Things have moved quickly for Ola since he broke through on the Swedish scene. Ola was just about to become a professional footballer but it was his passion for music that won out in the end.
“Football is like art and it is still very important to me but music is everything”, says Ola.
Ola has been nominated numerous times at Swedish Music Award Shows, for categories including Best Male Artist, Best Album and Best Song and in 2008 he won Best Song of the year at the prestigious Rockbjörnen Event.
In 2010 after six years on a major Ola established his own label Oliniho Records. With a new and uncompromised vision, allowing him the creative freedom to develop his own ideas and working with a group of people who shared his passion, he released his third album independently. The venture proved a massive success when his self-released album “OLA” went straight to the top of the charts and was a critical success, with Expressen claiming “Ten songs and ten potential hit singles, he is an extremely skilled hit maker”.
Today Ola and Oliniho Records are releasing Ola’s music in many countries on several labels. The single “All Over the World” was released by Ultra Records in the US (home of David Guetta, Benny Benassi, and PitBull) and 3Beat in the UK.
“Ola is an extremely talented artist and has all the qualities a pop star needs. We look forward to breaking Ola in the United States,” says Ultra Records CEO Patrick Moxey.
Ola and “All Over the World” have been attracting fans and trendsetters on the international music scene and influential media personalities like Perez Hilton have praised both the single and video. Clubs, radio stations and bloggers all over the world have jumped on board too.
Ola is closely involved both creatively and business wise with Oliniho Records. He says, “Previously I felt that it was sometimes difficult to really be myself, although I do not regret any of what I have done so far. With the freedom I have today I think it is easier to follow my own direction and I can develop both my artistry and my songwriting in a more natural way.”
Ola has always been the creative force behind all of his records. On his third album he co-wrote each song and collaborated with songwriters and producers such as Alexander Kronlund (Robyn, Britney Spears etc) and Labrinth (Tinie Tempah), amongst others.
2012 began with Ola’s first promotional tour of the U.S. to support the release of “All Over The World”. Whilst there, he also found the time to shoot the video for his brand new single “I’m In Love”, the first to be taken from his upcoming fourth studio album. The new single was co-written by Ola and some others alongside one of the most successful songwriter and producer in the world, Shellback, who has also written and produced for artists such as Pink and Usher.
“I´m in Love” was released in Sweden on 7th May 2012 and after just a few hours it reached the #1 spot on Swedish iTunes.
Ola is currently working in the studio on his upcoming album and is collaborating with songwriters and producers such as the afore-mentioned Shellback, Felix Rodriguez from the Sounds and Alexander Kronlund.
After 3 chart-topping albums, 7 number 1 singles on the Swedish chart, 8 gold/platinum/double-platinum singles, with a total of 24 weeks at the top of the Swedish album / single charts, Ola is now stepping outside Sweden’s borders and reaching out to the rest of the world.
In July 2012 Ola and Oliniho Records signed a deal with Sony Music for the whole of Europe and the first single “I´m in Love” taken from his upcoming album was released on October 26th 2012.