Bertine Zetlitz

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Bertine Zetlitz
Bertine Zetlitz 2004.jpg
Zetlitz performing in Stavanger, Norway in 2004
Background information
Birth name Bertine Axeliane Robberstad Zetlitz
Also known as Bertine
Born (1975-04-09) 9 April 1975 (age 39)
Origin Norway
Genres Electropop, bubblegum, electronica
Years active 1998–present
Labels EMI (1998–present)
Website Official website

Bertine Axeliane Robberstad Zetlitz (born 9 April 1975) is a Norwegian pop singer. She is one of Norway's most popular performers.

Career[edit]

Bertine Axeliane Robberstad Zetlitz began her musical journey at a young age, penning her first numbers aged just 12. After gaining a background in classical music, Zetlitz began to experiment. Her debut album Morbid Latenight Show was released in 1998 and spawned several successful singles. It was followed by the Tore Johansson produced Beautiful So Far in 2000. Her third album, Sweet Injections, was released in 2003, helmed by electronic experts Howie B, Magnus Fiennes and Richard X (Sugababes, Rachel Stevens). Lead single "Girl Like You" signalled a change of direction for the singer.

Her fourth album Rollerskating was released in late 2006. EMI describes the release as a "fascinating and unique blend of pulsing electro, classic Disco nouveaux, twisted pop melodies and good old fashioned catchy choruses. It's Bertine as you know and love her, but with a new even more addictive sting in her tail." Lead single "Fake Your Beauty" was a radio hit and reached the top spot in the Norwegian charts. Its follow-up "Ah-Ah" was remixed on release and was a sizeable hit. Zetlitz released her fifth album My Italian Greyhound in September 2006. She described the album as "like its namesake: elegant, humorous, fit and well scented - with a charming hint of neurosis."

Zetlitz gave birth to her first child in 2007 and temporarily retired from show-business to become a full-time mother. Later that year she released the greatest hits album In My Mind 1997–2007 the Best of Bertine Zetlitz, which featured two new songs. She released her sixth studio album Electric Feet on 16 March 2012.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Bertine Zetlitz is married with two children.[2] She is a niece of Francis Sejersted[3] and a descendant of Jens Zetlitz.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Extended Plays[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Getting Out" (1997)
  • "Snow on a Hot Day" (1997)
  • "Apples and Diamonds" (1997)
  • "Abigail" (1998)
  • "Fi Fy Fo Fum" (with Marte Krogh) (1998)
  • "Adore Me" (2000)
  • "Cruel" (2000)
  • "Fate" (2001)
  • "Girl Like You" (2002) #2 NOR[5]
  • "For Fun" (2003)
  • "Twisted Little Star" (2003)
  • "Fake Your Beauty" (2004) #1 NOR[5]
  • "Ah-Ah" (2004) #13 NOR[5]
  • "500" (2006) #11 NOR[5]
  • "Islands in the Stream" (with Thom Hell) (2006)
  • "Midnight" (2006)
  • "Ashamed" (2007) #4 NOR[5]
  • "Bubble Bursts" (2007) #6 NOR[5]
  • "Electric Feet" (2012)
  • "Starlight" (2012)

Awards[edit]

  • Spellemannprisen (1998): 'Newcomer of the Year' and 'Pop Artist of the Year'[6]
  • Hitawards (1998): 'Female Artist of the Year'
  • Hitawards (2000): 'Female Artist of the Year'
  • Spellemannprisen (2000): 'Pop Artist of the Year'[6]
  • Spellemannprisen (2003): 'Female Pop Artist of the Year'[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NTB. "Her er vårens plater" (in Norwegian). adressa.no. Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  2. ^ Line Barka (3 February 2012): Bertine Zetlitz: – Sjokk å bli mor (Norwegian) TV2, retrieved 15 May 2013
  3. ^ Tore Gjerstad (24 August 2003): Endelig gift (Norwegian) Dagbladet, retrieved 15 May 2013
  4. ^ Natt&Dag møter Bertine Zetlitz (Norwegian) Natt og Dag, 1 October 2004, retrieved 15 May 2013
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Bertine Zetlitz - VG-lista. Offisielle hitlister fra og med 1958". vg.no. Retrieved 2010-10-17. 
  6. ^ a b c "Spellemannprisen". Spellemann. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 

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