Bands/Musicians List of Famous Bands from Norway

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List of Norway bands, listed by their level of fame. This Norway musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Norway bands are included, as well as many Norway musicians of underground status. This list of Norway musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Norway bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

A list made up of bands like A-ha and Liv Kristine.

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A-ha is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Adult album alternative, Synthpop, New Wave A-ha is a Norwegian band formed in Oslo in 1982. The band was founded by Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy. The group initially rose to fame during the mid-1980s after ...more

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Liv Kristine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Industrial metal, Viking metal, Gothic metal Liv Kristine Espenæs Krull, better known as Liv Kristine, is a singer/songwriter who performed and composed songs mostly for various subgenres of heavy metal music. She currently works in ...more

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Dimmu Borgir is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Black metal Dimmu Borgir is a Norwegian black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1993. The name is derived from Dimmuborgir, a volcanic formation in Iceland, the name of which means "dark ...more

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Anni-Frid Lyngstad is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Disco, Pop music, Rock music Anni-Frid Synni Princess Reuss of Plauen, widely known as Frida Lyngstad or by just the mononym Frida, is a Norwegian-born Swedish pop and jazz singer. Born in Norway to a Norwegian mother and a ...more

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Emperor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Black metal Emperor was a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1991, regarded as highly influential by critics and emerging black metal bands. They dissolved in 2001, but reunited from 2005 to 2007 for a ...more

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Röyksopp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Downtempo, Synthpop, Trip hop Röyksopp are a Norwegian electronic music duo from Tromsø, formed in 1998. Since their inception, the band has consisted of Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland. Berge and ...more

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Darkthrone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Crossover thrash, Black metal, Crust punk Darkthrone is an influential Norwegian metal band. They formed in 1986 as a death metal band under the name Black Death. In 1991, the band embraced a black metal style influenced by Bathory and ...more

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Turbonegro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Crossover thrash, Glam metal, Rock music Turbonegro is a Norwegian punk rock band, initially active from 1989 to 1998, then reformed in 2002. Their style combines glam rock, punk rock and hard rock into a style the band describes as ...more

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Satyricon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Medieval music, Medieval metal, Thrash metal Satyricon is a Norwegian black metal band, formed in 1991 in Oslo. Satyr and Frost have been the band's core members since 1993. The band's first three albums typify the Norwegian black metal ...more

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Sirenia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Black metal Sirenia is a Norwegian gothic/symphonic metal band from Stavanger, Norway. The band uses melodic instrumentals, synthesizers, and distorted guitars with female vocals, male death vocals, clean ...more

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Marion Raven is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Pop punk, Adult album alternative, Pop-folk Marion Elise Ravn, known as Marion Raven, is a Norwegian singer-songwriter. She was one-half of the now-defunct pop duo M2M, along with Marit Larsen. Raven was later signed as a solo artist by ...more

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Morten Harket is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Morten Harket is a Norwegian musician, best known as the lead singer of the synthpop/rock band A-ha, which released nine studio albums and topped the charts internationally after their ...more

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Terje Rypdal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Rock music, Third stream, Jazz Terje Rypdal is a Norwegian guitarist and composer. Most of his music has been released on albums of the German record label ECM. Rypdal has collaborated both as a guitarist and as a composer ...more

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Marit Larsen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Pop-folk, Pop music, Folk music Marit Elisabeth Larsen is a Norwegian singer and songwriter. She began playing violins at age of 5, and played it until the age of 8. She gained international fame during her teenage years as a ...more

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Mayhem is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Black metal, Heavy metal Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed 1984 in Oslo, regarded as one of the pioneers of the Norwegian black metal scene. Mayhem's career has been highly controversial, primarily due to ...more

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TNT is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock TNT is a Norwegian power metal band from Trondheim, formed in 1982. The band has released twelve studio albums, three EPs and two live albums while going through numerous line-up changes since ...more

