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Birth name  Lene Grawford Nystrom
Years active  1990–present
Spouse  Soren Rasted (m. 2001)
Instruments  Vocals
Height  1.70 m

Occupation(s)  Singer, songwriter
Role  Singer-songwriter
Also known as  Lene
Name  Lene Nystrom
Music group  Aqua
Lene Nystrom posing while wearing a yellow net dress, black belt, and yellow bracelets

Born  2 October 1973 (age 49) Tonsberg, Norway (1973-10-02)
Genres  Pop, dance-pop, eurodance, Europop, R&B
Albums  Play with Me, Aquarium, Aquarius, Come Play with Me
Similar  Søren Rasted, René Dif, Claus Norreen

Turn Back Time - AQUA (Lene Nystrom) - Lyrics - Vietnamese Translation

Lene Nystrøm Rasted (born Lene Grawford Nystrøm on 2 October 1973), better known by her stage name Lene, is a Norwegian singer-songwriter who was the lead vocalist of the Danish-Norwegian dance-pop group Aqua.


The Sun Always Shines On TV - Lene Nystrøm, Sondre Lerche, Espen Lind & Tommy Tee

1973–94: Early life

Lene Nystrøm with red short hair while wearing a black tube top, black dotted skirt and black heels

Nystrøm-Rasted was born on 2 October 1973 in Tønsberg, Norway. When she was a teenager, she became interested in performing. She began modeling and also worked as a bartender. From 1990–93, she appeared on the Norwegian game show Casino which aired on TVNorge.

1994–01: Aqua and Aquarium

Lene Nystrøm with red short hair while wearing a white see-through top and black dotted skirt

In 1994, Nystrøm-Rasted was working as a singer on the Norwegian cruise ship MS Peter Wessel and was spotted by musician René Dif. He recruited her as lead singer for the music group Joyspeed, later renamed Aqua. The group consisted of vocalists Nystrøm-Rasted, Dif along with Søren Rasted and Claus Norreen. In 2001, the band split up.

2002–06: Solo career and "Play With Me"

Lene Nystrøm with a fierce look while wearing a black swimsuit

After the breakup of Aqua, Nystrøm-Rasted continued as a soloist. In 2003, she released her first album Play with Me. It marked a change in her musical style, from the bubblegum sound of Aqua to a more R&B-influenced style. It reached number 30 on Denmark's Hitlisten chart and 74 on Norway's VG-lista chart. The album single "Virgin Superstar" was given some radio airplay, but did not chart and was not released. Her debut single "It's Your Duty" was released on 8 September. It peaked at number 3 on Denmark's Hitlisten chart and number 9 on Norway's VG-lista chart.

In 2004, she released the second single "Pretty Young Thing", a cover of Stella Soleil, which did not chart. She released a third and fourth single as limited vinyl promos of a cover version of "Here We Go", which was originally performed by Moonbaby, and "Scream" to DJs and radio stations. The song "We Wanna Party", which Lene recorded and co-wrote with Xenomania, appeared on Girls Aloud's 2008 album Out of Control. Nystrøm-Rasted and Xenomania co-wrote two more Girls Aloud songs, the tracks "No Good Advice" and "You Freak Me Out", which appeared on the Girls Aloud debut album Sound of the Underground. "No Good Advice" became a breakout hit for the group. In 2005, Nystrøm-Rasted provided guest vocals on the LazyB single "I Love N.Y." and as part of charity project Giv Til Asien on the single Hvor små vi er, which peaked at number 1 at Danish single charts.

2007–Present: Aqua Reunion

Lene Nystrøm wearing dangler earrings and a black leather dress showing her cleavage

On 26 October 2007, Nystrøm-Rasted reunited with the other members of Aqua, and solicited opportunities for a single summer concert tour. After fielding offers by record companies in Denmark, Canada, United States, and United Kingdom, they settled with an eight concert tour in Denmark as part of the 2008 Grøn Koncert festival. After the big success of the summer concert, Nystrøm-Rasted continued with work with Aqua and released a new track, "Back to the 80's", on 25 May 2009. They released their greatest hits album on 15 June, which featured the track, along with sixteen remastered tracks and three other new songs, "My Mamma Said", "Spin Me a Christmas" and "Live Fast, Die Young". From May to August, they toured Scandinavia and performed at several gigs in Germany, the UK, and France.

Lene Nystrøm with a fierce look while wearing a white bikini

The greatest hits CD was released in North America and many European countries on 22 September, and in the UK on 29 September. In 2009, Nystrøm-Rasted had a major role in the 2009 film Deliver Us from Evil under Danish director Ole Bornedal. On 14 March 2011, Aqua released the single "How R U Doin?". They released the album Megalomania, on 3 October. She is one of the judges for Voice – Danmarks største stemme (Denmark's version of The Voice) which aired from November 2011 to February 2012 and also a judge in The Voice of Norway. Lene was acting in the movie Varg Veum - Cold Hearts (2012 film) as the girl friend of Veum and a social worker.

Personal life

On 25 August 2001, Lene married fellow Aqua band member Søren Rasted, with the ceremony being held in Las Vegas. In 2004 the couple moved to Denmark from London. Together, they have a daughter, India, and a son Billy.

TV appearances

  • 2000: "Danish Grammy Awards 2000"
  • 2000: "Harald Schmidt Show" - "Show #791 - Harald Und Die Windsors"
  • 2003: "Boogie Århus Lisen" - September 13, 2003
  • 2003: "Stjerne for en aften - Vinderen" - Episode 1.2
  • 2003: "Først & sist med Fredrik Skavland" - Episode 10.2
  • 2003: "Senkveld med Thomas og Harald" - October 3, 2003
  • 2003: "Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003"
  • 2003: "God kveld Norge" - September 27, 2003
  • 2003: "God kveld Norge" - November 22, 2003
  • 2005: "Hele Historien"
  • 2005: "Nordic Music Awards 2005 - Countdown" - (Host)
  • 2006: "Go' aften Danmark" - December 10, 2006
  • 2007: "Miss Africa Danmark 2007" - (Opening Speech)
  • 2007: "DR1's Grand Danois Awards 2007"
  • 2008: "Reimers" - Episode 1.3 - October 10, 2008
  • 2008: "21st European Film Awards 2008"
  • 2009: "Bornedal og det onde - bag kameraet"
  • 2010: "Det nye talkshow" - November 12, 2010
  • 2010: "Litt av et liv" - November 17, 2010
  • 2011: "Skavlan" - January 28, 2011
  • 2011: "Familien fra Bryggen" - Episode 1.1
  • 2012: "Voice - Danmarks største stemme" - 8 Episodes
  • Songs

    Barbie GirlAquarium · 1997
    Doctor JonesAquarium · 1997
    Cartoon HeroesAquarius · 2000


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