Icelandic music albums are popular stocking fillers, and are selling exceptionally well this Christmas season, reports news station NFS. Sales of Icelandic music have increased substantially in the last few years but this year is a record year, says Ásmundur Jónsson, chairman of the Association of Icelandic Music Producers. He says that most albums are sold the last three months of the year, and it seems that Icelandic music is a popular Christmas gift, both within Iceland, and to friends and family abroad.
The best selling album this season is by opera signer Gardar Thor Cortes (17,000 albums sold). Other best sellers include albums from Emilía Torrini, Björgvin Halldórsson and Sigur Rós.