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Sissel Kyrkjebø is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Pop music, Folk music, Operatic pop Sissel Kyrkjebø, also simply known as Sissel, is a Norwegian soprano. Sissel is considered one of the world's top crossover sopranos. Sissel's musical style runs the gamut from pop ...more

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Extol is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Melodic death metal Extol are a Christian progressive extreme metal band from Bekkestua, Norway that was formed in 1993. The band is known for playing a variety of different styles of metal which include ...more

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Kings of Convenience is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Indie pop, Folk rock, Electronic dance music Kings of Convenience is an indie folk-pop duo from Bergen, Norway. Consisting of Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe, the musical group is known for their delicate tunes, calming ...more

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Mortiis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Dark ambient, Synthpop, Industrial metal Mortiis is a band from Notodden, Norway fronted by Håvard Ellefsen, who is also known as the namesake of the band. The name is a misspelling of the word 'mortis', which is the ...more

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Apoptygma Berzerk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Synthpop, Electro-industrial, Electronic body music Apoptygma Berzerk is a Norwegian musical group. They have achieved success with a brand of synthpop, and ballads backed with electronic rhythms, commonly known within the scene and referring to ...more

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Gorgoroth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Black metal, Heavy metal Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band based in Bergen. Formed in 1992 by Infernus, the band is named after the dead plateau of evil and darkness in the land of Mordor from J. R. R. Tolkien's ...more

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Gothminister is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Industrial metal, Gothic metal, Synth rock Gothminister is an industrial metal band from Norway. Formed in 1999, they have released five albums and have had success in Germany, playing many German music festivals, including ...more

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M2M is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Pop music, Teen pop, Folk music M2M was a Norwegian pop music duo comprising Marion Raven and Marit Larsen. They released three albums under Warner Music Norway: Shades of Purple, The Big Room, and The Day You Went Away: The ...more

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Sigurd Wongraven is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Black metal, Folk metal, Ambient music Satyr is the vocalist, lead and rhythm guitarist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Norwegian black metal band Satyricon. He was a founding member of Satyricon and have so far released eight ...more

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BigBang is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Blues-rock, Rock music, Rock and roll Bigbang is a Norwegian rock band led by frontman Øystein Greni. Over several years the band lineup has altered several times while remaining a trio, with Greni remaining the one constant ...more

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The Kids is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Rock music, Hard rock The Kids was a Norwegian band from Trondheim founded in 1979, not to be confused with the eponymous Belgian punk rock band. Their most familiar hit was Forelska i lærer'n, in 1980. Norske ...more

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CombiChrist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Electro-industrial, Electronic body music, Post-industrial music Combichrist is an American aggrotech band formed in 2003 by Norwegian Andy LaPlegua, who also founded the bands Icon of Coil, Panzer AG, Scandinavian Cock and Scandy. Combichrist is based in ...more

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1349 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Black metal, Heavy metal 1349 is a Norwegian black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1997. The band's name comes from the year the Black Death reached Norway.

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Blood Tsunami is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Thrash metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Blood Tsunami is a Norwegian thrash metal band from Oslo. Formed by Peter Michael Kolstad Vegem in 2004 and they are now signed to Indie Recordings. They used to incorporate elements of Death ...more

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Mortal Love is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Gothic rock, Gothic metal Mortal Love was a Norwegian metal band from the city of Elverum, formed in 2000. Their sound made combined use of soprano and tenor vocals, whilst placing emphasis on a consistent rhythm section ...more

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Enslaved is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Progressive metal, Viking metal, Black metal Enslaved is a Norwegian extreme metal band formed in Haugesund in June 1991. They are currently based in Bergen, Norway.

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Zyklon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Black metal, Heavy metal, Blackened death metal Zyklon was a Norwegian blackened death metal band formed in 1998 by Samoth and Trym of Emperor, along with members of Myrkskog. Their style has been described as modern death metal with black ...more

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Arcturus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Black metal Arcturus is an avant-garde metal band formed in Norway in 1987. They named it Arcturus, after the Behenian fixed star Arcturus.

