RÜ, a 21-year-old alternative queer artist from Sveio in Norway, is known for her edgy and mysterious sound influenced by old jazz, new age R&B, and hip-hop. She is currently working on her debut album due later in 2023.
She began her music career as a child on the Norwegian television show MGP Jr in 2012 under the artist name Vicky with her song "Skate". After that, she performed at various events, including singing "Skate" in front of the royal family at Redd Barna's Nobel Peace Price concert, going on a Christmas tour with MGP Jr, and performing on the roof of The Norwegian Opera and Ballet house in Oslo. She eventually took a break from music to focus on other interests, such as dancing but always knew that music was her true passion. RÜ is now returning under her new stage name RÜ, with her producer Kim Ofstad. Her first debut project, produced by Ofstad, is a groovy wave of catchy hooks and dark but radiant melodies. It addresses societal problems and insecurities and promotes self-acceptance and appreciation for diversity. RÜ hopes that her music will inspire others to appreciate what holds value in life and not to pretend to satisfy the masses.