Real name: Lene Marlin Pedersen
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Marlin made her Norwegian debut on 12 October 1998, with the single "Unforgivable Sinner", which proved to be a hit as it reached number one and kept that position for eight weeks. It was also the fastest selling single in Norwegian music history, and appeared in the soundtrack of the Norwegian movie Schpaaa. It was followed by her first album, Playing My Game. She won an MTV Europe award in 1999. Her single "Where I'm Headed", from the French film, Mauvaises fréquentations, topped the charts in France and Italy. Her song "Sitting Down Here" became a top 5 hit in the UK singles chart in 2000.
Lene Marlin's second album, Another Day, was released on 22 September 2003, and her third, Lost In A Moment, in June 2005. The first single from that album, "How Would It Be," was released in Europe in May 2005.
Despite being less well-known in other parts of the world, Marlin made a trip to Taiwan and China during October 2005 to promote a Taiwanese version of Lost in a Moment. This included one bonus track, "Still Here", a cover of a song by a famous Chinese singer, Faye Wong. The visit proved to be successful; events held included a concert appearance hosted by MTV Taiwan, various television appearances, and a live street gig. Her record company claims that Lost in a Moment was their best selling western record of the year.
In 2006 she performed with Swiss band, Lovebugs on their single "Avalon", which made the Top 10 in the Swiss chart as well as topping the Swiss National Airplay Chart.
Marlin won four awards: Best Pop Solo Artist, Best Single ("Sitting Down Here"), Best Newcomer and the Artist Of The Year at the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy awards 1999 (Spelleman), as well as the MTV Europe award for Best Nordic Act, presented in Dublin, Ireland in November 1999. She has co-written together with Stargate (producers for "Lost In A Moment") a song for Rihanna, entitled "Good Girl Gone Bad".
From "Playing My Game"
- "Unforgivable Sinner" #1 ITA, #1 NOR, #13 UK, #1 JPN
- "Sitting Down Here" #5 ITA, #2 NOR, #5 UK, #57 GE
- "Where I'm Headed" #1 ITA, #1 NOR, #1 FR, #31 UK
From "Another Day"
- "You Weren't There" #1 ITA, #1 NOR, #2 CHINA, #59 UK
- "Another Day" #5 ITA, #8 NOR
- "Sorry" #40 ITA (Italy only)
From "Lost In A Moment"
- "How Would It Be" #16 ITA, #11 NOR
- "What If" #39 ITA
- "Still Here" (Japan only)
- "My Lucky Day" (France & Italy)