• Christel Alsos Monsen (b. 20.12.84), known under the artist name Christel Alsos, from Fauske, Nordland, Norway.• Her first release was the single “Come on” in 2006.• Her debut album “Closing the Distance” was released January 15th 2007 sold 30.
000 copies (Platinum) in three months, making her one of the best selling artists in Norway that year.• She has been nominated for the Norwegian Grammy Awards four times: Best music video for “Come on” in 2006, Best New Artist in 2007, Best female artist for the album “Closing the distance” in 2007 and Best female artist for the album “Tomorrow is” in 2010.
• The song “Still” (Closing the distance) was featured in the Tyler Perry movie “Why did I get married too”, featuring Janet Jackson as one of the actors in 2010.• “When the light dies out” (Closing the distance) and “Found” (Presence) has been featured on “The Vampire Diaries” (US).
Growing up in Fauske, Christel started to sing and perform at home at an early age. – I come from a family where music is a natural part of our everyday lives. She grew up with her mom, sister and grandmother singing in choirs and her guitar loving dad.
When Christel Alsos made her debut in 2007 she was a breath of fresh air in the Norwegian music scene. The talented girl from up north managed to mesmerize the audience with her distinctive voice and melanolic melodies.
Her debut album, “Closing the distance” sold to Platinum and Christel was nominated for three Grammy Awards in Norway. Her second album “Tomorrow is” followed in 2010 and gave her another Grammy nomination.
The third album “Presence” was recorded in a 300 year old house at Gotland (SE) . ReleasesClosing the Distance (2007), Sony Music/ColumbiaTomorrow is (2010), Sony Music/ColumbiaPresence (2013), Sony Music/ColumbiaI Den Kalde Vinter (2013), Sony Music/Columbia
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