Monica Heldal (born 1991 in Bergen, Norway) is a Norwegian musician (vocals, guitar) and songwriter. Her debut studio album, Boy From the North, was released on 4 November 2013. For the album she received two awards during Spellemannprisen 2013: Rookie of the Year and Best Pop Solo Artist. She also won the Bendiksenprisen in 2013 and was nominated for the Statoil Scholarship that same year.
Early life and career
Style and influences
Monica Heldal's musical style draws from many different musical genres, primarily folk and blues. The latter is greatly inspired by her main influence, Rory Gallagher. She is well known for her use of fingerpicking technique and various complex guitar tunings, much like one of her other sources of inspiration, Nick Drake.
- Rookie of the Year (2013), Spellemannprisen
- Best Pop Solo Artist (2013), Spellemannprisen
- Bendiksenprisen (2013)
- Boy From the North (2013)
- The One in the Sun (2016)
No Pop vocalist award
| Recipient of the Pop vocalist Spellemannprisen
| Recipient of the Newcomer Spellemannprisen