Astrid S

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Astrid S
Astrid Smeplass VG-Lista 2014 (cropped).jpg
Smeplass at the red carpet for VG-lista in 2014
Born Astrid Smeplass
(1996-10-29) 29 October 1996 (age 21)
Rennebu, Norway
Other names Astrid
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • model
Years active
  • 2006
  • 2013–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Labels Universal Music Group
Associated acts
Website astridsofficial.com

Astrid Smeplass (born 29 October 1996) is a Norwegian singer, songwriter and model.[1] In 2013, she had her breakthrough when she placed fifth in the Norwegian version of Pop Idol called Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne.

Biography[edit]

Growing up in the municipality of Rennebu in Norway, Smeplass got into music at an early age.

At age of 9 she submitted to participate on MGPjr. with ten year old Celine Helgemo under the artist name AC: The Blue Snoopies. The duo was not selected to participate in the music competition, but Celine later won Melodi Grand Prix Junior 2007 with the song "Bæstevænna" which was about Astrid.[2]

At the age of 16 she participated in the Norwegian version of Pop Idol in 2013, and at that time released a single, "Shattered", under the name Astrid Smeplass. The song was cowritten by American singer-songwriter Melanie Fontana. Astrid released her first single "2AM" under her new artist image at the age of 18 on Universal Music. "2AM" was released in the US in 2015. She also released a cover-version of the single "FourFiveSeconds".

At the age of 17, she quit high school to focus on her musical career.[3]

In 2016, Smeplass supported Troye Sivan on his European tour, and she released a self-titled EP on 20 May 2016.[4]

In 2017, Smeplass provided backing vocals on "Hey Hey Hey" by American singer Katy Perry from her album Witness.[5]

Her cover of Cezinando's "Vi er perfekt men verden er ikke det" was featured in the soundtrack for the fourth season of Skam and Smeplass performed it on a roof during the P3 Gull 2017 ceremony.

On 30 June, she released her second EP, Party's Over, which featured the singles "Breathe" (No. 3 in Norway) and "Such a Boy" (No. 2 in Norway). Two weeks later, the acoustic rendition of the EP was released, with an additional song titled "Mexico".

In September 2017, her single "Think Before I Talk" topped the Norwegian charts and peaked at No. 14 on Swedish, where it was certified platinum. It was also certified gold in Denmark, where it peaked at No. 9.

She won Årets Spellemann (Artist of the Year) in February 2018 at the annual Spellemannsprisen (the Norwegian equivalent of the Grammys), being the first female artist to do so since 2003.[6]

Discography[edit]

Astrid S at Stavernfestivalen in 2016

EPs[edit]

List of EPs, with selected details, chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
DEN
[7]
NZ
Heat

[8]
SWE
[9]
Astrid S
  • Released: 20 May 2016
  • Label: Island
  • Format: Digital download
38 40
Party's Over
  • Released: 30 June 2017[10]
  • Label: Island
  • Format: Digital download
5 22
[11]
Party's Over (Acoustic)

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NOR
[13]
AUS
[14]
BEL (FL)
Tip

[15]
BEL (WA)
Tip

[16]
DEN
[7]
NZ
[17]
SWE
[9]
UK
[18]
US
Dance

[19]
"Shattered" 2013 4 Non-album singles
"2AM" / "2AM" (Matoma Remix) 2014 13
  • IFPI NOR: 3× Platinum[20]
"Hyde" 2015 8
"Paper Thin" 20 Astrid S
"Running Out"
(with Matoma)
7 57 Hakuna Matoma
"Hurts So Good" 2016 6 41 40 18 41 176 Astrid S
"Breathe" 2017 3 97 [A] 41 39 Party's Over
"Bloodstream"
"Party's Over"
"Such a Boy" 2 [B]
"Vi er perfekt men verden er ikke det"[25] 23 Non-album singles
"Think Before I Talk"[26] 1 14 9 20 10
  • IFPI DEN: Platinum[27]
  • IFPI SWE: Platinum[21]
TBA
"Boys"
(with Lars Vaular)[28]
39
[29]
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NOR
[13]
"Air"
(Shawn Mendes featuring Astrid S)
2015 40
  • IFPI NOR: Platinum[20]
Handwritten
"Dawn"
(iSHi featuring Astrid S)
Spring Pieces
"Waiting for Love" (Prinston & Astrid S Acoustic version)
(Avicii featuring Prinston and Astrid S)
Non-album singles
"Dust"
(CLMD featuring Astrid S)
2016 13
  • IFPI NOR: Platinum[20]
"All Night"[30]
(The Vamps and Matoma featuring Astrid S)
2017 Night & Day
"Just for One Night"
(Blonde featuring Astrid S)
Non-album single
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Covers[edit]

