|Emalina performing in 2014|
|Born|| Amina Iman Allas|
24 December 1988
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, actress|
|Genres||Indie pop, electropop|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, guitar|
|Label||Warner Music Norway|
|Eurovision Song Contest|
Amina Iman Allas (born 24 December 1988), known professionally as Emalina, is a Norwegian singer, songwriter, and actress. She competed in Norsksong 1 with the song "Hypnotisk".
Life and careerEdit
Emalina was born on 24 December 1988 in the Grønland neighborhood of Oslo. Her parents immigrated to Norway from Somalia shortly before her birth, and she has two older brothers and a younger sister.
Emalina graduated from compulsory schooling in 2005, and then began attending a music school in Oslo. She graduated from high school in 2008, and began a professional acting and music career.
2008–present: Professional careerEdit
Emalina began her career in 2008, after her graduation from high school. She made her stage debut in 2009, after being cast as Martha in an Oslo production of Spring Awakening. The show ran for four years, before closing in 2013. In 2014, Emalina starred in a year-long production of The Merchant of Venice as Portia.
She signed with Warner Music Norway in 2015, and released her debut single, "Supergirl", later that year. Her debut self-titled EP was released in early-2016. In 2017, she was confirmed to be taking part in Norsksong 1, with the song "Hynotisk". She made it to the superfinal, where she placed fourth.
Emalina is a practicing Muslim, and speaks fluent Norwegian, Somali, Arabic, and English. She resides in the Grünerløkka borough of Oslo.
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|2009–2013||Spring Awakening||Martha Bessell|
|2014–2015||The Merchant of Venice||Portia|