Astrid S

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Astrid S
Astrid S performing in March 2019
Astrid Smeplass

(1996-10-29) 29 October 1996 (age 27)
Rennebu, Norway
Other namesAstrid
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2013–present
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano

Astrid Smeplass (born 29 October 1996), known professionally as Astrid S, is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. In 2013, she placed fifth in the Norwegian version of Pop Idol, entitled Idol – Jakten på en superstjerne. In 2020, she released her debut studio album, Leave It Beautiful, through Universal.

Early life[edit]

Growing up in the village of Berkåk, the artist, born Astrid Smeplass, played piano at home and flute in her school's marching band. However, she felt classical music was too confining, so she learned guitar and began writing her own songs, inspired by her main influence, John Mayer.[2]


16-year-old Smeplass released her first single "Shattered", which was co-written by American singer-songwriter Melanie Fontana, after participating in Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne in 2013. She signed a publishing deal with Sony ATV Music Publishing shortly after. Her first single under her new artist image, "2AM", was released through Universal Music in 2014, releasing in the US the following year. She also released a cover of the single "FourFiveSeconds" by Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney. In 2016, she released the song "Hurts So Good", which was included on her debut self-titled extended play, Astrid S.[3] She also supported Troye Sivan on his European tour. The following year she released her second EP, Party's Over. In 2017, Smeplass provided backing vocals on "Hey Hey Hey" by American singer Katy Perry from her album Witness.[4]

In 2017, Smeplass's cover of Cezinando's "Vi er perfekt, men verden er ikke det" was featured on the soundtrack of the fourth season of Skam and Smeplass performed it at the award ceremony P3 Gull the same year. On 30 June 2017, she released her second EP, Party's Over, which featured the singles "Breathe" and "Such a Boy". Two weeks later, an acoustic rendition of the EP was released, with an additional song entitled "Mexico". In September 2017, her single "Think Before I Talk" peaked at number 14 on the Swedish charts, where it was later certified platinum. It was also certified gold in Denmark, where it peaked at number nine. In February 2018, Smeplass was awarded Årets Spellemann (Artist of the Year) at the annual Spellemannsprisen, being the first female artist to do so since 2003.[5] After the release of the song "Emotion", Smeplass joined Years & Years on their UK tour at the end of 2018, followed by her supporting Zara Larsson on her US tour in 2019. In April 2019, Astrid became the face of Fendi's F for Fendi campaign.[6] She joined 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg for her Fridays For Future event in Sweden, performing a cover of "I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner.

In August 2019, her fourth EP was released, entitled Trust Issues.[7] The EP features previously released singles "Someone New", "Emotion" and "The First One", in addition to two new released; "Doing To Me" and "Trust Issues".[8] Smeplass's first release of 2020 was "I Do", a collaboration with country singer Brett Young. The song peaked at number three in Norway.[9] In September of the same year, Smeplass announced her debut studio album, Leave It Beautiful, which was released on 16 October 2020. It was preceded by the lead single "Dance Dance Dance", as well as the second and third singles, "Marilyn Monroe" and "It's Ok If You Forget Me".[10]

In 2021, similarities were noted in the lyrics of the French Montana track "How You King?" with Astrid S' song "Jump".[11] Astrid S retroactively got proper attribution as a co-songwriter and receives compensation on the track.[12]

In 2021, she played Askepott (Cinderella) in Tre nøtter til Askepott (Three Wishes for Cinderella), a Norwegian remake of the 1973 Czechoslovak/East German film Tři oříšky pro Popelku, for which she also released the single "Når Snøen Smelter", her first original Norwegian-language song.[13][14]



Year Title Role Note Ref.
2016 Skam House party attender 1 episode; guest appearance [15]
2018 Astrid S tilbake fra verden Herself 5 episodes [16]
Year Title Role Note Ref.
2021 Three Wishes for Cinderella Cinderella [17]

Concert tours[edit]

  • Party's Over World Tour (2017)
  • World Tour Part_One (2020)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award Work Result Ref.
2015 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Norwegian Act Astrid S Won
P3 Gull Årets Nykommer (Newcomer of the Year) Won
Årets Låt (Song of the Year) "2AM" Won
2016 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Norwegian Act Astrid S Nominated
2017 Spellemannprisen '16 Årets Nykommer & Gramostipend
(Newcomer of the Year & Gramo scholarship)
Årets Låt (Song of the Year) "Hurts So Good" Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Norwegian Act Astrid S Nominated [18]
2018 Spellemannprisen '17 Årets Spellemann
(Artist of the Year)
Astrid S Won [19]
Sweden GAFFA Awards Best Foreign New Act Won [20]
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Norwegian Act Nominated [21]
2019 Sweden GAFFA Awards Best Foreign Solo Act Nominated [22]
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Norwegian Act Nominated
2020 P3 Gull Årets Artist (Artist of the Year) Astrid S Nominated


  1. ^ Yeung, Neil. "Astrid S Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved August 18, 2019.
  2. ^ Yeung, Neil Z. (18 January 2024). "Astrid S Biography". AllMusic.
  3. ^ "Who the hell is Astrid S? Meet the pop star everyone's going crazy for". Archived from the original on 2017-09-16. Retrieved 2016-04-30.
  4. ^ Thomas Talseth (June 8, 2017). "Astrid Smeplass synger med Katy Perry". VG.
  5. ^ Clausen, Vilde Brandtzæg (25 February 2018). "Astrid S (21) ble årets Spellemann". TV2. TV2. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  6. ^ Dazed (2019-04-24). "Norwegian singer and model Astrid S fronts new Fendi collection". Dazed. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  7. ^ Holth, Madeline. "Norwegian Pop Princess Astrid S on her New EP 'Trust Issues' and Staying Humble". V. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  8. ^ Wass, Mike (2019-08-30). "Astrid S Reveals The Tracklist For New EP 'Trust Issues'". Idolator. Retrieved 2019-09-02.
  9. ^ "I Do". VG-lista 2020 (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  10. ^ "Astrid S announces debut album 'Leave It Beautiful' and shares new single". NME. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Astrid S Accuses French Montana Of Ripping Off Her Song". Stereogum. 2021-11-25. Retrieved 2024-01-20.
  12. ^ "Astrid S om French Montana-plagiat: – Måtte betale". (in Norwegian Bokmål). 2022-04-23. Retrieved 2024-01-20.
  13. ^ "Ukens låter uke 44: Silk Sonic, Astrid S., U2 og Post Malone". VG. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  14. ^ "Filmanmeldelse "Tre nøtter til Askepott": Tre prikker til Askepott". VG. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  15. ^ "Her er "lille" Marius og Astrid S i "Skam"". VG. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  16. ^ "Astrid S tilbake fra verden - NRK TV". NRK TV. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Sola Boards 'Three Wishes for Cinderella,' Starring Pop Star Astrid S (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 24 December 2021.
  18. ^ "Breaking: The 2017 MTV EMA Nominations Are Here!". MTV. 4 September 2017. Archived from the original on 5 October 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  19. ^ Lynum, Sissel. "Astrid S er kåret til Årets Spellemann". Adressa. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  20. ^ "GAFFA-Priset 2018 – här är alla vinnarna". Archived from the original on 18 February 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  21. ^ "Best Norwegian Act". MTV. 5 October 2018.
  22. ^ "GAFFA-priset 2019 – här är artisterna som ligger bäst till". GAFFA (in Swedish). Sweden. Archived from the original on December 23, 2019. Retrieved September 3, 2019.

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