Karen Marie Ørsted (born in Odense, Denmark in August 13, 1988) better known as Mø, is a Danish singer and songwriter signed to Sony Music. "Pilgrim", her first official single, was featured as P3s Uundgåelige (P3 Unavoidable), a label given to rising artists by Danish radio station DR P3, and has charted in the Tracklisten, the Danish singles chart. Mø's first live television appearance was during Danish P3 Guld Awards on 27 March 2013. Mø, whose name means "maiden" or "virgin" in Danish, has been compared to electro-pop vocalists such as Grimes, Purity Ring, and Twin Shadow. Mø's debut single "Pilgrim" was initially released on limited-edition 7" vinyl single through Turntable Kitchen's Pairings Box.
In March 2014, she released her album No Mythologies to Follow and began touring in Europe and North America. It was supported by singles Don't Wanna Dance, Say You'll Be There (Spice Girls cover), and Walk This Way. In October 2014, she was featured on Iggy Azalea's single Beg For It and performed on Saturday Night Live — her first entry on the US Billboard charts peaking at #27. In 2015, MØ contributed vocals to Lean On, the Major Lazer and DJ Snake dancehall hit that reached #4 on the US Billboard and topped several other charts around the world.
In 2016, MØ released two singles for her upcoming second studio album — both Kamikaze and Final Song charted in several countries, with the latter reaching #1 on the UK charts. Cold Water, featuring Justin Bieber and MØ, was another Major Lazer track that reached 2 on the Billboard charts in August.