Background information
Birth name Maia Daniella Andersen
Born Denmark
Genres Pop
  • Singer
  • songwritter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011–present
Labels U&I
Associated acts
  • Adam Daniel
  • Clemens

Maia Daniella Andersen, professionally known by the mononym MAIA, is a Danish singer-songwriter. She was selected to represent Denmark in the twenty-first edition of the North Vision Song Contest with her song "Tordenkys" after it won the sixteenth edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix.


2011–15: Songwriting

MAIA started off by writing songs for other singers. Her first credited songwriting was in 2011 when she wrote "Løber i stiletter" for Jasmin, which competed in the fourth edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. She also wrote the follow-up single of the singer, called "Mit rette element". In 2014, she wrote three songs for Astrid for her EP Danser (helt alene) (2014); "Hvad blev der af vi", "Er der nogen", which competed in the fifth edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, and the title track "Danser (helt alene)".

MAIA first appeared as a vocalist in Clemens' 2014 single, "Øjenåbner". The song peaked at the ninth position in the Danish charts and was later included in Clemens' studio album Klemmedrengen (2014). In 2015, she composed "Tæt på mine drømme" for Julie Bjerre which competed in Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2015, the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. She also co-wrote "Beautiful Alien" for Darude, which was included in Darude's fourth studio album, Moments (2015).

2016–present: Solo debut

In 2016, she made her professional debut as a solo artist; she released "Tordenkys", which competed in sixteenth edition of Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. The song won the super-final of the selection and therefore represented Denmark in the twenty-first edition of the North Vision Song Contest. Adam Daniel's "Tænder på dig", written by MAIA, came second to "Tordenkys" in the selection. MAIA also wrote Daniel's debut single "Ik' den samme" earlier in 2016.



As lead artist

Year Title Album
2016 "Tordenkys" TBA

As featured artist

Year Title Album
2014 "Øjenåbner"
(Clemens featuring MAIA)

Songwriting credits

Year Title Artist Album Notes
2011 "Løber i stiletter" Jasmin Non-album singles Co-writer
"Mit rette element"
2014 "Hvad blev der af vi" Astrid Danser (helt alene)
"Er der nogen"
"Danser (helt alene)"
2015 "Beautiful Alien" Darude featuring AI AM Moments
"Tæt på mine drømme" Julie Bjerre Non-album singles
2016 "Ik' den samme" Adam Daniel
"Tænder på dig"
"Tordenkys" MAIA

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