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Maria Mena


In 2001, indigenous Norwegian Maria Mena became a teenager signing sensation when her one “My Lullaby” blew up for the reason that country on ringtone and radio. Even more singles implemented, as do the hot-selling album Another Stage, and Mena’s cred pass on throughout European countries. By 2004 Mena was 18, and prepared to consider her dark-eyed glamour and soft, faintly-alternative pop (aided in build by Norwegian songwriter/manufacturer Arvid Solvang) to the worldwide stage. Initial, her Mellow LP noticed Scandinavian and Western european concern in January of this year. It had been backed by the one “You’re the only person,” a sonic sister to Alanis Morissette’s “Hands Clean,” and likewise first-person confessional (“You’re the only person who retains my hair when I’m drunk and obtain sick”). After that, in springtime, the single made an appearance on U.S. shores, with anxious provides at tastemaking Best 40 retailers. By Might, the online video for “You’re the only person” — which can as well have already been a Noxema advertisement with its pictures of squeaky-clean teenagers horsing around and generally searching radiant and great — was entrenched at MTV’s TRL. Something known as the Teenager People Rock and roll ‘n’ Shop Shopping mall Tour was following for Mena. As crazy because the gig sounded, direct-to-audience advertising of the type have been effectively introducing teenage pop stars through the hair spray times of Tiffany towards the neckties and scowls of Avril Lavigne. Light Transforms Blue, Mena’s full-length local debut, slipped in July 2004. It highlighted slightly tweaked paths from Mena’s Western european output, and place a point on her behalf well-timed U.S. pop takeover.

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Full Name Maria Mena
Date Of Birth February 19, 1986
Height 1.83 m
Profession Singer-songwriter
Nationality Norwegian
Spouse Eivind Sæther
Parents Charles Mena
Siblings Tony Mena
Music Songs It Took Me by Surprise, Just Hold Me, All This Time, I Don't Wanna See You with Her, You're the Only One, Miss You Love, He’s Hurting Me, Am I Supposed to Apologize, I Always Liked That, Leaving You, My Lullaby, Nevermind Me, Power Trip Ballad, Eyesore, My Heart Still Beats, Fragile, Calm Under the Waves, Home for Christmas, Habits, Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, Bend till I Break, Belly Up, Our Battles, A Few Small Bruises, What's Another Day, Internal Dialogue, This Bottle of Wine, Boytoy Baby, The Art of Forgiveness, Caught Off Guard, Floored by Love, Takes One to Know One, All the Love
Albums Weapon in Mind, Viktoria, Cause and Effect, Apparently Unaffected, Mellow, Another Phase, Growing Pains, Mitt lille land, White Turns Blue
Nominations Spellemann Award for Pop soloist of the Year, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Norwegian Act, Echo Award for Best International Newcomer, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Nordic Act

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1 Nominated for Best Norwegian Act, MTV Europe Music Awards.
2 She and her younger brother Tony are named after the main characters in West Side Story.
3 Her father, Charles Mena, is a drummer. He comes from Nicaragua, but grew up in New York.
4 Her parents divorced when she was 9.
5 Made her artist debut in 2002.
6 Suffered from eating disorders (2002-2003)



Skam 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Der Lehrer 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Levenslied TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2013 music - 1 episode, 2013
Machen wir's auf Finnisch 2008 TV Movie performer: "Just Hold Me" / writer: "Just Hold Me"
So You Think You Can Dance 2007-2008 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Deadline - Jede Sekunde zählt TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2005-2006 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Buddy 2003 performer: "Lullaby"



Skavlan 2011-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest and Musical Guest / Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - Guest
I kveld med YLVIS 2011-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
BingoLotto 2002-2011 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
Pau!l 2011 TV Series Herself
En vakker dag 2011 TV Series Herself
De tafel van 5 2009 TV Series Herself
No disparen al pianista 2008 TV Series Herself
Schmidt & Pocher 2008 TV Series Herself
Jensen! 2006 TV Series Herself
Først & sist 2005 TV Series Herself
Nordic Music Awards 2004 2004 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Late Show with David Letterman 2004 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Snurre Snups søndagsklub 2002 TV Series Herself - Performer

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Schmidt & Pocher 2009 TV Series Herself

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