Biography

Biography – Ida Jenshus

Ida Jenshus is a Norwegian singer-songwriter, artist and producer. Since her debut in 2008 she has released six critically acclaimed albums and has received several prestigious awards. In 2019, she will release her seventh studio album, further evolving her successful mix between pop, rock and country.


After winning a popular talent competition on Norwegian national television (NRK) in 2007, Ida Jenshus’ artist career quickly took off, and she made her debut in 2008 with the singles “These are the days” and “For the Nation”. Then followed her first studio album “Color of the Sun”, which earned her the Norwegian Grammy (Spellemannsprisen) for best country album 2008. Two years later, in 2010, she released her second album, “No Guarantees”, with twelve new songs that showcased a rapidly maturing singer-songwriter. Again, she won the Norwegian Grammy.

Ida established herself as one of Norway’s leading female country artists, and she was invited to open for the Eagles when they performed at the Norwegian Wood Festival in the summer of 2011. When she won the Norwegian Grammy once again in 2012 for her album “Someone to Love”, she became the first Norwegian solo artist to win Grammys for her first three albums. With this album, she also took her music further into the pop/rock territory and developed the characteristic sound that she is known for today.

During 2013, Ida truly blossomed as a songwriter, soaking in the culture and co-writing with some great American artists and writers. In the fall of 2014, Ida released a genre-breaching EP called “Let it Go”, earning her yet another Norwegian Grammy nomination, this time as Pop Soloist 2014. This EP included the single “Shallow River”, which generated great reviews and made it to several Norwegian popular song charts. Her fourth full-length, “Starting Over Again”, was released in March 2015, to unanimous critical acclaim in Norwegian media, and was followed by a massive tour and summer festivals all over Norway.

Her sixth album “Two Worlds” was released in 2017, and was a result of Ida spending a great deal of time in Nashville, where she toured with songwriting legend JD Souther, famous for his work with superstars such as Linda Ronstadt and The Eagles. The title reflects the duality of the album as well, being recorded both in Norway and in Nashville. The album was once again met with rave reviews, followed by a seemingly never ending tour of Norway.

Ida is currently in Norway recording songs for her seventh studio album. The first single from the yet untitled album, “Love You a Little Less”, is set for a November 2018 release.

 


Foto: Marthe A. Vannebo


Foto: Marthe A. Vannebo


Foto: Marthe A. Vannebo

Reviews of Starting Over Again

6/6
It is grandiose, monumental and epic – and her best work yet - Dagbladet
6/6
You can let yourself float away in this seamless musical landscape - Trønderavisa
5/6
She confirms her position as one of our most exciting artists - Aftenposten
6/6
Her best and most daring album so far - Adresseavisa
5/6
Jenshus is lifting her music into higher spheres - Dagsavisen