Notes

  • A ^ "Breathe" did not chart on the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at 5 on the NZ Heatseekers Singles chart.[31]
  • B ^ "Such a Boy" did not chart on the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at 9 on the NZ Heatseekers Singles chart.[32]

Tour[edit]

Headlining[edit]

  • Party's Over World Tour (2017)

Supporting[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Work Result Ref.
2015 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Norwegian Act Astrid S Won
P3 Gull Årets Nykommer (Newcomer of the Year) Won
Årets Låt (Song of the Year) "2AM" Won
2016 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Norwegian Act Astrid S Nominated
2017 Spellemannprisen '16 Årets Nykommer & Gramostipend
(Newcomer of the Year & Gramo scholarship)
Won
Årets Låt (Song of the Year) "Hurts So Good" Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Norwegian Act Astrid S Nominated [33]
2018 Spellemannprisen '17 Årets Spellemann
(Artist of the Year)
Astrid S Won [34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Astrid S gjenskaper magasincover
  2. ^ Se Astrid Smeplass (9) danse til Wig Wam på MGPjr-audition ♥
  3. ^ Marcus & Martinus ble «årets Spellemann» – uteble fra Spellemannprisen
  4. ^ Who the hell is Astrid S? Meet the pop star everyone’s going crazy for
  5. ^ Thomas Talseth (June 8, 2017). "Astrid Smeplass synger med Katy Perry". VG. 
  6. ^ Clausen, Vilde Brandtzæg. "Astrid S (21) ble årets Spellemann". TV2. TV2. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 
  7. ^ a b "danishcharts.com - Discography Astrid Smeplass". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. July 10, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b "swedishcharts.com - Discography Astrid Smeplass". Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  10. ^ Mike Wass (19 May 2017). "Astrid S Announces 'Party's Over' EP, Drops The Emotional Title Track". Idolator. 
  11. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 5 August 2017.  Click on "Veckans albumlista".
  12. ^ "Party's Over (Acoustic) – EP by Astrid S on Apple Music". iTunes Store (NO). Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  13. ^ a b Peaks in Norway:
  14. ^ "ARIA CHART WATCH #412". auspOp. 18 March 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017. 
  15. ^ "Discografie Astrid Smeplass". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  16. ^ "Discografie Astrid Smeplass". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  17. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 22 August 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  18. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 11.06.2016 (wk23)". zobbel.de. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  19. ^ "Astrid S Chart History: Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 
  20. ^ a b c d e f "IFPI" (Enter "Astrid S" into the "SØK" box, then select "Search") (in Norwegian). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  21. ^ a b c "Sveriges Officiella Topplista" (To access, enter the search parameter "Astrid S" and select "Search by Keyword). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  22. ^ "FIMI - Certificazioni". Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  23. ^ "Astrid S "Hurt So Good"". IFPI Denmark. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017. 
  24. ^ "American single certifications – Astrid S – Hurt So Good". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 24 April 2018.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  25. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/no/album/vi-er-perfekt-men-verden-er-ikke-det-single/id1248480882
  26. ^ "Think Before I Talk - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 25 August 2017. 
  27. ^ "Astrid S "Think Before I Talk"". IFPI Denmark. Retrieved 6 March 2018. 
  28. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/no/album/boys-single/id1291444238
  29. ^ "VG-lista – Lars Vaular, Astrid S / Boys". VG-lista. Retrieved 14 October 2017. 
  30. ^ "All Night (feat. Astrid S) - Single by The Vamps & Matoma". iTunes. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  31. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 20 March 2017. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  32. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2017. 
  33. ^ "Breaking: The 2017 MTV EMA Nominations Are Here!". MTV. 4 September 2017. 
  34. ^ Lynum, Sissel. "Astrid S er kåret til Årets Spellemann". Adressa. Retrieved 5 April 2018. 

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