Ina Wroldsen

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Ina Wroldsen
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Wroldsen in 2015
Ina Christine Wroldsen

(1984-05-29) 29 May 1984 (age 35)
Other namesIna
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Mark Ellwood (also manager)
ChildrenWilliam Wroldsen Ellwood
Musical career
Associated acts

Ina Christine Wroldsen (born 29 May 1984), previously known mononymously as Ina, is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. She was a part of the electropop duo Ask Embla, with Icelandic producer and songwriter Arnþór Birgisson.[2]


Wroldsen's career started solely as a recording artist, but soon turned to writing music for others. As a songwriter, she has had great success, and today, she is internationally considered one of the most sought after in her field. She has won several BMI/ASCAP awards for her work, among BRIT award and Spellemannprisen nominations. Her songs have been used by the likes of Shakira, Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit, Zara Larsson, Rag'n'Bone Man, Sean Paul, David Guetta, James Arthur, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Madison Beer, Tinie Tempah, Tinashe, Anne-Marie, Little Mix, Olly Murs, The Pussycat Dolls, The Wanted, The Saturdays, Shontelle, Leona Lewis and One Direction.

Since 2013, the publishing interest of Ina Wroldsen's catalog has been represented by Reverb Music/Reservoir Media Management.[3]

In recent years, Ina has also resumed her career as a recording artist. As part of Norwegian-Icelandic duo Ask Embla, together with Arnþór Birgisson. They released the album Northern Lights in 2013 in Norway. She has since continued her artist career under its own name. She released "Aliens (Her er jeg)" (2014), "Rebels" (2015) and in April 2016, "Lay It on Me". The latter was released as a collaboration with the Norwegian producer duo Broiler and climbed to No. 2 on the VG-lista singles chart.

In 2015, Calvin Harris and Disciples chose to release Ina's song "How Deep Is Your Love" using her vocals.[4] This was one of the year's most streamed/downloaded/played songs worldwide.

In 2016, she was one of the judges in the Norwegian version of Idol: Jakten på en superstjerne.[5] She has been the featured vocalist on various worldwide acclaimed DJs' records, including Sigma, Steve Aoki, "Breathe" by Jax Jones and the Martin Solveig song "Places".

In June 2017, she signed a record deal with Simon Cowell's Syco Music label.[6]

In August 2018 she released in partnership with Alok "Favela" with her own vocals and inspired from a documentary about Latin American women.[7]


Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
  • Released: 29 June 2018
  • Label: Syco
  • Format: Digital download


As main artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album/EP
Credited as Ina
"Suddenly"[12] 2004 Non-album single
Credited as Ina Wroldsen
"Aliens (Her er jeg)"[13] 2014 Non-album singles
"Rebels"[14] 2015
"Lay It on Me"
(with Broiler)
2016 2
"Mary's Story" 79
"St. Peter"[15]
"Strongest" 2017 2 20 85 HEX[8]
"Sea"[16] 2018
"Remember Me"[17]
"Mother" 17
(with Alok)[20]
Non-album singles
(with Dynoro)[22]
2019 13
"Body Parts" 26
"I Feel Ya"
(with Cheat Codes and Danny Quest)
Level 2
"Forgive or Forget"[25] Non-album single
"Haloes"[26] 25
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album/EP
"We Stand Up"[28]
(Kat Krazy featuring Ina Wroldsen)
2016 Non-album singles
(Martin Solveig featuring Ina Wroldsen)
39 72 43 24 56 44 37 12 27
  • BPI: Platinum[29]
  • SNEP: Gold
(Jax Jones featuring Ina Wroldsen)
2017 14
14 6 15 4
7 Snacks
"Lie to Me"[35]
(Steve Aoki featuring Ina Wroldsen)
2018 Neon Future III
"I Feel Ya"
(Cheat Codes with Danny Quest & Ina Wroldsen)
2019 Level 2
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other songs[edit]

Title Year Album/EP
Credited as Ina
"If You Could Only See Me"[36] 2004 Non-album singles
"Sorry"[37] 2005
Credited as Ina Wroldsen
(Chris Loco featuring Ina Wroldsen)
2015 See No Evil
"Feels Like Home"
(Sigma featuring Ina Wroldsen)



Title Co-writers Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"How Deep Is Your Love"
(Calvin Harris and Disciples)
Calvin Harris, Nathan Duvall, Gavin Koolmon, Luke McDermott, Marvin White 2015 9 1 5 1 4 10 2 4 2 27 Non-album single


