Erik Grönwall is the Swedish rock and heavy metal singer, singer-songwriter and actor who started his career when he in December 2009 won the Swedish Idol reality television. His first single, “Higher”, sold gold on digital downloads after only three days and the first album, self-titled “Erik Grönwall”, was released just ten days after the finals and debuted at number one on the Swedish albums chart and was certified platinum. Artists such as Joey Tempest (Europe) and Paul Stanley (KISS) wrote songs for the album. In 2010, he joined the rock band H.E.A.T as their lead singer and released four albums with the band. Altogether as a solo artist and band member, he has numerous top 40 hits. In 2018 he made his acting debut in America in the NBC live television concert production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar, in which he received a Grammy nomination for in the Best Musical Theater Album category. In March 2022 Grönwall announced that he would be joining American heavy metal band Skid Row as their new vocalist.