Jonas Hedqvist is a Swedish singer, dancer, choreographer and LGBTQ+ advocate. After attending the academy of dance and musical theatre he spent a few years at the theatre with leading roles such as Danny in Grease and Zach in A Chourus Line. After being crowned "Mr Gay Sweden" in 2000 and releasing the first ever Official Pride Anthem in 2001, his solo career took off and since then he has been releasing music, touring on most continents and performed on stages and arenas of up to 40 000 people. He has also choreographed and produced several music videos, musicals and shows for stage as well as TV. He is passionate about working with equality and is the founder of "From Sweden With Love", a fund raising gala with artists from Sweden coming together in a full size stage production raising money for organisations working to support kids and teens in the LGBTQ+ community suffering from mental health issues.
Jonas Hedqvists first single "I Am What I Am", was released in 2001 and was the first official song for Stockholm Pride as well as the first official pride anthem ever. The success single topped several Swedish sales charts and was followed by a club tour that went on for over a year. Subsequent singles have all entered the Swedish lists, with a Top 3 on the singles list and a Top 5 on Sweden Top 40 as best placements. With Summer High, Jonas was named "Newcomer of the Year" in the United Kingdom and both "Welcome To My World" and "Discover The Night" have been not only noticeable at home but also abroad, perhaps especially in the US where Jonas tour "Welcome to my world " went on for an extended run and gained lots of critical acclaim from the audience as well as the press. 2011 marked the 10 year anniversary of the release of I am what I am and this was celebrated with a new recording production with special guests, the iconic disco trio Afro-Dite, winners in the Swedish competition for Eurovision Song Contest. In 2016, Jonas released Survivors, was also the Official Anthem of Copenhagen Pride.
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>>> See Jonas and dancers perform Survivors below.
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