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Astrid S performing in March 2019
Born
Astrid Smeplass

29 October 1996 (1996-10-29) (age 24)
Berkåk, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Other names Astrid
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active 2013–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Labels

Astrid Smeplass (born 29 October 1996) is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. In 2013, she placed fifth in the Norwegian version of Pop Idol, entitled Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne. In 2020, she released her debut studio album, Leave It Beautiful, through Universal.

Career

16-year-old Smeplass released her first single "Shattered", which was co-written by American singer-songwriter Melanie Fontana, after participating in Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne in 2013. She signed a publishing deal with Sony ATV Music Publishing shortly after. Her first single under her new artist image, "2AM", was released through Universal Music in 2014, releasing in the US the following year. She also released a cover of the single "FourFiveSeconds" by Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney. In 2016, she released the song "Hurts So Good", which was included on her debut self-titled extended play, Astrid S. She also supported Troye Sivan on his European tour. The following year she released her second EP, Party's Over. In 2017, Smeplass provided backing vocals on "Hey Hey Hey" by American singer Katy Perry from her album Witness.

In 2017, Smeplass' cover of Cezinando's "Vi er perfekt, men verden er ikke det" was featured on the soundtrack of the fourth season of Skam and Smeplass performed it at the award ceremony P3 Gull the same year. On 30 June 2017, she released her second EP, Party's Over, which featured the singles "Breathe" and "Such a Boy". Two weeks later, an acoustic rendition of the EP was released, with an additional song entitled "Mexico". In September 2017, her single "Think Before I Talk" peaked at number 14 on the Swedish charts, where it was later certified platinum. It was also certified gold in Denmark, where it peaked at number nine. In February 2018, Smeplass was awarded Årets Spellemann (Artist of the Year) at the annual Spellemannsprisen, being the first female artist to do so since 2003. After the release of the song "Emotion", Smeplass joined Years & Years on their UK tour at the end of 2018, followed by her supporting Zara Larsson on her US tour in 2019. In April 2019, Astrid became the face of Fendi's F for Fendi campaign. She joined 16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg for her Fridays For Future event in Sweden, performing a cover of "I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner.

In August 2019, her fourth EP was released, entitled Trust Issues. The EP features previously released singles "Someone New", "Emotion" and "The First One", in addition to two new released; "Doing To Me" and "Trust Issues". Smeplass' first release of 2020 was "I Do", a collaboration with country singer Brett Young. The song peaked at number three in Norway. In September of the same year, Smeplass announced her debut studio album, Leave It Beautiful, which was released on 16 October 2020. It was preceded by the lead single "Dance Dance Dance", as well as the second and third singles, "Marilyn Monroe" and "It's Ok If You Forget Me".

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
NOR
Leave It Beautiful 2

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected details, chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
DEN
NZ
Heat
SWE
Astrid S
  • Released: 20 May 2016
  • Label: Island
  • Format: Digital download
38 40
Party's Over
  • Released: 30 June 2017
  • Label: Island
  • Format: Digital download
5 22
Party's Over (Acoustic)
  • Released: 14 July 2017
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: Digital download
Trust Issues
  • Released: 30 August 2019
  • Label: Universal
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
55
Down Low
  • Released: 26 September 2019
  • Label: Universal
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming

