Nergaard debuted with the Tell Me Where You’re Going-single in 1990, and has released eight albums since then. Still, this was her first Spellemannpris (Grammy), handed out by the Norwegian Minister of Culture, Valgerd Svarstad Haugland.
“I have prepared myself for this in 14 years,” Nergaard said when she happily received the prominent price.
Wenche Myhre, who for years have been popular in Germany, was touched to tears when pianist Ingrid Bjørnov and Ephemera presented a collection of her most renowned songs.
“I will not give in yet,” Myhre said.
“I work in the toughest and finest business there is, and I still don’t know what to become when I grew up,” Myhre joked.
This was the 32nd time the Spellemannprisen was arranged, and the show took place at Chateau Neuf in Oslo.
Here are all the winners:
Popgruppe: Ephemera - Air, Ephemera Records.
(Also nominated: D'Sound: Doublehearted, Daworks Records and Number Seven Deli - Falkner Street, BMG Norway)
Electronica: Snuten: Xploding Plastix - The Donca Matic Singalongs, Sony Music.
(Also nominated: Snuten - Welcome to the Jungle, C+C Records and Ulver - Teachings in Silence, Voices Music & Entertainment)
Rock: Turbonegro - Scandinavian Leather, Burning Heart Records.
(Also nominated: Amulet - Danger! Danger!, Sony Music, Ricochets - The Ghost Of Our Love, Music Network, Thulsa Doom - And Then Take You To a Place Where Jars Are, Big Dipper Records, and We - "Lightyears Ahead", Black Balloon Records)
Blues/Country: Vidar Busk - Love Buzz, Warner Music.
(Also nominated: Amund Maarud - Ripped, Stripped and Southern Fried, BMG Norway and Tumbleweed - Once More, With Feeling, G.D.C. Records)
Metal: Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult Armageddon, Nuclear Blast.
(Also nominated: Enslaved - Below the Lights, Osmose and Old Mans Child - In Defiance of Existence, Century Media)
Hip-Hop: Equicez - State of Emergency, Pass It Records.
(Also nominated: Diaz - Velkommen Hjem Andres, Tee Productions and Paperboys - The Great Escape, Bonnier Amigo Music Norway)
Folk music: Majorstuen - Majorstuen, Lindberg Lyd AS/2L.
(Also nominated: Jan Beitohaugen Granli - Lite Nemmar, ta:lik and Sturla/Andreas - Glimmer, Lindberg Lyd AS/2L)
Danseorkester: Ole Ivars - Hverdag og Fest, Tylden & Co.
(Also nominated: Gunnar Fjeldseth Band - Fullt og Helt, Tylden & Co and Picazzo - Tusen Dager Til, Tylden & Co)
Jazz: Atomic - Boom Boom, Jazzland.
(Also nominated: Tore Brunborg Quartet - Gravity, Vossa Jazz Records, Karin Krog - Where You At?, Enja Records, Christian Wallumrød Ensemble - Sofienberg Variations, ECM/Grappa, and Håvard Wiik - Postures, Jazzland)
Classic Musikk: Leif Ove Andsnes - Grieg/Schumann: Piano Concertos, EMI Classics.
(Also nominated: Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra - Mahler Symphonies No. 1 & 9, Simax Classics and Stavanger Symphony Orchestra - Geirr Tveitt - Wedding Suite/Troll Tunes, BIS Records)
Contemporary music: Hans-Kristian Kjos Sørensen - Open, BIS Records.
(Also nominated: Ragnhild Berstad - Ragnhild Berstad: Respiro, Aurora/Grappa and Bjørn Ianke - Contemporary Double Bass Solo 3, Simax Classics)
Songs : Erik Bye og Marinemusikken - I Dur og Brot", MM Marine AS/Marinemusikken.
(Also nominated: Elias Akselsen - Her Kommer Dine Arme Små, VIA Music and Ole Reinlund - For Det Var Hit, Platearbeiderne)
Åpen Klasse: Niko Valkeapäa - Niko Valkeapää.
(Also nominated: Duippidit. Anne-Lise Berntsen/Nils Asheim - Kom Regn, Kirkelig Kulturverksted, Hallvard Bjørgum & Co - Free Field, Hallvard Bjørgum, Motorpsycho/Jaga Jazzist Horns - Motorpsycho/Jaga Jazzist Horns, Konkurrent, and When - Pearl Harvest, Voices Music & Entertainment)
Childrens records: Hege Rimstad/Geirr Lystrup -Fly Som En Stein, Euridice Turn Left.
(Also nominated: Lyriaka - Lyriakafabrikken, Universal Music and NRK Barne-TV/Barneselskapet Uhu - UHU! Vol 3, Egmont Serieforlaget)
Music video: Kaizers Orchestra - Evig Pint, Farmen.
(Also nominated: Diaz - Hvem er denne karen, Tee Productions/EMI, Folk og Røvere - Utadæsjælåpplevelse, Voices of Wonder, Thomas Dybdahl - Cecilia, CCAP, and Bertine Zetlitz -Girl Like You, EMI)
Newcomer of the year: Julian Berntzen - Whaffy Town, New Records.
(Also nominated: Equicez - State of Emergency, Pass It Records. Rebekka Karijord - Neophyte, Kirkelig Kulturverksted. Kurt Nilsen - I, BMG Norway, and Karin Park - Superworldunknown, Waterfall Records)
Song of the year: Kurt Nilsen - She's So High, BMG Norway.
(Also nominated: Maria Arrendondo - In Love With An Angel, Universal Music, David - Wild At Heart, BMG Norway, Folk og Røvere - Utadæsjælåpplevelse, Voices Music & Entertainment, Lene Marlin - You Weren't There, EMI Music Norway)
Grammy of the year: Silje Nergaard and Grammy of honour: Wencke Myhre.
Silje Nergaard, Artist