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Theatre of Tragedy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Death-doom, Synthpop, Gothic rock Theatre of Tragedy was a Norwegian band from Stavanger, active between 1993 and 2010. They are best known for their earlier albums, which influenced the gothic metal genre.

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Fra Lippo Lippi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Blue-eyed soul, Synthpop, New Wave Fra Lippo Lippi is a new wave band from Norway. They had several hits in the 1980s, such as "Shouldn't Have to Be Like That", "Everytime I See You" and "Light and ...more

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Magne Furuholmen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Magne Furuholmen is a world renowned Norwegian musician and visual artist. Furuholmen, better known to music fans by his stage name Mags, is the keyboardist of the synthpop/rock band A-ha, and ...more

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Kurt Nilsen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Pop music, Rock music, Country Kurt Erik Kleppe Nilsen is a Norwegian pop/country singer. He won the first season of the Norwegian version of the reality television show Pop Idol, which aired on TV 2 in May 2003. He then won ...more

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Zeromancer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Industrial metal, Rock music, Electronic music Zeromancer is a Norwegian industrial rock band formed in 1999 by members of the band Seigmen. The current lineup is Alex Møklebust, Kim Ljung, Noralf Ronthi, Lorry Kristiansen and Dan ...more

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I.C.S. Vortex is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Doom metal, Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal Simen Hestnæs, also known as I.C.S. Vortex, or just simply Vortex, is a Norwegian musician, best known as the current vocalist of the similar named band ICS Vortex, the avant-garde metal ...more

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Carmen Elise Espenæs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Gothic metal, Folk metal, Symphonic metal Carmen Elise Espenæs is the vocalist and the co-founder of the German symphonic/folk metal band Midnattsol. She is also the vocalist of Savn. Her older sister is Liv Kristine Espenæs ...more

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Datarock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Disco, Pop music, Dance-punk Datarock, derived from the Norwegian word for computer – datamaskin and the word rock, is a Norwegian electronic rock band. The red jumpsuit-wearing band formed in 2000 as Fredrik Saroea, Ketil ...more

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Immortal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Thrash metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Immortal was a black metal band from Bergen, Norway, founded in 1990 by current frontman and guitarist Abbath Doom Occulta and former guitarist Demonaz Doom Occulta. The pair worked with various ...more

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Tom Cato Visnes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Doom metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Tom Cato Visnes, better known as King ov Hell or simply King, is a Norwegian musician. He is best known as the former bassist of black metal band Gorgoroth, but he is also the co-founder of Ov ...more

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Solefald is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Post-metal, Black metal, Heavy metal Solefald is a Norwegian avant-garde metal/black metal band that was formed by members Lars Are "Lazare" Nedland and Cornelius Jakhelln in August 1995, with Lars singing and playing ...more

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Ihsahn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Progressive metal, Symphonic black metal, Technical death metal Ihsahn is a Norwegian composer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist. He is best known for his work with Norwegian black metal band Emperor. He has appeared in Thou Shalt Suffer, played in ...more

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Paul Waaktaar-Savoy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music Paul Waaktaar-Savoy is a Norwegian musician and songwriter. He is best known for his work as the main songwriter and guitarist in the Norwegian pop band A-ha. He has written or co-written most ...more

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Sven Erik Kristiansen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Doom metal, Dark ambient, Black metal Sven Erik Kristiansen is a Norwegian musician. He is best known as the former vocalist in the black metal band Mayhem under the stage name Maniac.

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Burzum is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Dark ambient, Black ambient, Black metal Burzum is the musical project of Norwegian musician and writer Varg Vikernes. Vikernes began making music in 1988, but it was not until 1991 that he recorded his first demos as Burzum. The word ...more

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Ole Bull is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Bands from Norway
Classical music Ole Bornemann Bull was a Norwegian violinist and composer.