Singles

As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NOR
AUS
BEL (FL)
Tip

BEL (WA)
Tip

DEN
NZ
SWE
UK
US
Dance
"Shattered" 2013 4
  • IFPI NOR: Gold
Non-album singles
"2AM" (original or Matoma remix) 2014 13
  • IFPI NOR: 3× Platinum
"Hyde" 2015 8
"Paper Thin" 19 Astrid S
"Running Out"
(with Matoma)
7 57
  • IFPI NOR: 2× Platinum
  • IFPI SWE: Platinum
Hakuna Matoma
"Hurts So Good" 2016 6 41 40 18 41 176
  • IFPI NOR: 3× Platinum
  • BPI: Silver
  • FIMI: Gold
  • IFPI DEN: Gold
  • IFPI SWE: 2× Platinum
  • RIAA: Gold
Astrid S & Leave It Beautiful (Complete)
"Breathe" 2017 3 97 41 39 Party's Over
"Bloodstream"
"Party's Over"
"Such a Boy" 2
"Think Before I Talk" 1 14 9 20 10
  • IFPI DEN: Platinum
  • IFPI SWE: Platinum
Leave It Beautiful (Complete)
"Boys"
(with Lars Vaular)
39
Non-album single
"Emotion" 2018 3
27 Trust Issues & Leave It Beautiful (Complete)
"Closer" Non-album single
"Someone New" 2019 9
Trust Issues
"Only When It Rains"
(with Frank Walker)
33
Non-album singles
"Sing It with Me"
(with JP Cooper)
22
3 19 76
"The First One" 5
Trust Issues
"Favorite Part of Me" 9
Down Low
"I Do"
(with Brett Young)
2020 3
Leave It Beautiful (Complete)
"I Don't Know Why"
(with NOTD)
16
91
"Dance Dance Dance" 6
Leave It Beautiful
"Marilyn Monroe" 7
"It's OK If You Forget Me" 7
"Am I the Only One"
(with R3hab and Hrvy)
Non-album singles
"Relations"
(with Felix Sandman)
7
  • IFPI NOR: Gold
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Notes

As featured artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NOR
"Waiting for Love" (Avicii featuring Prinston and Astrid S, acoustic) 2015 Waiting for Love (Remixes)
"Dust"
(CLMD featuring Astrid S)
2016 13
  • IFPI NOR: Platinum
Non-album single
"All Night"
(The Vamps and Matoma featuring Astrid S)
2017 Night & Day
"Just for One Night"
(Blonde featuring Astrid S)
Non-album single
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Guest appearances

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NOR
"Air"
(Shawn Mendes featuring Astrid S)
2015 40
  • IFPI NOR: Platinum
Handwritten
"Dawn"
(iSHi featuring Astrid S)
Spring Pieces

Other charted songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NOR
SWE
Heat.

"Doing to Me" 2019 15 11 Trust Issues
"Trust Issues" 32
"Years" 2020 15
Down Low
"Airpods" 22
Leave It Beautiful

Covers

  • "Undressed" – cover with Julie Bergan (2013)
  • "FourFiveSeconds" – cover (2015)
  • "Vi er perfekt men verden er ikke det" – cover (2017)

Notes

  • A "Breathe" did not chart on the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at 5 on the NZ Heatseekers Singles chart.
  • B "Such a Boy" did not chart on the NZ Top 40 Singles Chart, but peaked at 9 on the NZ Heatseekers Singles chart.

Filmography

Television
Year Title Role Note Ref.
2016 Skam House party attender 1 episode; guest appearance
2018 Astrid S tilbake fra verden Herself 5 episodes

Concert tours

Headlining
  • Party's Over World Tour (2017)
  • World Tour Part_One (2020)
Supporting
  • Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood Tour (2016)
  • Troye Sivan – Suburbia Tour (2016)
  • Years & Years – Palo Santo Tour (2018)
  • Zara Larsson – Don't Worry Bout Me Tour (2019)

Awards and nominations

Year Organization Award Work Result Ref.
2015 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Norwegian Act Astrid S Won
P3 Gull Årets Nykommer (Newcomer of the Year) Won
Årets Låt (Song of the Year) "2AM" Won
2016 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Norwegian Act Astrid S Nominated
2017 Spellemannprisen '16 Årets Nykommer & Gramostipend
(Newcomer of the Year & Gramo scholarship)
Won
Årets Låt (Song of the Year) "Hurts So Good" Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Norwegian Act Astrid S Nominated
2018 Spellemannprisen '17 Årets Spellemann
(Artist of the Year)
Astrid S Won
Sweden GAFFA Awards Best Foreign New Act Won
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Norwegian Act Nominated
2019 Sweden GAFFA Awards Best Foreign Solo Act Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Norwegian Act Nominated
2020 P3 Gull Årets Artist (Artist of the Year) Astrid S Nominated
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