Kurt Nilsen performing at Tusenfryd for employers of Statoil, 22. Statoil ASA was a Norwegian Petroleum company established in 1972, now part of StatoilHydro. August 2007.
|Birth name||Kurt Erik Nilsen|
|Also known as||Kurt|
|Born||September 29, 1978|
Kurt Erik Nilsen (born September 29, 1978 in Bergen, Norway) is a Norwegian pop/country singer. Events 522 BC - Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumâta securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) is the second largest city in Norway. It is located on the south-western coast of Norway in the county of Hordaland in between a group of mountains known as De syv fjell A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with Speech. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Sony BMG Music Entertainment is a diverse music and entertainment group Events 522 BC - Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumâta securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire. Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) is the second largest city in Norway. It is located on the south-western coast of Norway in the county of Hordaland in between a group of mountains known as De syv fjell Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional Pop music as a genre features a noticeable rhythmic element catchy melodies and hooks, a mainstream style and conventional structure Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. He won the Norwegian version of the reality television show Pop Idol, which aired on TV 2 in May 2003. Season 1 In the first season (2003 50 people were narrowed down to 10 with each contestant performing live Reality television is a genre of Television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations documents actual events and usually features ordinary Pop Idol was a British Television series which debuted on ITV on October 5 2001; the show was a talent contest to decide TV 2 is Norway 's largest commercial television station Over 30% of the time Norwegians spend watching TV is spent watching TV 2 Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. He then won a one-off international version of Pop Idol, called World Idol on January 1, 2004, featuring winners of the various national Idol shows. World Idol ( Germany SuperStar Weltweit, Middle East SuperStar El Alaam) was the title of a one-off international version of New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again "
Upon leaving school, he made his living as a plumber.
Nilsen is left handed and plays his guitar with the strings the "wrong" way. Nilsen was the lead singer in the Norwegian band Fenrik Lane.
He appeared on and won Pop Idol with 53 % of the votes against Gaute Ormåsen. Gaute Ormåsen (born April 20 1983 in Brumunddal) is a Norwegian singer and is the Idol runner-up over Kurt Nilsen. His subsequent single, "She's So High", written by Tal Bachman, went straight to number one in the Norwegian singles chart and is among the biggest-selling singles in Norway to date. Talmage "Tal" Bachman (born August 13 1968 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian Singer-songwriter and Musician from His debut album was simply called I.
He subsequently won the vote for the World Idol title on January 1, 2004, singing the hit "Beautiful Day" by U2, beating competitors from ten other nations, including the more famous Idols, Britain's Will Young, and favourite Kelly Clarkson of the United States, and scoring the first place in 10 out of 11 countries eligible to vote for him (Norwegian voters being unable to vote for him). World Idol ( Germany SuperStar Weltweit, Middle East SuperStar El Alaam) was the title of a one-off international version of New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " " Beautiful Day " was the first single from U2 's 2000 album All That You Can't Leave Behind. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located William Robert Young (born 20 January 1979. Young's second album Friday's Child, was released in December 2003 Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24 1982 is an American Pop rock singer songwriter and occasional actress. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the In the show presenting the entries on December 25, Ian Dickson, the Australian (English ex-pat) judge, said: "You have the voice of an angel, but you look like a Hobbit. Ian "Dicko" Dickson (born 28 March 1963 as Ian Ross Perrygrove in Birmingham, England) is an Australian In J R R Tolkien 's legendarium, Hobbits are a diminutive race that inhabit the lands of Middle-earth. Right. And the fact is if we were looking for Middle-earth's Idol you'd be an absolute hands down winner" Nilsen's gap-toothedness did not seem to bother the viewers and voters, though. Middle-earth refers to the fictional lands where most of the stories of author J
His second CD, A Part Of Me, released in 2004, contains only his own material.
Nilsen performed the duet, It's All Coming Back To Me Now, alongside Norwegian Pop/Alternative Rocker, Marion Raven at the One Call Event. " It's All Coming Back to Me Now " is a Power ballad, written by Jim Steinman. Marion Elise Ravn (born on May 25, 1984 in Lørenskog, Norway) is a Norwegian singer-songwriter and former Child actress. Taking the place of Meat Loaf, with whom Raven recorded the track for the Bat Out Of Hell 3 album
Nilsen is one of only seven contestants in the Idol (Norway) history who succeeded in staying out of “bottom three/two” places in weekly votes along with Gaute Ormåsen (season 1), Susanne Nordbøe (season 2), Jorun Stiansen (season 3), Alejandro Fuentes (season 3), Tone Damli Aaberge (season 3) and Jonas Thomassen (season 4). Michael Lee Aday (born Marvin Lee Aday; September 27 1947 better known by his stage name Meat Loaf, is an American rock Musician Bat out of Hell III The Monster Is Loose is an album by Meat Loaf; the third and last in the Bat out of Hell series Season 1 In the first season (2003 50 people were narrowed down to 10 with each contestant performing live Gaute Ormåsen (born April 20 1983 in Brumunddal) is a Norwegian singer and is the Idol runner-up over Kurt Nilsen. Jorun Stiansen (born 20 January 1984 in Colombia) won the Idol (Norway version of Pop Idol in 2005 Alejandro Javiero Fuentes (born 5 November 1987 in Chile) is a singer who finished third in Norwegian Idols third season in 2005 Of them, Nilsen and Stiansen went on to win the competition.
