Sigrid (singer)

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Sigrid
Sigrid Over Oslo 2018 (201832).jpg
Sigrid performing in June 2018
Background information
Birth nameSigrid Solbakk Raabe
Born (1996-09-05) 5 September 1996 (age 22)
Ålesund, Norway
GenresSynthpop, dance-pop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
Years active2013–present
Labels
Websitethisissigrid.com

Sigrid Solbakk Raabe (born 5 September 1996) is a Norwegian singer-songwriter. In 2017, she achieved international success with her single "Don't Kill My Vibe",[1] and she later won the BBC Music Sound of 2018 award. Her single "Strangers" reached number 10 in the UK.

Early life[edit]

Sigrid was born in Ålesund. Her brother, Tellef, is a musician as well, and she also has a sister named Johanne.[2] During her childhood, she was inspired by Joni Mitchell, Adele, and Neil Young.[3] When she was 17, Sigrid and her older sister started a band called Sala Says Mhyp, which was named after their dead cat Sala.[4]

Career[edit]

2013–15: Early beginnings[edit]

Sigrid began her career in 2013 by releasing her debut single, "Sun".[5] The song was seen as her national breakthrough in Norway.[6] She later signed to Petroleum Records the following year, and performed at festivals such as Øyafestivalen.[7]

2016–present: Breakthrough[edit]

Sigrid Raabe in 2016

In 2016, Sigrid signed with Island Records.[8] She released her debut single with Island, "Don't Kill My Vibe" in 2017.[9] The song has charted in Norway, Australia, and the United Kingdom.[10][11][12][13] Sigrid also performed on Park Stage at Glastonbury. The Guardian newspaper even suggested that Sigrid may be worthy of headlining the festival in the years to come. She was also a part of The Sims 4: Parenthood soundtrack with the Simlish version of her hit song, "Don't Kill My Vibe".[14] Sigrid performed at the Reading Festival in August 2017.[15] She is featured on the 2017 Justice League soundtrack performing a cover of Leonard Cohen's 1988 classic "Everybody Knows". In 2018, Sigrid was announced as BBC's Sound of 2018.[16] On 10 February 2018, she was a guest presenter for an episode of The Playlist for CBBC.[17] The same month, Sigrid won the Newcomer of the Year award at Spellemannprisen '17. She announced on Twitter that she would release a song called "Schedules" on 11 July 2018.[18] She will release her debut album Sucker Punch on 1 March 2019.[19] Sigrid will be touring with American band Maroon 5 for their Red Pill Blues Tour in Europe in June 2019.[20]

Personal life[edit]

Sigrid lives in Bergen.[21]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
NOR
[10]
Sucker Punch

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US Heat
[22]
Don't Kill My Vibe
  • Released: 5 May 2017[23]
  • Label: Island
  • Format: Digital download, vinyl
19
Raw
  • Released: 10 July 2018[24][25]
  • Label: Island
  • Format: CD, vinyl, digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications EP
NOR
[26]
AUS
[11]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[27]
CRO
[28]
IRL
[29]
SCO
[13]
UK
[12]
"Don't Kill My Vibe" 2017 28 80 20 62 Don't Kill My Vibe
"Plot Twist" 44
"Strangers" 6 25 1 7 1 10 Sucker Punch
"Raw"[32] 2018 Raw
"High Five"[33] 35 61
[34]
29 59
"Schedules"
"Sucker Punch" 12
[35]
85 Sucker Punch
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Promotional singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"Sun" 2013 Non-album singles
"Two Fish"
"Known You Forever" 2014
"I Don't Want to Know"[32] 2018 Raw

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SCO
[13]
"Everybody Knows" 2017 97 Justice League

Songwriting credits[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album Credits Written with
"Adrenaline"
(featuring Olivia)[36]
2019 Rudimental Toast to Our Differences Co-writer Amir Izadkhah, Piers Aggett, Kesi Dryden, Leon Rolle

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and directors
Title Year Director(s)
"Don't Kill My Vibe"[37] 2017 None
"Plot Twist" Sigurd Fossen
William Glandberger[38]
"Strangers" Ivana Bobic[39]
"High Five"[40] 2018 None
"Sucker Punch"[41] None

