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Who the hell is Astrid S? Meet the pop star everyone’s going crazy for


If you love Troye Sivan you’ll fall head over heels for Astrid S.

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The 19-year-old Norwegian beauty is currently supporting Troye Sivan on his ‘Blue Neighbourhood’ tour for his European dates. MP! went to see her last night in London and turns out she’s quite the fan of hugging strangers in crowds. No fear of cooties then…

But who is this Norwegian with an angelic voice and, more importantly, where they hell does she get off being so damn talented? MP! to the rescue.

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Astrid S started out on none other than the Norwegian version of Pop Idol in 2013 where she finished fifth. Remember some of the greats have come from talent shows, Carly Rae Jepsen, Fifth Harmony and Little Mix included, so this is a sure sign of raw talent.

She released her first single called ‘2AM’ at the age of 18. She’s got a good ol’ moody vibe going on in this clip which, MP! heartily approves of. She kinda looks like fellow Scandinavian Zara Larsson.

She’s also done an amazingly soulful cover of ‘Four, Five Seconds’. That’s definitely a unique voice.

She has announced her highly anticipated self-titled debut EP to be released 20th May and it will feature the single ‘Paper Thin’.  While making the EP she was working with producers who have collaborated with some of our faves such as Zara Larsson, 5 Seconds of Summer, Nick Jonas, Ellie Goulding, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and Little Mix.  Them’s some killer credentials.

Her music has surpassed 100 million Spotify streams worldwide, with “2AM” reaching 5x Platinum status and her collaboration with fellow Norwegian DJ Matoma racking up a lot of streams. It also cracked the top ten in their homeland.

Astrid S is guaranteed to blow up in 2016 and this is your opportunity to get on board from the ground floor. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Tweet us @maximumpop if you’re excited about what 2016 holds in store for Astrid S.

Thanks to our MP! photographer Tom Leishman for the pics. Look out for our exclusive video interview with Astrid coming soon – subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss it!

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Written by David Farrell

David is the Head of Content at Maximum Pop!

Having studied Russian and Spanish at the University of Leeds, David moved to Moscow to work in the education sector. Upon returning to UK soil, David initially immersed himself in the wonderful world of MP! as a music writer.

Now head of all things content, David takes being a music fanboy to a whole new level, and can often be found dancing like there's nobody watching to 'Shout Out To My Ex', obsessing over Lauren Jauregui and defending Taylor Swift's honour.

David once appeared on TV in Armenia. Apparently, "it was awesome".

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