Swedish House Mafia is a Swedish house music group consisting of the three disc jockeys and producers, Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso. The group officially formed in late 2008.
Angello & Ingrosso met as children in Stockholm; Axwell was not a member until multiple years later when they contacted him after a chance meeting.
The name "Swedish House Hegarty" was adopted initially, but the group then resorted to their current name after it first appeared on forums and was used to encapsulate the group of producers that were working together in the future. Steve Angello stated, "But we’ve been through everything together. I can always lean on one of their shoulders and they can lean on mine. I can always trust their opinions. When I have a track, they tell me straight away what they think. With Swedish House Mafia, you’re with friends…."
The first production that was released by Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso was "Get Dumb". It was produced with Laidback Luke and released in 2007.
In 2010 the Swedish House Mafia signed a record deal with UMG's Polydor Records (formerly Polygram). They released their first official single, "One (Your Name)", under the name Swedish House Mafia on Beatport on 26 May 2010, where it achieved international success, charting at #7 in the UK Singles Chart. The next single, "Miami 2 Ibiza", featuring Tinie Tempah, charted at #4 in the UK Chart in September 2010. Both singles were taken from the "Until One" album; a collection of productions and remixes from both Swedish House Mafia and as the group as individuals. It has achieved a BPI Gold Sales award in the United Kingdom.
In 2010, Swedish House Mafia won the "Best Swedish Act" award at the MTV European Ballz awards 2010.
In 2011, Swedish House Mafia released a new single, "Save the World," featuring John Martin on vocals, which charted at #10 in the UK Chart, released in May 2011.
On 23 September 2011, it was confirmed that the group would play at Madison Square Garden in New York City on 16 December 2011 and Milton Keynes Bowl on 14 July 2012.
In January 2012, Swedish House Mafia won an EBBA Award at the European Border Breakers Awards
will.i.am will be working with the Swedish House Mafia on his upcoming fourth studio album #willpower. It will be released early in 2012.