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Greta Eriköfrend
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Eriköfrend in 2015.
Born Greta Eriköfrend
(1993-12-09) 9 December 1993 (age 24)
Ubenmoor, Lashardia
Occupation Singer, songwriter, model, actress
Alma mater Queen Maria's School for the Performing Arts
Parents Bleta (mother)
Erik Samöfrend (father)
Musical Career
Genres Lashpop, electronic, soul, jazz, R&B, ambient
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1996–present
Labels Cyclops Records
Associated acts Bleta

Greta Magdalena Eriköfrend (born 9 December 1993) is a Lashardian singer, songwriter, model, and former child actress. She is the oldest daughter of pop icon Bleta and actor Erik Samöfrend.

She has been performing since the age of two, and was dubbed "Lashardia's Baby Angel" by the press following her birth in 1993. In 2013, she signed a recording contract with Cyclops Records, her mother's label, and released her debut single "Heartbeat", to major success.

Her music has been notable for fusing Lashpop with many genres, including electronic, soul, jazz, R&B, and ambient music.

Life and careerEdit

Early lifeEdit

Eriköfrend was born on 9 December 1993 in the Hoffmann district of Ubenmoor. She is the oldest daughter of Bleta and Erik Samöfrend. Her parents divorced when Eriköfrend was three. She has an older brother, younger sister, four maternal half-siblings and two paternal half-siblings.

She was raised by her mother, and has had three step-fathers throughout her life. On her upbringing, she stated "It was definitely weird being a celebrity's kid. I would be five years old walking through the street with my mother and people with cameras would ambush us. I didn't know what this was, I thought it happened to everyone".

Eriköfrend began her entertainment career at the age of two, acting in commercials and doing print modeling. She performed for the first time at age four when she sang with her mother during the Call Me Bleta Tour. She attended primary school in Hoffmann, graduating in 2009. Following her graduation, she began attending Queen Maria's School for the Performing Arts and graduated in 2012.

2013–present: Breakthrough and Suicide Blonde Pt. 2Edit

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Eriköfrend performing in 2014.

In early 2013, it was announced that Eriköfrend had signed a recording contract with Cyclops Records at the urging of her mother. The contract was rumored to be worth over $5 million.

Later in the year, she released her debut single "Heartbeat". The song was a massive success, reaching number-one in three countries. She later revealed that her debut album would be titled Suicide Blonde Pt. 2, alluding to her mother's 1992 album.

The album was released in 2014, and was a major success. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, it was massively popular, reaching number-one in two countries and the Top 3 in two others. Following its release, she was dubbed "The New Bleta" and "The Princess of Lashpop" by the media. The album also produced the hit singles "Hit the Lights", "Thank You", and "High".

Personal lifeEdit

Eriköfrend resides in the Jorden district of Ubenmoor in a shared apartment with her sister Karmella. She was raised a Lashardian Orthodox Christian but no longer identifies with the religion.

She is a vegetarian and posed nude as a part of PETA Asmatys' "I'd rather go naked than wear fur" campaign in 2015. Her and her sister own two rescue dogs. She also is a supporter of LGBT rights in Lashardia. She is close friends with singers AnaMarina and Olga Davorcha, in addition to child of Hans Grötöjohanes, Palina Hansöjohanes

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Year Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
LAS ADR CON PES POP
2014 Suicide Blonde Pt. 2
  • Label: Cyclops Records
  • Format: Digital download, CD, LP
1 2 9 1 2
  • LAS: 3x platinum
  • ADR: Platinum
  • PES: 4x platinum

SinglesEdit

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
LAS ADR CON PES POP
"Heartbeat" 2013 1 4 7 1 1
  • LAS: 4x platinum
  • ADR: Platinum
  • PES: 5x platinum
Suicide Blonde Pt. 2
"Hit the Lights" 2014 3 6 23 2 1
  • LAS: Platinum
  • ADR: Gold
  • PES: 2x platinum
"Thank You" 10 12 6 5
  • LAS: Gold
  • PES: Platinum
"High" 2015 6 10 99 4 2
  • LAS: Platinum
  • PES: 2x platinum

ToursEdit

  • The Second Coming (2014–15)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Event Category Nominated work Result
2013 LRI Song of the Year Song of the Year "Heartbeat" Nominated
2014 Lashardian Music Awards Breakout Artist Won
Artist of the Year Nominated
Best Pop Song "Heartbeat" Nominated