Venke Knutson

Venke Knutson (born 20 October 1978) is a Norwegian singer. Since 2003, she has had six top 10 hits in Norway.

Venke Knutson
Live in Bergen, Norway, 2008. Photographer: Pascual Strømsnæs.
Live in Bergen, Norway, 2008.
Photographer: Pascual Strømsnæs.
Background information
Born (1978-10-20) 20 October 1978 (age 41)
Birkeland, Norway
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, school teacher
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, drums
Years active2003–present

Life and careerEdit

Venke Knutson was born in Birkeland, in 1978. She was the youngest of three sisters, in a musical family, and she got inspired to sing by her elder sisters.

Early in her life she lived with her family in the United States.

She joined the school choir. Inspired by two older sisters, she applied for music at the Vågsbygd skole (Vågsbygd High School), when the family was about to go back home to Norway.

She used to be an elementary teacher in Norway. She was earlier married to Svenn Kåre Liodden, but they divorced. She married Thomas Wold in 2008.

She debuted in 2003 with the single "Panic", followed by her first album Scared and the singles "Scared" and "Kiss".[1]

Venke Knutson entered the qualifying rounds of the Melodi Grand Prix 2010 (the Norwegian selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest) on 16 January and was voted through to the national "second chance" program, with the song "Jealous 'Cause I Love You", where she was voted through to the national final.



Year Title Chart positions Sales
2004 Scared 5 Norwegian sales: 30.000
2005 Places I Have Been 7 Norwegian sales: 20.000
2007 Crush 14 Norwegian sales: 10.000
2010 Smiles – The Very Best Of 9 Norwegian sales: 10.000+


Year Title Chart positions Album
2003 "Panic" 10 Scared
2004 "Scared" 10
2005 "Just A Minute" 1 Places I Have Been
"When the Stars Go Blue"
(featuring Kurt Nilsen)
2007 "Holiday" 4 Crush
"Walk the Walk" 5
"Win With Your Hands Down"1
2010 "Jealous 'Cause I Love You" 5 Smiles – The Very Best of

1 Released as airplay singles


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