Annie

Born 21 November 1977.

Norwegian recording artist and DJ

Annie

Biography

Anne Lilia Berge Strand (born 21 November 1977), better known by her stage name Annie, is a Norwegian pop singer and DJ. Annie began her recording career in 1999 with the underground hit single "The Greatest Hit" and gained international acclaim, particularly from music bloggers, for her debut album Anniemal (2004).

After completing secondary school, Annie started DJing in Bergen, where she met house producer and soon-to-be boyfriend Tore Kroknes. In 1999, Annie and Kroknes released the single "The Greatest Hit", which sold out in two days and became popular in Norwegian and British nightclubs. Before Annie and Kroknes could release an album, Kroknes died from a congenital heart defect in 2001. Annie went on to sign a record deal with Britain's 679 Recordings in 2003, releasing her debut album Anniemal in 2004, for which she received widespread critical acclaim and several Norwegian music awards.

Annie has been praised for her unique, "indie" style of electropop and synthpop music and has been described as "a pop singer with credibility, an indie artist with one eye on the dancefloor", and "the Kylie it's cool to like". Annie describes her music as "pop with strange edges".

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Links & Information

BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Don't Stop

    Don't Stop 2009

    Reviewed by Ian Wade
    Twelve slices of sublime pop genius.
  2. Review of Anniemal

    Anniemal 2005

    Reviewed by David Hooper
    ...this is what pop music should sound like in 2005.
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