Malin Reitan

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Malin Reitan
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Malin Reitan (2013)
Background information
Birth nameMalin Reitan
Born (1995-08-08) 8 August 1995 (age 23)
Trondheim, Norway
GenresPop, children
Years active2005–present

Malin (born Malin Reitan; 8 August 1995 in Trondheim, Norway) is a Norwegian singer. She finished 3rd in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2005 with her song "Sommer og skolefri". She is also a recording artist with several released albums. Malin sings in her regional dialect.


Malin's career as a singer started when she was nine years old. She auditioned for the Norwegian selection for JESC 2005, the Melodi Grand Prix Junior 2005, and she was selected to sing among ten contestants in the final show. Her song was too short though, so she had to write one more verse for it on the way home from the audition. After surprising herself by winning MGP Jr by a landslide, she went on a summer concert tour, singing at festivals and on television shows. In November, she performed in the JESC 2005 in Hasselt, Belgium and finished 3rd, the best position for Norway so far.

The following year, Malin signed a record deal and in 2006 she released two albums. Malin på månen was released in May, a children's album that includes "Sommer og skolefri" and she participated in writing most of the original songs on it. Malin's jul is a Christmas album with familiar Christmas songs. Her third album Pang was released in April 2008, and was certified gold in a few weeks.[1]

In October 2011, it was announced that Malin would compete in the adult version of Melodi Grand Prix in 2012.[2] In the semifinal, she finished third and made it to the national final with the song "Crush".


Year Information Chart positions
Sales and certifications
2006 På månen...
  • First studio album
  • Released: 8 May 2006[3]
  • Format: CD, Digital Download
2006 Malin's Jul
  • Second studio album
  • Released: 27 November 2006[5]
  • Formats: CD, Digital Download
2008 Pang!
  • Third studio album
  • Released: 16 April 2008[7]
  • Formats: CD
2009 Malin
  • Fourth studio album
  • Released: 2 November 2009[citation needed]
  • Formats: CD, Digital Download
2010 Julekonserten (with Celine)
  • Fifth studio album
  • Released: 8 November 2010
  • Formats: CD, Digital Download
2011 Paradis
  • Sixth studio album
  • Released: 1 April 2011
  • Formats: CD, Digital Download


Year Single Peak positions Certification
2012 "Crush" 9 20


  1. ^ Gull til Malin og ny personlig rekord på VG-lista[permanent dead link], MBO sales Norway
  2. ^ Busa, Alexandru (2011-10-28). "Norway : Malin Reitan enters MGP". ESCtoday. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 4, 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-17. Malin - «Malin på månen», MBO sales Norway
  4. ^ VG Nett Musikk album info, VG Nett
  5. ^ Malin - «Malins Jul» Archived 2007-10-08 at the Wayback Machine., MBO sales Norway
  6. ^ a b c d VG Nett Musikk album info, VG Nett
  7. ^ Malin «Pang» Archived 2007-10-08 at the Wayback Machine., MBO sales Norway
  8. ^ VG Nett Musikk album info Archived 2011-08-05 at the Wayback Machine., VG Nett