Lillebjørn has been singing since the sixties. His debut record "Tilbake," which came out in 1971, was closely followed by others, like pearls on a string. Throughout the years and decades, Lillebjørn has received prestigious prizes and been honoured for outstanding contributions as a performing artist. In 1995, he received Denmark's first folk music prize. And in 2005 his own home town presented him The Oslo City Cultural Prize.