Thomas Eriksson better known by his stage name Orup (born November 29, 1958 in Huddinge) is a Swedish pop singer, songwriter and guitarist who enjoyed major success in his native country in the late 1980s and early 1990s with songs like Jag blir hellre jagad av vargar, Regn hos mig, "M.B.", "Då står pojkarna på rad", "Magaluf", "Stockholm" and "Regn hos mej." Orup has also written several songs for other performers. He wrote the winning song of Melodifestivalen 2004, "Det gör ont" performed by Lena Philipsson. Orup has been married with Swedish TV host Sofia Eklöf. Since 2012 he is one of the judges on X Factor (Sweden). He also took part in season 5 of
Orup married his girlfriend Sofia Eklöf in 1989 and they had a son together. The couple later divorced. His son footsteps has followed a musical carer and is drummer of the Swedish rock formation Basement Poetry. In 2009, his son released his own solo debut album Top Song Project.
Eriksson remarried and lives with his new wife and her five children from an earlier marriage.
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