|Birth name||Sabrina Cleopatra Garder|
May 5, 1994 (20 years old)|
Qleo, or Sabrina Cleopatra which is her real name, is a new and exciting artist.
Her background is highly international: She’s born on the Philippines, her mum is African, and the dad is Norwegian. She lived in Norway from she was four years old, until she was 12. Then she moved to London, where she went to high school. From there she left for the US, where she stayed from she was 17 to 20 years old.
Today she is back in Oslo, Norway, where she concentrates fully on her artist career.
Qleo has been singing all her life, but her first proper performance was at a school play where she played Sandy in Grease. All through high school, she was simply called Sandy. All her life she has listened, and been influenced by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Lauren Hill and Chris Brown.
Qleo debuted as an artist with the single "Someone's Watching Me". It’s an urban bass heavy, mid-tempo ballad, featuring British-Swedish rapper Lazee. It’s fitting that "Someone's Watching Me" is a collaboration between a Norwegian and a Swede – as the song is the theme for a new series of Big Brother, which featured Norwegians and Swedes and was broadcast simultaneously in both countries.
"Someone's Watching Me" won the ninth edition of Den Norsken Sangen and got the right to represent Norway in the North Vision Song Contest 12 in Herning, Denmark. The song was originally recorded with Lazee and NRK decided to send both of them to represent Norway and the collaboration happened. A music video for the song featuring Lazee was released on 4th January, 2015. The song is produced by Joakim Haukaas and David Eriksen.
The song participated in the second semi-final of North Vision Song Contest 12, ended 7th with 78 points and qualified therefore to the final. There, it came 4th with 153 points receiving the 12 points from Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Iceland, Moldova and Romania.