Ulrik Munther, born in February 18 of 1994 and raised in Kungsbacka (close from Gothenburg), is a Swedish artist and songwriter.
Ulrik Munther started playing in various rock bands at an early age. He knew his first major success when he was just 15, at the Lilla Melody Festival in 2009. Then later that year he represented Sweden (with young Rebecca Jansson) at the Melody Nordic Grand Prix. He won with his song “En Vanlig Dag” (A Typical Day). The year after he was second in Metro Music Challenge with his own composition ”Life”.
The producer Johan Åberg heared Ulrik’s new songs, and started a musical cooperation with him. During weekdays Ulrik was writing and composing songs after school, and on weekends he was travelling to Stockholm to show his work.
Ulrik’s early music had already over 1 million views on YouTube. Now with his new songs all in english he starting to get interest from an international audience. In september 2010 after the song “Boys don’t cry” was released on the Internet, Ulrik got phone calls from many american and english major companies. The next month he was travelling all around the world in USA and Europe. “Boys Don’t Cry” was the most viewed Tube video in the first week of 2011.
Ulrik recorded his debut album partly in Stockholm but mostly at home, playing himself the guitar, the piano, the harmonica and also the drums.
On the 24th of September 2011 he released the album, and it went straight to no 1 on the Swedish album charts. Ulrik already shot 5 music videos in differents places like Paris or Los Angeles.
Ulrik started his first real tour all around Sweden at the end of October 2011. In December he came back home to write a few new songs.
His cover of Lady Gaga‘s, “Born This Way”, also on the album, has over a million views. Perez Hilton posted the video on his website so he was brought to the attention of a wider community.
Ulrik says he writes his best tunes when he’s feeling down and that even if some of the stories are not totally autobiographical, the emotions are always real.
On December 19th of 2011, he released a duo with teenage singer Caroline Costa called “Je t’ai menti” (french adaptation of “Kill for lies”).
In march 2012, he took the 3rd place of the Melodifestivalen (swedish TV contest).
The 2012 Tour started in May and ended in August. Ulrik then went to Japan to promote his album.
Ulrik participated in the Melodifestivalen 2013 with the song “