Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November 27: Klara Ósk Elíasdóttir of the Icelandic girl group "Nylon" - Now The Charlies- is 28-years-old today.



Nylon is an Icelandic girl group composed of members Klara Ósk Elíasdóttir, Alma Guðmundsdóttir Steinunn Þóra, Camilla Sigurðardóttir, and Emilia Björg Óskarsdóttir (who left the group in 2007.) They are Iceland's most successful, singer/songwriter girl-band, producing ten number one singles and three number one albums in Iceland.

The group was formed after auditions in Iceland. The group sings pop music in English and Icelandic. Their first single, "Lög Unga Fólksins" (which means "The Young People's Song" in English), was released in April 2004 and went straight to number one.

The group have had huge success in their native country of Iceland: achieving a total of 10 Number 1 singles to date, a TV show about their first summer as a girl band, three chart topping albums, and a book entitled "100% Nylon" (which instantly became a best seller).

They have also released a DVD entitled "Nylon Allstaðar," which contained their hit TV show as well as other bonus features.

Nylon have released three albums in Iceland, the two Icelandic language albums being titled Góðir Hlutir and 100% Nylon. Both albums went straight to number one. Their third album (and first one in English)  100% Nylon, (titled Nylon in Iceland,) features many exclusively English songs as well as many re-written Icelandic tracks.







They are featured on an Icelandic Christmas album titled Jólaskraut, released Christmas 2005. Another notable collaboration are "Furðuverk," on one of the biggest selling children albums of all time, Stóra Stundin Okkar.

Nylon released their debut UK single "Losing A Friend" (written by English songwriters, Chris and Tony Griffiths,) in July 2006. It reached number 29 in the UK Top 40 singles chart, was Woolworths' single of the week upon release, and also hit number one on The Box's famed Box Breakers chart.

The follow up to "Losing A Friend" was a double A-Side single; "Closer," another Griffiths composition, and a cover of the Eurythmics classic "Sweet Dreams."

Emilia Bjorg, a founding member of the group, left the band in late summer of 2007, but returned in 2011.

Recently, Klara said the group isn't over, just on hiatus, and plan to record a new album. The band has changed their name to The Charlies, and have a more "electropop" sound than the Nylons did.
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For more about Klara and the group, visit these Websites -
http://www.nylon.is

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2 comments:

  1. Hi,Nice post
    do u know where can i find nylon's cds to buy?Or their songs for download?
    here's my e-mail
    elle.ments@hotmail.com
    cheers
    Luciano

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  2. Mike the Music LoverSeptember 11, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    I can't find any CDs by the group. There were singles available for a while, but even those aren't offered any longer.
    I'll keep an eye out!

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