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  • Born: 24/06/1969
  • Nationality: Norway
  • Years active: 1986-present
  • Type: Soprano
  • Studio Albums: 13
  • Record Sales: 10 million
  • Record Label: Decca
  • Biggest Markets: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Japan


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Sissel has had a long and varied career, but made her international big break in 1997 as she provided her pure vocals to James Cameron's blockbuster epic Titanic which holds the record of the best-selling film soundtrack of all time. She remains a household name in her home country Norway and although she's not in the public consciousness in other countries, she's one of the biggest names in the crossover circuit. Her earlier releases were more geared towards pop, but classical influences became a lot more apparent as time went on. Vocally, she sounds like Hayley Westenra, Emma Shapplin or Sharon Den Adel as she has that same high, crisp clear sound. Musically, it would be more accurate to compare Sissel to Sarah Brightman as Sissel’s albums vary widely in terms of musical style.

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Hayley Westenra
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#12 Adam AD 2013-12-18 12:24
no offense to Hayley Westenra... but I dont think Hayley has a pitch perfect voice as mentioned in her profile... Sissel has pure energetic unmatched voice Hayley can only wish ... Hayley Westenra is pure overrated imho.. sorry ...
#11 Akira Uehara 2013-05-13 12:48
I'm very happy to know Sissel.
#10 alan hall 2013-03-11 22:44
THERE IS Barbera,celene, Whitney and others,then there is Sissel, and there is no more.
#9 KAREN KELLER 2013-02-17 20:56
Sissel has the most beautiful voice I have ever heard, she is not ony a talented singer Sissel is a very caring and generous lady. I wish her Love and happiness in her life. :-)
#8 Connie Bernhardt 2013-02-04 19:22
I discovered Sissel this last Christmas and have not stopped listening to her music since. Her voice is so beautiful.
#7 Sue Sturges 2013-01-26 06:28
So happy I found out about this wonderful lady! When she sings she fills your heart to over flowing.
#6 Estevam - do Brasil 2012-12-16 14:47
Nobody compares to Sissel
#5 Keith Delabat 2012-12-16 05:49
The most beautiful voice under heaven !
#4 Dennis Craft 2012-12-15 19:55
:D Sissel has such an angelic voice. Absolutely beautiful!!!
#3 bernie 2012-09-19 16:40
She makes my Spirit dance!
#2 Bonnie 2012-09-19 03:15
What a crystal clear magical voice!
#1 Sophie Langan 2012-07-06 15:22
Sissel has a beautiful, ethereal, pure voice. I love her music, she is fantastic.

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