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Adelén performing "Bombo" at Melodi Grand Prix 2013
Background information
Birth name Adelén Rusillo Steen
Born (1996-11-04) November 4, 1996 (age 18) Tønsberg, Norway
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2013–present
Associated acts Simon Fuller, Ina Wroldsen, Quiz & Larossi

Adelén Rusillo Steen, better known as Adelén, (born 4 November 1996) is a Norwegian singer.[1]


2013–present: Melodi Grand Prix and debut[edit]

Adelén participated in the Norwegian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Oslo with the Spanish-influenced song "Bombo", written by Ina Wroldsen and Quiz & Larossi and came in second place.[1][2]

"Bombo" went straight to number 2 on the Norwegian iTunes chart after her performance.[3] It also appeared in VG-lista, the official Norwegian Singles Chart. The song also won the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2013, becoming Norway's third win, and first since 1993.[4] It also won the 2013 Eurodanceweb Award with the highest score ever achieved in the history of the Award (284 points) and the largest distance from the second placed song (exactly 70 points).[5]

In 2013, she signed with Simon Fuller in an attempt to launch her globally.[6] On 21 June 2013, a preview of the new single, "Baila Conmigo", was released on YouTube while the full version was available on iTunes.[7][8]

In 2014, she recorded "Olé" for the 2014 FIFA World Cup's album One Love, One Rhythm – The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album, which went straight to number 1 on the Norwegian iTunes.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Her mother, Maria Pilar Rusillo, is from Bailén, Spain while her father, Tore Steen, is from Horten, Norway.[10]



Year Single Peak chart positions Album
POL Dance
2013 "Bombo" 1 6 36 23 TBA
"Baila Conmigo"
2014 "Always On My Mind"
"Olé" 3 One Love, One Rhythm –
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album
"—" denotes single that did not chart

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Work Outcome
2014 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Norwegian Act Herself Won
Best Northern European Act Nominated


External links[edit]

Preceded by
Spain Pastora Soler
OGAE Second Chance Contest winner
Succeeded by
Greece Helena Paparizou