Aurora Aksnes

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Birthday
15, 1996
Birthplace
Bergen, Norway
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
15, 1996 (age 22)
Birthplace
Bergen, Norway

About

Dark electro-pop singer and songwriter who also goes by her stage name Aurora. Her debut EP Running with the Wolves was released in May 2015. She gained international prominence after covering the Oasis song "Half The World Away" for British retailer John Lewis' Christmas commercial in 2015.

Before Fame

She began making music when she found her parents' old electric piano in her attic. At 10 years old, she began writing her own songs. She was then convinced to perform by her mother, who told her that her music could help people. Her first single "Puppet" was released in December 2012. Her song "Runaway" which was released in February 2015 received 1 million views on Spotify in six weeks.

Trivia

After covering "Half The World Away" she began receiving major international recognition and admitted to UK tabloids that she had never heard of the massive retail chain John Lewis prior to being hired to sing for its commercial.

Family Life

Her father's name is Jan Oystein Aksnes while her mother's is May Britt Aksnes. She has two sisters named Viktoria and Miranda.

Associated With

After the release of her song "Runaway," pop star Katy Perry tweeted about her, calling her music "new music that makes my heart a flutter."