Famous Danish Musicians

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Lars Ulrich
(Drummer and Co-founder of American Heavy Metal Band ‘Metallica’)
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Birthdate: December 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gentofte, Denmark

Musician, songwriter, and record producer, Lars Ulrich, is best known as the drummer and co-founder of American heavy metal band Metallica. Born into a family of tennis players, he was initially expected to play the sport as well. However, he was more interested in music and proceeded to pursue a successful career in the field. 

Lukas_Graham
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Lukas Graham is a Danish musical band which comprises multi-instrumentalist and lead vocalist Lukas Forchhammer, drummer Mark Falgren, and bassist Magnus Larsson. Lukas Graham has won a couple of prestigious awards such as Danish Music Award and MTV Europe Music Award.

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(Singer-songwriter)
MØ
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Birthdate: August 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ubberud, Denmark

MØ is a Danish singer-songwriter best known for her collaborations with world-renowned artistes like Iggy Azalea, Justin Bieber, and DJ Snake. She achieved international recognition in 2015 when she co-wrote and provided vocals for Lean On, which featured on music charts around the world. MØ has won several prestigious awards such as the Billboard Music Award and Danish Music Awards.

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Claes Bang
(Actor)
Claes Bang
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Birthdate: April 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark

Claes Bang is a Danish musician and actor known for his portrayal of Christian in the 2017 film The Square. His performance earned him the European Film Award under the Best Actor category, making him the first Dane to receive the award. Bang achieved international recognition in 2020 when he started playing the eponymous role in the TV series Dracula.

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King Diamond
(Lead Vocalist and Lyricist for Both 'Mercyful Fate' and 'King Diamond')
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Birthdate: June 14, 1956
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hvidovre, Denmark
Kim Petersen AKA King Diamond is as popular for his creepy Gothic face-painted look as he is for his heavy metal tracks. The Danish singer, who performs as part of the bands Mercyful Fate and King Diamond, claims he has had paranormal experiences and also follows Satanism and the occult.
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Lukas Forchhammer
(Lead Singer and Multi-Instrumentalist for the Danish Band ‘Lukas Graham’)
Lukas Forchhammer
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Birthdate: September 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Freetown Christiania, Denmark

Lukas Forchhammer is a Danish singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and former actor. He is credited with forming the popular Danish band Lukas Graham, where he serves as a multi-instrumentalist and lead singer. He formed the band along with his friends from high school. As a child, Lukas had appeared in the first three of the famous Krummerne film series.

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Agnes Obel
(Danish SInger-Sngwriter Known for Her Hit Debut Album 'Philharmonics')
Agnes Obel
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Birthdate: October 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gentofte, Denmark

Agnes Obel is a Danish musician, singer, and songwriter. She achieved national recognition in 2011 when she won five prizes at the Danish Music Awards that year. Her third studio album Citizen of Glass earned her critical acclaim as well as the IMPALA Album of the Year Award in 2016.

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René Dif
(Danish Musician, Singer-Songwriter, DJ and Male Lead Vocalist of the Danish-Norwegian Eurodance Group 'Aqua')
René Dif
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Birthdate: October 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

René Dif is a Danish singer-songwriter, DJ, musician, and actor. He is best known for his association with the popular Danish-Norwegian eurodance group Aqua, where he performs as the male lead vocalist. Apart from making music, René Dif also appears frequently on TV series, films, and commercials.

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Søren Rasted
(Musician, Songwriter, Record producer)
Søren Rasted
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Birthdate: June 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Allerød Municipality

Søren Rasted is a Danish musician, record producer, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his association with the popular Danish-Norwegian eurodance group Aqua where he plays the keyboard. Søren Rasted is also credited with founding a pop band called Hej Matematik along with his nephew Nicolaj Rasted.

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Whigfield
(Danish Pop Singer, Songwriter and Record Producer Best Known for Her 1993 Single ‘Saturday Night')
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Birthdate: April 11, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Skælskør, Denmark

Whigfield is a Danish singer-songwriter and record producer. She achieved international recognition in 1994 when her single Saturday Night, which was released the previous year, became an international hit. She is currently associated with an Italian dance act named Whigfield.

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Michael Poulsen
(Singer, Guitarist)
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Birthdate: April 1, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Slagelse

Michael Poulsen is a Danish singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known as the lead vocalist, main songwriter, and rhythm guitarist for the popular rock band Volbeat. Before joining Volbeat, he was an important member of the death metal band Dominus. Michael Poulsen has received nominations at the Danish Music Awards and Steppeulven Awards.

Lars Frederiksen
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Lars Frederiksen is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is best known as the vocalist and guitarist for the popular punk rock band Rancid. Apart from creating music, Lars Frederiksen has also produced albums for bands like Agnostic Front, Dropkick Murphys, and Marky Ramone and the Intruders.

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Eivor Palsdottir
(Singer-songwriter)
Eivor Palsdottir
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Birthdate: July 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Syðrugøta, Faroe Islands

Eivor Palsdottir is a Faroese actress, singer, and songwriter. Over the course of her illustrious career, Eivør has tried her hand at a wide range of genres like classical, folk rock, art pop, electronica, folk, and jazz. She has also won several prestigious awards including a couple of Planet Awards for her musical skills.

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Torben Ulrich
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Birthdate: October 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark

Torben Ulrich is a Danish former professional tennis player turned writer, musician, and filmmaker. As a tennis player, he was the top-ranked senior player in the world in the mid-1970s. He became a writer after retirement and primarily wrote on music, film, athletics, and culture. He eventually founded a New Orleans-type jazz band and made films as well. 

