Ellen Xylander entered the music scene with a top 5 placement at Norway's official hit chart, VG-lista 2011, and ITunes-top chart-listings as well as radio listings in Norway, USA, Sweden and Greece.
- Honorable mention, Song of the Year 2011 (One day we'll make it home)
- Honurable mention IRSC (One day we'll make it home).
- Semifinalist in Song of the Year 2012 (Somebody).
- Semifinalist in World Song Battle (One day we'll make it home).
- Best song of the month, May 2013, Songwriters Universe, LA.
As a songwriter, composer and topliner Ellen Xylander cooperates with producers and publishers worldwide. In 2012 Ellen Xylander placed top 10 on Itunes top chart with "Try to Catch me", a song co-written for Sony Music and the Norwegian recording artist, author and Dancing with the stars-winner, Lene Alexandra. In 2014/2015 the pop singer Michelle releases a new album, written by Ellen Xylander. Ellen Xylander also contributes on the forthcoming album of Ghost Town Artist Depui (Release May 2014). In 2013 she also wrote lyrics for "Sommerhiten", TV Vestfold and contributed in other projects as a songwriter.
As a live performer and entertainer Ellen Xylander is known for her charisma and ability to connect with the audience. In addition to performing own material and playing live gigs with her backing band, she is often hired as en event speaker and cover singer. In 2012 she was a recurring guest artist in Byron William's (The Drifters) show, Commitment to soul, Oseberg Kulturhus, Tønsberg.
Born in Oslo, Norway, partly Swedish, grew up in Lier, Buskerud. Has later been living years in Scotland, Australia, Sweden, Denmark. Returned to Oslo in 2006; since 2009 been working with her debut album in USA, Germany, Sweden and Norway. Ellen Xylander is graduated within music, journalism, graphic design, communication and fitness. She graduated as a journalist in 2001 from Journalisthøgskolen, Oslo, and was the first student to have her dissertation published and released as a book. With this she took part in different radio and TV-shows with her work. Among others Holmgang, TV2, and NRK news. Her publication is titled: "Virkelighets-TV, underholdning i Grenseland" and is a science report and the only Norwegian post-study of participants of reality-TV. From 2009 Ellen Xylander has been working within the music business, running the label Emmody Records, and as a singer and songwriter. She is elected lay judge in Borgarting court of appeal, Oslo, and have helped many loose weight being a diet coach. She also works as a model. In 2012/2013 she was the fitting model of the Clothes chains Bik Bok and Cubus, and got to be a part of designing a pair of leather pants for Bik Bok, the "Ellen"-pants. Ellen Xylander is sponsored by one of Norway's leading industry companies TESS AS.