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Label News (more headlines) 07-19-2014

ADA/Warner Music Norway Introduces Monica Heldal, A Two-Time "Norwegian Grammy Award" Winner

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If you take the effortless, ethereal vocal delivery of Alisson Krauss, pair it with guitar skills capable of shredding acoustic versions of any Zeppelin anthem, and then mix the two with a gift for songwriting worthy of garnering endorsements from the likes of icons such as Tom Petty, you have a recipe for a very compelling artist. Throw in two "Norwegian Grammy Awards" (Spellemannprisen Awards) for "Best New Artist" and "Best Pop Solo Artist" and you have the brilliant Norwegian, 22-year old singer/songwriter, Monica Heldal.

Part Americana, part Bluegrass, part Irish Folk - Heldal's acclaimed debut album, Boy From The North, which spent 21 weeks on the Top 40 albums chart in Norway, will be arriving in the US on September 16th via ADA/Warner Music Norway. Following a sold-out Norwegian tour, as well as an opening slot for Tom Petty, Heldal quickly caught the attention of Warner Bros. executives in 2013 and was immediately signed to Warner Music Norway with major plans world-wide.

Boy From The North is the culmination of Heldal's many musical influences - including Nick Drake, Emmylou Harris, Irish blues artist Rory Gallagher, and acoustic segments from Led Zeppelin's portfolio - that allows the Bergen, Norway native to capture the increasingly popular Americana/Bluegrass vibes such as artists like Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers.

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