In 2006 he and three other Norwegian artists Askil Holm, Espen Lind and Alejandro Fuentes, all in the same management, joined forces and went on tour in March as what was known by the media as "The New Guitar Buddies". (called Christiania from 1624 to 1878 and Kristiania from 1878 to 1924 is the Capital and largest city of Norway. Askil Holm (born August 19 1980 is a Norwegian singer and musician from Namsos. Espen Lind, (born May 13, 1971) is a Norwegian Songwriter, producer, Singer, and Multi-instrumentalist. Alejandro Javiero Fuentes (born 5 November 1987 in Chile) is a singer who finished third in Norwegian Idols third season in 2005
Initially, they planned just a short tour (five to six concerts), but they got so popular that they ended up playing for more than 100,000 people during their tour of around 30 concerts. Although they had not planned to, they subsequently released a live album that turned out to be the fastest selling album of all time in Norway. So far they have sold around 250,000 copies of it. On the heels of this success, they released a live DVD, which also soon became a commercial hit. After only two weeks, it was almost the best-selling music DVD of all time in Norway.
Nilsen performed the duet "When You're Gone" alongside English pop singer, and former-Spice Girls member, Melanie C at the Top 20 event at Rådhusplassen in Oslo, Norway in the summer of 2007. The Spice Girls are a BRIT Award -winning English pop Girl group formed in 1994 Melanie Jayne Chisholm (born 12 January 1974 in Whiston, Merseyside) also known as Melanie C or Mel C, is an
In 2008, in connection with his latest and country flavoured album Rise To The Occasion Kurt teamed up with American music legend Willie Nelson to perform the old country music standard "Lost Highway". Rise To The Occasion is Reggae, Dancehall artist Sizzla 's eighteenth studio album The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Willie Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American country Singer-songwriter and Actor. Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. The song was an instant hit in his native Norway and helped him top both the single chart, the album chart and the radio chart all at once. 
In January 2005, he broke up with his fiancée, Kristine Jacobsen. They had been together for 11 years and had two children together: Marte (born 1996) and Erik (born 2000). He and his new girlfriend, Kristin Halvorsen (not to be confused with the Norwegian Minister of Finance), welcomed their first son, Lukas, on January 20, 2006. Nilsen and Kristin later married on July 29, 2006.
Nilsen has received national attention for his guitar shaped alpine hut, in the Hardangervidda in Norway. The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles A mountain hut (also known as alpine hut, mountain shelter, and mountain hostel) is a building located in the mountains intended to provide food and The Hardangervidda is a mountain plateau ("vidda" in Norwegian) in the Hardanger region of western Norway. 
The following is a discography of albums and singles released by Norwegian music artist Kurt Nilsen.
|A Part of Me|
|Rise To The Occasion|
|2003||"She's So High"||1||9||16||38||42||91||I|
|2004||"Here She Comes"||12||-||-||-||-||-|
|"All You Have to Offer"||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|"My Street"||-||-||-||-||-||-||A Part of Me|
|"Before You Leave"||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2006||"When the Stars Go Blue" (featuring Venke Knutson)||14||-||-||-||-||-||Venke Knutson's Places I've Been|
|"Push, Push"||1||-||-||-||-||-||Push Push|
|"Lost Highway" (featuring Willie Nelson)||1||TBR||TBR||TBR||TBR||TBR||Rise To The Occasion|
"Things Are Gonna Change" by Christian Ingebrigtsen
|Norwegian VG-lista number-one single: She's So High|
11 June 2003 – 6 August 2003
"Chasing Rainbows" by Gaute Ormåsen
"Floden" by Bjørn Eidsvåg
|Norwegian VG-lista number-one single: Hallelujah w/Lind, Fuentes and Holm|
10 January 2007 – 17 January 2007
"Smack That" by Akon featuring Eminem
"Umbrella" by Rihanna
|Norwegian VG-lista number-one single: "Push Push"|
4 July 2007 - 11 July 2007
"Umbrella" by Rihanna
"Mercy" by Duffy
|Norwegian VG-lista number-one single: "Lost Highway" w/Willie Nelson|
6 May - 13 May 2008
"4 Minutes" by Madonna (second run)
Season 1 (2003)