Adelén performing "Bombo" at Melodi Grand Prix 2013
Background information
Birth name Adelén Rusillo Steen
Born (1996-11-04) 4 November 1996
Tønsberg, Norway
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2013–present
Associated acts Simon Fuller, Ina Wroldsen, Quiz & Larossi

Adelén Rusillo Steen (born 4 November 1996), known professionally as Adelén, is a Norwegian singer.[1]


2013–present: Melodi Grand Prix and debut

Adelén participated in the Norwegian national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Oslo with the Spanish-influenced song "Bombo", written by Ina Wroldsen and Quiz & Larossi and came in second place.[1][2]

"Bombo" went straight to number 2 on the Norwegian iTunes chart after her performance.[3] It also appeared in VG-lista, the official Norwegian Singles Chart. The song also won the OGAE Second Chance Contest 2013, becoming Norway's third win, and first since 1993.[4] It also won the 2013 Eurodanceweb Award with the highest score ever achieved in the history of the Award (284 points) and the largest distance from the second placed song (exactly 70 points).[5]

In 2013, she signed with Simon Fuller in an attempt to launch her globally.[6] On 21 June 2013, a preview of the new single, "Baila Conmigo", was released on YouTube while the full version was available on iTunes.[7][8]

In 2014, she recorded "Olé" for the 2014 FIFA World Cup's album One Love, One Rhythm – The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album, which went straight to number 1 on the Norwegian iTunes.[9]

Personal life

Adelen was born to a Spanish mother and Norwegian father, and raised in Tønsberg, Norway.[10]



Year Single Peak chart positions Album
POL Dance
2013 "Bombo" 1 6 36 23 TBA
"Baila Conmigo"
2014 "Always On My Mind"
"Olé" 3 One Love, One Rhythm –
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Official Album
2015 "Spell On Me" TBA
2016 "Wild Like Me" TBA
"—" denotes single that did not chart

Awards and nominations

Year Awards Category Work Outcome
2013 Eurodanceweb Award Dancing Song of the Year "Bombo" Won
2014 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Norwegian Act Herself Won
Best Northern European Act Nominated


  1. 1 2 "Årets yngste deltaker klar for finale i Melodi Grand Prix – VG Nett om Melodi Grand Prix". Retrieved 2013-03-22.
  2. "Gaute, Adelén og Sirkus Eliassen til MGP-finale" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-03-22.
  3. Kristin Svensen, Suzanne Kristoffersen (2 February 2013). "Klar for finalen i MGP – Kultur – Tønsbergs Blad". Retrieved 2013-03-22.
  4. Willy Lee Adams (7 October 2013). ""Bombo" Girl Adelen Wins OGAE Second Chance Contest". Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  5. "Norway wins Eurodanceweb Award 2013". 2 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-07.
  6. William Lee Adams. "Adelen: "Bombo" Singer Signs with Simon Fuller Management". Eurovision 2016 Predictions, Polls, Odds, Rankings – wiwibloggs.
  7. "Adelén 'Baila Conmigo' después de bailar al son del 'Bombo'". (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  8. "Baila Conmigo – Single". iTunes. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
  9. "Adelén, más latina que nunca con 'Olé', otro tema para el Mundial 2014". (in Spanish). Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  10. "I dag venter skolebenken for Adelén" (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2013-03-22.
  11. Adelén discography
  12. Adelén discography
  13. Top w dyskotekach
  14. Adelén discography

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Preceded by
Spain Pastora Soler
OGAE Second Chance Contest winner
Succeeded by
Sweden Helena Paparizou
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