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Anneli Marian Drecker is a German
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

-Norwegian
Norway
Norway , officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. Norway has a total area of and a population of about 4.9 million...

 singer and actress from the city of Tromsø
Tromsø
Tromsø is a city and municipality in Troms county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Tromsø.Tromsø city is the ninth largest urban area in Norway by population, and the seventh largest city in Norway by population...

. She is the vocalist for the seminal dream pop
Dream pop
Dream pop is a subgenre of alternative rock that originated in the United Kingdom in the mid-1980s, when bands like The Passions, Dif Juz, Lowlife and A.R. Kane began fusing post-punk and ethereal experiments with bittersweet pop melodies into dreamy, sensual soundscapes. The term was almost...

 band Bel Canto
Bel Canto (band)
Bel Canto is a Norwegian music duo, originally a trio, fronted by Anneli Drecker, and signed originally to Crammed Discs.-Biography:Their first two records were licensed to Nettwerk Records in Canada and its second album was licensed to IRS/MCA Records...

. In the fall of 2006 Bel Canto celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the first album with several concerts. She has released two solo albums, and has provided vocals for various artists including Röyksopp
Röyksopp
Röyksopp is a Norwegian electronic music duo from Tromsø, formed in 1998. Since their inception, the band's line-up has included Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland....

, Jah Wobble
Jah Wobble
Jah Wobble is an English bass guitarist, singer, poet and composer. He became known to a wider audience as the original bass player in Public Image Ltd in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but left the band after two albums...

, Ketil Bjørnstad
Ketil Bjørnstad
Ketil Bjørnstad is a Norwegian pianist and composer. Initially trained as a classical pianist, Bjørnstad discovered jazz at an early age and has embraced the emergence of "European jazz"....

, Simon Raymonde
Simon Raymonde
Simon Philip Raymonde is an English musician and record producer. He is the son of the late arranger and composer, Ivor Raymonde.-Career:...

, Mental Overdrive
Mental Overdrive
Mental Overdrive is Per Martinsen , an electronic music artist from Tromsø, Norway. He is often mentioned as one of the most influential electronic musicians in Norway...

, Illumination
Illumination
Illumination, an observable property and effect of light, may also refer to:* Illumination , the use of light sources* Illumination , the use of light and shadow in art...

 and Hector Zazou
Hector Zazou
Hector Zazou was a prolific French composer and record producer who worked with, produced, and collaborated with an international array of recording artists...

.

She often works with fellow Norwegians Röyksopp
Röyksopp
Röyksopp is a Norwegian electronic music duo from Tromsø, formed in 1998. Since their inception, the band's line-up has included Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland....

, including as the vocalist on the track "Sparks", as their live backing-vocalist (as heard on their live album Royksopp's Night Out), on three songs on their album Junior. She will perform with Röyksopp
Röyksopp
Röyksopp is a Norwegian electronic music duo from Tromsø, formed in 1998. Since their inception, the band's line-up has included Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland....

 on their forthcoming European tour. Additionally, she appeared with countrymen a-ha
A-ha
A-ha were a Norwegian pop band formed in Oslo in 1982. The band was founded by Morten Harket , Magne Furuholmen , and Pål Waaktaar...

 on their Minor Earth, Major Sky Tour and appeared on the live DVD Live from Vallhall and the following album from their European Tour, How Can I Sleep With Your Voice In My Head.

In a newsbit in Side-Line Magazine she stated that she had included a song written by Morten Harket
Morten Harket
Morten Harket is a Norwegian musician, best known as the lead singer of the Norwegian synthpop/rock band A-ha, which released nine studio albums and topped the charts in several countries after their breakthrough hit "Take on Me" in 1985. A-ha disbanded in 2010. Harket has also released four solo...

 on her album Frolic.

In 2003 she was a jury-member in the Norwegian version of Pop Idol
Pop Idol
Pop Idol is a British television series which debuted on ITV on 6 October 2001. The show was a talent contest to decide the best new young pop singer in the United Kingdom, based on viewer voting and participation. Two series were broadcast - one in 2001-02 and a second in 2003...

. She continues to occasionally perform live in Norway.

