Famous Norwegian Singers

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Anni-Frid Lyngstad
(One of the Founding Members and Lead Singers of the Swedish Pop Band ABBA)
Anni-Frid Lyngstad
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Birthdate: November 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bjørkåsen, Ballangen, Norway

Anni-Frid Lyngstad is a Norwegian-Swedish environmentalist, singer, and songwriter. She is credited with co-founding the popular Swedish pop band ABBA and popularizing the band by serving as its lead singer. In 2010, Anni-Frid Lyngstad was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2014, she received the Eskilstuna Music Prize for her contribution as an "icon."

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

Aurora is a Norwegian singer, songwriter, and dancer. Gifted from a young age, she began writing songs at the age of six! She began her career self-releasing her works. She received a favorable response from the audience and was soon able to establish herself as a popular singer. Her music encompasses electro-pop, folk, and art-pop elements. 

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Sigrid Raabe
(Singer, Songwriter, Dancer)
Sigrid Raabe
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Birthdate: September 5, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ålesund

Sigrid Raabe is a Norwegian singer-songwriter who won the BBC Music Sound of 2018. Sigrid's debut studio album Sucker Punch, which released in 2019, debuted at number four on the UK Albums Chart. Over the years, Sigrid has won several prestigious awards, such as the MTV Europe Music Award.

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 4 
Girl in Red
(Singer)
Girl in Red
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Birthdate: February 16, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Horten, Norway

Girl in Red is an indie-pop music project by Norwegian singer-songwriter Marie Ulven Ringheim. She became interested in music and songwriting as a teenager. With her family’s encouragement, she began releasing Norwegian music and soon earned a decent following. She has also appeared in a TV program. She is openly queer and is considered a queer icon. 

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Morten Harket
(Best Known as the Lead Singer of the Synthpop/Rock Band 'A-ha')
Morten Harket
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Birthdate: September 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kongsberg, Norway

Morten Harket is a Norwegian vocalist and musician. He is most popular as the lead singer of the synthpop/rock band A-ha. The band has released ten studio albums to date. Before joining the band, he used to sing for the blues outfit Souldier Blue. He has often been praised for his incredibly strong falsetto.  

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Martinus Gunnarsen
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Birthdate: February 21, 2002
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: lverum, Norway

Martinus Gunnarsen is a Norwegian singer and one-half of the famous pop duo, Marcus & Martinus. Along with his twin brother Marcus, Martinus has released three successful studio albums to date. All their albums peaked at number one on VG-lista, a Norwegian record chart. In 2018, the brothers won the MAD Video Music Award under the Best International Act category.

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Lene Nystrøm
(Singer-songwriter and Female Lead Vocalist of the Danish-Norwegian Eurodance Group 'Aqua')
Lene Nystrøm
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Birthdate: October 2, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tønsberg Municipality, Norway

The 1990s’ superhit dance track Barbie Girl made both the Danish-Norwegian band Aqua and its lead singer, Lene Nystrøm, international sensations. While Lene dated fellow band member René, she later married another band member, Søren. She later appeared in the Varg Veum film franchise and also reunited with her band.

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Marcus Gunnarsen
(Norwegian Pop Singer Known for His Albums: ‘Hei’, ‘Together’ and ‘Moments’)
Marcus Gunnarsen
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Birthdate: February 21, 2002
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Trofors, Norway

Marcus Gunnarsen is one half of the Norwegian pop-duo M&M, the other half being his twin brother, Martinus. They participated in and won the eleventh season of Melodi Grand Prix Junior in 2012. Their debut studio album Hei peaked at number 1 on the Norwegian Albums Chart. The twins have also appeared in a few TV shows and films. 

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Angelina Jordan
(Singer best known as the winner of Norway's Got Talent in 2014, at the age of nine)
Angelina Jordan
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Birthdate: January 10, 2006
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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Alexander Rybak
(Singer, Violinist, Pianist and Actor)
Alexander Rybak
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Birthdate: May 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Minsk, Belarus

Alexander Rybak is a Belarusian-Norwegian singer-composer, violinist, and pianist. The son of two talented musicians, he began to play musical instruments when he was just five. He studied at the Barratt Due Institute of Music before beginning his career. Besides being a musician, he is also an actor and has appeared in many TV shows and films. 

