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Norwegian singer-songwriter (born 1999)

Girl in Red

Girl in Red in 2019
Background information
Birth name Marie Ulven Ringheim
Born (1999-02-16) 16 February 1999 (age 23)
Horten, Norway
Genres Indie pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, music producer
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
  • synthesizer
Years active 2017–present
Labels AWAL
Website worldinredcom
Musical artist

Marie Ulven Ringheim (born 16 February 1999) is a Norwegian singer-songwriter and record producer, known for her indie pop project Girl in Red Her early EPs Chapter 1 (2018) and Chapter 2 (2019) were recorded in her bedroom and feature songs about romance and mental health Released through AWAL, her debut studio album If I Could Make It Go Quiet (2021), was a critical and commercial success, and won three Norwegian Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year

Girl in Red has been cited as a queer icon by Paper, and “one of the most astute and exciting singer-songwriters working in the world of guitar music” by The New York Times In January 2021, her singles “I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend” (2017) and “We Fell in Love in October” (2018) were certified gold in the US

Early life

Marie Ulven Ringheim was born in the town of Horten, Norway on 16 February 1999 She grew up with her sisters and her divorced parents, and described Horten as “quiet and kinda boring” in an interview with Triple J in October 2019 Her mother worked with technology and her father worked as a policeman Her grandfather could play the guitar and piano; however, she grew up without instruments in the home While in high school, Ulven was curious about becoming a teacher before she was introduced to the guitar and songwriting at the age of 14 Ulven received her first guitar as a Christmas gift from her grandfather in 2012, but didn’t start playing it until 2013 after losing interest in fingerboarding She credits her grandfather for sparking her interest in music Ulven had taught herself piano, guitar and music production from the comfort of her bedroom She began by writing and releasing Norwegian music and planned to study music, but never concluded that she was going to become a musician


2015–2017: SoundCloud and “I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend”

After getting a Blue Yeti microphone from her father in 2015, Ulven began writing and releasing Norwegian music to SoundCloud under the moniker of “Lydia X” She stopped attending guitar lessons after six months once her teacher refused to acknowledge her interest in songwriting and producing Ulven coined the stagename “Girl in Red” after attempting to identify herself in a crowd to a friend via text Using the new moniker, she published her debut single “I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend” on SoundCloud in November 2016, where it got about 5 thousand streams within five months Following the single’s feature on the Norwegian music website NRK Urørt, “I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend” amassed thousands of streams and gained Ulven a large online following

2018–2019: Chapter 1 and Chapter 2

Girl in Red in Los Angeles in September 2019

Ulven’s 2018 singles “Summer Depression” and “Girls” gained millions of views and streams online In early 2019, she won her first award when she was presented with “Norwegian Newcomer of the Year” at the 2018 GAFFA Awards

Ulven released “I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend” on Apple Music in March 2018 “I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend” was listed at number 9 on The New York Times list of “The 68 Best Songs of 2018” and won “Untouched of the Year” (“Årets Urørt“) at the 2018 P3 Gull awards Ulven opened for Clairo in Dublin and Paris in September 2018 Ulven released her debut EP, Chapter 1, on 14 September 2018 Ulven released the standalone single “We Fell in Love in October” in November 2018, which would peak at number 14 on the US Rock Charts in October 2019

Ulven embarked on her first North American tour supporting Conan Gray in March 2019 She released Chapter 2, her second EP, as well as Beginnings, a compilation of her entire single catalogue into one exclusively vinyl album, on 6 September 2019 through the music distributor AWAL She embarked on her first international headlining “World in Red” tour in October 2019, performing in cities such as Dublin and San Francisco Ulven was nominated for “Newcomer of the Year” at the 2019 P3 Gull awards

2020–present: If I Could Make It Go Quiet

In December 2019, Ulven signed a worldwide recording contract with British music distribution company AWAL In a rare phenomenon for most new label signees, her entire existing discography, which had all originally been self-released, was subsequently registered under this label on all digital music platforms Ulven appeared on the front cover of both Gay Times and Dork in December 2019, as well as the cover of NME in January 2020 She provided the single “Kate’s Not Here” for the original soundtrack of the 2020 supernatural horror film The Turning Ulven was nominated for the “Newcomer of the Year” award and, as a result, the Gramo scholarship at the 2020 Spellemannprisen, also known elsewhere as the Norwegian Grammy Awards In May 2020, Ulven was included in the annual Dazed 100 list after her single “I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend” passed 150 million streams

In mid 2020, Girl in Red became a popular symbol of queer identification on the online platform TikTok, where users would adopt the common phrase, “Do you listen to Girl in Red” as a way of discreetly asking if someone is a lesbian In November, she released the standalone holiday single “Two Queens in a King Sized Bed”, shortly before she was awarded “Artist of the Year” at the 2020 P3 Gull Awards

Ulven released her debut studio album, titled If I Could Make It Go Quiet, on 30 April 2021 The album has thus far been supported by four singles: “Midnight Love”, in April 2020, “Rue” in August 2020, “Serotonin” in March 2021, and “You Stupid Bitch” in April 2021 The cover artwork for the album, made by Norwegian painter and artist Fredrik Wiig Sørensen, was originally an oil painting on a 80×80 cm canvas titled The Antizero In 2022, Ulven signed to Irving Azoff’s PRO, Global Music Rights (GMR)

