From Iceland — A Big Night For The Icelandic Music Awards

A Big Night For The Icelandic Music Awards

Published March 31, 2022

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Art Bicnick

It was a night of thrills and pageantry last night at Harpa Concert Hall, as the Icelandic Music awards were held and broadcast live by RÚV.

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The winners covered numerous categories, many of whom recognised by the Grapevine over the years, so let’s just get to it:

Pop, rock, rap, hip hop and electronic music

(Yes, that’s all one category)

Pop album of the year: Mobile Home, GusGus

Rock album of the year: Mono Town Time Vol. 1, Mono Town

Rap and hip hop album of the year: Bushido, Birnir

Electronic album of the year: radio vatican, sideproject

Pop song of the year: Mér er drull, FLOTT

Rock song of the year: Vesturbæjar Beach, BSÍ

Rap and hip hop song of the year: Vogur, Birnir

Electronic song of the year: Halda áfram, russian.girls

Music event of the year: Kveðja, Bríet – Release concert at Eldborg

Lyricist of the year: Teitur Magnússon

Songwriter of the year: Mono Town

Singer of the year: John William Grant

Music performer of the year: Bríet Ísis Elfar

Brightest Hope: FLOTT

Classic and modern music

Album of the year: Ethereality, Berglind María Tómasdóttir

Composition of the year: CATAMORPHOSIS, Anna Þorvaldsdóttir

Music event of the year (festivals): Björk Orkestral, Live from Reykjavík

Music event of the year (concerts): Óperan KOK, Þórunn Gréta Sigurðardóttir

Singer of the year: Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir

Music performer of the year (individual): Víkingur Heiðar Ólafsson

Music performer of the year (group): Mótettukórinn

Brightest hope: Rannveig Marta Sarc

Jazz and blues

Album of the year: Nightjar in the Northern Sky, Anna Gréta

Composition of the year: Hlýnun, Tumi Árnason

Songwriter of the year: Anna Gréta

Music performer of the year (individual): Magnús Trygvason Eliassen

Music performer of the year (group): Hljómsveit Sigmars Þórs Matthíassonar

Music event of the year: The Skuggabaldri concert series

Bright hope: Hróðmar Sigurðsson

Other music: open category, traditional and folk songs, film soundtracks and theatre scores

Album of the year, film and theatre: Y: The Last Man, Herdís Stefánsdóttir

Album of the year, folk music: Brek, Brek

Album of the year, open category: Mother Melancholia, sóley

Song/composition of the year, open category: Vertu úlfur, titillag by Emilíana Torrini, Markéta Irglová

Music video of the year: Ég er bara að ljúga er það ekki? Annalísa, directed by Annalísa Hermannsdóttir

Album cover of the year: Án tillits, Magnús Jóhann & Skúli Sverrisson. Design: Halldór Eldjárn

Mastering of the year: Ox – Gyða Valtýsdóttir. Mastered by Gyða Valtýsdóttir and Úlfur Hansson

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