(Picture above: Spellemann of the Year, Nico & Vinz. Photo: Kim Erlandsen, NRK P3)
The Norwegian award show for the best music releases from 2013, Spellemannprisen, was broadcast on Norwegian TV, NRK1, yesterday night. More than 80 artists composers, bands and orchestras were nominated in 23 different categories, some of them with more than one nominations. Here are pictures of some of the winners. Picture above: (Ole Paus who won the award for Spellemann of the year. Photo: Bamble kommune under a CC license.)
I have written about Ida Jenshus before, so this will not be a word-heavy blog. She played the Steinkjer Festival last weekend, as the first act on the Saturday. The interesting thing is that Ida comes from Steinkjer, and with her success the last few years, one would expect the locals to come running to see her.
I want to congratulate all the winners of the Norwegian Grammy (Spellemannprisen) for 2012. Kaizers Orchestra were the winner of the highest hanging prize, the trophy that goes to one artist for exceptional qualities during the year, the “Spellemann of the year”. They also won the prize for the best Video. Here are pictures of some of the winners this year.
When Ida Jenshus released her debut CD, Color Of The Sun in 2008, she got great reviews. Ida was 21 years old, and she won a well deserved Spellemannpris (the Norwegian Grammy) for the CD. The follow up CD, No Guarantees came two years later and won her another Spellemannpris. This week she releases her third CD, Someone To Love, and we may be looking forward to her third award in March next year.