Norwegian singer, model, and actor Astrid S gained notoriety after competing on the Norwegian version of the singing competition show “Pop Idol.” Astrid was born and reared in Rennebu, Norway, where she developed a passion for music at a young age and began playing the piano. When she was 15, her parents gave her a guitar, which heightened her love of music. After starting to write her own songs and hone them on her guitar, she ultimately caught the notice of a few talent agents who paved the route for her to achieve popularity. She finished in fifth place in the Norwegian “Pop Idol” finals, which greatly increased her fan base. She recorded the successful song “Shattered” after her time on “Pop Idol.” She first published an EP with the same name in May 2016; it was well acclaimed both critically and commercially. Later, she released another EP named “Party’s Over.” 2015 saw her win an “MTV Europe Music Award.”
Early Childhood & Life
On October 29, 1996, Astrid Smeplass, a small-town Norwegian municipality, gave birth to Astrid S. Her home was in a community of less than a thousand inhabitants, on a mountain. Since there was virtually always snow in the area, Astrid developed a love for skiing. She occasionally had to ski her way to school.
She adored sports and music as a young girl. She studied dance and had a soccer mania while in school. She had learned to play the piano from her mother at a very young age and enjoyed it, but she wasn’t really enamored with the thought of pursuing a career in music.
When she was nine years old, she had an appearance on “MGPjr,” a regional Norwegian talent-hunting show. She collaborated on the program alongside Celine Helgemo, who was 10 years old at the time. The team, known as “AC: The Blue Snoopies,” didn’t do well in the competition. Soon after, Astrid decided against pursuing a career in music, while Celine continued to win the Melodi Grand Prix Junior 2007 with the song “Baestevnna,” which she had written for her then-best friend.
Astrid underwent a metamorphosis when she entered her adolescence and met John Mayer. She tried to imitate his style after being moved by his music and lyrics but quickly realized that it wasn’t truly her style. After reflecting on her experience, she steadily increased her interest in music.
The major turning point in her life occurred when she purchased a guitar at the age of 15. She began composing songs on her guitar while writing lyrics. Though she is now primarily recognized for her pop-influenced electro music, she started out solely writing mellow romantic ballads that she could play on a guitar.
Career of Astrid S
She appeared on the Norwegian version of the British music talent search program “Pop Idol” in 2013 when she was 16 years old. She was chosen during the tryouts, which set the door for her to emerge as one of the show’s most adored candidates. She eventually made it to the finals and placed fifth, which wasn’t a poor showing at all.
She worked on a song called “Shattered” as “Astrid Smeplass” with songwriters Melanie Fontana and Lars K. Hushoft during the performance. Over 5 million people have watched the song on various video-sharing websites. When it was first released, it had a “gold” certification.
Astrid gained notoriety once her time on the show came to an end, which helped her land a deal with ‘Playroom Artist,’ a significant talent agency in Norway. Astrid left high school after her newfound fame and focused exclusively on her singing career.
When she was 18 years old, she signed a contract with “Universal Music” and put out her single, “2AM,” which was released in the US in 2015 and earned a ton of positive reviews. She also decided to record a rendition of the Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney song “FourFiveSeconds.” It received a lot of positive feedback from both her fans and business experts.
2016 saw her embark on a European tour with Australian artist Troye Sivan, who was born in South Africa. At the same time, she also made the announcement that her debut EP, titled “Astrid S,” will be released. The British-Jamaican musical company “Island” released the EP digitally in May 2016. Despite ranking among the top 50 albums in both Danish and Swedish charts, the EP did not gain her the notoriety she had hoped for. Hurts So Good, one of the album’s singles, enjoyed significant success in the nearby nations. It received “gold” certification from Italy and Denmark and “platinum” certification from Norway and Sweden.
She then collaborated with Matoma to make the track “Running Out.” In Norway, the song was certified “double platinum.” Party’s Over, Astrid’s second EP, was made available in June 2017. The album built on the success of her debut EP, and tracks like “Bloodstream,” “Party’s Over,” and “Such a Boy” were popular in Norway and other European nations.
The album’s smooth electropop track “Breathe” was well-liked around the world. Asia Whitacrae, Rickard Göransson, and Oscar Holter contributed to the song’s writing, and Oscar oversaw its production. The song’s music video, which debuted in March 2017, quickly gained notoriety. The creation of Astrid’s music videos draws greatly on the visual arts.
The song achieved respectable positions on charts in the Czech Republic, the US, and Sweden in addition to placing in the top 10 on numerous charts in New Zealand and Norway. She also worked on the song “Dust,” which was certified “platinum” in Norway, with the Norwegian musician CLMD. She has also worked on the songs “Air” by Shawn Mendes and “Dawn” by iSHi.
She signed a contract with “Universal Music” in the middle of 2017 for her subsequent EP, which was more of an acoustic rendition of her sophomore EP, “Party’s Over.” The EP forced her to return to her origins and create some mellow guitar interpretations of her well-known tunes.
She also worked on the song “All Night” in 2017 with the British band “The Vamps” and DJ Matoma. She launched another joint project in June 2017 called “Just for One Night,” in which she collaborated with the well-known English group “Blonde.”
Individual Life of Astrid S
At the start of her music career, Astrid changed her name from “Astrid Smeplass” to “Astrid S.” She altered her professional name to something that was easier to say after several other performers.
Astrid believes in superstitions. Before each concert, she has her band members stack their hands together and then throw them in the air while yelling the name of the city they will be playing in as part of a small ritual.
Astrid adores dogs, and she recently made headlines on “Instagram” when she revealed that one of her ex-boyfriends had a dog allergy, which led to their breakup.
Astrid S Net Worth
Astrid S. is one of the wealthiest and most well-known musicians. Astrid S’s net worth is $5 Million, per our analysis of data from sources like Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.