Norwegian Female Musicians

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mari Samuelsen
(Violinist)
Mari Samuelsen
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Birthdate: December 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hamar, Norway

Norwegian violinist Mari Samuelsen began playing the violin at age 3 and now performs at prestigious venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Barbican. She also often collaborates with her sister, cellist Håkon Samuelsen. She has also gained a huge following on YouTube, with videos such as Summer.

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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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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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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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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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Annie
(Pop Singer-songwriter Known for Her Debut Album 'Anniemal')
Annie
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Birthdate: November 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Trondheim, Norway

Anne Lilia Berge, better known as Annie, soared to fame with tracks such as The Greatest Hit and also rocked the DJ-ing scene in Bergen. Popularly known as The Norwegian Kylie, she got over the death of her boyfriend and collaborator Tore Kroknes and continued creating hit albums such as Don't Stop.

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Tine Thing Helseth
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Birthdate: August 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

Internationally renowned concerto soloist Tine Thing Helseth was 7 when she began playing the trumpet for her school band in Oslo. She later scripted history as the first classical musician to win the Newcomer of the Year award at the Norwegian Grammys. She also leads the all-female ensemble tenThing.

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Elisabeth Andreassen
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Birthdate: March 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

Norwegian-Swedish singer Elisabeth Andreassen, also known to fans as Bettan, first gained attention when she participated in Eurovision with the group Chips. Known for experimenting with a variety of genres, such as pop, rock, and country, she also holds a joint record of the most participations in Eurovision.

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Helena Iren Michaelsen
(Singer-songwriter)
Helena Iren Michaelsen
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Birthdate: June 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Evje, Norway

Born Margrethe Jacobsen, Norwegian rock/metal singer Helena Iren Michaelsen changed her name at age 18. While she was initially part of the Dutch band Sahara Dust, she later formed the cross-border symphonic metal band Imperia, consisting of musicians from Norway, Germany, Finland, and Belgium. She has also performed for Trail of Tears.

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Natalia Strelchenko
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Birthdate: December 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Russian SFSR
Died: August 30, 2015

Russian-origin Norwegian concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko, or Natalia Strelle, had started performing at concerts at age 12 and grew up to play at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall. She was strangled to death by her double bass player husband, John Martin, after being thrown down the stairs by him.

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Elisabeth Carew
(Musician, Singer)
Elisabeth Carew
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Birthdate: June 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lørenskog, Norway

Born to a Norwegian mother and a Gambian father, Elisabeth Carew has grown up to be one of Nigeria’s best upcoming talents. She has been part of the Melodi Grand Prix in both 2010 and 2014. She is also the sister of Norwegian national team footballer John Carew.

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Sigrid Moldestad
(Norwegian Folk Singer, Musician and Instrumentalist Who Plays the Fiddle)
Sigrid Moldestad
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Birthdate: July 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Breim, Norway

Nigerian folk singer Sigrid Moldestad is best known for her mastery of the fiddle. The Norwegian Grammy winner has previously performed as part of Fjøgl and Spindel, and now has her own self-titled band. She is known for her fusion of contemporary and traditional styles of music.