Trine rein topplos
The total sales of her second album pass 300.000 copies, and Trine is nominated to “Best Female Artist” in the Norwegian Grammy awards 1996.
In the springtime of 1997, Trine is invited to participate in an annual songwriter retreat in France, organized by Sting-manager Miles Copeland.
Trine’s over night success has taken everyone by surprise, including the artist herself.
However, due to a very heavy schedule of promoting and touring with her album, Trine is not given much time to contemplate her incredible break through, and for a while her life becomes a complete whirlwind.
The great Norwegian influence in this particular album cover, video and press pictures symbolize Trine’s passion for her childhood country, and her need to share the beauty of Norway with fans across the world.
Although passing sales of 100.000 copies, the Norwegian press decides that Trine’s attempt to promote Norway internationally is not of any interest, and her career no longer impresses them.
Creating pop-songs together with keyboard player Aasgeir Knutsen.
The duo enters a local talent show in Nesodden (Ungdommens Kulturmønstring).
At 15, Trine becomes the singer in the duo called “The Sound of Silence”.During this period, she breaks the collaboration with her first manager, Steinar Fjeld, and begins working with new manager, John Overgaard in Denmark.This brings her to Copenhagen where she switches record companies to work with EMI Medley, Denmark.More than once, the songwriter sessions at “Le Printemps de Marouatte”, or “the Castle songs” have made music history, with among others, Aerosmith’s hit song “Love in an elevator” by Mark Hudson and Steven Tyler.Trine has the honorable opportunity to work and write with legendary songwriters like Carole King, Louise Goffin, Mark Hudson, Bob Dipiero and Billy Maddox, as well as musicians and artists like Vinnie Colaiuta, Dominic Miller and Brad Roberts from the “Crash Test Dummies” to mention only a few.