On 14 October 2022, she released her latest single, “October Passed Me By”, which is a sequel to “We Fell in Love in October”

Girl In Red will be an opening act on multiple shows of the US leg of Taylor Swift’s upcoming The Eras Tour

Artistry and influences

The subject matters of Ulven’s music range from romance and heartbreak to mental illness and the experience of being queer She named Taylor Swift as one of her biggest musical influences

Personal life

Ulven now resides in the Grünerløkka district of Oslo She identifies as gay and queer She studied music production and songwriting at Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology Ulven revealed in 2021 that she has been diagnosed with obsessive–compulsive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder


Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
If I Could Make It Go Quiet
  • Released: 30 April 2021
  • Label: World in Red (distributed by AWAL)
  • Format: Digital download, streaming, cassette, LP, CD
2 10 11 30 19 7 31 31 7 67

Compilation albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
  • Released: 6 September 2019
  • Label: World in Red (distributed by AWAL)
  • Format: Vinyl

Extended plays

Title Details
Chapter 1
  • Released: 14 September 2018
  • Label: World in Red (distributed by AWAL), Human Sounds Records
  • Format: Digital download, streaming, cassette
Chapter 2
  • Released: 6 September 2019
  • Label: World in Red (distributed by AWAL)
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Spotify Singles
  • Released: 8 September 2021
  • Label: World in Red (distributed by AWAL)
  • Format: Streaming


As lead artist

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
“I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend” 2017
  • ARIA: Gold
  • MC: Gold
  • RIAA: Gold
Chapter 1
“Will She Come Back” Non-album singles
“Dramatic Lil Bitch”
“Say Anything” 2018
Chapter 1
“She Was the Girl in Red” Non-album single
“Summer Depression”
Chapter 1
  • MC: Gold
  • RIAA: Gold
“We Fell in Love in October” 91 76 56 87 14 154
  • ARIA: Gold
  • BPI: Silver
  • IFPI GR: Gold
  • MC: Gold
  • RIAA: Platinum
Non-album single
“Watch You Sleep” 2019
Chapter 2
“I Need to Be Alone”
“Dead Girl in the Pool”
“I’ll Die Anyway”
“Bad Idea!”
“Midnight Love” 2020 If I Could Make It Go Quiet
“Two Queens in a King Sized Bed” Non-album single
“Serotonin” 2021 28 8 32 20 If I Could Make It Go Quiet
“You Stupid Bitch” 36
“Body and Mind” 29 36
“I’ll Call You Mine”
“October Passed Me By” 2022 28 45 Non-album single
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory

As featured artist

Title Year Album
(Lokoy featuring Girl in Red)
Can We All Go To Bed


Title Year Artist(s) Director(s)
“Girls” 2018 Girl in Red Marie Ulven Ringheim
“We Fell in Love in October” Peter Theisen Amlie
“I Need to Be Alone” 2019 Isak Jenssen
“Dead girl in the Pool” Laura Lynn Petrick
“Bad Idea” Isak Jenssen
“Rue” 2020 Niels Windfeldt
“Two Queens in a King Sized Bed”
“Serotonin” 2021 Marie Ulven Ringheim & Isak Jenssen
“Body and Mind” Thea Hvistendahl
“I’ll Call You Mine” Marie Ulven Ringheim & Matias Tellez

Other appearances

Title Year Album
“Kate’s Not Here” 2020 The Turning (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
“Something New” Moominvalley 2 (Official Soundtrack)


Year Television program Notes
2021 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Musical guest (episode 1454)

Awards and nominations

Organization Year Category Nominated work Result Ref
BBC 2020 Sound of 2021 Girl in Red Nominated
Dork 2019 Hype List 2020 First
GAFFA Awards (Norway) 2018 Norwegian Newcomer of the Year Won
Best Norwegian Hit “Girls” Nominated
Music Moves Europe Talent Awards 2019 General Award Girl in Red Won
P3 Gull 2018 Untouched of the Year “I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend”
2019 Newcomer of the Year Girl in Red Nominated
2020 Artist of the Year Won
Spellemannprisen 2020 Newcomer of the Year Nominated
Gramo scholarship
2022 Album of the Year If I Could Make It Go Quiet Won
Songwriter of the Year
Lyricist of the Year Nominated
Best Alternative Pop/Rock
Best Artist Girl in Red Won
Song of the Year “Serotonin” Nominated
Music Video of the Year “Body & Mind”
Producer of the Year Girl in Red and Mattias Tellez
GLAAD Media Award 2022 Outstanding Breakthrough Music Artist If I Could Make It Go Quiet
Libera Awards 2022 Breakthrough Artist/Record Pending
Best Alternative Rock Record Pending



  • The World in Red Tour (2019)
  • Make It Go Quiet Tour (2022)


  • Fall Tour (2018) (Clairo)
  • The Sunset Shows (2018–19) (Conan Gray)
  • Happier Than Ever, The World Tour (2022) (Billie Eilish)
  • The Eras Tour (2023) (Taylor Swift)


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