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Two Wins for Laufey at 2024 Icelandic Music Awards

By Ragnar Tómas

Bewitched / From the Start
Photo: Screenshot from Youtube.

The 2024 Icelandic Music Awards were held at Harpa’s Silfurberg auditorium last night. Twenty-two accolades were distributed, with Grammy-winner Laufey securing wins in two categories.

Elín Hall and PATRi!K among night’s performers

The 2024 Icelandic Music Awards were presented last night at the Silfurberg Auditorium within the Harpa Music and Conference Hall. Among those who took the stage were Elín Hall, Hipsumhaps, Bára Gísladóttir, and PATRi!K. The awards were hosted by Freyr Eyjólfsson.

A total of 22 awards were distributed, including the Honorary Award of the Icelandic Music Awards, received by organist and choir director Hörður Áskelsson, and Best Newcomer, awarded to Kári Egilsson.

Grammy-winner Laufey received two awards: Performer of the Year and Vocal Performance of the Year in the categories of Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, and Electronic.

Here is a list of the winners:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Classical and Contemporary
Atli Heimir Sveinsson: The Complete String Quartets – Siggi String Quartet

Jazz
Innermost – Mikael Máni Ásmundsson

Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, and Electronic
Museum – JFDR

Other
BRIDGES II – Ægir

Film and Theatre
Knock At The Cabin – Herdís Stefánsdóttir

PERFORMER OF THE YEAR:

Jazz
Andrés Þór Gunnlaugsson

Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, and Electronic
Laufey

Classical and Contemporary
Sæunn Þorsteinsdóttir

Other
Mugison

VOCAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR:

Jazz
Kristjana Stefánsdóttir

Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, and Electronic
Laufey

Classical and Contemporary
Jóhann Kristinsson

SONG AND COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR:

Other
Wandering Beings – Guðmundur Pétursson

Classical and Contemporary
COR – Bára Gísladóttir

Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, and Electronic
Skína – PATRi!K, Luigi

Jazz
Íslend­ing­ur í Uluwatu­hofi – Stefán S. Stefánsson

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR:

Summer Jazz at Jómfrúin – Jómfrúin and Jakob Einar Jakobsson

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:

I Am Weary, Don’t Let Me Rest – Snorri Hallgrímsson
Recording Directors: Bergur Þórisson, Cécile Lacharme, Hafsteinn Þráinsson, Martyn Heyne, Snorri Hallgrímsson, Styrmir Hauksson, Viktor Orri Árnason, and Þorsteinn Eyfjörð

LYRICS OF THE YEAR:

Hún ógnar mér – Vigdís Hafliðadóttir

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR:

Waiting – Árný Margrét
Director: Guðmundur Kristinn Jónsson

BEST NEWCOMER:

Kári Egilsson

HONORARY AWARD:

Hörður Áskelsson

The award for Album Cover of the Year was not presented last night, as the award, bestowed in collaboration with the Association of Icelandic Illustrators (FÍT), will be presented at the FÍT Awards on March 22.

ALBUM COVER OF THE YEAR (NOMINATIONS):

Átta – Sigur Rós: Design: Ragnar Helgi Ólafsson
v2,2 – Róshildur: Design: Þorgeir Kristinn Blöndal
Museum – JFDR: Design: Gréta Thorkelsdóttir and Dóra Dúna
Gleypir tígur, gleypir ljón – Tumi Árnason and Magnús Tryggvason Eliassen: Design: Héðinn Finnsson (Íbbagoggur)
How to Start a Garden – Nanna: Design: Davíð Arnar Baldursson and Ragnar Þórhallsson
Ást & praktík – Hipsumhaps: Design: Viktor Weisshappel Vilhjálmsson

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