Malin Reitan

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Malin Reitan
Malin Reitan MGP 2012.jpg
Malin Reitan (2012)
Background information
Birth name Malin Reitan
Born (1995-08-08) 8 August 1995 (age 19)
Trondheim, Norway
Genres Children, pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2005–present
Labels MBO MBN

Malin (born Malin Reitan on 8 August 1995 in Trondheim, Norway) is a Norwegian singer. She finished 3rd in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005 with her song "Sommer og skolefri". She is also a recording artist with several released albums. Malin sings in her regional dialect.

Biography[edit]

Malin's career as a singer started when she was nine years old. She auditioned for the Norwegian selection for JESC 2005, the Melodi Grand Prix Junior 2005, and she was selected to sing among ten contestants in the final show. Her song was too short though, so she had to write one more verse for it on the way home from the audition. After surprising herself by winning MGP Jr by a landslide, she went on a summer concert tour, singing at festivals and on television shows. In November, she performed in the JESC 2005 in Hasselt, Belgium and finished 3rd, the best position for Norway so far.

The following year, Malin signed a record deal and in 2006 she released two albums. Malin på månen was released in May, a children's album that includes "Sommer og skolefri" and she participated in writing most of the original songs on it. Malin's jul is a Christmas album with familiar Christmas songs. Her third album Pang was released in April 2008, and was certified gold in a few weeks.[1]

In October 2011, it was announced that Malin would compete in the adult version of Melodi Grand Prix in 2012.[2] In the semifinal, she finished third and made it to the national final with the song "Crush".

Discography[edit]

Year Information Chart positions
NOR
Sales and certifications
2006 Malin på månen
  • First studio album
  • Released: 8 May 2006[3]
  • Format: CD
6[4]
2006 Malins Jul
  • Second studio album
  • Released: 27 November 2006[5]
  • Formats: CD
12[6]
2008 Pang!
  • Third studio album
  • Released: 16 April 2008[7]
  • Formats: CD
5[6]
2009 Malin
  • Fourth studio album
  • Released: 2 November 2009[citation needed]
  • Formats: CD
22[6]
2010 Julekonserten (with Celine)
  • Fifth studio album
  • Released: 8 November 2010
  • Formats: CD
17[8]
2011 Paradis
  • Sixth studio album
  • Released: 1 April 2011
  • Formats: CD
29[6]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Certification
NOR DEN
2012 "Crush" 9 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gull til Malin og ny personlig rekord på VG-lista, MBO sales Norway
  2. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2011-10-28). "Norway : Malin Reitan enters MGP". ESCtoday. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Malin - «Malin på månen», MBO sales Norway
  4. ^ VG Nett Musikk album info, VG Nett
  5. ^ Malin - «Malins Jul», MBO sales Norway
  6. ^ a b c d VG Nett Musikk album info, VG Nett
  7. ^ Malin «Pang», MBO sales Norway
  8. ^ VG Nett Musikk album info, VG Nett