Spellemannprisen is a Norwegian music award established by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and for the first time it was awarded back in 1973. The prize honours musicians for their achievements in the previous year and it is often referred to as the Norwegian Grammy Awards.
Some of the previous winners of Spellemannprisen who also represented Norway at Eurovision include Anita Skorgan for Best Pop Album “Ingen vei tilbake” in 1979; Jahn Teigen for Best Male Vocal in 1978 and twice for Jury Honorary Award in 1983 & 2009. Bobbysocks for Jury Honorary Award in 1985. Margaret Berger with “Lifetime Guarantee” for Best Musical Video in 2004. Alexander Rybak won the Spellemann of the year (Årets spellemann) for 2009 a special prize based on the commercial success of the artist and his music. The winner of this prize receives a bronze statue designed as a gramophone which is in his possession for a year and the winners of the biggest prize include a-ha; Röyksopp; Kygo; Marcus & Martinus, Alan Walker and last year it went to Sigrid. In addition to this last year KEiiNO has received their first nomination for Spellemannprisen in the category of the best song for their Eurovision entry “Spritit In The Sky”.
The list of nominees in the category Song of the year are:
- Alan Walker & Ava Max: Alone, Pt. II
- CLMD & Tungevaag: DANCE
- Dagny: Somebody
- Frida Ånnevik & Chris Holsten: Hvis verden
- Julie Bergan & Seeb: Kiss Somebody
- Kygo feat. One Republic: Lose Somebody
- TIX: Karantene
- TIX: Kaller på deg
Voting is possible at the link total of 3 votes are available for distribution to your favourite song. You can cast your vote until the 4th of April at 23:00! TIX has two songs nominated for the award so he invited his followers through his Instagram story to vote for one, “Karantene” (Quarantine) to which he refers as the soundtrack of 2020, you can watch the music video of it below.
TIX will be performing “Fallen Angel” in the second half of the first semi-final scheduled for 18th of May. You can watch the story behind TIX HERE and listen to the song below
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