Singles


From Frolic:
  • "Stop This" (2005)
  • "You Don't Have To Change" (2005)

From Tundra:
  • "It's All Here" (2000)
  • "Sexy Love" (2000)
  • "All I Know" (2000)

Collaborations

  • Song Of Joy by Tsunematsu Matsui featuring Anneli Marian Drecker (1989)
  • Ghosts Can't Run Away, Diversion, Misunderstanding, Keep Me In, The Same by Foreign Affair featuring Anneli Drecker from the album "East On Fire" (1989)
  • I'll Strangle You by Hector Zazou featuring Anneli Drecker & Gérard Depardieu
    Gérard Depardieu
    Gérard Xavier Marcel Depardieu is a French actor and filmmaker. He is a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur, Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite and has twice won the César Award for Best Actor...

     from the album Sahara Blue (1992)
  • Becoming More Like God, When The Storm Comes by Jah Wobble
    Jah Wobble
    Jah Wobble is an English bass guitarist, singer, poet and composer. He became known to a wider audience as the original bass player in Public Image Ltd in the late 1970s and early 1980s, but left the band after two albums...

    's Invaders Of The Heart featuring Anneli Drecker from the album Take Me To God (1994)
  • the Golden Core by Motorpsycho
    Motorpsycho
    Motorpsycho is a band from Trondheim, Norway. Their music can generally be defined as psychedelic rock, but they also mix in elements from metal, jazz, rock, pop and many other musical styles. The members of the band are Bent Sæther , Hans Magnus "Snah" Ryan and Kenneth Kapstad...

     from the album Timothy's Monster
    Timothy's Monster
    Timothy's Monster is the fourth full-length studio album by Motorpsycho, and their first on a major label . Released as a double-CD or triple-LP...

    (1994)
  • Monsoon Baby by Inoran featuring Anneli Drecker from the album Sou (1997)
  • Morning Glory with Simon Raymonde
    Simon Raymonde
    Simon Philip Raymonde is an English musician and record producer. He is the son of the late arranger and composer, Ivor Raymonde.-Career:...

     for the tribute to Tim Buckley
    Tim Buckley
    Timothy Charles Buckley III was an American vocalist, and musician. His music and style changed considerably through the years; his first album was mostly folk oriented, but over time his music incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, avant-garde and an evolving "voice as instrument," sound...

     Sing a Song for You (2000)
  • Sparks by Röyksopp
    Röyksopp
    Röyksopp is a Norwegian electronic music duo from Tromsø, formed in 1998. Since their inception, the band's line-up has included Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland....

     from the album Melody A.M.
    Melody A.M.
    Melody A.M. is the debut album by Norwegian electronic duo Röyksopp, released on 8 October 2001 by Wall of Sound. Songs from this album have been used in television adverts and computer games; "Remind Me" was formally featured in an advertisement for GEICO Insurance in one of their popular Caveman...

    (2001)
  • Turn the Lights Down by a-ha
    A-ha
    A-ha were a Norwegian pop band formed in Oslo in 1982. The band was founded by Morten Harket , Magne Furuholmen , and Pål Waaktaar...

     from the album Lifelines
    Lifelines
    Lifelines is the seventh album released in 2002 by the Norwegian band A-ha. This album entered to top 10 album charts in 9 countries and 4 of those in top, selling over 1.5 million copies....

    (2002)
  • The Nest by Ketil Bjørnstad
    Ketil Bjørnstad
    Ketil Bjørnstad is a Norwegian pianist and composer. Initially trained as a classical pianist, Bjørnstad discovered jazz at an early age and has embraced the emergence of "European jazz"....

     (featured vocalist on a number of songs) (2003)
  • Back on Track by Apoptygma Berzerk
    Apoptygma Berzerk
    Apoptygma Berzerk is a Norwegian musical group. They have achieved success with a brand of synthpop, and ballads backed with electronic rhythms, commonly known within the scene and referring to themselves as "futurepop". Apop has won awards and top-10 spots in Germany and Scandinavia...

     from the album You and Me Against the World
    You and Me Against the World
    -North America:-Tour Edition:The "Australian Tour Edition" of the album released to coincide with the band's tour of that country in late 2006 contains the following tracklisting:-References:...

    (2005)
  • Vision One, You Don't Have a Clue and True to Life by Röyksopp
    Röyksopp
    Röyksopp is a Norwegian electronic music duo from Tromsø, formed in 1998. Since their inception, the band's line-up has included Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland....

     from the album Junior (2009)

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