NEWS 2009
  Home Hello, the News on the front page was getting too long - so much happening, so here is some of the old news so it doesn't get lost:
  Max Martin
  Alexandra QUESTION        
  Rami Yacoub 15 November 2009: Earlier in the year we heard that Backstreet Boys were recording songs with Rami and Kristian Lundin for their album "This Is Us". We saw the picture on Twitter:  
  Arnthor Birgisson  
  Lukasz Gottwald We read the interview on Hitquarters with Rami, who spoke about recording songs with Backstreet Boys:  
  Articles Then Backstreet Boys released "This Is Us" and there was no Rami or Kristian songs, so what happened??  
  Awards Let's hope these songs will be released as bonus tracks or B-sides.  
  Cover Songs _________________________________________________________________________________________________________  
  News 2009 27 December 2009: The winner is.... "Figured You Out" by Backstreet Boys  
  News 2008 Written by Rami, Kristian Lundin, Carl Falk and is unreleased at the moment. Congratulations to all!  
  News 2007, 2006    
  Your Top 5 11 December 2009: We are voting for our Favourite Cheiron Song of the Year for 2009 on the forum for songs written or produced by ex-Cheiron songwriters!  
ARTISTS: The first round of voting closed on 18 December 2009.  
1 3T The final round of voting closes on 27 December 2009.  
2 Ace of Base Please vote at:  
3 Adam Lambert    
4 Agnes Carlsson Nominations are: Credits:  
5 A-ha 1. Adam Lambert - If I Had You Max Martin, Shellback, Savan Kotecha  
6 Allison Iraheta 2. Adam Lambert - Whataya Want From Me Max Martin, Shellback, Pink  
7 Amy Diamond 3. Allison Iraheta - Friday I'll Be Over U Max Martin, Shellback, Savan Kotecha, Tiffany Amber  
8 Ana Johnsson 4. Allison Iraheta - Just Like You Max Martin, Shellback, Savan Kotecha  
9 Apocalyptica 5. Backstreet Boys - Best That I Can Do Rami, Kristian Lundin, Carl Falk  
10 Army of Lovers 6. Backstreet Boys - Bigger Max Martin, Shellback, Tiffany Amber  
11 Artister of Amnesty 7. Backstreet Boys - Figured You Out Rami, Kristian Lundin, Carl Falk  
12 Ashley Parker Angel 8. Britney Spears - 3

