MØ – singer and songwriter from Denmark.
MØ’s real name is Karen Marie Aagaard Ørsted Andersen. She was born on 13 August 1988 in Ubberud near Odense, Denmark. The young woman spent her childhood on Funen. She has an older brother, who is a doctor.
The aspiring singer showed great interest in music when she was just 7 years old. At that time, she was a big fan of the Spice Girls. Later, she appreciated the work of such bands as Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Black Flag, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and especially Sonic Youth.
Andersen’s career began in 2006 when she was 18 years old. Back then, she worked on a side project, which included such songs as "Garbage King" and "Polly Get Your Gun". Later, they became hits. After a few years, Karen’s fan club uploaded videos for these two songs to YouTube.
Between 2007 and 2012, Karen performed with her friend Josefine Struckmann Pedersen. The girls called their duo MOR. In 5 years, the young singers managed to record two EPs, Vanvidstimer and Fisse I Dit Fjæs. However, in 2012, the duo fell apart due to personal reasons.