Christel Alsos Monsen, is a Norwegian singer originating from Fauske. After graduation in 2003, she moved After high school with graduation in 2003 she moved to Gjøvik to study at Viken Folkehøgskole and study music. In 2004 she moved to Oslo appearing in on NRK Norwegian television Noen bedre with Tore Strømøy and soon after was offered a contract on Sony BMG,Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation in 2004, she was discovered by record company Sony BMG. She gained fame through her single "Come On" in 2006 and has released four successful albums. She has been nominated for Spellemannprisen several times. In 2006 for "Music video of the year" for "Come On", in 2007 for Best Newcomer" and "Best female artist" after her debut album Closing the Distance and in 2010 in the category "Best female artist" for her album Tomorrow Is.