The time has come to evaluate the Nordic Pop Year of 2015, and to help you out we’ve compiled a playlist called Trenda Top 50 Tracks of 2015, where we’ve featured all the Nordic artists who’ve had a GREAT year!
The Trenda: Top 50 Tracks playlist can be found here. All the usual suspects are there of course: Avicii, Alesso, Nico & Vinz… For these Nordic mega-stars, 2015 has offered an opportunity to build further on the huge success they’ve had previously, with new albums from all three (and a Nordic Playlist from Nico & Vinz!). Therefore, let’s have a look at the Nordic artists that have had an exceptional year and attracted some major attention in their home countries and abroad!
First of all, we’ve got MØ and ‘Lean On’. Certainly not a new-comer, Denmark’s own sporty spice has shown that hard work pays off. This fall Spotify announced that ‘Lean On’ is the most streamed track ever on Spotify, shooting past Ed Sheeran. A major milestone for any artist!
Sweden’s Galantis released their debut album Pharmacy this summer, and several of the tracks on the album can be found on the Trenda: New Nordic Pop playlist. Now the Swedish duo is now nominated for a Grammy for ‘Best Dance Recording’ with the song ‘Runaway (U&I)!
Sweden’s Zara Larsson has been frequenting the Nordic Top 10 chart of Sweden all year, and we certainly expect her to introduce the rest of the world to her catchy pop very soon. A 2015 highlight – and a collaboration pointing in a very promising direction – is the cooperation with British MNEK on the single ‘Never Forget You’.
It’s been a great year for Danish music in particular, and there’s one Dane whose name can’t be left unsaid. That is of course Christiania’s own Lukas Graham, who have managed to conquer the hearts and ears of his Nordic neighbours in Sweden and Finland, armed with the indisputable hit ‘7 Years’!
All the above mentioned tracks are found on the Trenda: Top 50 Tracks playlist. In addition to that, there are several other great artists that deserve your attention, so make sure to tune in and find out what Nordic Pop anno 2015 sounds like!