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Background information
Birth name Maria Christina Apetri
Born (1985-02-06) 6 February 1985 (age 33)
Tårnby, Amager, Denmark
Genres Indie pop, art rock, folk
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer, actress, dancer[1]
Instruments Vocals, drums, guitar, piano, keyboards, ukulele, harp, glockenspiel, woodwind, clarinet, tambourine[2][3]
Labels Sony Music Entertainment Denmark, RCA
Website fallulah.dk

Fallulah (born 6 February 1985[4][5][6][7][8]) is a Danish singer-songwriter and musician. Her given name is Maria Apetri. Following a short dancing career,[1] she entered the music industry and released her debut album in 2010 which peaked at number three in Denmark and went on to be certified platinum.[9][10]

Early life[edit]

Fallulah grew up in Tårnby on Amager island, the southern suburbs of Copenhagen. She attended Kalundborg Gymnasium. Her Danish mother, Lillian Apetri and her Romanian father Nicolae Apetri, were the initiators of the Balkanic folklore dance group Crihalma. Therefore, Fallulah spent much of her childhood on dancing tours in the Balkans and in Eastern Europe. This activity ceased when she lost her father at the age of nine years. They then moved to Jyderup in the north west of Zealand, where Fallulah continued with her dancing. At age 21 she moved to New York to start at the Broadway Dance Center but then moved back to Denmark to focus on music.


Fallulah has been compared to Florence and the Machine, Timur Bairam, Marina and the Diamonds and Bat for Lashes.[11] She performed at the Start! festival and has been featured as "Soundvenue Selected" by the Danish music magazine of the same name. She was national radio station DR P3's "unavoidable" during week 38 in 2009 with her single "I Lay My Head".[12]

On 30 October 2009, she released the theme song for the Danish film Simon and Malou entitled "No Time for Love", written by Bryan Adams and Gretchen Peters under the name Maria Apetri.[13]

Her single "Bridges" was the most played track, from a home artist, on DR P3 in 2010,[14] and on 15 January 2011, Fallulah won the prestigious "P3 Guld" award. Early in 2011, Fallulah had another hit with the song "Out of It", which was played as the intro for the so-called depression comedy Lykke on national Danish television. For several weeks the song was the number one download on Danish iTunes. It was number one on the Danish hit list and on the radio list.[15]

Her second album Escapism was released 4 February 2013 in Denmark.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
2010 The Black Cat Neighborhood 3
2013 Escapism 2
2016 Perfect Tense[17]
  • Released: 26 February 2016
  • Label: Instant Records Inc
  • Formats: digital download
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or not released to that country


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
2009 "I Lay My Head" 33 The Black Cat Neighbourhood
2010 "Give Us a Little Love"
"Bridges" 28
"Out of It" 1
2012 "Superfishyality" Escapism
2013 "Dried-Out Cities"
"Wicked Game" 33 Non-album track
"Your Skin" Escapism
2015 "Social Club" Perfect Tense[17]
"Sorrow Is a Shadow"
2016 "Perfect Tense"
"I Found Her" (live) Non-album track
2017 "Big Bite"
"—" denotes singles that did not chart or were not released

Other appearances[edit]

Song Year
"Do What You Gotta Do"
(Fallulah & Cody)


  1. ^ a b "Kun på politiken.dk: Se Fallulahs nye video". Politiken (in Danish). JP/Politikens Hus. 7 October 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Fallulah – The Black Cat Neighbourhood". Discogs. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "10 March 2012 12:13". Fallulah. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Hancock, Anne Mette. "Fallulah and the black cats". aOK.dk. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "A new and unusual cat in the flock". 24 Timer. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Svendsen, Emil (3 February 2010). "Fallulah – Husk navnet (Fallulah – remember the name)". Urban Puls (in Danish). Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  7. ^ Jensen, Pernille. "Fallulah – something big in store". SOUNDVENUE. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  8. ^ Møller, Anna. "Fallulah, 11:03:10, Lille Vega, Copenhagen". Undertoner. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "danishcharts.com – Fallulah – The Black Cat Neighborhood". danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 7 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  10. ^ a b "Certificeringer – ifpi.dk". IFPI Danmark. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Fallulah". Roskilde Festival. Retrieved 24 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "Og de nominerede til P3 Guld 2011 er…". soundvenue.com (in Danish). Retrieved 2015-12-03. 
  13. ^ "Home - Bryan Adams Official". 
  14. ^ Fogde, John (12 January 2011). "Fallulah bag den mest spillede sang på P3 i 2010". Gaffa (in Danish). Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "danishcharts.com - Fallulah - Out Of It". danishcharts.com. Retrieved 2015-12-03. 
  16. ^ a b Fallulah Discography
  17. ^ a b "Perfect Tense - Single by Fallulah on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-01-30. 

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