Kari Bremnes
Kari Bremnes is a Norwegian
Norway , officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. Norway has a total area of and a population of about 4.9 million...

 singer and songwriter.

She got an M.A.
Master of Arts (postgraduate)
A Master of Arts from the Latin Magister Artium, is a type of Master's degree awarded by universities in many countries. The M.A. is usually contrasted with the M.S. or M.Sc. degrees...

 in language, literature , history and theater studies from the University of Oslo
University of Oslo
The University of Oslo , formerly The Royal Frederick University , is the oldest and largest university in Norway, situated in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. The university was founded in 1811 and was modelled after the recently established University of Berlin...

, and worked as a journalist for several years before deciding to dedicate herself to music full time.

In 1987 she received the Spellemannprisen
Spellemannprisen is an award presented to Norwegian musicians for their contributions.-Operation:The award was established on the initiative of International Federation of the Phonographic Industry , an organization that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide...

 for the record Mitt ville hjerte, and in 1991 for the record Spor. With her two brothers, Lars and Ola, she received the prize for the record Soløye in 2001.

She is also deputy board chairman of the Norwegian Society of Composers and Lyricists
Norwegian Society of Composers and Lyricists
NOPA, the Norwegian Society of Composers and Lyricists is a trade union for creators of music and song lyrics in Norway.It was created in 1937 as Norske populærautorer. The name has later been changed to NOPA – Norsk forening for komponister og tekstforfattere. It is a daughter organization...



  • Mitt ville hjerte (My wild heart, 1987)
  • Blå krukke (Blue jug, 1989)
  • Spor (Trace, 1991)
  • Gåte ved Gåte (Riddle beside another riddle, 1994)
  • Erindring (Memory, 1995)
  • Månestein (Moon stone, 1997)
  • Svarta Bjørn (Black bear, 1998)
  • Norwegian Mood (2000)
  • 11 ubesvarte anrop (11 unanswered calls, 2002)
  • You'd Have To Be Here (2003)
  • Over en by (Over a town, 2005)
  • Kari Bremnes live (Reise) (Kari Bremnes live (Journey), 2007)
  • Ly (Shelter, 2009)
  • Fantastik Allerede (Fantastic Already, 2010)

With others

  • Tid å hausta inn (1983, new edition 2001) with Lars Klevstrand.
  • Salmer på veien hjem (Psalms on the way home, 1991) with Ole Paus and Mari Boine Persen
    Mari Boine
    Mari Boine, previously known as Mari Boine Persen, is a Norwegian Sami musician known for having added jazz and rock to the yoiks of her native people...

  • Ord fra en fjord (Word from a fjord, 1992) with Ola og Lars Bremnes.
  • Folk i husan (People in the houses, 1993) with Ola Bremnes and Arne Bendiksen Records.
  • Cohen på norsk (Cohen in Norwegian, 1993) with various artists.
  • Løsrivelse (Breakaway, 1993) with Ketil Bjørnstad
    Ketil Bjørnstad
    Ketil Bjørnstad is a Norwegian pianist and composer. Initially trained as a classical pianist, Bjørnstad discovered jazz at an early age and has embraced the emergence of "European jazz"....

  • The Man From God Knows Where (1999) with, among others Tom Russell
    Tom Russell
    Thomas George "Tom" Russell is an American singer-songwriter. Although most strongly identified with the Texas Country music tradition, his music also incorporates elements of folk, Tex-Mex, and the cowboy music of the American West. Many of his songs have been recorded by other artists, including...

  • Soløye (Sun eye, 2000) with Ola and Lars Bremnes.
  • Desemberbarn (December child, 2001) with Rikard Wolff
    Rikard Wolff
    Rikard Wolff is a Swedish stage and screen actor and singer.He voiced Scar in the Swedish dub of The Lion King.He starred in the movie Änglagård, and its sequel, among other films....

  • Voggesanger fra ondskapens akse (Lullabies from the Axis of Evil
    Lullabies from the Axis of Evil
    Lullabies from the Axis of Evil is an album collecting traditional lullabies sung by women from Iraq, Iran, and North Korea , as well as Syria, Libya, and, Cuba , plus Afghanistan and Palestine, mixed with Western performers singing translated versions of the songs.It was conceived by Norwegian...

    ) (2003) with Eva Dahlgren
    Eva Dahlgren
    Eva Dahlgren is a Swedish pop musician, born 9 June 1960 in Umeå, Sweden.Dahlgren was discovered by musician/producer Bruno Glenmark in 1978 after appearing on the TV show "Sveriges magasin" and her debut album Finns det nån som bryr sej om was released the same year...

     and Anisette Koppel.

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