Hilde Marie Kjersem

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Hilde Marie Kjersem
Hilde Marie Kjersem 2014.jpg
Kjersem in 2014
Background information
Also known as Marie Munroe
Born (1981-04-27) 27 April 1981 (age 36)
Ålesund, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Labels Warner Music Norway
Website www.mariemunroe

Hilde Marie Kjersem, also known as Marie Munroe,[1] (born 27 April 1981 in Ålesund, Norway) is a Norwegian artist, musician and songwriter signed to Warner Music Norway. She started out as a jazz musician, but has had an organic and natural development towards the world of pop. In January 2016, Marie Munroe released her fourth solo album called Under My Skin. Munroe har been nominated for two Norwegian Grammy Awards (Spellemannprisen [2]), and has collaborated with some of Norway's most talented musicians - among them Sivert Høyem og Bernhoft.[3]


Munroe started her career early, and already as a teenager, she toured with Rikskonsertene,[4] and at sixteen she joined the rock and rap band San Jose. She studied jazz at The Norwegian Academy of Music. At the academy she had the Norwegian guitarist Jon Eberson as her mentor, which turned into a great musical collaboration and three album releases since 2005.[5]

During her studies she also startet the band TUB Quartet including Andreas Hessen Schei (piano), Pål Hausken (drums) and Magne Vestrum (bass). They released the album Red Shoes Diary with their own compositions in 2004. In 2006 she traveled with Schei to Nepal and Jazzmandu in Kathmandu founded by Rikskonsertene. In 2010 she left Rune Grammofon and started her own label Brødr. Recordings, with her own recording studio Wazzup Records.

Marie Munroe was earlier performing under her birth name, and released the album A Killer For That Ache (2008), Let's Let Go (2011) and If We Make It To The Future (2013) as Hilde Marie Kjersem, before she took on the artist name 'Marie Munroe'.[6] She was nominated for two Norwegian Grammy's for the album If We Make It To The Future for Female Artist and Composer. In 2013 she won the 'Gammleng-award',[7] and the year after she won the 'Edvardprisen' in the category This Years Challenger for the album If We Make It To The Future.[8] Later, she has released the singles "Like a Drumbeat" (2014), "A Million Things" (2015) and finally the album Under My Skin (2016) as Marie Munroe.


Solo albums[edit]

Collaborative works[edit]

With Jon Eberson
  • 2004: Twelve o'clock tales (Curling Legs)
  • 2008: Comfort Call (Shipwrecked)
  • 2011: The Coarse Sand And The Names We Wrote (J.E.G. Records)
  • 2016: "My thieving heart" (Sivert Hoyem, Lioness Album)
Other projects
  • 2004: Red Shoes Diary (Curling Legs), with TUB Quartet
  • 2005: Would you please welcome (Frode Records), with Christer Knutsen and The Sacred Hearts
  • 2006: Grand Hotel,(Frode Records), with Christer Knutsen and The Sacred Hearts


  1. ^ Rogne, May Synnøve (12 June 2014). "Drittlei av at folk ikke husker navnet mitt" (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Marie Munroe ute med ny singel!". Mynewsdesk. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  3. ^ "Etterlengtet album fra Marie Munroe". Mynewsdesk. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  4. ^ Lien, Odd Johannes. "MARIE MUNROE - LIKE A DRUMBEAT (Single) / Hilde Marie Kjersem - If We Make It To The Future (Album)". radioludo.no. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  5. ^ "Ny single fra Marie Munroe"Like a Drumbeat" - slippes imorgen 9. mai". Mynewsdesk. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  6. ^ "Ny single fra Marie Munroe"Like a Drumbeat" - slippes imorgen 9. mai". Mynewsdesk. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  7. ^ skipop. "SkiPop presenterer: Christer Knutsen og Hilde Marie Kjersem". SkiPop. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  8. ^ "Edvard til Hilde Marie Kjersem". ballade.no (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  9. ^ Müller, Olav Brostrup (11 August 2008). "Ville hive alt jeg hadde lært" (in Norwegian). Klassekampen.no. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 

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Preceded by
Susanna Wallumrød
Recipient of the Open class Gammleng-prisen
Succeeded by
Hilde Louise Asbjørnsen