Basshunter Returns to Big Brother

CHART REFLECTION. Last January, Basshunter competed in the reality show Celebritu  Big Brother in the UK and this week he returns to the series – albeit the Swedish version according to Aftonbladet. Née Jonas Altberg, the 26-year old initially made a national breakthrough with “Boten Anna” in 2006. The track became a huge success in Sweden and was translated to “Now You’re Gone” in its international version. The track topped the UK singles chart for five weeks.

Not a contestant, Basshunter’s purpose of attending the show is getting publicity and produce a song with help from the other Big Brother participants. The show – as always – has made the headlines. Only recently, Rodney da Silva saluted Hitler on air which is a clear violation of Swedish law. No stranger to headlines, Basshunter himself has been faced with sex charges in Scotland.

WelcheMusic is eager to see whether the Big Brother stay will produce a new hit. The last Basshunter single to make the ten was the 2008 hit “Please Don’t Go” which peaked at No.6.

In addition to translating “Boten Anna,” the 2006 hit “Vi sitter i Ventrilo och spelar DotA” was translated to “All I Ever Wanted” which made it to No.2 in the UK.