Julie Bergan is a Norwegian pop singer and songwriter with an assertive, nimble vocal delivery. She grew up partly on-stage, participating in dance, musicals, and theater from a young age. In late 2012 she was a featured singer on countryman hip-hop artist Cir.Cuz's single "Supernova," which hit number five on the singles chart in Norway. After appearing as the youngest contestant in Eurovision Song Contest 2013 at 19, she signed a record deal with Warner Music Norway. Her debut single, "Younger," was released in 2014.
She followed it up with a series of hit singles over the next couple years, including "All Hours" in late 2015 and "I Kinda Like It" in early 2016. That summer, she landed in the Top Five in Sweden and topped the singles chart at home with "Arigato." The song was later nominated for a Spellemann Award (Norwegian Grammy) for Song of the Year. In the meantime, she toured Europe in support of Jess Glynne and opened shows for Justin Bieber in Norway and Spain. Bergan returned to the charts in early 2017 with the glitchier "Blackout," followed that summer by “If You Love Me” (featuring Tunji Ige) and over 30 festival appearances in Scandinavia and the U.K. ~ Marcy Donelson