Real Name – Astrid Smeplass
June 5, 1962
Birthplace – Vimmerby, Sweden
Net Worth – $20 million
Astrid S, a Norwegian singer, model, and actor, gained fame after her appearance on the Norwegian edition of the singing reality show ‘Pop Idol.’ Born and raised in Rennebu, Norway, Astrid developed a passion for music at an early age and began playing the piano as a child. Her love for music grew when she received a guitar at the age of 15, which led her to write her own songs and eventually catch the attention of talent managers.
She secured the fifth spot in the finals of the Norwegian version of ‘Pop Idol,’ which helped her gain a massive fan following. After ‘Pop Idol,’ she released a hit song titled ‘Shattered.’ In May 2016, she released a self-titled EP, which received critical and commercial success, followed by another EP, ‘Party’s Over.’ She won an ‘MTV Europe Music Award’ in 2015.
Astrid S, born Astrid Smeplass on October 29, 1996, in Rennebu, Norway, grew up in a village with fewer than a thousand people. She learned ballet and soccer at school, in addition to playing the piano. After receiving a guitar at 15, she began composing her own songs. In 2013, at the age of 16, she appeared on the Norwegian version of ‘Pop Idol,’ eventually finishing in the top 5.
After her time on the show, she signed with ‘Playroom Artist,’ a major talent agency in Norway. She later signed with ‘Universal Music’ and released her single ‘2AM’ in the US in 2015, which received immense commercial and critical acclaim. In 2016, she toured Europe with South African-born Australian singer Troye Sivan and released her debut EP, ‘Astrid S.’ The EP was followed by her second EP, ‘Party’s Over,’ in June 2017.
Astrid changed her name from “Astrid Smeplass” to “Astrid S” at the beginning of her music career. She is a superstitious person and performs a ritual with her band before every performance. Astrid loves dogs and once revealed on ‘Instagram’ that she broke up with an ex-boyfriend because he was allergic to dogs.