly Petterson Hammar, Dash Berlin and Isac Eliott.

2020–present: En gång i tiden and Playlist

Ingrosso took part in the eleventh series of Swedish reality television show, Så mycket bättre, alongside multiple fellow Swedish artists including Loreen and Tove Styrke. On 15 January 2021, he released his second studio album, En gång i tiden. The album is entirely in Swedish and marks his first full album in the language. Speaking about the album on social media, Ingrosso stated, "I love and miss singing in Swedish" and that the inspiration for the record came from his "love for Swedish pop and all of the great Swedish musicians that’s been my source of inspiration since [he] was a kid". The second part of the album, En gång i tiden (del 2), was released on 16 April. Ingrosso's fourth studio album and second English-language album, Playlist, was released on 17 June 2022.

Personal life

Ingrosso was in a six-year relationship with influencer Linnea Widmark; the couple broke up in March 2019.


  • Identification (2018)
  • En gång i tiden (del 1) (2021)
  • En gång i tiden (del 2) (2021)
  • Playlist (2022)



  • Klubbturné (2019)
Date City Country Venue
29 March 2019 Örebro Sweden Ritz
30 March 2019 Falun Falu Bowling & Krog
12 April 2019 Norrköping Arbis Bar & Salonger
13 April 2019 Gothenburg Trädgår'n
20 April 2019 Åre Bygget
  • Scandinavian Tour (2019)
Date City Country Venue
3 November 2019 Copenhagen Denmark Vega
8 November 2019 Aarhus Train
9 November 2019 Bergen Norway Studio USF
10 November 2019 Oslo Parkteatret
16 November 2019 Stockholm Sweden Berns Salonger
29 November 2019 Vasa Finland Fontana Club


Date City Country Venue
6 October 2018 Norrköping Sweden Louis de Geer konsert & kongress
7 October 2018 Karlstad Karlstad CCC
12 October 2018 Örebro Conventum
13 October 2018 Gothenburg Gothenburg Concert Hall
14 October 2018 Halmstad Halmstad Teater
19 October 2018 Luleå Kulturens Hus
20 October 2018 Gävle Konserthus
21 October 2018 Västeras Konserthus
26 October 2018 Eskilstuna Lokomotivet
28 October 2018 Linköping Konsert & Kongress
2 November 2018 Karlskrona Konserthus
3 November 2018 Jönköping Concert Hall
10 November 2018 Uppsala Konsert och Kongress
11 November 2018 Sundsvall Tonhallen
23 November 2018 Vara Konserthus
24 November 2018 Helsingborg Helsingborg Arena
4 December 2018 Malmö Malmö Live
12 December 2018 Stockholm Cirkus
16 May 2019 Gröna Lund

Cancelled concerts

Date City Country Venue
18 November 2018 Kalmar Sweden Kalmarsalen



Year Title Role Ref.
2014 Big Hero 6 Hiro Hamada
2021–present Benjamin's Presenter

Awards and nominations


Since 1999, the Gaygalan is a Swedish accolade presented by the QX magazine.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2019 "Dance You Off" Song of the Year Nominated

MTV Europe Music Awards

The MTV Europe Music Awards was established in 1994 by MTV Europe to award the music videos from European and International artists.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2018 Himself Best Swedish Act Nominated


Rockbjörnen is a music prize in Sweden, divided into several categories, which is awarded annually by the newspaper Aftonbladet. The prize was first awarded in 1979, and is mostly centered on pop and rock.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2018 Himself Male Live Artist of the Year Won
"Dance You Off" Swedish Song of the Year Nominated
2019 Himself Male Live Artist of the Year Won
Concert of the Year Nominated
Benjamin Ingrosso Fans Best Fans Nominated

See also

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