Oh Land

born on 2/5/1985 in Kopenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark

Alias Nanna Øland Fabricius

Oh Land

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Oh Land

Nanna Øland Fabricius (born 2 May 1985),[1] better known by her stage name Oh Land, is a Danish singer-songwriter and record producer. She is currently living in Brooklyn, New York City.[2]

Personal life

Oh Land was born in Copenhagen,[3] the daughter of Bendt Fabricius,[4] an organist, and Bodil Øland,[5] an opera singer.[6] She is the great-great-grandchild of missionary and ethnographer Otto Fabricius, who published Fauna Groenlandica in 1780, the first zoological observations of Greenland.[7] She is a former student of the Royal Danish and Royal Swedish Ballet schools.[8] However, an injury caused by a slipped disc and spinal fracture put an end to her dancing career, which eventually led her to start making music.[6] Oh Land has a small dog named Ujan that travels with her sometimes.[9][10] She has been living in the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Williamsburg since January 2010.[11]

Career

Oh Land's debut album, Fauna, was released in her native Denmark on 10 November 2008 by Danish independent label Fake Diamond Records.[12] For her eponymous follow-up album, she worked with producers Dan Carey, Dave McCracken and Lester Mendez.[13] The album was released on 14 March 2011[14] and peaked at number five on the Danish Albums Chart.[15] It also served as her debut in the United States, where it was released on 15 March 2011 by Epic Records,[16] reaching number 184 on the Billboard 200 chart.[17] An EP with the same name was previously released on 19 October 2010, containing four tracks from the full-length album.[18] On 7 April 2011, she was given the Brink of Fame: Music Artist award at the 2011 NewNowNext Awards.[19]

Oh Land made her US television debut performing "Sun of a Gun" on Late Show with David Letterman on 2 March 2011.[20] She also performed it on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on 24 March 2011 and on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on 25 May.[21][22] Oh Land toured North America as the supporting act for Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark in March 2011,[23] and will support Sia on North American dates of her We Are Born tour in July and August 2011.[24] She is also due to open for Katy Perry on select US dates of her California Dreams Tour in August 2011, and will later join Perry again in October and November on the tour's second leg in the UK and Ireland.[25]

As an actress, Oh Land had a supporting role as Sara in the 2007 Danish psychological drama film Hvid nat.[26][27]

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details Charts
DEN
[15]
US
[17]
Fauna
  • Released: 10 November 2008
  • Label: Fake Diamond
  • Format: CD, digital download
Oh Land
  • Released: 14 March 2011
  • Label: Fake Diamond
  • Format: CD, digital download
5 184

Extended plays

  • Oh Land (2010)

Singles

Title Year Charts Album
DEN
[15]
AUT
[28]
GER
[29]
US
DNC
[30]
"Heavy Eyes" 2008 Fauna
"Sun of a Gun" 2010 59 60 12 Oh Land
"Rainbow" 2011
"White Nights" 28

References

  1. Oh Land (2 May 2011). Hey shorty it's my birthday!. Twitter. Retrieved on 4 May 2011.
  2. Iasimone, Ashley (15 November 2010). Oh Land Gets Sucked Into the Florence and the Machine 'Universe' Exclusive Video. Spinner. AOL. Retrieved on 8 April 2011.
  3. Bio. ohlandmusic.com. Retrieved on 23 March 2011.
  4. Svidt, Ole Rosenstand (22 May 2009). Oh Land : med Lyngby-Taarbæk Symfoniorkester, Spot Festival 2009, Musikhuset, Symfonisk Sal, Århus (Danish). Gaffa. Gaffa A/S. Retrieved on 7 May 2011. ... Oh Lands far, den klassiske komponist Bendt Fabricius ...
  5. Fauna Oh Land (Danish). CDON.dk. Retrieved on 7 May 2011. ... Nannas egen mor, operasangerinden Bodil Øland.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sterling, Scott T. (15 February 2009). The Exploration of A Rising Pop Star. 944 Magazine. 944 Media. Retrieved on 23 March 2011.
  7. Jakobsen, Ole (November 2008). Oh Land sådan et land hvor man bliver overrasket (Danish). DR. Retrieved on 6 May 2011. ... min tipoldefar havde skrevet en bog om Grønlands dyreliv, der hed "Fauna Grønlandica".
  8. Smith, Douglas Q. (8 November 2010). Gig Alert: Oh Land. WNYC. Retrieved on 24 February 2011.
  9. Oh Land!. Davey Morgan Photography (31 March 2011). Retrieved on 8 April 2011.
  10. Oh Land (2 March 2011). Ujan the goat-monkey is not thinking about David Letterman!!!. Plixi. Lockerz. Retrieved on 8 April 2011.
  11. Chapman, Alex (20 November 2010). URB Presents: Oh Land. URB. Retrieved on 3 July 2011.
  12. Oh Land Fauna. Fake Diamond Records. Retrieved on 3 April 2011.
  13. [Oh Land at All Music Guide Oh Land Oh Land Credits]. Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved on 4 May 2011.
  14. Oh Land Oh Land (album). Fake Diamond Records. Retrieved on 3 April 2011.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Discography Oh Land. IFPI Denmark. Hung Medien. Retrieved on 15 August 2011.
  16. Ennis, Jillian. Oh Land's New Album Drops Next Week. Elle. Hachette Filipacchi Media. Retrieved on 3 April 2011.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Oh Land Album & Song Chart History Billboard 200. Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved on 27 March 2011.
  18. Oh Land Oh Land EP. Fake Diamond Records. Retrieved on 3 April 2011.
  19. Singer Oh Land accepts the Brink of Fame: Music Artist award at the 2011 NewNowNext Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 7, 2011. The NewNowNext Awards will air on April 11 on Logo TV.. Yahoo! News. Yahoo! (8 April 2011). Retrieved on 8 April 2011.
  20. Late Show with David Letterman Donald Trump, Vanessa Hudgens, Oh Land 2 Mar, 2011. Entrance Magazine (2 March 2011). Retrieved on 3 March 2011.
  21. Perpetua, Matthew (25 March 2011). Oh Land Sings Perky 'Son of a Gun' on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'. Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved on 8 April 2011.
  22. Neyland, Nick (26 May 2011). Oh Land: "Sun Of A Gun" (Live On Ferguson) (Video). Prefix Mag. Retrieved on 3 July 2011.
  23. Oh Land Announces US Tour. Epic Records (21 January 2011). Retrieved on 15 May 2011.
  24. Bain, Becky (2 May 2011). Sia Taps Oh Land For We Are Born Tour. Idolator. Buzz Media. Retrieved on 15 May 2011.
  25. Oh Land to Open 4 California Dates and Fall UK Tour. katyperry.com (12 May 2011). Retrieved on 15 May 2011.
  26. Brovall, Sandra (5 March 2011). Popkometen Oh Land har aldrig haft en plan B (Danish). Politiken. JP/Politikens Hus. Retrieved on 3 July 2011.
  27. Hvid nat (2007). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 3 July 2011.
  28. Discographie Oh Land (German). IFPI Austria. Hung Medien. Retrieved on 6 September 2011.
  29. Chartverfolgung / Oh Land / Single (German). Media Control. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved on 6 September 2011.
  30. [Oh Land at All Music Guide Oh Land Billboard Singles]. Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved on 6 September 2011.

External links

  • Official website
  • Oh Land at All Music Guide
  • Oh Land at the Internet Movie Database
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