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Emalina
Emalina
Emalina performing in 2014
Born Amina Iman Allas
(1988-12-24) 24 December 1988 (age 29)
Oslo, Norway
Occupation Singer, songwriter, actress
Genres Indie pop, electropop
Instruments Vocals, piano, guitar
Label Warner Music Norway
Years active 2008–present
Eurovision Song Contest
Country Iconnorway Norway

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

Early lifeEdit

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.

Personal lifeEdit

Emalina is a practicing Muslim, and speaks fluent Norwegian, Somali, Arabic, and English. She resides in the Grünerløkka borough of Oslo.

DiscographyEdit

EPsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
NOR
Emalina
  • Released: 15 January 2016
  • Label: Warner Music Norway
  • Format: CD, digital download

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NOR
"Supergirl" 2015
Emalina
"Hypnotisk" 2017 10
  • IFPI NOR: Gold
Non-album single(s)

FilmographyEdit

StageEdit

Year Title Role
2009–2013 Spring Awakening Martha Bessell
2014–2015 The Merchant of Venice Portia