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Claus Norreen
(Musician, Record producer, Composer)
Claus Norreen
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Birthdate: June 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Charlottenlund

Claus Norreen is a Danish musician, record producer, and songwriter. He is best known for his association with the popular band Aqua. He released three albums with Aqua before leaving the band in 2016. Claus Norreen has also released a couple of singles and remixes.

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Emmelie de Forest
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Birthdate: February 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Randers, Denmark
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Carl Nielsen
(Danish Composer Known for for His Six Symphonies, Wind Quintet and Concertos for Violin, Flute and Clarinet)
Carl Nielsen
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Birthdate: June 9, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nørre Lyndelse, Denmark
Died: October 3, 1931

Carl Nielsen was a Danish violinist, composer, and conductor. He is widely regarded as the most important Danish composer of all time. Nielsen also taught music at the Royal Academy and served as its director in 1931. Thanks to his teaching career, he has had considerable influence on Denmark's classical music. Among his pupils were Thorvald Aagaard and Harald Agersnap. 

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Amalie Bruun
(Musician)
Amalie Bruun
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Birthdate: January 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

Amalie Bruun is a Danish actress and musician. A well-known pianist and guitarist, Bruun achieved international prominence in 2008 when she received the New York Songwriters Circle international Award. Amalie Bruun is also credited with creating the title song for the popular reality TV show Paradise Hotel.

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Christopher
(Singer)
Christopher
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Birthdate: January 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Frederiksberg, Denmark

Christopher is a Danish singer who achieved national prominence in 2012 when he won the New Thinker of the Year award at the prestigious Danish Music Awards. It was presented to him as an innovation prize by Spotify. In 2014, Christopher was honored at the MTV Europe Music Awards.

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Kim Larsen
(Musician)
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Birthdate: October 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: September 30, 2018
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Lee Oskar
(Musician)
Lee Oskar
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Birthdate: March 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen
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Medina
(Singer)
Medina
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Birthdate: November 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
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Oh Land
(Musician)
Oh Land
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Birthdate: May 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Ole Beich
(Former musician best known as the bass guitarist for the original lineups of L.A. Guns and Guns N' Roses)
Ole Beich
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Birthdate: January 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Esbjerg, Denmark
Died: October 16, 1991
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Dieterich Buxtehude
(Organist and Church Music Composer of the Baroque period)
Dieterich Buxtehude
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Birthdate: 1637 AD
Birthplace: Helsingborg, Sweden
Died: May 9, 1707

While some scholars believe Dieterich Buxtehude was born in Denmark, others claim he was from Germany. The composer and organist was a significant figure of the Baroque period and had Johann Sebastian Bach as his student. As a church musician, he also composed for family events and festivals.

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Jascha Richter
(Singer-songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and keyboardist of the soft rock band Michael Learns to Rock)
Jascha Richter
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Birthdate: June 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Hampshire, United States
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Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen
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Birthdate: May 27, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Osted, Zealand, Denmark
Died: April 19, 2005
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Ida Kristine Nielsen
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Birthdate: 1975 AD
Birthplace: Denmark
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DJ Aligator
(Disc jockey and Record producer)
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Birthdate: March 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
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Aura Dione
(Singer-songwriter)
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Birthdate: January 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Master Fatman
(Media personality)
Master Fatman
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Birthdate: September 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Munkebo, Denmark
Died: March 26, 2019
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Friedrich Kuhlau
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Birthdate: September 11, 1786
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Uelzen, Germany
Died: March 12, 1832
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Tina Dico
(Singer-songwriter)
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Birthdate: October 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
Rune Reilly Kølsch
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Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Copenhagen
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Erika de Casier
(Singer-songwriter and record producer.)
Erika de Casier
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Birthdate: March 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Portugal
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Thomas Troelsen
(Songwriter, Record producer, Composer)
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Birthdate: October 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Odense
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Niels Gade
(Considered one of the most important Danish musicians of the 19th century.)
Niels Gade
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Birthdate: February 22, 1817
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: December 21, 1890
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Sada Vidoo
(Singer)
Sada Vidoo
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Birthdate: June 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Ida Corr
(Singer-songwriter)
Ida Corr
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Birthdate: March 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
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Kai Winding
(Composer)
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Birthdate: May 18, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
Died: May 6, 1983
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Tommy Seebach
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Birthdate: September 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 31, 2003
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Jonas Bjerre
(Singer)
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Birthdate: September 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Frederiksberg
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Per Norgard
(Composer)
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Birthdate: July 13, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gentofte Municipality, Denmark
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Nikolaj Znaider
(Conductor, Violinist)
Nikolaj Znaider
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Birthdate: July 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Sharin Foo
(Musician, Singer playing in the rock group The Raveonettes)
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Birthdate: November 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Emmelev, Djursland, Denmark
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John Tchicai
(Musician)
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Birthdate: April 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 8, 2012
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Nabiha
(Singer-songwriter)
Nabiha
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Birthdate: September 1, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
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Vagn Holmboe
(Composer)
Vagn Holmboe
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Birthdate: December 20, 1909
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Horsens, Denmark
Died: September 1, 1996
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Marilyn Mazur
(Percussionist)
Marilyn Mazur
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Birthdate: January 18, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Navtej Singh Rehal
(Singer known for Pop rock, bhangra, hip hop)
Navtej Singh Rehal
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Birthplace: Denmark