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Röyksopp shown here at last year's MTV awards, took home prizes for Vieo of the Year as well as receiving the prestigious Spellemann-prize of the year for remarkable achievement (240x248)Winners of Spellemannsprisen announced

Publisert: 02/26/2003 av Tomas Lauvland Pettersen

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Last weekend saw the winners of the Norwegian Grammy Awards, Spellemannsprisen, unveiled. The nominated artists and the award-winners clearly demonstrate that a younger generation is taking over.
 
Listen to a 30 second clip of Thomas Dybdahl’s From Grace – the winner of Spellemannsprisen’s pop solo-act category
Listen to more tracks or buy Thomas Dybdahl’s award-winning That Great October Sound album
 
Listen to a 30 second clip of Salvatore’s Easy
Listen to more tracks or Salvatore’s Tempo album which earned them the Electronica-awards at Spellemannsprisen



This year’s Spellemannsprisen differed from earlier shows in that it was TV2 that was chosen to broadcast the event. All past shows have been broadcast by the national Norwegian Broadcasting Company (NRK). During the last couple of years, Spellemannsprisen has drawn some criticism from various parts of the Norwegian music scene. Most of the critique has revolved around the Spellemannsprisens alleged lack of focus on younger artists and new trends. As an alternative to Spellemannsprisen, the Alarm prize has emerged to fill in the gaps left in Spellemannsprisens nominations. However, the Spellemannsprisen committee has met the criticism, and many felt that this year’s nominations gave a better reflection of the current activities on the Norwegian music scene.

If one is to draw a conclusion to this weekend’s Spellemannspris show, then it must be that the younger generation has tightened its grip and is ready to take over. Gone were many of the traditional mainstays, replaced by fresh new talent that has already left its mark both nationally and internationally. Given their considerable international success, Röyksopp was a hot-tipped favourite for many. And not particularly surprising, the duo won the two awards they were nominated for: video of the year and the prestigious Spellemann-prize of the year which is given to an artist or act that has distinguished itself with remarkable achievements.

Here’s an overview of the winners of the respective categories:

Norwegian language songwriting:

Odd Børretzen and Lars Martin Myhre: Kelner! (Tylden & Co.)

Rock:

Madrugada: Grit (Virgin)

Metal:

Satyricon: Volcano (Capitol)

Hip/Hop:

Paperboys: No Cure For Life (Bonnier Amigo Music Norway)

Pop solo act:

Thomas Dybdahl: …That Great October Sound (CCAP)

Pop band:

Ephemera: Balloons And Champagne (Ephemera Records/Tuba)

Electronica:

Salvatore: Tempo (Racing Junior)

Newcomer of the Year:

Gåte: Jygri (Warner)

Open category:

Sidsel Endresen and Bugge Wesseltoft: Out Here, In There (Jazzland/Universal)

Jazz:

Come Shine: Do That Voodoo (Curling Legs)

Blues:

Bjørn Berge: Illustrated Man (Farmen)

Classical:
Leif Ove Andsnes: Schubert; Piano Sonata in A-Major D959 (EMI Classics)

Contemporary:

Frode Haltli: Looking On Darkness (Grappa)

Ethnic/Folk/World/Crossover:

Øyonn Groven Myhren and Odd Nordstoga: Nivelkinn (Heilo)

Dance orchestra:

Dænsebændet: Får Vi Lov? (Tylden & Co.)

Children:

NRK Barn: UHU! Vol. 2 (Egmont Serieforlaget)

Song of the year:

"Mysteriet Deg" performed by Bjørn Eidsvåg and Lisa Nilson (Text and composition by Bjørn Eidsvåg)

Video of the Year:

Röyksopp: Remind Me (Wall of Sound/Virgin)

Spellemann-prize of the year for remarkable achievement:
Röyksopp
 

Related companies:

Norwegian "Grammy" Award

Madrugada

Satyricon

Paperboys

Ephemera

Salvatore

Gåte

Come Shine

Dænsebændet

Röyksopp

Tylden & Co. AS

Virgin Records Norway AS

EMI Recorded Music AS

Bonnier Amigo Music Norge AS

CCAP

Racing Junior

Warner Music Norway AS

Jazzland Recordings

Curling Legs Productions

Farmen

Grappa Records AS

Heilo c/o Grappa Musikkforlag

Egmont Serieforlaget AS Barneselskapet

Related persons:

Odd Børretzen, Artist

Lars Martin Myhre, Guitarist, Composer, Artist

Thomas Dybdahl, Artist

Sidsel Endresen, Jazz singer

Jens Bugge-Wesseltoft, Jazz musician, Pianist

Bjørn Berge, Artist

Leif Ove Andsnes, Pianist, Artist

Frode Haltli, Accordionist

Øyonn Groven Myhren, Folk singer

Odd Nordstoga, Artist

Bjørn Eidsvåg, Artist, Songwriter

Related events:

Norwegian "Grammy" Award 2003

Related articles:

07.01.2005 Spellemannspris nominations unveiled

23.02.2004 Leiv Ove Andsnes honoured with Carnegie Hall Perspectives series

08.01.2004 Grammy time

08.12.2003 Diverse artists: Uhu! Vol. 2

04.12.2003 And the nominees are…

07.07.2003 Bjørn Berge: Illustrated Man

03.03.2003 Röyksopp to tour the US

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