Ida Maria is a Norwegian rock musician. Her first album; Fortress Round My Heart was released in 2008. In November 2010 she released her second album Katla in Norway; the album was released internationally on June 7, 2011.
Ida Maria later gained recognition outside of her native country, namely in the United Kingdom, where she appeared on Later... with Jools Holland, was interviewed by The Times, and performed at the Glastonbury Festival.
Ida Maria is reported to have the neurological phenomenon of synesthesia which, in her case, means she envisions colours when she hears music. Having performed at various festivals, including Reading, and being nominated for Best Rock/Indie Artist category at the BT Digital Music Awards 2008, Ida Maria has toured in Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia.
Ida Maria's song "Keep Me Warm" was featured in the season 4 finale of the ABC drama Grey's Anatomy and during some Nivea commercials during the Fall of 2009. Ida Maria's song "I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked" was featured in episode 8 of "My Life As Liz" entitled "A Prom to Remember Part 2". It was played during the dancing sequence at the prom. Her song "Louie" is being used for some commercials for the FX TV show Louie (TV series). The song Oh My God was one of the first songs confirmed to be featured in Rock Band 3.
Ida Maria's song "Oh My God" was featured in the trailer for "It's Kind of a Funny Story". Her song "Bad Karma" was featured in the 2011 films Scream 4 & Bad Teacher.
Ida Marias song Oh My God was featured in a Finnish film, Sisko tahtoisin Sister, I wanted to stay), released in 2010.New album Katla out now in US, UK, Norway, Sweden, Denmark.