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Sigrid Solbakk Raabe (born 5 September 1996) is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. In 2017, Sigrid rose to fame with the release of her debut EP Don't Kill My Vibe, and she later won the BBC Music Sound of 2018. Her single "Strangers" reached number 10 on the UK Singles Chart, and on 8 March 2019, she released her debut studio album, Sucker Punch,[1] which debuted at number one on Norwegian charts and at number four on the UK Albums Chart.[2]

Sigrid
Sigrid Over Oslo 2018 (201832).jpg
Sigrid performing in June 2018
Born
Sigrid Solbakk Raabe

(1996-09-05) 5 September 1996 (age 22)
Ålesund, Norway
ResidenceBergen, Norway
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2013–present
Musical career
Labels
Websitethisissigrid.com

Contents

Early lifeEdit

Sigrid Solbakk Raabe was born in Ålesund to father Håkon Raabe and mother Anette Sølberg Solbakk on 5 September 1996. She has an older brother, Tellef (also a musician), and an older sister, Johanne.[3] During her childhood, she was inspired by Adele, Joni Mitchell, and Neil Young; but in her early youth she planned to become a teacher or lawyer, thinking a career in music would be too uncertain.[4] When she was 17, she and Johanne started a band called Sala Says Mhyp, which was named after their late cat, Sala.[5]

CareerEdit

 
Sigrid performing in April 2018

Sigrid began her career in 2013 by releasing her debut single, "Sun".[6] The song was seen as her national breakthrough in Norway.[7] She signed to Petroleum Records the following year, and performed at festivals such as Øyafestivalen.[8]

In 2016, Sigrid signed with Island Records.[9] She released her debut single with Island, "Don't Kill My Vibe" in 2017.[10] The EP achieved international success[11] when it charted in Norway, Australia, and the United Kingdom.[12][13][14][15] Sigrid also performed on Park Stage at Glastonbury Festival. She was also a part of The Sims 4: Parenthood soundtrack with the Simlish version of her song, "Don't Kill My Vibe".[16] On May 5 2017, Sigrid released her debut EP, named after title track, "Don’t Kill My Vibe".[17] Sigrid performed at the Reading Festival in August 2017.[18] She is also featured on the 2017 Justice League soundtrack, performing a cover of Leonard Cohen's 1988 classic "Everybody Knows".

In 2018, Sigrid was announced as the winner of BBC Music Sound of 2018.[19] On 10 February 2018, she was a guest presenter for an episode of The Playlist for CBBC.[20] The same month, Sigrid won the Newcomer of the Year award at Spellemannprisen. She announced on Twitter that she would release a song called "Schedules" on 11 July 2018.[21] The single was part of her second EP, titled Raw.[22]

In December 2018, Sigrid announced that her debut album Sucker Punch would be released on 8 March 2019.[23] The album consists of 12 tracks, including five songs released prior to the album.[24] In 2019, Sigrid touring with American band Maroon 5 for their Red Pill Blues Tour in Europe.[25] She was also the support act for George Ezra's tour across the United Kingdom.[26] In late 2019, Sigrid will embark on a headline tour across Europe and North America to promote the release of Sucker Punch.[27][28]

Concert toursEdit

Headlining
  • UK & Ireland Tour (2018)[29]
  • European Tour (November 2018)[30]
  • UK & EU Tour (2019)[31]
  • Sucker Punch Tour (2019)[32]
Supporting

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
NOR
[34]
AUS
[35]
AUT
[36]
BEL
(FL)

[37]
GER
[38]
IRE
[39]
SCO
[40]
SWE
[41]
SWI
[42]
UK
[14]
Sucker Punch[43] 1 84 51 34 63 4 4 57 54 4

Extended playsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
US Heat
[44]
Don't Kill My Vibe[45]
  • Released: 5 May 2017
  • Label: Island
  • Format: Digital download, vinyl
19
Raw[46]
  • Released: 11 July 2018
  • Label: Island
  • Format: CD, vinyl, digital download

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NOR
[47]
AUS
[13]
BEL
(FL)
Tip

