Julie Bergan

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Julie Bergan
Julie Bergan performing live at by:Larm 2017
Julie Bergan performing live at by:Larm 2017
Background information
Born (1994-04-12) 12 April 1994 (age 29)
Skien, Norway
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2012–present

Julie Bergan (born 12 April 1994) is a Norwegian singer and songwriter born in Skien, Norway. Bergan started releasing covers on YouTube at the age of 16, eventually signing a record deal with Warner Music Norway in 2013. In 2015 she attained mainstream success with her single All Hours, crossing borders to Denmark and Germany, before breaking though in her native Norway in 2016 with Arigato peaking at number one. Bergans major-label debut album Turn on the Light was released in 2018. She returned to the number one spot in 2018 on VG-lista after collaborating with K-391, Alan Walker and Seungri on "Ignite".


2012–2016: Career beginnings, Melodi Grand Prix, Younger[edit]

In 2012 she recorded the song "Supernova" with Cir.Cuz, which peaked at number five on the Norwegian Singles Chart.[1] She participated in Melodi Grand Prix 2013, the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 with the song "Give a Little Something Back", which she wrote with Ben Adams and Sara Skjoldnes. She did not qualify from the semi-final in Steinkjer.[2] In September 2013, she was signed by Warner Music Norway. In early 2014, she released her first single, "Younger".[3]

2016–2018: International breakthrough and Turn On The Lights[edit]

After the release of her single she wrote and release a number of songs, but it was first after the release of her single "Arigato" she became known beyond national borders. The song reached number five in the Swedish singles chart, and was nominated at the Norwegian Grammys in 2016 for Song of the Year. 13th January 2017 she released second single from her debutant album "Blackout". 9th June 2017 she released her third single "If You Love Me" featuring american rapper Tunji Ige and 5th November 2017 her fourth single "Incapable". 26th January 2018 she released her fifth single "Guilt Trip". 2 February she released her debutant album "Turn On The Lights". The album reached number one on Norwegian chart VG-Lista.[4] In March she went on a concert tour called "It's Lit Tour pt. I" across Norway. 11th May Alan Walker and K-391 released single "Ignite" featuring Julie Bergan and Seungri and peaked no.1 at Norwegian Charts VG-Lista and thirteen at Swedish singles chart. She performed with Alan Walker on Coachella as a guest and EDC Japan Festival also as a guest on Alan Walker's show. In summer she went on her third tour "It's Lit Tour pt. II" in Norway, UK, France and Sweden. She played on festivals in Norway and Sweden and in clubs in London and Paris. In the end of 2018 she released single "U Got Me".[5]

2019–2022: HARD FEELINGS[edit]

On 03/01/2019 it released STFU, later, on March 15th, 2019 I'll Be Fine Somehow appeared together with Benjamin Ingrosso and in March she presented the Spellmanprisen awards ceremony in Norway. In May Don't Give Up On Me Now was released together with R3hab and Outlaw and in the summer of 2019 she embarked on a Hard Feelings tour, which took her across Europe.

On January 3, 2020 she released the single Kiss Somebody with SeeB and in July 2020, in the middle of the Corona lockdown, Bergan released her new single Commando. The title is her nickname, which she received from locals while on vacation. The music video for the song was stitched together from individual fan dance videos.

In July came her 2nd collaboration with SeeB entitled Don't You Wanna Play, the third followed in 2022 with Always Will, the song was written by Mimi Webb, among others. In 2020 she released her 2nd album Hard Feelings, parts of which she had previously released in 2 EP's, Hard Feelings Ventricle 1 & 2. The album is only available digitally. Part of this was the single One Touch that Bergan co-wrote with Dagny.

In the summer she took part in the Norwegian Haik Show, where artists are presented and then give a concert. In November 2021, David Guetta released the song Family, which was intended to show the cohesion of the music industry in the Corona period. Various singers from all over the world took over the singing part and Julie Bergan sang the Scandinavian version.

At the beginning of 2022, she and friends opened the Crewtrening gym in Oslo, where she now trains herself and also gives courses. At the Spellmannprisen 2022 she made her relationship with Yunus Daar public. The two have known each other for a long time.

In the fall, Alan Walker wanted to release the song Ritual with Julie Bergan, which she also co-wrote, but a dispute ensued. Walker didn't want to share the rights to the song with her, so the song was released with different lyrics and singer. You can still see her in the music video.

