Steinar Baldursson, known by the mononym Steinar (born 1995) is a singer and songwriter currently unsigned outside of Iceland.Steinar was born in Grafarvogur, a district of Reykjavík. He studied at Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík high school but after two years of studying he transferred to The Commercial College of Iceland where he currently studies. He has been following music from an early age noting that versatile music was always playing around the house where as his sisters listened to Rap music and his father to rock and funk. He started writing his own songs at the age of 10 and started taking it seriously at around 14 years old. He released his debut album Beginning in Iceland on 15 November 2013 containing 9 tracks in English all written by Steinar himself. He collaborated with Stefán Örn Gunnlaugsson, Kristinn Snær Agnarsson, and Redd Lights. He described the making of the album as tiring as it took much longer than it should have. After writing the album he wasn't sure that he wanted to release the album in Iceland. When Sena, Iceland's largest record label, encouraged him to do so he decided to go for it and released the hit song "Up" as his the first single off the album. Up was a tremendous success and stayed at the top of the Icelandic singles chart for 6 consecutive weeks. Later that same year he released the second single "You Know" which he describes as his favorite song off the album and in March 2014 he released Attention, the third single off "Beginning".