Xmas song Tops Norwegian Singles Chart

The Norwegian singer Maria Mena tops the Norwegian singles chart this week with the yuletide song “Home for Christmas.” She’s part Norwegian, part Nicaraguan and released her first singe in 2002 (“Fragile (Free)”). Her breakthrough hit was the follow-up “My Lullaby,” which peaked at No.5. Her debut album, Another Phase, reached No.6 in her native country.

Maria Mena has even charted in the US as White Turns Blue (2004) reached No.102 on the Billboard 200. This was helped by a performance on The Late Show with David Letterman. Only 24 years old, the vocalist has already issued five albums to date. Her last studio album was Cause and Effect in 2008. The Xmas song, “Home for Christmas,” is included on the soundtrack to the movie Hjem til jul.

Back on the Norwegian singles chart, Lissie bows at No.2 with “When I’m Alone,” followed by Madcon & Ameerah’s re-entry at No.3 (“Freaky Like Me”).

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