Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Swedish Grammy Awards: the results are in

So the professionals and the public have had their say. Here are the winners at this year's Swedish Grammy awards (Grammisgalan) which took place tonight in Stockholm.

ÅRETS ALBUM: ANNA TERNHEIM - LEAVING ON A MAYDAY (HELLO SAFERIDE - MORE MODERN SHORT STORIES FROM HELLO SAFERIDE/ HÅKAN HELLSTRÖM - FÖR SENT FÖR EDELWEISS /KLEERUP - KLEERUP/ VERONICA MAGGIO - OCH VINNAREN ÄR...)
ÅRETS DANS/HIP HOP/SOUL AFASI & FILTHY - FLÄCKEN
(CHORDS - THINGS WE DO FOR THINGS /LAZEE - SETTING STANDARDS/ LOOPTROOP ROCKERS - GOOD THINGS/ PETTER - X - GREATEST HITS) ÅRETS DANSBAND/SCHLAGER: LASSE STEFANZ - RALLARSVÄNG (CHARLOTTE PERRELLI - HERO / LINDA BENGTZING - VILD & GALEN /RONGEDAL - RONGEDAL / SAREK - I NATT SKA MARKEN SKÄLVA )
ÅRETS GRUPP: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES - COMMUNION (BACKYARD BABIES - BACKYARD BABIES / BO KASPERS ORKESTER - 8 /KENT - KENT - BOX 1991 - 2008 /THE HELLACOPTERS - HEAD OFF )ÅRETS HÅRDROCK: IN FLAMES - A SENSE OF PURPOSE (MESHUGGAH - OBZEN /MILLENCOLIN - MACHINE 15 / OPETH - WATERSHED / SABATON - THE ART OF WAR )
ÅRETS JAZZ: E.S.T. - LEUCOCYTE
(NINA RAMSBY & LUDVIG BERGHE TRIO - DU HAR BLIVIT STOR NU (EN KAMP!) / PETER ASPLUND QUARTET - AS KNIGHTS CONCUR / STEVE DOBROGOSZ & ANNA CHRISTOFFERSSON - RIVERTIME / VIKTORIA TOLSTOY - MY RUSSIAN SOUL )
ÅRETS KVINNLIGA ARTIST (Female Artist): ANNA TERNHEIM - LEAVING ON A MAYDAY (AMANDA JENSSEN - KILLING MY DARLINGS / HELLO SAFERIDE - MORE MODERN SHORT STORIES FROM HELLO SAFERIDE /LYKKE LI - YOUTH NOVELS / VERONICA MAGGIO - OCH VINNAREN ÄR... )
ÅRETS LIVEAKT (Live Act): ROBYN
(HÅKAN HELLSTRÖM / IN FLAMES / LARS WINNERBÄCK / THE HELLACOPTERS)
ÅRETS LÅT (Song of the year): E.M.D. - JENNIE LET ME LOVE YOU
(AMANDA JENSSEN - DO YOU LOVE ME / KLEERUP FEAT. TITIYO - LONGING FOR LULLABIES / MARKUS KRUNEGÅRD - JAG ÄR EN VAMPYR /VERONICA MAGGIO - MÅNDAGSBARN)
ÅRETS MANLIGA ARTIST (Male artist): HÅKAN HELLSTRÖM - FÖR SENT FÖR EDELWEISS
(KLEERUP - KLEERUP / MARKUS KRUNEGÅRD - MARKUSEVANGELIET / TIMBUKTU - EN HIGH 5 & 1 FALAFEL / TIMO RÄISÄNEN - ...AND THEN THERE WAS TIMO )
ÅRETS NYKOMLING (Newcomer): KLEERUP - KLEERUP
AFASI & FILTHY - FLÄCKEN / AMANDA JENSSEN - KILLING MY DARLINGS / DETEKTIVBYRÅN - WERMLAND / MARKUS KRUNEGÅRD - MARKUSEVANGELIET )
ÅRETS KOMPOSITÖR (Composer): KLEERUP - KLEERUP
(ANNA TERNHEIM - LEAVING ON A MAYDAY /ANNIKA NORLIN - MORE MODERN SHORT STORIES FROM HELLO SAFERIDE /E.S.T. - LEUCOCYTE /FRIDA HYVÖNEN - SILENCE IS WILD)
ÅRETS PRODUCENT (Producer): KLEERUP - KLEERUP
(ANDREAS MATTSSON - MORE MODERN SHORT STORIES FROM HELLO SAFERIDE / BJÖRN YTTLING - YOUTH NOVELS & LEAVING ON A MAYDAY / JARI HAAPALAINEN - SILENCE IS WILD / KIHLEN - OCH VINNAREN ÄR... )
ÅRETS TEXTFÖRFATTARE (Lyricist): ANNIKA NORLIN - MORE MODERN SHORT STORIES FROM HELLO SAFERIDE
(FRIDA HYVÖNEN - SILENCE IS WILD / HÅKAN HELLSTRÖM - FÖR SENT FÖR EDELWEISS / JASON DIAKITÉ - EN HIGH 5 & 1 FALAFEL / VERONICA MAGGIO/KIHLEN - OCH VINNAREN ÄR...)

Export Prize: Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson
MTV prize for best video: Catching Up - They Live By Night

So the big winners this year were Kleerup (3 awards) and Anna Ternheim (2 awards).

How do I feel about all that? Not surprised about Kleerup as his time is now, and Håkan Hellström didn't surprise me either, I guess. Quite surprised about Anna Ternheim actually. I'm not all that familiar with her work, the little of which I've heard is a bit Dido-esque I guess. I really thought it would be Veronica Maggio's year and I'm really disappointed for her and Kihlen - he should have got something too.

"Jennie" song of the year? Much as I like it, it wasn't my favourite of the 5 finalists ("Do You Love Me" was) although how many award ceremonies can you name when you like all the contenders in the best single category?

I'm going to watch some clips over the weekend, I've already seen Robyn singing "Dream On" backed by the Supreme Court Allstars, which couldn't be anything else but amazing of course.

I'll add more to this post when I watch more of the show.

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