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Lars H.U.G.

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Gender Male
Age 69
Date of birth September 11,1953
Zodiac sign Virgo
Born Sorgenfri
Denmark
SpouseCaroline Fowler Eskildsen
ChildrenAlexandra Mai Møller
Job Actor
Film Score Composer
Movies/Shows Final Shot
When the Sun Goes Down
Next stop Sovjet
Århus by Night
Awards Danish Music Award for Danish Album of the Year
Danish Music Award for Danish Pop Album of the Year
Danish Music Award for Danish Male Artist of the Year
Press Award
Groups Kliché
SongsMon de kan reparere digKysser Himlen Farvel · 1987 NatsværmerBlidt over dig · 1992 Elsker dig for evigtKysser Himlen Farvel · 1987 View 25+ more
ListMon de kan reparere digKysser Himlen Farvel · 1987
NatsværmerBlidt over dig · 1992
Elsker dig for evigtKysser Himlen Farvel · 1987
AlbumsKysser Himlen Farvel
City slang
Kopy
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Date of Upd.
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Lars H.U.G. Life story


Lars H.U.G. is a Danish musician and painter. He has produced several critically acclaimed albums as a solo artist, and has performed with the group Kliché. Until the mid 1980s, he went by the name Lars Hug. Hug was the artist's childhood nickname and he also used it as a stage name.

Lars H.U.G. (born Lars Haagensen on September 11, 1953 in Sorgenfri) is a Danish musician and painter. He has produced several critically acclaimed albums as a solo artist, and has performed with the group Kliché.

Until the mid 1980s, he went by the name Lars Hug. Hug was the artist's childhood nickname and he also used it as a stage name. In 1987 he was sued by the pipe manufacturer Poul Erwin Hug, which forbid him from performing under their name. In response, he changed his name to Lars Hugh Uno Grammy, which he abbreviated as Lars H.U.G.

Musical career


Lars H.U.G. began his career performing with the group Kliché, which formed in 1977, and released two albums. The group officially broke up in 1985. H.U.G. released his first album as a solo artist, City Slang, in 1984 while Kliché was on a break. The album was in collaboration Søren Ulrik Thomsen, and put music to the poet's anthology of the same title.In 1993, he became the first rock musician to receive a work grant from the Danish Arts Foundation. He was nominated by the foundation for a lifetime performance award in 2003.His last album, 10 Sekunders Stilhed, was released in 2014 and received gold certification. H.U.G announced his retirement as a musician at the Crown Prince Couple's Awards in 2016.

Painting


At the age of 18, H.U.G enrolled at the Jutland Art Academy in Aarhus. He studied there from 1975 until 1978 as a painter. Several of his album covers feature his own art.

H.U.G. worked alongside Michael Kvium in Mojacar, Spain in 1988. He held his first major exhibition in 2001 at Gjethuset in Frederiksværk. He has since worked and been exhibited in Brooklyn, Berlin, Washington D.C., and Koroni. In 2009, he was invited to an exhibit in Washington DC by the Danish ambassador. He also held a guest lecture at the Corcoran School of the Arts while in DC. In 2010, he was invited to exhibit his works at the Danish Consulate in New York and to attend the Scandinavia House's Cultural Frontrunner Conference.

Discography


For releases with the band Kliché, see Kliché.

Albums


City Slang (with Søren Ulrik Thomsen) (Medley, 1984)

Kysser himlen farvel (Medley, 1987)

Kopy (Medley) 1989

Blidt over dig (Medley, 1992)

Kiss & Hug From a Happy Boy (featuring Once Around the Park) (Medley, 1996)

Save Me from This Rock 'n' Roll (Medley, 2003)

10 sekunders stilhed (Genlyd, 2014)

EPs


Replugged Live (Genlyd, 2015)

Compilation albums


G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. (Medley, 1993)

Greatest H.U.G. (EMI, 2004)

De første fra Lars H.U.G. (EMI, 2012)

Awards and nominations


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