Anna of the North

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Anna of the North
Birth name Anna Lotterud
Born (1991-06-17) June 17, 1991 (age 27)
Origin Gjøvik, Norway
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 2014–present

Honeymoon, Different Recordings

300 Entertainment

Atlantic Records
Associated acts Tyler, The Creator

Anna Lotterud (born 17 June 1991),[1] better known by her stage name Anna of the North, is an Oslo-based Norwegian singer-songwriter from Gjøvik. Her music has been regarded as "soft, soul-baring electro-pop".[2]

Early life[edit]

Anna Lotterud was born in Gjøvik in Norway. She studied graphic design before moving to Melbourne, Australia for further studies.

Music career[edit]

During her studies in Melbourne, Australia, Anna met New Zealand-born producer Brady Daniell-Smith at one of his shows and together formed Anna Of The North, with Anna doing the vocals and Brady producing the melodies.[3]

In June 2014, Anna Of The North released her debut single Sway, which became an immediate internet hit and landed her a record deal with Honeymoon in the US.[4] In September 2014, The Chainsmokers officially remixed Sway.[5][6]

She followed up the song with "The Dreamer" and "Baby", hitting the top in Hype Machine and later supporting Kygo on tour across Europe.[7] Over the next few months, she released the song "Us" and "Oslo" to critical acclaim.[8]

In May 2017, Anna announced her debut album 'Lovers' with the title track as well as lead single "Someone" for a September 8 release.[9]

In July 2017, Anna was featured on Tyler, The Creator's singles "Boredom" and "911 / Mr. Lonely" off his album Flower Boy alongside Frank Ocean.[10] Anna was also invited to perform with Tyler the Creator and Steve Lacy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.[11]



  • Lovers (2017)

Singles & Features[edit]

Year Title Album
2014 "Sway" non-album singles
2016 "The Dreamer"
"Us" non-album singles
2017 "Oslo"[12]
"Boredom" feat. on "Flower Boy" album by Tyler, The Creator.
"911 / Mr. Lonely"
"Pick Me Up" feat. on "The Beautiful & Damned" album by G-Eazy
2018 "Charlie Brown" feat. on "Dear Annie" album by Rejjie Snow