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Adelén, in 2013
Background information
Birth name Adelén Rusillo Steen
Born (1996-11-04) 4 November 1996 (age 27)
Tønsberg, Norway
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2013–present
Associated acts Mileo

Adelén Rusillo Steen (born 4 November 1996), known professionally as Adelén, is a Spanish-Norwegian singer.


2013–present: Melodi Grand Prix and debut

Adelén participated in the Norwegian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Oslo with the Spanish-influenced song "Bombo", written by Ina Wroldsen and Quiz & Larossi and came in second place.

"Bombo" went straight to number 2 on the Norwegian iTunes chart after her performance. It also appeared in VG-lista, the official Norwegian Singles Chart. The song also won the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2013, becoming Norway's third win, and first since 1993. It also won the 2013 Eurodanceweb Award with the highest score ever achieved in the history of the Award (284 points) and the largest distance from the second placed song (exactly 70 points).

In 2013, she signed with Simon Fuller in an attempt to launch her globally. On 21 June 2013 she released another single called "Baila Conmigo".

In 2014, she recorded "Olé" for the 2014 FIFA World Cup's album One Love, One Rhythm – The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album, which went straight to number 1 on the Norwegian iTunes.

In 2015 she released the single "Spell On Me", followed by "Wild Like Me" in 2016. During 2017 two new ones were unveiled; the electropop track "Go Home" and "Big Bad Bitter" with disco influences and an accompanying music video.

In 2018 she signed with Sony Music Norway and released "What's Next", which features an ode to her Spanish roots. A collaboration featuring Colombian duo Kapla y Miky called "Beat" and the "catchy number" with a Latin beat "Somewhere We Can Talk" followed on 2019. In 2021 she delivered her comeback single, the emotional pop ballad "Jaded". It was followed by a dance version of the song and the subsequent singles "Safety Light" and "Obssesed".

Personal life

Born to a Spanish mother and Norwegian father, Adelén was raised in Horten, Norway.



As main artist

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
POL Dance
2013 "Bombo" 1 6 36 23 non-album singles
"Baila Conmigo"
2014 "Always On My Mind"
"Olé" 3 One Love, One Rhythm –
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album
2015 "Spell On Me" non-album singles
2016 "Wild Like Me"
2017 "Go Home"
"Big Bad Bitter"
2019 "What's Next"
(featuring Kapla y Miky)
"Somewhere We Can Talk"
2021 "Jaded"
"Safety Light"
2022 "Mala"
"—" denotes single that did not chart

As featured artist

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
POL Dance
2017 "Worry"
(Mileo featuring Adelén)
non-album singles
"—" denotes single that did not chart

Awards and nominations

Year Awards Category Work Outcome
2013 Eurodanceweb Award Dancing Song of the Year "Bombo" Won
2014 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Norwegian Act Herself Won
Best Northern European Act Nominated

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Adelén para niños

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