Smith & Thell

Maria Jane Smith and Victor Thell met one another as young teenagers at a local music event in their hometown of Helsingborg in Southern Sweden. Since then, they have spent their time establishing themselves as one of Sweden’s hottest new artits and most sought after songwriter and producer combos. As writers, they have contributed on songs that have combined to be streamed over 200,000,000+ times and growing.

After launching the artist project in 2015, they submitted their original song “Statue” to be considered for Sweden’s prestigious Denniz Pop Awards.  With a panel led by multi-platinum producer Max Martin, the jury selected Smith & Thell as the “New Artist of The Year” . This same honor was given to international superstar Tove Lo the previous year.

Their debut, self-produced album Soulprints will be released on May 12, 2017


  • “Best New Artist” @ Denniz Pop Awards
  • Tours: LP, The Head & The Heart and Lukas Graham
  • MUSEXPO “Emerging Int’l Artist” Winner
  • Songs written have 200 million + streams
  • 5 gold, 5 platinum records (In Scandinavia)
  • Bob Lefsetz on “Statue” (click to read)