The young Icelandic band Of Monsters And Men is enjoying incredible success in the US: their album My Head Is An Animal sold in 55,000 copies in one week and on Wednesday it went straight to sixth place on the US Billboard list.
Of Monsters And Men a few years ago. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.
This is the best achievement Icelandic musicians have ever boasted on the Billboard list, which has reported on record sales in the US since 1945, Fréttablaðið reports.
The highest score by an Icelandic musician on the Billboard list to date was when Björk’s album Volta climbed to ninth place in 2007. Sigur Rós reached 15th with Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust the following year.
In other music news, singer-songwriters Lára Rúnars and Myrra Rós embarked on their Iceland tour yesterday, Morgunblaðið reports.