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Astrid S
(Norwegian Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Singles 'Shattered' and '2AM')
Astrid S
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Birthdate: October 29, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berkåk, Norway
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.
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Kirsten Flagstad
(Opera Singer)
Kirsten Flagstad
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Birthdate: July 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hamar, Norway
Died: December 7, 1962
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Sissel Kyrkjebø
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Birthdate: June 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway
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Kristian Espedal
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Birthdate: August 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sunnfjord, Norway
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Ihsahn
(Known for His Work With Black Metal Band ‘Emperor’ & Founding Member of ‘Thou Shalt Suffer')
Ihsahn
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Birthdate: October 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Notodden, Norway

Ihsahn is a Norwegian vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist known for his association with the black metal band Emperor. He is credited with founding the band Thou Shalt Suffer and also contributed immensely to the avant-garde band Peccatum. Apart from metal music, Ihsahn also incorporates classical, progressive, and industrial elements. He is also credited with creating the symphonic black metal genre.

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Vibeke Stene
(Soprano)
Vibeke Stene
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Birthdate: August 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sokndal, Norway
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Nico Sereba
(Singer)
Nico Sereba
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Birthdate: December 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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Susanne Sundfør
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Birthdate: March 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Haugesund, Norway
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Jørn Lande
(Singer-songwriter)
Jørn Lande
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Birthdate: May 31, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rjukan, Norway

Jørn Lande is a Norwegian heavy metal and hard rock singer and songwriter known for his association with popular bands like Masterplan, Ark, Beyond Twilight, The Snakes, Millenium, and Vagabond. Jørn Lande's voice has attracted favorable comparisons to Ronnie James Dio and David Coverdale.

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

Einar Selvik is a Norwegian musician best known for his association with the popular black metal band Gorgoroth where he performed as the drummer from 2000 to 2004. He is credited with co-founding the Nordic folk project Wardruna. His work with Wardruna for the soundtrack of the popular TV show Vikings has earned Selvik international prominence.

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Shagrath
(Norwegian Vocalist, Founding Member and Multi-Instrumentalist of the Band 'Dimmu Borgir')
Shagrath
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Birthdate: November 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jessheim, Norway

Shagrath is a Norwegian musician best known as the founding member of the popular symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir where he performs as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. Shagrath is also credited with co-forming a black metal supergroup called Ov Hell. Shagrath's stage persona is inspired by an orc from J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.

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Liv Kristine
(Singer who has performed and composed songs mostly for various subgenres of heavy metal music)
Liv Kristine
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Birthdate: February 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stavanger, Norway

Liv Kristine is a Norwegian singer best known as an exponent of numerous subgenres of heavy metal music. Kristine is credited with pioneering gothic metal, which has since found many representatives across Europe. Over the years, Liv Kristine has contributed to the success of many bands like Theatre of Tragedy, Leaves' Eyes, and Atrocity

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Marion Raven
(Norwegian Singer-Songwriter and Member of the Pop Duo 'M2M')
Marion Raven
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Birthdate: May 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lørenskog, Norway

Marion Raven is a Norwegian singer-songwriter best known as the co-founder of the pop duo M2M along with Marit Larsen. After they stopped performing together in 2002, Raven began a solo career and found success. She also contributes as a songwriter for other artists like Pixie Lott. Raven won the Best International Act award at the Musik Fach-Awards in 2015.

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

Lene Marlin is a Norwegian singer, songwriter, and musician. Marlin made an impressive debut when she released her single Unforgivable Sinner (1998) which became the fastest selling single in the history of Norwegian music. In 1999, she received the MTV Europe award for her stage performance in Dublin, Ireland. Marlin has also been nominated for prestigious awards including BRIT Awards.

