Sigrid (singer)

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Sigrid
Sigrid Raabe Stavernfestivalen (175654).jpg
Sigrid performing in 2016
Background information
Birth name Sigrid Solbakk Raabe
Born (1996-09-05) 5 September 1996 (age 21)
Ålesund, Norway
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
Years active 2013–present
Labels
Website thisissigrid.com

Sigrid Solbakk Raabe (born 5 September 1996), known professionally as simply Sigrid, is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. In 2017 she achieved international success with the single "Don't Kill My Vibe"[1] and in January 2018 she won the BBC Music Sound of 2018 award.

Early life[edit]

Sigrid was born in Ålesund, Norway. During her childhood, she was inspired by Joni Mitchell and Neil Young.[2]

Career[edit]

2013–15: early beginnings[edit]

Sigrid began her career in 2013 by releasing her debut single, "Sun".[3] The song was seen as her national breakthrough in Norway.[4] She later signed to Petroleum Records the following year, and performed at festivals such as Øyafestivalen.[5]

2016–present: breakthrough[edit]

In 2016, Sigrid signed with Island Records.[6] She released her debut single with Island, "Don't Kill My Vibe", in 2017.[7] The song has charted in Norway, Australia, the United Kingdom and the respective Scotland chart.[8][9][10][11] Sigrid performed at the Reading Festival in August 2017.[12] She is featured on the soundtrack for the 2017 superhero film Justice League doing a cover of Leonard Cohen's 1988 classic "Everybody Knows". In 2018, she was announced as the BBC's Sound of 2018.[13]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Don't Kill My Vibe

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NOR
[8]
AUS
[9]
SCO
[14]
UK
[10]
"Don't Kill My Vibe" 2017 28 80 20 62 Don't Kill My Vibe
"Plot Twist"
"Strangers" 21 62 94 TBA
"—" 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

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SCO
[14]
"Everybody Knows" 2017 97 Justice League

References[edit]

  1. ^ NRK. "Sigrids gledestårer i BBC-studio". Retrieved 6 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "One to watch: Sigrid" "The Guardian", 20 May 2017 (Retrieved 22 August 2017)
  3. ^ NRK. "Sigrid fra Ålesund er Ukas Urørt". Retrieved 6 April 2017. 
  4. ^ www.nyttiuka.no. "Sigrid Raabe skal opptre for nær én million seere på lørdag! – Startsiden – NyttiUka". Retrieved 6 April 2017. 
  5. ^ Rise, Olav Sindre (1 July 2014). "Platekontrakt til Sigrid Raabe". Retrieved 6 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Hun kan være Bergens nye stjerneskudd". Retrieved 6 April 2017. 
  7. ^ «Sigrids gledestårer i BBC-studio» (25. februar 2017) nrk.no
  8. ^ a b Peak chart positions in Norway:
  9. ^ a b "Discography Sigrid". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  10. ^ a b "Sigrid | Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 June 2017. 
  11. ^ "SIGRID'S "DON'T KILLED MY VIBE" FEATURED IN THE SIMS 4". Island Records. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017. 
  12. ^ https://www.readingfestival.com/line-up/artist/sigrid
  13. ^ Savage, Mark (2018). "Sigrid wins the BBC Sound of 2018". BBC News. Retrieved 2018-01-16. 
  14. ^ a b Peak chart positions in Scotland: