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Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir
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Stefánsdóttir in 2016
Background
Also known as Greta Salóme
Born (1986-11-11) 11 1986 (age 32)
Mosfellsbær, Iceland
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • violinist
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • violin
Label
  • Hands Up Music
Associated acts
  • Jónsi


Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir (born 11 November 1986), known outside Iceland simply as Greta Salóme, is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, and violinist in the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra. She represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan, in a duet with singer Jónsi with the song "Never Forget". They qualified from the first semi-final into the Eurovision final and eventually finished in 20th place with 46 points. She represented Iceland again, this time as a soloist, in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with the song "Hear Them Calling", where she failed to qualify.

Career

Greta released her first album, titled In the Silence, on 16 November 2012. The album contains her Eurovision song "Never Forget", in both the English and the Icelandic version ("Mundu Eftir Mér"). In August 2012 she released Everything Around Me. It was announced that Greta was among the list of participants in Iceland's selection for Eurovision 2016 with the song "Raddirnar". She qualified from the first semi-final to participate in the final of the selection process. Her song was changed to English for the final, under the title "Hear Them Calling"; she won the national final. She represented Iceland performing the song in the first semi-final of Eurovision on 10 May 2016, but failed to qualify to the final, placing fourteenth with 51 points. Recently, she had been finishing what will be her second studio album featuring her most recent singles. She also wrote a candidate in UK Selection process for 2018 Eurovision but it didn't win the show.

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details
In the Silence
  • Released: 16 November 2012
  • Label: Hands Up Music
  • Format: Digital download, CD

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
ICE BEL
"Never Forget"
(with Jónsi)
2012 2 In the Silence
"Fleyið" 2015 TBA
"Raddirnar" 2016 3
"Hear Them Calling" 1
"Row"
"Running Out Of Time"
"My Blues" 2017 4
"Wildfire" 2018 9
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Awards

Award Result
Best Female Artist Nominated
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