Spellemannpris nominations announced

The nominees for the 2006 Spellemanspris awards, the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy, have been announced.

Elvira Nikolaisen 2006

The nominees for the 2006 Spellemanspris awards, the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy, have been announced:

Mira Craig, Marit Larsen, Elvira Nikolaisen, 120 Days and Bjørn Eidsvåg are some of this years favourites to take home the coveted award with two nominations each.

The winners of the awards will be announced for the 35th time at a major televised show on 27 February.

The 2006 Spellemannspris jury have received a record 608 entries, compared to 568 in 2006.



Female artist:

ELVIRA NIKOLAISEN - QUIET EXIT (SONY BMG)

MARIT LARSEN - UNDER THE SURFACE (EMI MUSIC NORWAY )

MIRA CRAIG - MIRA MIRA (HOMEMADE RECORDS)

Male artist:

BJØRN EIDSVÅG - NÅDE (PETROLEUM/SONY BMG)

ODD NORDSTOGA - HEIM TE MOR (UNIVERSAL MUSIC AS)

THOMAS DYBDAHL - SCIENCE (UNIVERSAL MUSIC AS)

Pop group:

DELILLOS'85 - SUSER VIDERE (UNIVERSAL MUSIC AS)

JIM STÄRK - TURN AROUND AND LOOK (SWEET RECORDINGS)

MINOR MAJORITY - REASONS TO HANG AROUND (BIG DIPPER RECORDS)

Electronica:

LINDSTRØM - IT'S A FEEDELITY AFFAIR ( SMALLTOWN SUPERSOUND )

SPLAXXTER WATTS - THE SHAKEOUT (CAFE SUPERSTAR DA)

THE WHITEST BOY ALIVE - DREAMS (SMALLTOWN SUPERSOUND)

Contemporary classical music:

GREX VOCALIS/KORK - ARNE NORDHEIM: DRAUMKVEDET (SIMAX CLASSICS)

NORSKE KAMMERORKESTER/DIR. TERJE TØNNESEN - CORELLI MACHINE (AURORA/GRAPPA)

ROLF-ERIK NYSTRØM - CONCEPTS OF SORROWS & DANGERS (AURORA/GRAPPA)

Rock:

120 DAYS - 120 DAYS ( SMALLTOWN SUPERSOUND )

BONK - BONK AGAINST NOTHING (RACING JUNIOR)

MADRUGADA - LIVE AT TRALFAMADORE (EMI MUSIC NORWAY )

THE LOW FREQUENCY IN STEREO - THE LAST TEMPTATION OF... (REC 90)

THE SCHOOL - ESPIONAGE (KONG TIKI RECORDS)

Blues:

KID ANDERSEN - GREASELAND (BLUE MOOD/GRAPPA)

RITA ENGEDALEN - HEAVEN AINT READY FOR ME YET (BLUESTOWN RECORDS)

WOODLEG ODD - FOOT FETISH (WOODLEG MUSIC ANS )

Country:

CLAUDIA SCOTT - JOHN CLARE'S DREAM (LOVELY MONSTER RECORDS)

ILA AUTO - IF YOU KEEP PICKIN' IT MIGHT NEVER HEAL (AUTO RECORDS)

ROY LØNHØIDEN - SANGER FRA SKOGEN (NORSKAMERIKANER/BJØRN KULSETH)

Metal:

BENEA REACH - MONUMENT BINEOTHAN (TABU RECORDINGS)

ENSLAVED - RUUN (TABU RECORDINGS)

GORGOROTH - AD MAJOREM SATHANAS GLORIAM (REGAIN RECORDS)

KEEP OF KALESSIN - ARMADA (TABU RECORDINGS)

Hip-hop:

DARKSIDE OF THE FORCE - EL DIA DE LOS PUERCOS (C+C RECORDS)

KARPE DIEM - RETT FRA HJERTET (BONNIER AMIGO MUSIC NORGE)

TUNGTVANN - SISTE SKANSE (C+C RECORDS)

Traditional folk music/traditional dance music:

KVARTS - STEINSPRANG (KVARTS)

MAJORSTUEN - JULEDRØM (LÆRDAL MUSIKKPRODUKSJON AS)

TINDRA - LUKKELEG VAKING (TA:LIK)

Dance orchestra

OLE IVARS - OLE IVARS SÅ KLART! (TYLDEN & CO)

PK & DANSEFOLKET - HENG DEG PÅ (TYLDEN & CO)

SCANDINAVIA - ALLE MANN TIL PUMPENE (TYLDEN & CO)

Jazz:

ATOMIC - HAPPY NEW EARS! (JAZZLAND)

HELGE SUNDE/NORSKE STORE ORKESTER - DENADA (ACT)

HÅKON KORNSTAD/HÅVARD WIIK - THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (MOSEROBIE)

KEN VANDERMARK/ PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE - SEVEN (SMALLTOWN SUPERJAZZZ)

THE THING - ACTION JAZZ (SMALLTOWN SUPERJAZZZ)

Classical:

LEIF OVE ANDSNES - HORIZONS (EMI MUSIC NORWAY )

MARIANNE THORSEN /TRONDHEIMSOLISTENE - MOZART: VIOLIN CONCERTOS (LINDBERG LYD AS)

OSLO CAMERATA - GRIEG: HOLBERG SUITE (NAXOS)

SVEINUNG BJELLAND - SCARLATTI & MENDELSSOHN: SONATAS (SIMAX CLASSICS)

Folk:

HELENE BØKSLE - ELVERHØY (UNIVERSAL MUSIC AS)

LARS BREMNES - HJERTEKAPTEIN (KIRKELIG KULTURVERKSTED )

OLA BREMNES - GUDENE VET (SPELL MUSIKK AS)

VAMP - I FULL SYMFONI (MED KORK) (MAJORSTUDIO AS)

Open class:

HANNE HUKKELBERG - RYKESTRASSE 68 (PROPELLER RECORDINGS AS)

KRISTIN ASBJØRNSEN - WAYFARING STRANGER - A SPIRITUAL SONGBOOK (UNIVERSAL MUSIC AS)

MARI BOINE - IDJAGIEDAS - IN THE HAND OF THE NIGHT (UNIVERSAL MUSIC AS)

TERJE ISUNGSET - IGLOO (ALL ICE RECORDS/GRAPPA)

WIBUTEE - SWEET MENTAL (SONNE DISK)

Children’s music:

JUL I SVINGEN - DIVERSE ARTISTER - JUL I SVINGEN (UNIVERSAL MUSIC AS)

MAJ BRITT ANDERSEN - ONGER ER RARE (MAJORSTUDIO AS)

VESLEMØY SOLBERG & FELIX JOHANSEN - EVENTYRET OM HANNA (NORDICAE)

Newcomer of the year:

120 DAYS - 120 DAYS ( SMALLTOWN SUPERSOUND )

ELVIRA NIKOLAISEN - QUIET EXIT (SONY BMG)

MARTE WULFF - JACKET (IT'S DEFINITLY RECORDS)

MIRA CRAIG - MIRA MIRA (HOMEMADE RECORDS)

ROCKETTOTHESKY - SO SING YOU APPLE TREES (TRUST ME RECORDS)

Music video:

BJØRN EIDSVÅG W/ELVIRA NIKOLAISEN - FLODEN (SONY BMG)

CHRISTEL ALSOS - COME ON (SONY BMG)

GRAND ISLAND - US ANNEXED (RACING JUNIOR)

MARIT LARSEN - DON'T SAVE ME (EMI)

THE WHITE BIRCH - SEER BELIVER (RACING JUNIOR)

The nominees for the ‘Hit of the year’ award will be announced next week.

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