Malin Reitan, who we all remember from her 2005 appearance in Hasselt singing “Summer and School Free”, is, half a decade later, even more popular than ever! The fourteen year old singer last night won an award at Norway’s most prestigious music awards – the “Spellemannprisen”. She won the childrens category for her latest CD. Watched by her parents and grandmother, Malin was shocked after the announcement of her win and was quick to thank her family and her record label, along with her two producers. She especially thanked her inspiration, her grandmother, who also enjoys singing country and sixties music.
Malin is the first child to win the Spellemannpris, and with her CDs having sold over 100,000 copies Malin can indeed be proud. Being only 14, she is too young to attend the (equivalent of the Grammys) after party, instead she’ll drive back to her hometown of Trondheim to prepare for a Sunday concert in the Granåsen resort. Celine Helgemo, Malin’s sister Lotte and Lisa Winsjansen Restad will also be performing. The excitement at that concert will be great, with the locals ready to celebrate Malin’s win!