Icelandic newcomer Lay Low was awarded as the Singer of the Year at the Icelandic Music Awards held last night and received two other awards at the ceremony.
Lay Low was also voted as the Most Popular Singer of the Year by viewers with an SMS voting and received an award for the Best Album Cover. Fréttabladid reports.
“It is not bad to be the most popular. Thank you so much for voting for me. […] It is very pleasing to receive a thing like this,” Lay Low said in her speech after accepting the awards.
Bubbi Morthens, one of Iceland’s most renowned and controversial singer-songwriters, was chosen the male Singer of the Year for the second year in a row and Iceland’s king of pop, Björgvin Halldórsson, as Performer of the Year in the category of varied music.
Legend guitar player, songwriter and publisher Ólafur Gaukur received the Honorary Award for his lifetime of work and violin player Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir was chosen as the Brightest Hope.
The band Baggalútur and soloists Skúli Sverrisson, Pétur Ben and Hafdís Huld all received awards for their albums in different music categories.
Click here to read more about Lay Low and to listen to a song from her album.