Lars Vaular

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Lars Vaular
Lars Vaular in Bergen 2011
Lars Vaular in Bergen 2011
Background information
Birth nameLars Nesheim Vaular
Born (1984-09-20) September 20, 1984 (age 37)
Bergen, Norway
GenresAlternative hip hop
Years active2003–present
Associated actsTier'n og Lars

Lars Nesheim Vaular (born September 20, 1984) is a rapper and songwriter from Åsane, Bergen, Norway.[1] He started rapping in 2003. He initially released songs under the duo Tier'n og Lars before going solo.

Tier'n & Lars[edit]

Vaular had his beginnings as a hip hop duo formation with Fernando Manuel called Tier'n & Lars or alternatively Tier'n og Lars.[2] The two hip hop artists with Manuel known as Tier'n cooperated with the Norwegian hip hop crew Freakshow[3] with some tracks in a mixtape called We Are the Champions in 2004, followed the same year with Freakshow Presents Tier'n og Lars – Frykt og Avsky i Bergen. The limited edition was a promotional mixtape by the label Freakshow Mixtapes in Norway. The mixtape had cooperation from many artists including Tungtvann, Side Brok, Kleen Cut and F'EM.

In 2005, Tier'n og Lars released a street album Tilbake til stripa: Forberedelsen, available for free download with guest tracks by Even Brenna, Anand, Leeroy, DJ Leven, I. Forgot, Harry West and Nja'al, firmly establishing them as popular hip hop acts culminating in an album Kulturclash released on 23 October 2006.[4]

Solo career[edit]

Vaular debuted as a solo artist in 2007 with the album La Hat - Et nytt dagslys... followed by D'e glede in 2009 and Helt om natten, helt om dagen in 2010 as a major national release that reached top 3 on VG-lista, the official Norwegian Albums chart. He was nominated in 2009 for a Spellemannprisen (the Norwegian equivalent of the Grammys) in the hip hop category for his album D'e glede. His album Du betyr meg in 2011 reached Top 5. His new release is Flere steder alltid.

Vaular has worked with various artists like Tungtvann, Side Brok, Jan Eggum, Myra, Fjorden Baby!, Röyksopp and John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen.

Personal life[edit]

Lars Vaular was criticized for the controversial track "Kem skjøt Siv Jensen" ("Who Shot Siv Jensen") about the Norwegian politician Siv Jensen, leader of the populist Progress Party. This "violence" label has followed him in many comments in social media, although he claims the song was about how people easily fooled by headlines they read.[5]

Lars Vaular is the cousin of Sondre Lerche.


Lars Vaular in Stavanger, 2010

Collaborations with Freakshow[edit]

  • 2003: Come on b/w Hva skjer (12" vinyl)
  • 2004: We are the champions Mixtape

As Tier'n & Lars[edit]

  • 2004: Freakshow Presents Tier'n Og Lars – Frykt og avsky i Bergen Mixtape (mixtape)
  • 2005: Tilbake til stripa: Forberedelsen (street album)
  • 2006: Kulturclash (album)

Solo albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
2007 La Hat - Et nytt dagslys...
2009 D'e glede 18
2010 Helt om natten, helt om dagen 3
2011 Du betyr meg 5
2013 1001 Hjem 9
2015 666 Alt 28
666 Gir
666 Mening
2019 Flere steder alltid 5

Solo EPs[edit]

Year Album
2010 Helt ute på EP


Year Single Peak positions Certification Album
2010 "Rett opp & ned" 8
2011 "Fett" 14
2017 "Boys"
(with Astrid S)[8]
2019 "Kroppsspråk" 21
"To minutter"
(with Röyksopp)[11][12]


  1. ^ "Lars Vaular" (in Norwegian). Rockheim. Retrieved 2010-12-12.
  2. ^ Tier'n og Lars page
  3. ^ Discogs: Freakshow page
  4. ^ Oyvindholen: Hva vet du om Tier’n & Lars? (in Norwegian)
  5. ^ "- Helt utrolig hvor mange som ennå tror at jeg har skrevet en sang om å drepe Siv Jensen" [- Unbelieavable how many that still think I have written a song about killing Siv Jensen]. Dagbladet. 2013-09-13.
  6. ^ a b "Lars Vaular discography". Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Album 2019-W42". VG-lista. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Boys - Single by Lars Vaular & Astrid S".
  9. ^ "VG-lista – Lars Vaular, Astrid S / Boys". VG-lista. Archived from the original on 14 October 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  10. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 19, 2019". VG-lista. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Effektiv spilletid". NRK P3 (in Norwegian). 2019-08-23. Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  12. ^ "Lars Vaular teamer opp med Röyksopp på ny låt! | Sony Music Norway". (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2019-08-24.
  13. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 35, 2019". VG-lista. Retrieved 30 August 2019.

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