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Lene Marlin (born August 17, 1980) is a Norwegianmarker musician. She was born Lene Marlin Pedersen in Tromsømarker, Norwaymarker.


1998-2002: Playing My Game

Marlin made her Norwegian debut on October 12, 1998, with the single "Unforgivable Sinner", which proved to be a hit as it reached number one and kept that position for eight weeks. It was also the fastest selling single in Norwegian music history, and appeared in the soundtrack of the Norwegian movie Schpaaa. It was followed by her first album, Playing My Game. She won an MTV Europe award in 1999. Her single "Where I'm Headed", from the French film, Mauvaises fréquentations, topped the charts in Francemarker and Italymarker. Her song "Sitting Down Here" became a top 5 hit in the UK singles chart in 1999/2000.

2003-2004: Another Day

Lene Marlin's second album, Another Day, was released on September 22, 2003. With two singles being released "You Weren't There" and "Another Day". "You Weren't There" achieved success in Norway, as the song debuted at No. 1 on Norway Singles Top 20 and remained on the chart for 11 weeks. It also stayed for 24 weeks in Italy Singles Top 50 chart, peaking at No. 1. In other countries, however, "You Weren't There" was less successful; failing to reach the UK Top 40, reaching a low #59. Single Another Day was released in Italy and Norway only, and didn't do as well as "You Weren't There", as it only peaked at No. 17 on Italy Singles chart. She also released "Sorry" but in Italy only.

2005-2007: Lost in a Moment

In June 2005, Lene released her third album, Lost in a Moment. The first single from that album, "How Would It Be," was released in Europe in May 2005, and made the Top 20 in both Norway and Italy Singles chart. This single also appeared briefly for a week at a low spot in Germany Singles Top 100. The second single was "What If", again, only released in Italy.

Despite being less well-known in other parts of the world, Marlin made a trip to Taiwanmarker and Chinamarker during October 2005 to promote a Taiwanese version of Lost in a Moment. This included one bonus track, "Still Here", a cover of a song by a famous Chinese singer, Faye Wong. The visit proved to be successful; events held included a concert appearance hosted by MTV Taiwan, various television appearances, and a live street gig. Her record company claims that Lost in a Moment was their best selling western record of the year.

In 2006 she performed with Swissmarker band, Lovebugs on their single "Avalon", which made the Top 10 in the Swiss chart as well as topping the Swiss National Airplay Chart.

Lene also wrote a song for Rihanna, entitled "Good Girl Gone Bad".

2008-present: Twist the Truth

In July 2008 several Norwegian pages announced that she was in studio recording her fourth album. On 17 February "Here We Are", the first single from Marlin's fourth studio album, was officially released. Her fourth album "Twist the Truth" was released on 30 March 2009.


Studio albums


Marlin has won four awards: Best Pop Solo Artist, Best Single ("Sitting Down Here"), Best Newcomer and the Artist Of The Year at the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy awards 1999 (Spelleman), as well as the MTV Europe award for Best Nordic Act, presented in Dublinmarker, Irelandmarker in November 1999.

See also


  1. - Lene Marlin - You Weren't There
  2. Lene Marlin - You Weren't There - Music Charts
  3. - Lene Marlin - Another Day
  4. Lene Marlin - How Would It Be? - Music Charts
  5. Lovebugs and Lene Marlin - Avalon - Music Charts
  6. Marlin i studio - Bladet Tromsø / forside / kultur
  7. Lene Marlin får Magnet-hjelp -

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