Erik Hassle (born 26 August 1988 in Katrineholm, Sweden) is a Swedish pop singer-songwriter. He signed with TEN Music Group in 2007 and through TEN Erik also signed with Roxy Recordings for Sweden, Island Records for Europe and Universal Republic for North America.
Hassle was raised in a rural village two hours south of Stockholm and originally aspired to be a professional footballer. He grew up listening to soul music and realised his love of music early after listening to Wilson Pickett.
He attended Rytmus, a musical secondary school in Stockholm where famous Swedish singer Robyn trained. He signed a deal with the Swedish music company TEN Music Group. Later Erik also signed to Roxy Recordings for Sweden, Island Records for Europe and Universal Republic for North America.
Hassle released his first single, "Hurtful" in September 2008. It went to reach #11 in his native Sweden and peaked at #2 in Denmark. He later released his second single "Don't Bring Flowers" which peaked at #25 in Sweden, and his album Hassle which debuted at #2 and stayed in the Swedish charts for 10 weeks...
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