Ásgeir Trausti has set a new Icelandic record in music sales of debut albums by Icelandic musicians with his album Dýrð í dauðaþögn. The album sold 21,000 copies in four months, ruv.is reports.
Publishing director at Sena Eiður Arnarson attributes Ásgeir’s success to having broken down the barriers which many other popular Icelandic musicians have faced in that his music appeals to different generations.
“You hear his songs being played at all occasions,” Eiður added.
Ásgeir Trausti’s song ‘Leyndarmál’ was number two in last week’s charts. The musician was also the recipient of a Kraumlistinn 2012 award and has also been nominated for the Nordic Music Prize as well as six Icelandic Music Awards.