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Roy Khan
(Norwegian Singer-Songwriter and Lead Vocalist for Progressive Metal Band 'Conception')
Roy Khan
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Birthdate: March 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Elverum, Norway

Roy Khan is a Norwegian songwriter and singer best known for his association with the progressive metal band Conception where he is the lead singer. Roy Khan is also known for his contribution to the symphonic power metal band Kamelot where he wrote several songs apart from serving as the band's lead vocalist from 1997 to 2011.

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

Marit Larsen is a Norwegian singer-songwriter best known for forming the internationally recognized pop duo M2M with fellow musician and childhood friend Marion Raven. After they stopped performing together in 2002, Marit Larsen started a solo career and has won many prestigious awards, including three Spellemannprisen.

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

John Norum is a Norwegian-Swedish rock guitarist best known as the co-founder of the popular Swedish rock band Europe. Apart from contributing to the success of Europe, John Norum has also had a successful solo career. Some of his solo albums like Total Control and Play Yard Blues have achieved success and fame. 

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

Ane Brun is a Norwegian guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. She is credited with founding her own record label, Balloon Ranger Recordings. Many of her works like A Temporary Dive and It All Starts with One have become chartbusters and multi-platinum albums.

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

Maria Mena is a Norwegian pop singer best known for her songs Just Hold Me and You're the Only One. A successful singer, many of her studio albums have peaked in the top 10 of VG-lista. Maria Mena has won several awards including the Spellemannprisen, Norwegian Music Critics Award, and Norsk Artistforbund's Honorary Award.

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Sven Erik Kristiansen
(Norwegian Musician Best Known as the Former Vocalist of the Black Metal Band 'Mayhem')
Sven Erik Kristiansen
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Birthdate: February 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Norway

Sven Erik Kristiansen is a Norwegian musician best known for his association with the popular black metal band Mayhem where he was a vocalist between 1987 and 2004. An eccentric personality, Sven Erik Kristiansen is renowned for his extremely intense live performances.

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Kristoffer Rygg
(Heavy-Metal Vocalist and Musician Known for His Work With the Bands: 'Ulver', 'Arcturus', and 'Borknagar')
Kristoffer Rygg
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Birthdate: September 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Norwegian heavy metal singer Kristoffer Rygg has sung using various stage names, such as Trickster G. Rex and God Head. He was 16 when he began singing for the black metal and experimental electronica band Ulver. He has also been associated with the metal bands Arcturus and Borknagar.

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Kurt Nilsen
(Singer)
Kurt Nilsen
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Birthdate: September 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway

A plumber from the small Norwegian town of Bergen, Kurt Nilsen stunned people with his soulful voice on the Norwegian version of Pop Idol and eventually won the contest. Known for chartbusters such as She’s So High, he was later named World Idol. He has a guitar-shaped home in Hardangervidda.

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

Norwegian singer Per Fredrik Åsly, better known by his stage name, PelleK, has been associated with groups such as Damnation Angels and Qantice. He also has his own band, PelleK. He is extremely popular on YouTube, too, and has appeared in the film Creators: The Past and the popular series Vikings.

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Mari Boine
(Singer)
Mari Boine
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Birthdate: November 8, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Karasjok, Norway
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Christian Ingebrigtsen
(Singer, Songwriter)
Christian Ingebrigtsen
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Birthdate: January 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Norwegian singer Christian Ingebrigtsen first gained fame with the English pop band A1 in the 1990s. As a solo artist, he later released hits such as the Norwegian Grammy-nominated duet In Love with an Angel. He has also appeared in a Norwegian production of Les Misérables.

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Sivert Høyem
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Birthdate: January 22, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sortland, Nordland
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Sigurd Wongraven
(Norwegian Musician Who is the Vocalist, Guitarist, Bassist and Keyboardist for the Black Metal Band 'Satyricon')
Sigurd Wongraven
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Birthdate: November 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Exposed to music since he was of age 3, Norwegian singer Sigurd Wongraven later soared to fame with the black metal band Satyricon. Interestingly, he aspired to be a footballer as a young boy. He also once owned a wine business. He has also sung for bands such as Darkthrone and Storm.

