Ida made her debut in 2008 with the singles “These are the days” and “For the Nation”. Then followed her first studio album “Color of the Sun”, which earned her the Norwegian Grammy (Spellemannsprisen) for best country album 2008. Two years later, in 2010, she released her second album, “No Guarantees”, with twelve new songs that showcased a rapidly maturing singer-songwriter. Again, she won the Norwegian Grammy. When she won the Norwegian Grammy once again in 2012 for her album “Someone to Love”, she became the first Norwegian solo artist to win Grammys for her first three albums.
In the fall of 2014, Ida released a genre-breaching EP called “Let it Go”, earning her yet another Norwegian Grammy nomination, this time as Pop Soloist 2014. Her fourth full-length, “Starting Over Again”, was released in March 2015, to unanimous critical acclaim in Norwegian media.
Her sixth album “Two Worlds” was released in 2017, and was a result of Ida spending a great deal of time in Nashville. The title reflects the duality of the album as well, being recorded both in Norway and in Nashville. The album was once again met with rave reviews, followed by a massive tour of Norway.