On Friday night MØ performed live at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at Oslo’s Telenor Arena.
The Danish pop singer – real name Karen Marie Ørsted – wore a long white gown with a big fluffy grey coat and was backed by a full orchestra.
She played two tracks, her song ‘New Year’s Eve’ and ‘Lean On’, the single she collaborated on with Major Lazer.
In a statement released earlier this month about the ceremony, MØ said: “I was lucky enough to grow up in a scientific and culturally aware family where developments in human rights and hopes for peace were common topics of conversation. Leading personalities in these areas were revered and were the inspiration for the activism of my youth. I hold the Nobel Peace Prize – indeed, any such recognition for those attempting to affect positive change in our world – in the highest regard. To be asked to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize concert and to help spread awareness of the important peacemaking work of the National Dialogue Quartet is a great honour. I’m humbled to be part of such a historically important event, and following in the footsteps of previous performers and some of my favourite artists, such as Rihanna, Robyn, Cyndi Lauper, Annie Lennox, and Omar Souleyman.”
The prize was awarded to Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet for their “decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia in the wake of the Jasmine Revolution of 2011.”
Watch MØ’s performances of ‘New Year’s Eve’ and ‘Lean On’ below:
“Obviously there’s so many great artists out there that I’d love to work with,” she said. “I would really like to work with Grimes, because she’s just so badass that I want to die. Cashmere Cat [Norwegian producer], Tyler The Creator, there’s many [others].”
MØ also talked about how she works on new music. “The songs I write are about how I feel and the vibe I’m in,” she explained. “So whether I’m on a tour or at home it’s like all about how you feel in the certain time you sit down.”