Aron Michael Ekberg (born 30 March 1991), better known as AronChupa, is a Swedish footballer, rapper, singer, songwriter, DJ, record producer and record label owner. He is a member of electro-hip hop group Albatraoz, formed in 2012. Aron is additionally a member of the football club Byttorps IF, playing in the Swedish sixth division. Aron attended Academy of Art University from 2011 to 2013 and was a standout footballer for the Urban Knights before starting his music career (). He gained prominence with his 2014 song "I'm an Albatraoz", which reached number 1 on the Swedish Singles Chart, reached number 1 in Denmark and reached the top ten in a large number of charts across Europe. It additionally reached number 25 in the UK & number 10 in the US dance charts.

Career

Aron started his career as a footballer in the Swedish fourth division football club Byttorps IF. At the club he met Måns Harvidsson, Nicklas "Savo" Savolainen, Andreas "AndyBarMaskinen" Reinholdsson and Rasmus "Salle" Sahlberg and became friends. In 2012 they founded the electro-hip hop group Albatraoz and shortly after signed with Sony Music Sweden. On 2 August 2013, was released their debut single, the self-titled "Albatraoz". The song reached 36 on the Swedish Singles Chart and remained on the chart for nineteen weeks. "Albatraoz" was certified gold in Sweden. In January 2014 the song reached 8.5 million plays on Spotify and the group toured to promote the song. On 18 April 2014 the group released their second single, "Arriba", but the song didn't chart.

On 15 March 2014, Ekberg released his first solo project, the extended playRuss, including a few sets produced in 2013. He additionally released two promotional singles, "Copacabana" and "Heaven On Earth", to Spotify. On 8 August 2014 he released his debut solo single, "I'm an Albatraoz", featuring the vocals of his sister Nora Ekberg. The song was originally in a hip hop style, but a second version with electronic beats was chosen. The song reached number one in Sweden and Denmark and the top 10 in Germany, Austria, Norway, Finland, Australia and the Netherlands. It was certified double platinum in Sweden and Australia and platinum in New Zealand, Italy and Denmark. His second single dropped on 20 November 2015, titled "Fired Cuz I Was Late", and peaked at number 100 in Sweden.

On 20 December, Ekberg and the members of Albatraoz released their third single, "Wunderbar". On 26 February 2016 Ekberg released his third solo single, "Little Swing", which features his sister Nora again.

Discography

Extended plays

List of albums
TitleAlbum details
Russ

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
SWE
AUS
AUT
DEN
FIN
GER
ITA
NLD
NOR
NZ
"I'm an Albatraoz"20141221547253Non-album singles
"Fired Cuz I Was Late"2015100
"Little Swing"
(feat. Little Sis Nora)
2016
"—" denotes releases that didn't chart or weren't released in that territory.

Promotional singles

SongYearAlbum
"Copacabana"2014Non-album single
"Heaven On Earth"