2023: Diamonds, Waste a Tear and upcoming album[edit]

On March 17, 2023, her first new single, Diamonds, was released after almost 2 years on her own label. Bergan had started her own label Karate Records and split from Warnermusic. She also announced Diamonds Tour in autumn 2023 and at the beginning of 2024. On May 26, 2023 Bergan released her second single "Waste A Tear".

On June 16, 2023 she performed for the seventh time at the annual VG-Lista Topp 40 live show at City Hall Square in Oslo. There she performed her latest song Waste A Tear, which had been released three weeks earlier. The dance choreography was created by Mona Berntsen, who had previously worked with Justin Bieber and Alicia Keys, among others. On September 29, 2023, Bergan will release her third single "Nobody Loves No One".

Personal life[edit]

Julie Bergan has a sister named Veronica. Her parents are Monica and Per Helge Bergan.



Title Details Peak chart positions
Turn on the Lights[7] 5
Hard Feelings[8]
"—" denotes an album that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Hard Feelings: Ventricle 1[9]
  • Released: 18 October 2019
  • Label: Warner Music Norway
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Hard Feelings: Ventricle 2[10]
  • Released: 11 September 2020
  • Label: Warner Music Norway
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming


As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions
"Give a Little Something Back" 2013
"Younger" 2014
"All Hours" 2015 6
"I Kinda Like It" 2016 35
"Arigato" 1 5
"Blackout" 2017 17
"If You Love Me"
(featuring Tunji Ige)
"Incapable" 19
"Guilt Trip" 2018 18
"U Got Me"[15] 20
"STFU"[17] 2019 20
"Don't Give Up on Me Now"
(with R3hab)[19]
"Crazy Enough"[21] 35
"Kiss Somebody"
(with Seeb)[23]
2020 12
"Don't You Wanna Play?"
(with Seeb)[26]
"One Touch" 39
"Second Hand Love"
(featuring Ruben)
2021 32
"Diamonds"[28] 2023
"Waste a Tear"[29]
"Nobody Loves No One" To be released
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
(Cir.Cuz featuring Julie Bergan)
2012 5 Vi Er Cir.Cuz
"Can't Help Myself"
(Clairmont featuring Mugisho and Julie Bergan)
2017 Non-album single
(K-391 featuring Alan Walker, Julie Bergan and Seungri)
2018 1 5 13 Non-album single
"I'll Be Fine Somehow"
(Benjamin Ingrosso featuring Julie Bergan)
2019 Spotify Singles
(DJ Lizzy Wang featuring Julie Bergan)
2021 Non-album single
"Always Will"
(SeeB featuring Julie Bergan)
2022 Non-album single


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Work Result
2014 NRJ Awards Norway Artist of the Year Julie Bergan Won
2016 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Norwegian Act Julie Bergan Nominated
P3 Gull Årets Nykommer (Newcomer of the Year) Nominated
Årets Låt (Song of the Year) "Arigato" Nominated
2017 Spellemannprisen '16 Nominated
Musikkforleggerprisen (Norwegian songwriters association) Årets Gjennombrudd (Breakthrough Artist)[30] Won
2019 Spellemannprisen '18 Årets Låt (Song of the Year) "Ignite" (with K-391, Alan Walker and Seungri) Nominated
NRJ Awards Norway Song of the Year "STFU" Won
2020 Spellemannprisen '20 Årets Låt (Song of the Year) "Kiss Somebody" (with SeeB) Nominated

Concert tours[edit]


  • Arigato Tour (2016)
  • It's Lit Tour (2018)
  • Hard Feelings Tour (2019–2020)
  • Diamonds Tour (2023–2024)



  1. ^ "Kiss Somebody" did not enter the Swedish Singellista Chart, but peaked at number one on the Swedish Heatseeker Chart.[25]


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  20. ^ "Outlaw – Single by Julie Bergan on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Crazy Enough – Single by Julie Bergan". Apple Music. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  22. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 34, 2019". VG-lista. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
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  25. ^ "Veckolista Heatseeker, vecka 2". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
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  27. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single 2021-48". VG-lista. Retrieved 4 December 2021.
  28. ^ Diamonds - Single by Julie Bergan, 17 March 2023, retrieved 18 March 2023
  29. ^ "Facebook". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 21 May 2023.
  30. ^ "Her er vinnerne av Musikkforleggerprisen" (in Norwegian). Foreningen Ballade. 22 March 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2017.

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