Eriksen is a Norwegian duo consisting of siblings Rita Eriksen and Frank Eriksen both musicians and on vocals. The duo plays music in the roots, country, blues and folk genres.
Eriksen was formed in 1989 and has released a series of studio albums, the first two with English subtitles. Their debut album Two Blue received the Norwegian Grammy Award 1992 in roots and country music.
They have collaborated with several artists, including the American blues musician Delbert McClinton who contributed the song "Movin 'Time" on the album Two Blue. Eriksen sold 170,000 albums combined.
Sony BMG released the compilation album Eriksen - De aller beste (The very best) in the spring of 2009. The album was heavily promoted by television campaign, reached #1 in the Norwegian albums chart and went platinum.
Rita Eriksen (born May 26, 1966 in Sola) besides being a member of a duo ia also a famous solo artist in the same genres. She is based in Oslo. Her debut solo album was Back from Wonderland in 1988. She recorded and released the album Tideland, together with the Irish singer Dolores Keane and to The Cardigans. Rita Eriksen is also a member of vocal group Queen Bees with Anita Skorgan and Hilde Heltberg. In addition, she collaborated with a number of Norwegian artists and participated as a guest vocalist on several recordings (including Jonas Brothers, Three Little Chinese and Hellbillies). The most famous is her contribution to the song "Tir n'a noir" by Vamp. In 1997, she won Gammleng-prisen Award. In 2008, Rita Eriksen made a big comeback with the album Hjerteslag (Heartbeat). It was Rita Eriksen's first album in 10 years. The single "Karl Johan" went platinum. Rita Eriksen also released her 2009 Christmas album Velkommen inn (Weloome) giving new lyrics to traditional Christmas songs. Lyrics were contributed by Erik Hillestad, Martin Alfsen and Ingvar Hovland
Eriksen also debuted in musical theater as a singing actor at Rogaland Teater in the play Skyfri himmel (Clear sky).
Frank Eriksen (born 1961 in Sola, Norway) is a Norwegian guitarist and singer. In addition to his membership in the duo, he is a member of the Irish-inspired band The Tramps since 2000.