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Icelandic Music Award Winners Announced

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Icelandic Music Award Winners Announced

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Prins Póló performing at the awards ceremony. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

The winners of the annual Icelandic Music Awards were announced in a ceremony in Harpa on Friday evening. The Rock Album of the Year was In The Eye of The Storm by Mono Town, while Prins Póló won the Pop Album of the Year for Sorrí, ruv.is reports.

Here are this year’s winners, marked in italics.

Album of the Year – Rock

In The Eye Of The Storm – Mono Town

Með vættum – Skálmöld

Ótta – Sólstafir

Rökrétt framhald – Grísalappalísa

Skálmöld og Sinfóníuhljómsveit Íslands – Skálmöld og Sinfóníuhljómsveit Íslands

Album of the Year – Pop

Batnar útsýnið – Valdimar

Heyrðu mig nú – AmabAdamA

Mexico – Gus Gus

Sorrí – Prins Póló

Silkidrangar – Samaris

Song of the Year – Rock

ABC – by Grísalappalísa and Baldur Baldursson from the album Rökrétt framhald by Grísalappalísa

Að hausti – by Skálmöld and Snæbjörn Ragnarsson from the album Með vættum by Skálmöld

Ótta – by Sólstafir from the album Ótta by Sólstafir

Peacemaker – by Börkur Hrafn Birgisson, Daði Birgisson and Bjarki Sigurðsson from the album In The Eye Of The Storm – by Mono Town

Siblings – by Oyama and Úlfur Alexander Einarsson, Júlía Hermannsdóttir og Berg Thomas Anderson from the album Coolboy by Oyama

Song of the Year – Pop

Color Decay – by Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson performed by Júníus Meyvant

Crossfade – by Gus Gus from the album Mexico með Gus Gus

Hossa hossa – by Magnús Jónsson, Steinunn Jónsdóttir and Salka Sól Eyfeld from the album Heyrðu mig nú by AmabAdamA

Nýr maður – by Nýdönsk, Björn Jörund Friðbjörnsson and Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson from the album Diskó Berlín by Nýdönsk

París norðursins – by Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson performed by Prins Póló from the movie París norðursins

Male Vocalist of the Year

Ásgeir

Bjarki Sigurðsson (Mono Town)

Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson (Nýdönsk/Gus Gus)

Jökull Júlíusson (Kaleo)

Valdimar Guðmundsson (Valdimar)

Female Vocalist of the Year

Bjartey Sveinsdóttir (Ylja)

Gígja Skjaldardóttir (Ylja)

Ragnheiður Gröndal

Salka Sól Eyfeld (AmabAdamA)

Sigríður Thorlacius

Live Performer of the Year

AmabAdamA

Dimma

Grísalappalísa

Skálmöld

Skálmöld and the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra

Music Event of the Year

ATP Iceland

Eistnaflug

Premier of the song ‘Ísland’ on RÚV (National Broadcasting Corporation)

Iceland Airwaves

Skálmöld and The Icelandic Symphonic Orchestra in Eldborg

Lyricist of the Year

Björn Jörundur Friðbjörnsson and Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson (Nýdönsk)

Magnús Jónsson and Steinunn Jónsdóttir (AmabAdamA)

Snæbjörn Ragnarsson (Skálmöld)

Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson (Prins Póló)

Valdimar Guðmundsson and Ásgeir Aðalsteinsson (Valdimar)

Songwriter of the Year

Magnús Jónsson (AmabAdamA)

Gus Gus

Mono Town

Skálmöld

Svavar Pétur Eysteinsson (Prins Póló)

Newcomer Album of the Year

Hekla – Hekla

Old Stories – Russian.girls

n1 – Young Karin

Newcomer of the Year

AmabAdamA

Júníus Meyvant

Máni Orrason

Vio

In the Jazz and Blues category, Stefán S. Stefánsson won the Composer of the Year award for the album Íslendingur í Alhambrahöll, which also won the Album of the Year. Sigurður Flosason won Performer of the Year, the Reykjavík Jazz Festival, Music Event of the Year. ‘Sveðjan’ by ADHD on the album ADHD5 won Composition of the Year.

In the Classical and Contemporary category, Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir won Female Singer of the Year, Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson won Performer of the Year, Daníel Bjarnason Composer of the Year and Composition of the Year while the Summer Concerts in Skálholt church was named Music Event of the Year. Fantasíur fyrir einleiksfiðlur by G.P. Telemann – Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir was named Album of the Year.

Úlfur Úlfur’s 'Tarantúlur,' directed by Magnús Leifsson, won Best Music Video.

Jóhann Jóhannsson won Producer of the Year for his music in The Theory of Everything. As reported, he was also nominated for an Oscar but missed out on the award. In January he became the first Icelander to win a Golden Globe Award.

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