Year Artist Album Song Co-writers
2019 Jack Wins feat. Amy Grace TBA "Forever Young" Julia Karlsson, Anton Rundberg
Nathan Dawe featuring Melissa Steel TBA "Repeat After Me" Diztortion
2018 Sean Paul and David Guetta featuring Becky G Mad Love the Prequel "Mad Love" Diztortion, David Guetta, Sean Paul, Giorgio Tuinfort, Soaky, Emily Warren, Shakira, Jack Patterson
Anne-Marie Speak Your Mind "Breathing Fire" Steve Mac
2017 "Then"
Disciples TBA "Jealousy" Nathan Duvhall, Luke McDermott, Gavin Koolman
Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson What Is Love? & So Good "Symphony" Steve Mac, Ammar Malik, Jack Patterson
Steps Tears on the Dancefloor "You Make Me Whole" Wayne Hector, Ben Kohn, Tom Barnes and Pete Kelleher
"Happy" Steve Mac
Rag'n'Bone Man Human "Ego" Rag'n'Bone Man, Two Inch Punch
Tinie Tempah featuring Tinashe Youth "Text From Your Ex" Jax Jones, Tinie Tempah
2016 Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie What Is Love? "Rockabye" Steve Mac, Ammar Malik, Sean Paul, Jack Patterson
Anne-Marie Speak Your Mind "Alarm" Steve Mac, Wayne Hector, Anne-Marie Nicholson
Sofia Carson TBA "Love Is the Name" Steve Mac, Ewald Pfleger, Günter Grasmuck, Peter Niklas, Gruber Herwig Tremschnig, Kurt Plisnier
Anna Naklab Whole "Whole" TMS, Wayne Hector
Olly Murs 24 Hrs "Flaws" Steve Robson, Olly Murs, Coffee, Jr.
"Better Without You"
"That Girl"
Demi Lovato Confident "Lionheart" Steve Mac
Jess Glynne I Cry When I Laugh "Hold My Hand" Jess Glynne, Jack Patterson, Jin Jin
Jasmine Thompson Adore "Adore" Steve Mac, Paul Gendler
Fleur East Love, Sax and Flashbacks "Like That" Fraser T Smith, Fleur East
Ann Sophie Silver Into Gold "I Believed" Steve Mac
2014 Adelén N/A "Always On My Mind" Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi
One Love, One Rhythm – The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album "Olé"
Girls' Generation-TTS Holler "Adrenaline" Lucas Secon, Mich Hansen, Jonas Jeberg
BoA Who's Back? "Close To Me" N/A
Maude Harcheb #HoldUp "Hold Up" Mich Hansen, Jonas Jeberg
Baby Blue Bump "Bump" Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi
Cher Lloyd Sorry I'm Late "Bind Your Love" Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk, Shellback
"Sirens" Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk
Sanna Nielsen 7 "Breathe" David Kreuger, Per Magnusson
Professor Green featuring Tori Kelly Growing Up In Public "Lullaby" Chris Loco, Stephen Manderson
Aneta Sablik The One "You Make Me Whole" Tom Barnes, Ben Kohn, Peter Kelleher, Wayne Hector, James Reynolds
Shakira Shakira "Empire" Steve Mac
Ben Dettinger N/A "Travelling South" Arnþór Birgisson
2013 Adelén "Bombo" Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi
"Baila Conmigo"
James Arthur James Arthur "Recovery" Tiago Carvalho, James Arthur
Cover Drive N/A "All My Love" Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi, Karen Reifer, Thomas-Ray Armstrong, Jamar Harding
Rebecca Ferguson Freedom "My Best" Tom Barnes, Ben Kohn, Peter Kelleher, Rebecca Ferguson
Inna Party Never Ends "In Your Eyes" Steve Mac
"We Like to Party" Wayne Hector
"J'Adore" Inna, Sebastian Barac, Marcel Botezan, Radu Bolfea
"Dame tu amor" featuring Reik (Spanish version) N/A
"Light It Up" featuring Reik (English version)
Madison Beer "Melodies" Tom Barnes, Ben Kohn, Peter Kelleher
Wanessa DNA Tour - Ao Vivo "Messiah" Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi
"Shine It On"
2012 Cover Drive Bajan Style "Twilight" Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi, Karen Reifer, Thomas-Ray Armstrong, Jamar Harding
"That Girl" Steve Mac
Tone Damli N/A "Look Back" David Eriksen
