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Angelina Jordan
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Jordan in 2018
Background information
Birth name Angelina Jordan Astar
Born (2006-01-10) 10 January 2006 (age 18)
Oslo, Norway
Occupation(s) Singer
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
Years active 2014–present
Labels Republic Records

Angelina Jordan (born Angelina Jordan Astar; 10 January 2006) is a Norwegian singer whose audition for the 2014 season of Norway's Got Talent, singing "Gloomy Sunday" in the style of Billie Holiday, became a viral video online and brought her worldwide press coverage at the age of seven. She went on to win the competition at the age of eight with her performance of George Gershwin's "Summertime". Since then she has worked to raise money on behalf of environmental causes and children's charities around the world. She always performs barefoot, after befriending a young shoeless girl and giving her shoes to her. Jordan later wrote a book about the experience.

Jordan has released multiple digital singles, two EPs, and one album called It's Magic. She appeared on the first season of Little Big Shots in 2016, and the second season of America's Got Talent: The Champions in 2020, where her cover version of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" brought her much attention.

Jordan has lived in the United States since 2018. In August 2020, it was announced that she has signed with Republic Records. Her first single under that label, "Million Miles", was released in November 2020.


Angelina Jordan Kongsberg Jazzfestival 2018 (181121)
Jordan at Kongsberg Jazzfestival in 2018.

2014: From Norway's Got Talent to My Christmas

After Jordan's performances of two Billie Holiday songs, "Gloomy Sunday" and "I'm a Fool to Want You", on Norway's Got Talent, as well as "Fly Me to the Moon" on a TV talk show, all went viral online in March 2014, she was featured in Time, Daily Mirror, People, and other news outlets around the world. She continued in the competition singing Nancy Sinatra's version of "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" live in the semi-finals, and won with her performance of George Gershwin's "Summertime", in the style of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong's 1958 recording of the song.

In September 2014, she performed "Fly Me to the Moon" on the US television show The View, bringing her wider fame in the United States. She also performed on several TV 2 programs in Norway over the next few years, including multiple appearances on Allsang på Grensen (Singalong at the Border, referring to the border fortress of Fredriksten where outdoor concerts are held) and on TV4 in Sweden.

Jordan had a small guest role in the final episode of the Netflix series Lilyhammer, playing a girl who sings in a bar.

In December 2014, she partly realized a personal ambition of singing at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert by performing for Peace Prize recipients Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi at the Save the Children's Peace Prize Celebration.

Jordan's recording debut, the three-song maxi-single My Christmas, was released in December 2014. To support the release, Jordan performed the songs on multiple TV shows, including an appearance on Christmas Day.

2015–2019: YouTube channels, The EP, It's Magic

In 2015, Jordan began recording music that would eventually be collected on the six-song Angelina Jordan – The EP, released on 27 November 2017. Many of the tracks were posted to her official YouTube channel well in advance of the EP release, in the form of music videos and lyric videos. These included her covers of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You", the music video for which was directed by Per Heimly, and Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black", in which Jordan sang her own original lyrics. These two music videos became the most popular videos on her official YouTube channel, surpassing 5 million views each by 2020. In 2017, she created a second YouTube channel specifically to present performances of cover songs.

In November 2015, Jordan published the book Mellom to hjerter (Between Two Hearts), which was illustrated by her grandmother, Iranian artist Mery Zamani. The book tells the story of her meeting a poor motherless girl in the Middle East who has no shoes. After a long conversation in which they discuss their dreams in life, she gives the girl her shoes and the girl promises to pray for Jordan to fulfill her dream to become a successful singer. According to Jordan the book is based on a real incident that happened when she was six, which she cites as the reason for always performing barefoot.

In April 2016, Jordan performed "Fly Me to the Moon" on the first season of the noncompetitive children's talent show Little Big Shots. A year later she performed "What a Difference a Day Makes" on the UK version of the show. She also performed "I Put a Spell on You" on the German edition of the show, Little Big Stars, in 2017.

In December 2016, she performed on Alan Walker is Heading Home, a live concert broadcast from Bergen, Norway, where she sang Walker's songs "Sing Me to Sleep" and "Faded".

On 15 June 2018, a full album of recordings with Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces (Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps), called It's Magic, was released. The next day, Jordan and the band performed the full album live in a concert attended by Norway's Prime Minister.

On 27 June 2018, Jordan performed "Fly Me to the Moon" for Quincy Jones in The O2 Arena in London, as part of his 85th birthday celebration, and also joined with other singers to perform "Man in the Mirror" to close the show.

2019–2023: America's Got Talent, "Bohemian Rhapsody", Republic Records, and The Best FIFA Football Award

In 2019, Jordan performed for former president Barack Obama and other public figures at the Brilliant Minds conference in Stockholm.

