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Anna Lotterud (born 8 June 1989), better known by her stage name Anna of the North, is an Oslo-based Norwegian singer-songwriter from Gjøvik. Her music has been regarded as "soft, soul-baring electro-pop".
Anna Lotterud was born in Gjøvik in Norway. She studied graphic design before moving to Melbourne, Australia for further studies.
During her studies in Melbourne, Australia, Anna met New Zealand-born producer Brady Daniell-Smith at one of his shows and together formed Anna Of The North, with Anna doing the vocals and Brady producing the melodies.
In June 2014, Anna Of The North released her debut single Sway, which became an immediate internet hit and landed her a record deal with Honeymoon in the US. In September 2014, The Chainsmokers officially remixed Sway.
She followed up the song with "The Dreamer" and "Baby", hitting the top in Hype Machine and later supporting Kygo on tour across Europe. Over the next few months, she released the song "Us" and "Oslo" to critical acclaim.
In May 2017, Anna announced her debut album 'Lovers' with the title track as well as lead single "Someone" for a September 8 release.
In July 2017, Anna was featured on Tyler, The Creator's singles "Boredom" and "911 / Mr. Lonely" off his album Flower Boy alongside Frank Ocean. Anna was also invited to perform with Tyler the Creator and Steve Lacy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.Wide ThumbClearartFanartBanner User Comments