Famous Norwegian Musicians

Find out more about the greatest Norwegian Musicians, including Varg Vikernes, Edvard Grieg, Euronymous, Morten Harket and Ihsahn.

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 1 Anni-Frid Lyngstad

Anni-Frid Lyngstad
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bjørkåsen, Ballangen, Norway

 2 Varg Vikernes

Varg Vikernes
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
Death metal artist Varg Vikernes initially rose to fame with his solo project Burzum and then performed as part of the band Mayhem. He spent 15 years behind bars for killing his bandmate Euronymous. He also founded the neo-Nazi Norwegian Heathen Front and calls himself a believer of “Odalism.”

 3 Kygo

Kygo
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: September 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore
Norwegian DJ and record producer Kygo gained worldwide acclaim for his remix of the Ed Sheeran track I See Fire. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, he became the first house music producer who performed at an Olympics closing ceremony. He is also the fastest to gain a billion Spotify streams.

 4 Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg
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Famous As: Pianist, Composer
Birthdate: June 15, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
Died: September 4, 1907
Regarded as Norway’s Shakespeare, musical legend Edvard Grieg learned the piano from his mother. The Scottish claim he was their own, as Grieg’s Scottish grandfather had migrated to Norway. Grieg was known for his compositions such as the Piano Concerto and for infusing Norwegian folk elements into his music.
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 5 Aurora

Aurora
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 15, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway

 6 Euronymous

Euronymous
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: March 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Egersund
Died: August 10, 1993
Øystein Aarseth, better known as Euronymous, was a pioneer in the Norwegian black-metal circuit. He co-founded the band Mayhem and was its guitarist. He also launched the metal record label Deathlike Silence Productions and the black-metal record shop Helvete. A self-proclaimed Satanist, he was murdered by his bandmate Varg Vikernes.
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 7 Morten Harket

Morten Harket
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Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: September 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kongsberg, Norway
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 8 Girl in Red

Girl in Red
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 16, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Horten, Norway

 9 Astrid S

Astrid S
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: October 29, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rennebu
Astrid S came into the limelight with the show Pop Idol at 16. The Norwegian singer, known for songs such as Hurts So Good and 2AM, ditched a promising soccer career for music. Her track Relevant was entirely made out of lyrics contributed by her fans through social media.

 10 Kristian Espedal

Kristian Espedal
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Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: August 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sunnfjord, Norway

 11 Ihsahn

Ihsahn
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Famous As: Musicians
Birthdate: October 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Notodden, Norway

 12 Jorn Stubberud

Jorn Stubberud
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Birthdate: April 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Norway

 13 Faust

Faust
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Famous As: musician
Birthdate: April 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hedmark

 14 Magne Furuholmen

Magne Furuholmen
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

 15 Fenriz

Fenriz
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norway

 16 Marion Raven

Marion Raven
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lørenskog, Norway

 17 Jørn Lande

Jørn Lande
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 31, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rjukan, Norway

 18 Jan Axel Blomberg

Jan Axel Blomberg
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Famous As: Drummer, Musician
Birthdate: August 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Trysil

 19 Paul Waaktaar-Savoy

Paul Waaktaar-Savoy
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Famous As: Composer, Singer, Musician, Guitarist, Pianist, Songwriter
Birthdate: September 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oslo

 20 Shagrath

Shagrath
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jessheim, Norway

 21 Liv Kristine

Liv Kristine
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Famous As: Singer, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stavanger

 22 Einar Selvik

Einar Selvik
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Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: November 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway

 23 Anders Danielsen Lie

Anders Danielsen Lie
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

 24 Ane Brun

Ane Brun
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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Birthdate: March 10, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Molde

 25 Roy Khan

Roy Khan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Elverum, Norway

 26 Jan Garbarek

Jan Garbarek
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Famous As: Composer, Jazz musician, Saxophonist
Birthdate: March 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mysen

 27 Lene Marlin

Lene Marlin
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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Pianist
Birthdate: August 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tromsø

 28 Roger Tiegs

Roger Tiegs
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway

 29 Thomas Bergersen

Thomas Bergersen
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: July 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Trondheim, Norway

 30 Thomas Hayes

Thomas Hayes
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Famous As: Actor, DJ
Birthdate: March 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Akershus, Norway

 31 Marit Larsen

Marit Larsen
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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Pianist
Birthdate: July 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lørenskog

 32 Maria Mena

Maria Mena
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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: February 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lørenskog

 33 John Norum

John Norum
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Famous As: Singer, Musician, Guitarist
Birthdate: February 23, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vardø

 34 Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad

Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad
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Famous As: Drummer
Birthdate: June 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Øyer Municipality, Norway

 35 Samoth

Samoth
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hammerfest, Norway

 36 Tom Cato Visnes

Tom Cato Visnes
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Birthdate: November 27, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bergen

 37 I.C.S. Vortex

I.C.S. Vortex
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

 38 Erlend Øye

Erlend Øye
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Famous As: musician, singer, record producer, composer
Birthdate: November 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bergen

 39 Kurt Nilsen

Kurt Nilsen
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway

 40 Nocturno Culto

Nocturno Culto
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kolbotn, Norway

 41 Kristoffer Rygg

Kristoffer Rygg
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Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: September 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

 42 Sondre Lerche

Sondre Lerche
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway

 43 Sven Erik Kristiansen

Sven Erik Kristiansen
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Norway

 44 Per Fredrik Åsly

Per Fredrik Åsly
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sandefjord, Vestfold, Norway

 45 Mari Samuelsen

Mari Samuelsen
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: December 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamar, Norway

 46 Therese Johaug

Therese Johaug
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Famous As: Cross-country skier
Birthdate: June 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Os

 47 Christian Ingebrigtsen

Christian Ingebrigtsen
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: January 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

 48 Ola Gjeilo

Ola Gjeilo
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: May 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Skui, Norway

 49 Sigurd Wongraven

Sigurd Wongraven
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Famous As: Musician, Singer, Guitarist
Birthdate: November 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oslo

 50 Ole Bull

Ole Bull
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: February 5, 1810
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
Died: August 17, 1880