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Birth NameKaren Marie Aagaard Ørsted Andersen
Born13 August 1988
HometownOdense, Ubberud, Denmark

 
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 Karen Marie Aagaard Ørsted Andersen (born 13 August 1988), better known as Karen Marie Ørsted or by her stage name MØ, is a Danish singer and songwriter signed to Sony Music Entertainment. Born in Odense, MØ has been compared to electropop artists such as Grimes and Twin Shadow. Besides being an acronym for her middle and last initials, the word mø means “maiden” or “virgin” in Danish. Her debut album, No Mythologies to Follow, was released in March 2014.

MØ collaborated with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea on the 2014 single “Beg for It”, which peaked at number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100, earning MØ her first entry on the chart. The following year, MØ was featured on Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s international hit “Lean On,” which peaked highly on international charts, including number 1 in Australia, number 2 in the United Kingdom, and number 4 in the United States.