Silje Nymoen is a songwriter also known as a solo performer by her stage name SiLyA and Anea.
She is from Oslo, Norway and is now based in New York City.
Silya was singing and playing classical piano by age 8. She majored in jazz and contemporary dance at The Oslo National Academy of Art at age 15.
Silya first gained success being the lead singer of the Norwegian hip hop/pop group Multicyde. While in Multicyde, she performed in musical theater shows like Cabaret, Chicago, and West Side Story.
After Multicyde, Silya began working with the Murlyn Music production house in Stockholm as a songwriter. Silya wrote the singles "Kiss Your Mama!" recorded by Australian artist Vanessa Amorosi and "Masterplan" recorded by Swiss artist Stefanie Heinzmann that both went gold in their respective countries. She also wrote the songs “Sneakernight” and “Last Night” on Vanessa Hudgens' album Identified. Most recently, Silya's song "Rock With You" was recorded by Rachel Crow, who came in fifth place on the U.S. The X Factor. Silya has worked with the likes of Cee Lo Green (Gnarls Barkley), Printz Board (Black Eyed Peas, Macy Gray, Nikka Costa), Lester Mendez (Shakira, Nelly Furtado), J.R. Rotem (Rihanna), and Mark Hill (Craig David, Artful Dodger).