“Anina has come from Norway to Los Angeles with that rare creative spark that is uniquely expressed in her music, spirit, and soul. Her lyrics (in English-flawless even though it is her second language), passion, drive and determination will insure her place as one of those few Nordic artists to break thru into worldwide success. This bird has flown and carried some of that good Norwegian Wood with her!”
(Tom Zutaut, discovered and signed Guns’n Roses and Mötley Crue)
“I think Anina has a good shot at being a star – She is a fine songwriter, has the necessary ambition combined with an appealing and charismatic presence and her beauty helps too!”
(Bill Siddons, Manager, The Doors and Alice In Chains)
In 2007 Anina got her music degree from the prestigious songwriters academy “Musikmakarna” in Sweden. The same year she moved to Los Angeles, where she got a band together and wrote songs with several acclaimed musicians. She played sold-out concerts, in among others, the world-famous rock club The Viper Room.
She got second place in a “battle of the bands” contest under the direction of LA Music Network and rock radio station FM 98.7. The judges stated that she had the best song out of all the contestants.
In 2008/2009 Anina was mentioned in the US based magazine “Music Connection”s “Hot 100 unsigned artists”-list.
After three years in Los Angeles, Anina goes back to her roots in Norway in 2010. With catchy tunes and an energetic live show she is often referred to as Norway’s new pop princess. Her songs have been in high rotation on the radio, and she has played numerous shows all over the country. Her first music video remained on the top 10 list on MTV for several weeks, and it even impressed the world-famous celebrity blogger, Perez Hilton. The video for her latest single “Dominoes” was nominated for “Best Music Video” at UK Film Festival, and it won 2 prices; “Award of Excellence” and “Best Cinematography” at Los Angeles Movie Awards in January 2012.
Bill Siddons, ex-manager of The Doors, was Anina’s mentor during the three years in L.A. She has worked closely with musicians who have also worked with artists such as Marilyn Manson, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Guns n Roses, Slipknot, Debbie Harry and 30 Seconds to Mars.
In the winter of 2011 she represented the Oslo team in “Battle of choirs” on Norway’s TV2. She has appared in several TV-shows the past year, “Fort Boyard”, «4 Star Dinner», “Zebra Grand Prix” and “Popstokk”.
Before Christmas 2010, she released the single «Christmas Card» in benefit of The Red Cross programme for children in need.
In 2011 she was handpicked by the Billboard hit making production team “Stargate”, to attend their masterclass in NY. While in New York she played at Splash, New Yorks biggest gayclub. This is the club where Lady Gaga started her career, and Madonna has played several times. The club wanted her back, and in the summer of 2011 she went on her first US tour.
Anina has chosen to go the long and hard school of the music industry to find her own unique style as an artist and songwriter. She is a “do it yourself” driven artist, involved in all parts of her career. In 2012 she started her own record label, Electric Stardust, and released the single Brain Break with a crazy video. In the winter of 2013 her song "The Young" was picked out to compete to represent Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest.
She currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden, working on new material.
“Expect catchy pop songs, with a more industrial rock edge, and deeper lyrics” Anina says about the new material.