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Work Result Ref.
2017 P3 Gull Årets Nykommer (Newcomer of the Year) Sigrid Won [42]
Årets Liveartist (Live Artist of the Year) Nominated [43]
Årets Låt (Song of the Year) "Don't Kill My Vibe" Nominated [43]
2018 EBBA '18 Emerging Artists - Norway Sigrid Won [44]
BBC Sound of... Sound of 2018 Won [45]
MTV Brand New UK Brand New for 2018 Nominated [46]
NME Awards 2018 Best New Artist Nominated [47]
Spellemannprisen '17 Årets Nykommer & Gramostipend
(Newcomer of the Year & Gramo scholarship)
Won [48]
Popsolist (Pop soloist) Nominated [49]
Årets Låt (Song of the Year) "Don't Kill My Vibe" Nominated [50]
MTV Video Music Awards Push Artist of the Year Sigrid Nominated [51]
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Push Act Nominated [52]
Best Norwegian Act Nominated [53]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sigrids gledestårer i BBC-studio" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  2. ^ Savage, Mark (28 May 2017). "Sigrid: Approaching pop from left-of-centre". BBC News.
  3. ^ "One to watch: Sigrid". The Guardian. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  4. ^ "10 things you need to know about sigrid". i-D. 10 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Sigrid fra Ålesund er Ukas Urørt" (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Sigrid Raabe skal opptre for nær én million seere på lørdag! – Startsiden". Nytt i uka (in Norwegian). Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  7. ^ Rise, Olav Sindre (1 July 2014). "Platekontrakt til Sigrid Raabe". Sunnmørsposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Hun kan være Bergens nye stjerneskudd". Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian). Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Sigrids gledestårer i BBC-studio" (in Norwegian). NRK. 25 February 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Discography Sigrid". Norwegian Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  11. ^ a b "Discography Sigrid". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Sigrid | Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  13. ^ a b c Peak chart positions in Scotland:
  14. ^ "Sigrid's 'Don't Killed My Vibe' Featured in the Sims 4". Island Records. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Sigrid". Reading Festival. Archived from the original on 14 August 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  16. ^ Savage, Mark (12 January 2018). "Sigrid wins the BBC Sound of 2018". BBC News. Retrieved 16 January 2018.
  17. ^ "The Playlist - The Playlist Sessions". BBC. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  18. ^ Sigrid (9 July 2018). "SCHEDULES. WEDNESDAY". Retrieved 10 July 2018 – via Twitter.
  19. ^ a b "Sucker Punch by Sigrid". iTunes. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  20. ^ Sigrid (4 September 2018). "Sigrid announces to join Maroon 5's Red Pill Blues Tour". Twitter. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  21. ^ "How Island signed Sigrid - the act everybody else wanted". Music Business Worldwide. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  22. ^ "Sigrid". Billboard. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  23. ^ "Don't Kill My Vibe - EP". iTunes Store. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  24. ^ "Raw CD EP". HMV. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  25. ^ "Raw 12" Vinyl EP". HMV. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  26. ^ Peak chart positions in Norway:
  27. ^ "Discografie Sigrid" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  28. ^ "STRANA - Top do topa (03.03.2018.) :: Hrvatski radio". Croatian Radiotelevision. Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  29. ^ Peak chart positions in Ireland:
  30. ^ a b c "IFPI Norge" (To access, enter the search parameter "Sigrid" and select "SØK".). IFPI Norway. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  31. ^ a b "British album and single certifications – Sigrid". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved March 11, 2018. Select album and singles in the Format field. Type Sigrid in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  32. ^ a b "Sigrid Shares 'I Don't Want to Know'". DIY Mag. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  33. ^ "Sigrid is teaming up with the writer of Dua Lipa's New Rules for her next single High Five". The Official UK Charts Company. 27 March 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  34. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  35. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 20 Single uke 41, 2018". VG-lista. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  36. ^ https://www.ascap.com/repertory#ace/search/writer/amir%20izadkhah/title/adrenaline
  37. ^ "Sigrid – Don't Kill My Vibe". YouTube. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  38. ^ "Sigrid - Plot Twist (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  39. ^ "Sigrid - Strangers (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  40. ^ "Sigrid - High Five (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  41. ^ "Sigrid - Sucker Punch (Official Video)". YouTube. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  42. ^ "OnklP er vinneren av P3-prisen" (in Norwegian). NRK. 23 January 2018.
  43. ^ a b "Kan vinne tre prisar i kveld" (in Norwegian). NRK. 23 January 2018.
  44. ^ "The Winners - Sigrid". EBBA. 23 January 2018.
  45. ^ "Sigrid: Norwegian pop star wins BBC Sound of 2018". BBC. 23 January 2018.
  46. ^ "Introducing Our MTV Brand New For 2018 Shortlist…". MTV. 23 January 2018.
  47. ^ "Lorde, Kasabian, and Dua Lipa lead VO5 NME Awards 2018 nominations". NME. 4 February 2018.
  48. ^ "Årets nykommer & Gramostipend - og de nominerte er" (in Norwegian). Spellemannprisen. 23 January 2018.
  49. ^ "Popsolist - og de nominerte er" (in Norwegian). Spellemannprisen. 23 January 2018.
  50. ^ "Årets låt - og de nominerte er" (in Norwegian). Spellemannprisen. 23 January 2018.
  51. ^ "MTV VMAs 2018: Seee the nominees".
  52. ^ "Best Push Act". MTV. 13 October 2018.
  53. ^ "Best Norwegian Act". MTV. 5 October 2018.