Growing up in the small, wintry town of Berkåk, Norway with less than 1,000 people, Astrid S was drawn to music at a very early age. She started playing piano when she was only six years old and began singing and writing songs as a young teenager. Although humbled by her small town upbringing, her musical desires eventually led her to move to Oslo, a much bigger city by comparison, at the age of 16 in order to make her musical dreams a reality.
Within only a few short years, Astrid S became a household name across Norway and the EU. The now 20-year old singer-songwriter celebrated unprecedented success and acclaim with her debut EP Astrid S, which included her most popular single yet “Hurts So Good.” Tracks such as “Paper Thin,” “2AM,” “Hyde” and her collaboration with producer Matoma “Running Out” have contributed to her rapidly growing fan base worldwide and status as a Spotify Spotlight Artist.
The original version of “Hurts So Good” charted in 21 countries worldwide on iTunes and has already reached 120 million streams on Spotify. Her entire catalog will soon surpass 400 million streams across the service.
Astrid’s successes have led to collaborations with Avicii, Matoma and Shawn Mendes and gave her her first MTV EMA Award (Best Norwegian Act – 2015). She also received her first Norwegian Grammy Award for Newcomer of the Year and received multiple other nominations including Track of the Year for “Hurts So Good” in 2016 and for “2AM” in 2015.
Astrid S spent much of 2016 opening for Australian sensation Troye Sivan (Youth) on his sold out European and North American tours. Additionally, Astrid S headlined her first European tour, which sold out in matter of hours and gave fans in many countries the opportunity to see her play for the first time.
Astrid S will treat her fans with more new music this year – including her new single “Breathe.” “Breathe” was co-written together with Oscar Holter, Rickard Göransson, Asia Whitacre and produced by Oscar Holter for Wolf Cousins in Los Angeles. “Breathe” is the first glimpse at the next chapter for Astrid S.