Max Martin, Shellback, Tiffany Amber

13 Avril Lavigne 9. Carrie Underwood - Quitter Max Martin, Shellback and Savan Kotecha  
14 Backstreet Boys 10. Europe - Gonna Get Ready Joey Tempest/Andreas Carlsson  
15 BC Jean 11. Europe - In My Time Joey Tempest/Andreas Carlsson  
16 Bo Bice 12. Europe - Last Look at Eden Joey Tempest, Andreas Carlsson, Europe  
17 Bon Jovi 13. Europe - New Love in Town Joey Tempest/Mic Michaeli/Andreas Carlsson  
18 Britney Spears 14. Janet Leon - Anymore Andreas Carlsson / Alex James / Jasmine Baird / Adam Messinger  
19 Bryan Adams    
20 Bullet For My Valentine 15. Janet Leon - Breakaway Andreas Carlsson / Kalle Engström / Alex James / Celetia Martin  
21 Carly Rae Jepsen    
22 Carolina Liar 16. Janet Leon - Heartache on the Dancefloor Andreas Carlsson / Kalle Engström / Harry Sommerdahl / Lolene Everett  
23 Carrie Underwood    
24 Celine Dion 17. Janet Leon - Keep It On The Low Andreas Carlsson / Printz Board / Victoria Horn  
25 Cervello 18. Janet Leon - Let Go Andreas Carlsson, Kalle Engstrom Brett Young  
26 Cher Lloyd 19. Janet Leon - Missing You Andreas Carlsson / Anders Bagge / Michael Jones / Jack Knight / Pär Åström  
27 Christina Aguilera    
28 Cyndi Lauper 20. Janet Leon - The Cover Up Andreas Carlsson / Desmond Child / Kalle Engström / Michael Jones  
29 Darin    
30 Daughtry 21. Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You Lukasz Gottwald, Claude Kelly, Max Martin  
31 Dede 22. Kim Fransson - Another State of Mind Andreas Carlsson / Fredrik Hallström / Kim Fransson  
32 Def Leppard 23. Kim Fransson - Here Comes The Night Andreas Carlsson/Anders Bagge/Fredrik Hallström/Harry Sommerdahl/Kim Fransson  
33 Drain    
34 Draxx 24.Kim Fransson - Kiss and Make Up Andreas Carlsson / Jörgen Elofsson / Kim Fransson  
35 E-Type 25.Kim Fransson - Let That Feeling Grow Andreas Carlsson / Fredrik Hallström / Kim Fransson  
36 Emblem3 26. Kim Fransson - The Hardest Lesson Andreas Carlsson / Desmond Child / Anders Bagge / Kim Fransson  
37 Enrique Iglesias    
38 Fireal 27. Kim Fransson - Three Floors Down Andreas Carlsson, Kim Fransson, Anders Bagge, Fredrik Hallstrom  
39 Five    
40 Gary Barlow 28. Koop Arponen - Insomnia Patric Sarin, Andreas Carlsson  
41 George 29. Leona Lewis - I Got You Arnthor Birgisson, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin  
42 Glee 30. Leona Lewis - Naked Savan Kotecha, Leona Lewis, Kristian Lundin  
43 Herbie 31. Leona Lewis - Outta My Head Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Shellback  
44 Human Nature 32. Linda Sundblad - 2 All My Girls Max Martin/Alexander Kronlund/Linda Sundblad  
45 Its Alive 33. Living Things - Let It Rain Max Martin/Living Things  
46 James Blunt 34. Living Things - Oxygen Max Martin/Shellback/Living Things  
47 Jessica 35. Paloma Faith - Stargazer Jörgen Elofsson & Paloma Faith  
48 Jessie J 36. Sarah Kreuz - Heartache on the Dancefloor Andreas Carlsson / Kalle Engström / Harry Sommerdahl / Lolene Everett  
49 Justin Bieber    
50 Kahsay 37. Sheri - Hit and Run Andreas Carlsson & Kalle Engström  
51 Katy Perry 38. The Saturdays - Lose Control Jörgen Elofsson & Pär Westerlund  
52 Kelis 39. The Saturdays - One Shot Ina Wroldsen / Per Magnusson / David Kreuger  
53 Kelly Clarkson 40. The Saturdays - Open Up Ina Wroldsen / Per Magnusson / David Kreuger  
54 Kesha      
55 Lambretta Thank you to the forum members who helped compile this list and Julian (, whose site helped with some of the songwriting info!  
56 Leila K  
57 Lesley Roy _________________________________________________________________________________________________________  
58 Leona Lewis DECEMBER 2009    
59 Linda Sundblad 3 December 2009: Today is the day that Julian from will reveal his exclusive interview with Andreas Carlsson! Great interview!  
60 Living Things  
61 Marie Serneholt _________________________________________________________________________________________________________  
62 Marion Raven NOVEMBER 2009  
63 Maroon 5 16 November 2009: Kether from Italy found this clip of Michael Bolton singing "Solo Una Donna" at Sanremo 2002 ("Only A Woman Like You" in Italian). Beautiful. Thanks Kether!  
64 Megan McCauley  
65 Michael Bolton Link:  
66 Michele _________________________________________________________________________________________________________  
67 Miranda Cosgrove OCTOBER 2009  
68 Nick Carter 15 October 2009: Britney's "3" debuts at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. This is Max Martin's 6th Billboard No.1! Congratulations to all involved!  
69 Nicki Minaj  
70 NSync Max Martin's previous No. 1's:  
71 Pain 1. Britney Spears "...Baby One More Time" (2 weeks beginning 30 January 1999)  
72 Papa Dee 2. NSync's "It's Gonna Be Me" (2 weeks beginning the week of 29 July 2000)  
73 Pink 3. Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" (7 weeks beginning the week of 5 July 2008)  
74 Pitbull 4. Pink's "So What" (1 week of 27 September 2008)  
75 Play 5. Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You" (2 weeks beginning the week of 7 February 2009)  
76 Prime Sth Link:  
77 Rednex _________________________________________________________________________________________________________  
78 Robyn 3 October 2009: Hitquarters have emailed me an open link to the recent feature on Cheiron Studios, "Swedes Behind The Scenes: Cheiron, Denniz PoP and the ongoing influence of Sweden in Pop Music - Sep 21, 2009". Thank you so much Haydn, I know Cheiron fans will appreciate this.  
79 Safe  
80 Shayne Ward  
81 Simple Plan Link:  
82 Skye Sweetnam _________________________________________________________________________________________________________  
83 Solid Harmonie SEPTEMBER 2009  
84 Stanfour 28 September 2009. Yesterday Andreas Carlsson released his autobiography "Live to Win". I believe this is in Swedish. I'm hoping it will also be released in English (please).  
85 Sugababes  
86 Taio Cruz Link:  
87 Taylor Swift    
88 Tobias Regner 28 September 2009: Hitquarters have an article about Cheiron Studios and other Swedish songwriters and they also interviewed Per Magnusson recently!  
89 Twill  
90 The Veronicas Link:  
91 Those Dancing Days _________________________________________________________________________________________________________  
92 Usher AUGUST 2009  
93 Vanessa Hudgens 25 August 2009: Hitquarters have been interviewing Swedish songwriters recently including Rami, Andreas Carlsson and RedOne and in the past have interviewed Kristian Lundin. They are great interviews. To read them you need to be a Hitquarters member, which only costs $15 USD for a year and is well worth it!  
94 Westlife  
  Contact _________________________________________________________________________________________________________  
    5 August 2009: A discovery of an old song! Henrik from Sweden emailed to tell me that he found a non-released Max Martin song. The song is called "Jerusalem" and was written by Max Martin and Denniz Pop for Israel singer Ofra Haza. It was to be released on an album "Queen in Exile" but the album was never released. BUT the song is on youtube if you want to hear it. Thank you Henrik!  
    JUNE 2009  
    27 June 2009: Sadly Michael Jackson has died on 25 June 2009. As Cheiron fans will know, Michael Jackson performed backing vocals on the 3T song "I Need You" produced by Denniz Pop and Max Martin.  
    Max Martin said this about working with Michael Jackson in the Time Magazine interview "The Music Man" by Jeff Chu (December 21, 2001):

On collaborations past, present and future:

Max Martin: " I actually recorded Michael Jackson on one of the 3-T tracks. The guy can definitely sing. It's absolutely amazing what he did that night in the studio. I actually had to walk off — it was me and Denniz sitting there doing the recording. When [Jackson] started singing, I just lost it. I had to walk out for a while. I just left him singing. That was weird."

    Link: Time - The Music Man  
    APRIL 2009  
    13 April 2009: Julian has found a rare Max Martin track from 1996!: "Come Again" by Skibby feat. King Love  
    very exciting, nice discovery Jules.  
    FEBRUARY 2009  
    26 February 2009: Happy Birthday Max Martin! Have a wonderful day and a great songwriting year!  
    5 February 2009: Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without you" stays at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second week. Congratulations to all involved. This is now Max Martin's 5th Billboard No.1. Excellent news.  
    November 2009   November 2009    
    Adam Lambert - For Your Entertainment   Leona Lewis - Echo    
    Two songs!: "Whataya Want from Me" (Max Martin, Shellback, Pink) and "If I had You" (Max Martin, Shellback, Savan Kotecha)   Two Max Martin songs: "I Got You" (Arnthor Birgisson, Savan Kotecha, Max Martin) and "Outta My Head" (Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Shellback). Plus Kristian Lundin -"Naked"! and Arnthor "My Hands".    
    November 2009   October/November 2009    
    Carrie Underwood - Quitter   Allison Iraheta - Friday I'll Be Over U    
    "Quitter" is written by Max Martin, Shellback and Savan Kotecha is on Carrie's latest album "Play On".   "Friday I'll Be Over U" is written by Max Martin, Shellback, Savan Kotecha and Tiffany Amber. Allison's debut album is due for release 1 December 2009 and will also contain another Max Martin song "Just Like You".    
    October 2009   October 2009    
    Backstreet Boys - Bigger   Britney Spears - 3    
    "Bigger" is written by Max Martin, Shellback and Tiffany Amber and is from their new album "This Is Us" and will be the second single!   "3" is written by Max Martin, Shellback and Tiffany Amber and is from Britney's upcoming Singles collection!    
    September 2009   August 2009    
    Linda Sundblad - 2 All My Girls   Ke$ha - Tik Tok    
    Thanks to the forum members for letting me know about this one! Written by Max Martin, Alexander Kronlund and Linda Sundblad.   "Tik Tok" is written by Lukasz Gottwald, Benjamin Levin and Ke$ha. Apparently she has worked with Max Martin on her debut album! So, we'll see.    
    March 2009   February 2009    
    Britney Spears - If U Seek Amy   Living Things - Habeas Corpus    
    Yes! If U Seek Amy will be the 3rd single!   2 songs here per ASCAP - "Let It Rain" (Cory Becker, Bosh Berlin, Eve Berlin, Lillian Berlin, Martin Karl Sandberg) and "Oxygen" (Cory Becker, Bosh Berlin, Eve Berlin, Lillian Berlin, Martin Karl Sandberg, Johan Karl Schuster). Thanks forum !    
    November 2008 / February 2009   January 2009    
    Natalie Bassingthwaighte - Alive      
    Natalie is a former Neighbours actress, ex-singer of Rogue Traders and host of the Australian version of So You Think You Can Dance and has released her first single "Alive" from her debut album "1000 Stars".      
      Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You    
      As noted in our forum Max Martin has co-written the next single by Kelly Clarkson. "My Life Would Suck Without You" is written by Max Martin/Lukasz Gottwald/Claude Kelly and is to be released 16 January 2009.    
    "Alive" is written by Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Arnthor Birgisson, Andrew Frampton      
    Guitars by Esbjörn Öhrwall and Max Martin!      
    Thanks to the forum members who told me this.