[37]
BEL
(WA)
Tip

[48]
IRL
[49]
SCO
[15]
UK
[14]
US
Dance

[50]
"Don't Kill My Vibe"[51] 2017 28 80 20 62 Don't Kill My Vibe and Sucker Punch
"Plot Twist"[54] 44 Don't Kill My Vibe
"Strangers"[55] 6 25 16 7 1 10
  • IFPI NOR: Platinum[52]
  • BPI: Platinum[53]
Sucker Punch
"Raw"[56] 2018 Raw
"High Five"[57] 35 61
[58]
29 59
"Schedules"[59]
"Sucker Punch"[60] 12 14 96
[61]
59 Sucker Punch
"Don't Feel Like Crying"[62] 2019 22 16
[63]
12 13 8
"Mine Right Now"[64][65] 40
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Promotional singlesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NOR
[47]
"Sun" 2013 Non-album singles
"Two Fish"
"Known You Forever" 2014
"Dynamite"[A] 2017 Don't Kill My Vibe and Sucker Punch
"I Don't Want to Know"[67] 2018 Raw
"Focus (Demo)"[68]
"Sight of You"[69] 2019 30 Sucker Punch

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
SCO
[15]
"Everybody Knows" 2017 97 Justice League

Guest appearancesEdit

Title Year Album
"Everybody Knows"[70] 2017 Justice League

Songwriting creditsEdit

Title Year Artist(s) Album Credits Written with
"Adrenaline"
(featuring Olivia)[71]
2019 Rudimental Toast to Our Differences Co-writer Amir Izadkhah, Piers Aggett, Kesi Dryden, Leon Rolle

Music videosEdit

List of music videos, showing year released and directors
Title Year Director(s)
"Don't Kill My Vibe"[72] 2017 J.A.C.K.
"Plot Twist"
  • Sigurd Fossen
  • William Glandberger[73]
"Strangers" Ivana Bobic[74]
"High Five"[75] 2018 Ivana Bobic
"Sucker Punch"[76] AB/CD/CD
"Don't Feel Like Crying"[77] 2019 Zhang + Knight
"Mine Right Now"[78] Max Siedentopf
"Mine Right Now" (Vertical Video)[79] N/A

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Organization Award Work Result Ref.
2017 P3 Gull Årets Nykommer (Newcomer of the Year) Sigrid Won [80]
Årets Liveartist (Live Artist of the Year) Nominated [81]
Årets Låt (Song of the Year) "Don't Kill My Vibe" Nominated [81]
2018 EBBA '18 Emerging Artists – Norway Sigrid Won [82]
BBC Sound of 2018 Won [83]
MTV Brand New UK Brand New for 2018 Nominated [84]
NME Awards 2018 Best New Artist Nominated [85]
Spellemannprisen '17 Årets Nykommer & Gramostipend
(Newcomer of the Year & Gramo scholarship)
Won [86]
Popsolist (Pop soloist) Nominated [87]
Årets Låt (Song of the Year) "Don't Kill My Vibe" Nominated [88]
UK Music Video Awards Best Animation in a Video "Focus" Nominated [89]
Best Artist Sigrid Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards Push Artist of the Year Nominated [90]
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Push Act Nominated [91]
Best Norwegian Act Nominated [92]
P3 Gull Årets Liveartist (Live Artist of the Year) Nominated [93]
Årets Låt (Song of the Year) "Strangers" Won [93]
2019 Spellemannprisen '18 Årets Låt (Song of the year) Nominated [94]
Årets Musikkvideo (Music Video of the Year) "Sucker Punch" Nominated [94]
Popartist (Pop Artist) Sigrid Nominated [94]
Music Week Awards Music & Brand Partnership Nominated [95]

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Preceded by
Ray BLK
Sound of...
2018
Succeeded by
Octavian

NotesEdit

  1. ^ When initially released as part of the Don't Kill My Vibe EP, the song was entitled "Dynamite (Acoustic)", but its name was changed when it made the final cut of Sigrid's debut album, Sucker Punch.[66]

External linksEdit