One Direction One Thing - Single "I Should Have Kissed You" Steve Robson
Leona Lewis Glassheart "Come Alive" Fraser T Smith
James Arthur James Arthur "Impossible" Arnþór Birgisson
Mandy Capristo Grace "Hurricane" David Eriksen
JLS Evolution "I Like It" Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi, Aston Merrygold, Jonathan Gill, Marvin Humes, Oritsé Williams
Little Mix DNA "We Are Who We Are" Steve Mac, Wayne Hector
The Wanted The Word of Mouth "I Found You" Steve Mac, Wayne Hector
2011 Cobra Starship featuring Sabi Night Shades "You Make Me Feel..." Steve Mac
Dionne Bromfield Good for the Soul "A Little Love" Bromfield, Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Make a Scene "Synchronised" Fred Ball
Melanie C The Sea "Weak" Jez Ashurst, Melanie Chisholm
The Saturdays On Your Radar "Notorious"[47] Steve Mac
"My Heart Takes Over"
"White Lies" Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub
Britney Spears Femme Fatale (Deluxe Edition) "He About to Lose Me"[47] Rodney Jerkins
2010 Alexandra Burke Overcome (Deluxe Edition) "Before The Rain" Steve Mac
Tone Damli Cocool "I Love You" N/A
Leona Lewis I Got You - Single "Heartbeat" Arnthor Birgisson, Leona Lewis
N-Dubz Love.Live.Life "Scream My Name" N-Dubz, B. Reckless, N. Walka, M. Gousse, Z. Anderson
"Love Sick" P. Ighile, K. Abrahams, D. Warde
The Saturdays Headlines! "Higher" Arnþór Birgisson
"Karma" Steve Mac
Shontelle No Gravity "Impossible" Arnþór Birgisson
Tinchy Stryder featuring Alexis Jordan Third Strike "Together" Kwasi Danquar, Fraser T Smith
Voe [no] N/A "Don't Talk to Me" David Eriksen, Thomas Eriksen
2009 Natalie Bassingthwaighte 1000 Stars "Not For You" Chris Braide
"Turn The Lights On"
Tone Damli I Know "Here I Am (You Got Me)" N/A
Jade Ewen N/A "My Man"
Sarah Kreuz One Moment In Time "Broken Ground"
Leona Lewis Echo "My Hands" Arnthor Birgisson
Pixie Lott Turn It Up "Gravity" Jonas Jeberg, Mich Hansen, Lucas Secon
The Saturdays Wordshaker "Ego" | Steve Mac
"No One" David Eriksen, Thomas Eriksen
"One Shot" David Kreuger, Per Magnusson
"Wordshaker" David Eriksen
"Denial" Chris Braide
"Open Up" David Kreuger, Per Magnusson
"Not Good Enough" Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi
"Deeper" Una Healy, Mollie King, Frankie Sandford, Vanessa White, Rochelle Wiseman
"2 AM" Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi
2008 Pussycat Dolls Doll Domination "Hush Hush; Hush Hush" Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi, Nicole Scherzinger
The Saturdays Chasing Lights "If This Is Love" Vince Clarke, Alison Moyet, Joe Belmaati, Mich Hansen, John *Reid, Remee
"Up" Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi
"Keep Her" David Eriksen, Thomas Eriksen
"Work" Harry Sommerdahl, Kalle Engström
"Chasing Lights" Chris Braide
"Set Me Off" David Eriksen, Thomas Eriksen
"Fall" Andre Lindal
2007 Maria Arredondo For a Moment "If You Could Only See Me" N/A

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Work Result Ref.
2018 WDM Radio Awards Best Electronic Vocalist Ina Wroldsen Nominated [48]
Spellemannprisen '17 Årets internasjonale suksess
(International Success of the Year)
Won [8]
P3 Gull P3-Prisen (P3 Prize) Won [49]
2019 Brit Awards British Video of the Year "Breathe"
(Jax Jones featuring Ina Wroldsen)
Nominated [50]
Spellemannprisen '18 Årets låtskriver
(Songwriter of the Year)
Ina Wroldsen
Won [51]
Årets tekstforfatter
(Lyricist of the Year)
Ina Wroldsen
Nominated [51]
Årets låt
(Song of the Year)
"Strongest" Nominated [51]
64th Ivor Novello Awards PRS for Music Most Performed Work "Breathe"
(Jax Jones featuring Ina Wroldsen)
Nominated [52]


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