Smith & Thell
Maria Jane Smith and Victor Thell met each other as young teenagers at a local music event in their hometown of Helsingborg, in Southern Sweden. After deciding to launch their own artist project, Smith & Thell, they submitted their original song "Statue (The Pills Song)," for Sweden's prestigious Denniz Pop Awards. With a panel led by multi-platinum producer Max Martin (Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift), the jury selected Smith & Thell as the New Artist of the Year, which is the same honor that was given to Tove Lo the year prior.
In 2016, Smith & Thell were honored with the New Emerging International Artist award at MUSEXPO Los Angeles. Their debut album, 2017's Soulprints, has already combined for more than 25 million streams, radio support throughout Europe and a Gold record for "Statue (The Pills Song)."
Over the past 12 months, the duo has toured Europe building their fanbase, while writing their follow-up album. The first taste of their new music came in the form of the single "Forgive Me Friend" featuring Swedish Jam Factory. The song has earned Platinum status and Top 10 on Spotify and reached No.1 at radio in Sweden.