In October 2019, she competed in the second season of America's Got Talent: The Champions, which was aired in January and February 2020. Her first appearance on the show, singing an original arrangement of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", received a "golden buzzer" from judge Heidi Klum (meaning that Jordan would pass directly into the finals). A video of Jordan's performance began to go viral on YouTube. The performance also garnered praise from Queen's official Twitter account. Jordan later released a studio version of the same arrangement under her own copyright. Jordan's second performance (in the finals), a similarly reworked "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" based largely on a version by Sara Bareilles, was also well received, but she was not among the top 5 acts.

In August 2020, Jordan's manager (her uncle), announced that she had signed with Republic Records. Her first single on the label, "Million Miles", was released on 6 November 2020, on all major digital platforms. An official lyric video was posted to her official YouTube channel the same day. The track was produced by the Norwegian duo Stargate, who also co-wrote the song with Jordan. She has since released two additional music videos for the song: one showing her singing the song "live" in a recording studio, the other an "official music video" featuring her younger sister.

In June 2022, after a two-year hiatus brought on by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, Jordan resumed singing in front of live audiences with an appearance in the first episode of the final season of Allsang på Grensen.

In February 2023, Jordan together with a Moroccan-Swedish record producer Red One, performed 2022 FIFA anthem titled "We Are the Best" in front of a worldwide audience at the Best FIFA Football Awards 2022.

Personal life

Jordan was born in Oslo, Norway, and has lived for extended periods both there and in Los Angeles. She also lived for a time in the Middle East. She has a younger sister who has been featured in some of her music videos. Her father, Gerry Christian Slättman, is Swedish. Her Norwegian mother, Sara Astar, is the daughter of Iranian artist and poet Mery Zamani and a Japanese father.

Jordan attended the Oslo Waldorf School and participated in the Oslo School of Music and Performing Arts after-school program, where she received vocal training and piano lessons. In addition to singing and playing the piano, she plays violin, guitar and flute, and also paints.

Since 2018, she has been living and going to school in Los Angeles.

In November 2023, she was presented as a debutante at Le Bal des débutantes in Paris.



Title Release date Track listing
My Christmas
14 December 2014
  1. "White Christmas"
  2. "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
  3. "Silent Night"
Angelina Jordan – The EP 27 November 2017
  1. "I Put a Spell on You"
  2. "Our Day Will Come"
  3. "When You're Smiling"
  4. "Fly Me to the Moon"
  5. "What a Difference a Day Makes"
  6. "Back to Black"
It's Magic
(with Forsvarets stabsmusikkorps)
15 June 2018
  1. "It's Magic" (Cahn, Styne)
  2. "What is Life" (Jordan)
  3. "Cheek to Cheek" (Berlin)
  4. "Waltz for Debbie" (Evans) [instrumental]
  5. "Oslo" (Jordan)
  6. "Crazy" (Nelson)
  7. "Fly Me to the Moon" (Howard)
  8. "Cry Me a River" (Hamilton)
  9. "Line for Lyons" (Mulligan) [instrumental]
  10. "I'm a Fool to Want You" (Herron, Sinatra, Wolf)
  11. "La Bohème" (Aznavour, Plante)
  12. "It's a Man's World" (Brown, Newsone)
  13. "Answer Me, My Love" (Rauch, Winkler) [instrumental]
  14. "Mr. Lonely" (Vinton, Allan)
  15. "Speak Softly Love" (Rota)
  16. "Can't Help Falling in Love" (Weiss, Greatore, Peretti)
Old Enough 21 July 2023
  1. "Love Don't Let Me Go"
  2. "Now I'm the Fool"
  3. "Fire and Rain"
  4. "All My Fault"
  5. "Good In Goodbyes"
  6. "Diamond"
Driving Home For Christmas 8 December 2023
  1. "Driving Home For Christmas"
  2. "Let It Snow"
  3. "Jingle Bell Rock"
  4. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
  5. "The Christmas Song"


Title Year Album
"I Put a Spell on You" 2016 Angelina Jordan – The EP
"What a Difference a Day Makes"
"Fly Me to the Moon" (Acoustic) 2017
"Back to Black"
(with lyrics by Jordan)
"What is Life"
Angelina Jordan and Forsvarets Stabsmusikkorps
2018 It's Magic
"Bohemian Rhapsody" 2020
"Million Miles"
"7th Heaven" 2021
"Mercy" The Hating Game (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
"Love Don't Let Me Go" 2023
"Our Time"

Featured in

Title Year Album
"Song for A"[1]
Nico Cartosio featuring Angelina Jordan
2019 Melting
"Above the Water"
TRXD featuring Angelina Jordan
"We are the Best"[2]
Red One featuring Angelina Jordan

See also

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