Hanne Krogh

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Hanne Krogh
Krogh in 2010
Background information
Birth nameHanne Krogh
Born (1956-01-24) 24 January 1956 (age 63)
Oslo, Norway
OriginHaugesund, Norway
Years active1970-present
Associated acts

Hanne Krogh Sundbø (born 24 January 1956) is a Norwegian singer and actress from Haugesund and Oslo. She is well known for winning the Eurovision Song Contest 1985 with Elisabeth Andreassen in the group Bobbysocks.

Personal life[edit]

She is the mother of poker player Sverre Krogh Sundbø.[1]


She officially started singing when she was 9 years old, and released her first album when she was 14.[2]

She has received major acclaim through Norwegian awards. Among them are numerous Spellemann (Norwegian Grammy) including the Honorary Award, and the Peer Gynt Prize, which is awarded by members of the Parliament to those Norwegians who have done the most to gain Norway’s reputation abroad. In addition to her own projects, she is also frequently asked to act as MC at conventions, often in relation to female entrepreneurship.

In 2012 she toured Norway with two major sold out shows that she had written and directed. She also made numerous television appearances. In 2013, Hanne decided to mark the 100-year anniversary of women's suffrage in Norway by focusing toward violence against women, and brought to light of unknown admirable women. This also included recording a new studio album Ikke gi deg, jente.

In 2015 her new-written show "World of Music" gained another standing ovation, both from the audience and from the critics.

Krogh has released 27 albums, including a compilation, Hanne Krogh: 40 beste in 1994, and many other singles.


Solo albums[edit]

  • Hanne Krogh (1978)
  • Nærbilde (1980)
  • Alene (1982)
  • Nordens vakreste (1982)
  • Under samme sol (1983)
  • Julens vakreste (1983)
  • Hanne (1989)
  • Ta meg til havet (1992)
  • 40 beste (1994)
  • Prøysens barnesanger (1995)
  • Julestjerner (1996)
  • Reisen til den levende parken (1997)
  • Vestavind (1998)
  • Egners barnesanger (1999)
  • God jul - Hannes beste julesanger (2000)
  • Sanger fra barnas skattkammer (2002)
  • Ved juletid (2002)
  • God jul - Hannes beste julesanger (rerelease) (2006)
  • Barnas nasjonalskatt (2012)
  • Ikke gi deg, jente (2013)

Bobbysocks albums[edit]

  • Bobbysocks (1984/85)
  • Waiting for the Morning (1986)
  • Walkin' on Air (1987)
  • Let It Swing – The Best of Bobbysocks (2010)

Just4Fun albums[edit]

  • Ren 60 (1990)
  • Those Were the Days (1991)

Hanne & Tre Tenorer albums[edit]

  • Vår julekonsert (2011)


Krogh participated as an actress in these movies:

  • 1974: Crash as Marianne
  • 1976: Reisen til julestjernen as Sonja

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kemp, Anders Waaler (8 October 2005). "Pokker, heller - Nå skal Norges beste spiller kåres". VG (in Norwegian). p. 74.
  2. ^ Rockheim. "Hanne Krogh « Norsk pop- og rockleksikon (2005) « Rockipedia". Rockipedia (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2017-10-06.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
with "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley"
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Bobbysocks!)

Succeeded by
Sandra Kim
with "J'aime la vie"
Preceded by
Kirsti Sparboe
with "Oj, oj, oj, så glad jeg skal bli"
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Grethe Kausland & Benny Borg
with "Småting"
Preceded by
Dollie de Luxe
with "Lenge leve livet"
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
(as a member of Bobbysocks)
Succeeded by
Ketil Stokkan
with "Romeo"
Preceded by
Ketil Stokkan
with "Brandenburger Tor"
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
(as a member of Just 4 Fun)
Succeeded by
Merethe Trøan
with "Visjoner"