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On the 15th February, the 58th Grammy Awards show will be held in Los Angeles. And the Nordic countries have extra reason to celebrate since several of them are represented among the nominees!

2015 has been a good year for Nordic music, and that is definitely reflected in the list of Grammy nominees. Nordic artists cover almost all possible genres – although the Nordic presence hasn’t been very strong in the latin and country fields, which we are willing to forgive.

However, from pop albums and production to metal and contemporary music, there are Nordic names to be found all over the place. In fact, Nordic artists are nominated in 11 categories! So let’s have a look at who are the kings and queens of Nordic music at the Grammys!

Category: Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
‘The Theory Of Everything’
Composed by Iceland’s Jóhann Jóhannsson.

Category: Best Dance Recording
‘We’re All We Need’ – Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston
Finland’s Paavo Siljamäki, a.k.a. P.O.S., has co-mixed, co-produced and co-released the track on the label Anjunabeats.

Category: Best Metal Performance
‘Cirice’ – Ghost
Cirice is the work of the masked clergy of Swedish metal band Ghost.

Category: Best Alternative Music Album
Vulnicura – Björk
Björk is nominated for ‘Best Alternative Music Album’ for the fourth time in a row!

Category: Best Song Written For Visual Media
‘Love Me Like You Do’ – Ellie Goulding
Sweden’s Tove Lo and Max Martin are among the writers. The song is also nominated for best solo performance (although that award would go to Ellie herself).

Category: Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
Beneath The Skin (Deluxe Box Set) – Of Monsters and Men
The special edition of their 2015 album, designed by Leif Podhajsky, earned Iceland’s Of Monsters and Men a nomination.

Category: Best Remixed Recording
‘Runaway (U & I) (Kaskade Remix)’ – Galantis
Runaway (U & I) by Galantis is nominated in a remixed version by American Kaskade.

Category: Best Surround Album
Mixing engineer Morten Lindberg and the label 2L (Lindberg Lyd) have great chances of returning from LA with a golden gramophone in their luggage. No less than three of their releases (Magnificat, Spes and Amdahl: Astrognosia & Aesop) are nominated.

Another album in the category, Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7, also has a Nordic touch, since the recorded orchestra was conducted by Finn Paavo Järvi.

Did you get the feeling that something is missing from this list? Something that should be there but isn’t? No worries, we just decided to put Sweden’s Max Martin and ALL OF HIS NOMINATIONS in a category all of their own…

Max Martin Category: Song of the Year
‘Blank Space’ – Taylor Swift
Co-written by Max Martin.

Max Martin Category: Album Of The Year
Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd
Among the featuring artists are Swedes Peter Svensson, Mattias Bylund and Max Martin.

1989 – Taylor Swift
Among the writers and producers are Mattias Bylund and Max Martin.

Max Martin Category: Record of the Year
‘Blank Space’ – Taylor Swift
Co-written by Max Martin.

‘Can’t Feel My Face’ – The Weeknd
Co-written by Max Martin.

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