Mira Craig

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Mira Craig
Mira Craig.jpg
Mira Craig in 2010.
Background information
Birth name Mira Scherdin Craig
Also known as Mira
Born (1982-07-31) July 31, 1982 (age 32)
Origin Oslo, Norway
Genres RnB/Hip Hop
Occupations Singer, Songwriter
Instruments Singing, Composing
Years active 2006–present
Labels Home made Records, Doggystyle Records / EMI
Website www.miracraig.com

Mira Scherdin Craig (born July 31, 1982) is a Norwegian R&B artist.

Early life[edit]

Craig's father is an African American from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was born in 1982 in Oslo, and at the age of twelve, Craig performed the Whitney Houston hit "I wanna dance with somebody" on the Norwegian youth TV show Midt i smørøyet. By the age of 15 she had started writing her own songs, and by 17 she was singing back-up vocals for Noora Noor.

Career[edit]

In 2000, she made headlines at "Quartfestivalen", a Norwegian music festival, when Wyclef Jean pulled her up on stage. American rap artist Snoop Dogg also took interest in her in 2005 at the same festival, and has since used one of her songs on his compilation Welcome to tha Chuuch: Da Album.

On January 21, 2006, Craig won the Newcomer of The Year award at "Alarm-prisen," a Norwegian music awards show. The same year, readers of Norwegian publication Mann Magazine voted her "Female of the Year".

While opening for the Fugees in 2007, and attempting to stage dive, Craig fell as there were no fans willing to catch her. A concert attendee with a cellphone camera soon put the whole event on popular video website YouTube. In this video, the thud of Craig landing on the concrete is very audible as is the grunt Craig lets out as she had her wind knocked out of her. She shattered her kneecap in the fall.[citation needed]

In 2008, she took part in Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix as a composer. She had written the song "Hold On Be Strong", which was performed by Maria Haukaas Storeng. The song won the right to represent Norway in Belgrade, and at the Eurovision semi-final on 20 May 2008. It finished fourth out of 19, earning a place in the Eurovision final, which took place on 24 May. The song ended in fifth place in the final with 182 points, and Norway got the highest ranking of all the countries in western Europe.

In 2012 she released the lead single from her forthcoming fourth album. The song "Aces High" showed a more rock-oriented direction to her music. The song, however, has not reached the same level of success as her previous singles.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Sales
NO[1]
2006 Mira Mira 4 25,000
2007 Tribal Dreams 12 12,000
2009 Ghetto Fairytale 32 2,000

Singles[edit]

Mira Craig at Melodi Grand Prix 2010.
Year Title Chart positions Album
NO
2005 "Boogeyman" 6 Mira Mira
"Headhunted" 12
2006 "Who Make Yuh"
2007 "Leo" 13 Tribal Dreams
"Fatty Girl"
2009 "I'm the One" Ghetto Fairytale
2010 "I'll Take You High"
2012 "Aces High"

Guest singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
NO
2008 "Mine All Mine" (with Maria Haukaas Storeng) Hold On Be Strong

Other collaborations[edit]

"Sisters N Brothers" - J. Black featuring Mira Craig, Snoop Dogg
"Dinner In Bed" - Mira Craig
"Come and Get Me" (featuring 50 Cent, Tony Yayo and Mira Craig) (Timbaland, co-produced by Danja)
"Hold On Be Strong" - Maria Haukaas Storeng (Music and lyrics by Mira Craig)
"Mine All Mine" - Maria Haukaas Storeng ft. Mira Craig
  • Fighter Girl promo single
"Fighter Girl" - Mira Craig & Samsaya, featuring Elvira Nikolaisen, Bertine Zetlitz, Elisabeth Carew, Ida Maria, Maria Mena & Sichelle

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