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Sondre Lerche
(Norwegian Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist)
Sondre Lerche
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Birthdate: September 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bergen, Norway

Starting his training in music at age 8, Norwegian singer Sondre Lerche ended up penning his first song at age 14. Scouted by producer H.P. Gundersen, he later experimented with psychedelia and Brazilian music. His debut album, Faces Down, was named one of the top 50 albums of 2002 by Rolling Stone.

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Nocturno Culto
(Vocalist, Lead Guitarist, and Partial Bassist of Black Metal Band ‘Darkthrone')
Nocturno Culto
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Birthdate: March 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kolbotn, Norway

Ted Skjellum, better known as Nocturno Culto, soared to fame as a guitarist, bassist, and vocalist for the Nigerian extreme metal band Darkthrone. He has also played the guitar for Satyricon, using the name Kveldulv, and been part of the project Gift of Gods. He has co-managed the label Tyrant Syndicate, too.

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Omer Bhatti
(Rapper, Dancer)
Omer Bhatti
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Birthdate: June 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
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Andy LaPlegua
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Birthdate: September 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fredrikstad, Norway
 42 
Caroline Ailin
(Singer, Songwriter)
Caroline Ailin
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Birthdate: 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bodø, Norway

Best known for co-writing Dua Lipa’s chartbusting track New Rules, Norwegian singer-songwriter Caroline Ailin has also written songs for stars such as Julie Bergan and Olivia Holt. The Norwegian MPA Award winner had started making music at age 12 and had moved to England to further her career at age 19.

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Espen Lind
(Norwegian Singer-Songwriter and Part of the Music Production Team 'Espionage')
Espen Lind
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Birthdate: May 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tromsø, Norway

One half of the New York-based Norwegian music production team Espionage, Espen Lind has co-written chartbusting tracks such as Beyoncé’s Irreplaceable. The Norwegian Grammy winner also tried his luck in the Norwegian pop circle, using the stage name Sway and soared to fame with the track When Susannah Cries.

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Okay Kaya
(Actress, Singer known for her second full-length album under the moniker Okay Kaya titled Watch This Liquid Pour Itself in 2020)
Okay Kaya
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Birthdate: August 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States

Brooklyn-born Norwegian-origin singer-actor Kaya Wilkins, better known as Okay Kaya, mostly sings about her own mental trauma, sexuality, and mental health. Known for hit tracks such as Psych Ward and Dance Like You, she has also starred in the Norwegian supernatural thriller Thelma. She considers songwriting her therapy.

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Ida Maria
(Singer, Musician, Guitarist)
Ida Maria
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Birthdate: July 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nesna

Ida Maria, one of Norway’s top punk rockers, is a self-taught guitarist and had started performing at age 14. She soared to fame with the chartbusting track I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked and later followed up with songs such as I’m Busy. She apparently experiences synesthesia.

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Anita Hegerland
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Birthdate: March 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sandefjord, Norway
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Agnete Johnsen
(Singer-songwriter)
Agnete Johnsen
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Birthdate: July 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nesseby, Norway

Sami singer Agnete Johnsen led the teen punk band The BlackSheeps and also performed at Eurovision, representing Norway. She later emerged as the winner of season 10 of the Norwegian version of Dancing with the Stars, Skal vi danse. Icebreaker remains one of her best-known tracks.

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Agnete Kjolsrud
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Birthdate: December 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norway
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Terje Bakken
(Singer)
Terje Bakken
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Birthdate: September 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sogndal Municipality, Norway
Died: January 14, 2004

Terje Bakken, also known as Valfar, launched the Norwegian black metal band Windir and experimented with several lyrical styles such as folk and Viking. In early 2004, he got lost in a blizzard while walking in his hometown, Sogndal, and died of hypothermia. His body was recovered several days later.

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Lise Davidsen
(Opera singer)
Lise Davidsen
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Birthdate: February 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stokke, Norway