Bertine Zetlitz

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Bertine Zetlitz
Bertine Zetlitz 2004.jpg
Zetlitz performing in Stavanger, Norway in 2004.
Background information
Birth nameBertine Axeliane Robberstad Zetlitz
Also known asBertine
Born (1975-04-09) 9 April 1975 (age 44)
GenresElectropop, bubblegum, electronica
Years active1998–present
LabelsEMI (1998–present)

Bertine Axeliane Robberstad Zetlitz (born 9 April 1975) is a Norwegian pop singer.


Bertine Zetlitz began her musical journey at a young age, penning her first numbers aged just 12. After gaining a background in classical music, Zetlitz began to experiment. Her debut album Morbid Latenight Show was released in 1998 and spawned several successful singles. In 1999 she toured in USA with Lilith Fair. It was followed by the Tore Johansson produced Beautiful So Far in 2000. Her third album, Sweet Injections, was released in 2003, helmed by electronic experts Howie B, Magnus Fiennes and Richard X (Sugababes, Rachel Stevens). Lead single "Girl Like You" signalled a change of direction for the singer.

Her fourth album Rollerskating was released in late 2006. EMI describes the release as a "fascinating and unique blend of pulsing electro, classic Disco nouveaux, twisted pop melodies and good old fashioned catchy choruses. It's Bertine as you know and love her, but with a new even more addictive sting in her tail." Lead single "Fake Your Beauty" was a radio hit and reached the top spot in the Norwegian charts. Its follow-up "Ah-Ah" was remixed on release and was a sizeable hit. Zetlitz released her fifth album My Italian Greyhound in September 2006. She described the album as "like its namesake: elegant, humorous, fit and well scented - with a charming hint of neurosis."

Zetlitz gave birth to her first child in 2007 and temporarily retired from show-business to become a full-time mother. Later that year she released the greatest hits album In My Mind 1997–2007 the Best of Bertine Zetlitz, which featured two new songs. She released her sixth studio album Electric Feet on 16 March 2012.[1] She collaborated with Norwegian singer Samsaya on the title track.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Bertine Zetlitz is married with two children.[3] She is a niece of Francis Sejersted[4] and a descendant of Jens Zetlitz.[5]


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
1998 Morbid Latenight Show 27
2000 Beautiful So Far 2
2003 Sweet Injections 1
2004 Rollerskating 2
2006 My Italian Greyhound 6
2012 Electric Feet 6
2015 Tikamp 7

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
2007 In My Mind 1997–2007 the Best of Bertine Zetlitz 10

Extended Plays[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
1998 Morbid Remix Show  –


Charting in VG-lista
Year Single Peak positions Album
2003 "Girl Like You" 2
"Fake Your Beauty" 1
2005 "Ah-Ah" 13
2006 "500" 11
2007 "Ashamed" 4
Other singles
  • 1997: "Getting Out"
  • 1997: "Snow on a Hot Day"
  • 1997: "Apples and Diamonds"
  • 1998: "Abigail"
  • 1998: "Fi Fy Fo Fum" (with Marte Krogh)
  • 2000: "Adore Me"
  • 2000: "Cruel"
  • 2001: "Fate"
  • 2003: "For Fun"
  • 2003: "Twisted Little Star"
  • 2006: "Islands in the Stream" (with Thom Hell)
  • 2006: "Midnight"
  • 2007: "Bubble Bursts"
  • 2012: "Electric Feet"
  • 2012: "Starlight"
  • 2015: "Sett at vi sier det sånn" (feat. Prepple Houmb)


  • Spellemannprisen (1998): 'Newcomer of the Year' and 'Pop Artist of the Year'[7]
  • Hitawards (1998): 'Female Artist of the Year'
  • Hitawards (2000): 'Female Artist of the Year'
  • Spellemannprisen (2000): 'Pop Artist of the Year'[7]
  • Spellemannprisen (2003): 'Female Pop Artist of the Year'[7]


  1. ^ NTB. "Her er vårens plater" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-04-10.
  2. ^ Carlos Ascue (2012-10-13), Bertine Zetlitz - Electric Feet feat Samsaya (videoclip oficial) 2012, retrieved 2016-07-24
  3. ^ Line Barka (3 February 2012): Bertine Zetlitz: – Sjokk å bli mor (in Norwegian) TV2, retrieved 15 May 2013
  4. ^ Tore Gjerstad (24 August 2003): Endelig gift (in Norwegian) Dagbladet, retrieved 15 May 2013
  5. ^ Natt&Dag møter Bertine Zetlitz (in Norwegian) Natt og Dag, 1 October 2004, retrieved 15 May 2013
  6. ^ a b c d "Bertine Zetlitz - VG-lista. Offisielle hitlister fra og med 1958". Retrieved 2010-10-17.
  7. ^ a b c "Spellemannprisen". Spellemann. Retrieved 2010-10-18.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Espen Lind
Recipient of the best Pop Solo Artist Spellemannprisen
Succeeded by
Lene Marlin
Preceded by
Recipient of the Newcomer of the year Spellemannprisen
Succeeded by
Lene Marlin
Preceded by
Lene Marlin
Recipient of the best Pop Solo Artist Spellemannprisen
Succeeded by
Morten Abel
Preceded by
No Female pop solo Artist award
Recipient of the best Female pop solo Artist Spellemannprisen
Succeeded by
Sissy Wish