Ina Wroldsen

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Ina Wroldsen
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Background information
Born (1984-05-28) 28 May 1984 (age 32)
Sandefjord, Norway[1]
Genres Electropop
Years active c. 2007–present
Associated acts

Ina Wroldsen (born 28 May 1984) is a Norwegian singer-songwriter. She was a part of the electropop duo Ask Embla, with fellow Icelandic producer and songwriter Arnthor Birgisson. Wroldsen lives in London.[2]


Wroldsen's career started solely as an 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 Demi Lovato, Calvin Harris, Zara Larsson, Shakira, Jess Glynne, Clean Bandit, Sean Paul, Rag 'n' Bone Man, James Arthur, Britney Spears, Tinie Tempah, Tinashe, Anne-Marie, Little Mix, The Pussycat Dolls, Shontelle, Leona Lewis, The Saturdays 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 taken up an artist career. As part of Scandinavian duo "Ask Embla", together with Icelandic born, Arnthor Birgisson. They, in 2013, released the album Northern Lights, in Norway, where it was one of most downloaded/streamed album that year. 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 quickly climbed to No. 2 on both Spotify and VG-Lista.

In 2015, Calvin Harris & The 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] Later the same year, she was the featured vocalist on various worldwide acclaimed DJ’s records, including Sigma and the latest Martin Solveig single “Places”.



As main artist[edit]

Title Year Album
"Lay It On Me"
(with Broiler)
2016 N/A
"Mary's Story"
"St. Peter"
"Rebels" 2015
"Aliens (Her Er Jeg)" 2014

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Album
(Martin Solveig featuring Ina Wroldsen)
2016 N/A
"Feels Like Home"
(Sigma featuring Ina Wroldsen)
2015 Life
(Chris Loco featuring Ina Wroldsen)
See No Evil (EP)

As part of Ask Embla[edit]


  • Northern Light - (2013)


Title Year Album
"Fathers Eyes" 2013 Northern Light
"I Fell In Love"
"Cry Baby"
"Writings on the Wall"
"Crashing Down"
"Northern Light (Ida's Dans)"
"The Haunting"

Production credits[edit]

As vocalist[edit]

Title Year Artist Album
"How Deep Is Your Love" 2015 Calvin Harris with Disciples N/A

As songwriter[edit]

Year Artist Album Song Co-writers
2017 Clean Bandit feat. Zara Larsson So Good "Symphony" Steve Mac, Ammar Malik, Jack Patterson
Rag'n'Bone Man Human "Ego" Rag'n'Bone Man, Two Inch Punch
2016 Tinie Tempah feat. Tinashe Youth "Text From Your Ex" Jax Jones, Tinie Tempah
Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie TBA "Rockabye" Steve Mac, Ammar Malik, Sean Paul, Jack Patterson
Anne-Marie TBA "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 Paterson, Jin Jin
Jasmine Thompson Adore "Adore" Steve Mac, Paul Gendler
Fleur East Love, Sax and Flashbacks "Like That" Fraser T Smith, Fleur East
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 feat. 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
2013 Adelén N/A "Bombo" Andreas Romdhane, Josef Larossi
N/A "Baila Conmigo"
James Arthur Recovery "Recovery" Tiago Carvalho, James Arthur
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 (feat. Reik) [Spanish Version]" N/A
"Light It Up (feat. Reik) [English Version]"
Madison Beer N/A "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
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" Arnthor 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 feat. 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"[6] Steve Mac
"My Heart Takes Over"
"White Lies" Carl Falk, Rami Yacoub
Britney Spears Femme Fatale (Deluxe Edition) "He About to Lose Me"[6] 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" Arnthor Birgisson
"Karma" Steve Mac
Shontelle No Gravity "Impossible" Arnthor Birgisson
Tinchy Stryder feat. Alexis Jordan Third Strike "Together" Kwasi Danquar, Fraser T Smith
Voe 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" N/A
Sarah Kreuz One Moment In Time "Broken Ground" N/A
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


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