The winners of the Icelandic Music Awards have been revealed, and rapper Emmsjé Gauti sweeps the board!
It’s all about awards ceremonies right now, with Jenny Hval scooping the Phonofile Nordic Music Prize, the Swedish Grammis taking over Stockholm, and now, the Icelandic Music Awards have revealed their winners!
Kaleo, Júníus Meyvant and Samaris all received prizes at the ceremony in Reykjavík on Thursday 2nd March. But if the night belonged to anyone, it was local rapper and lyricist Emmsjé Gauti who won four awards all told, including ‘Best Hip Hop / Rap Album’ and ‘Songwriter of the Year’.
The full list of winners can be found below – and make sure to tune in to an exclusive Nordic Playlist live session, filmed when Emmsjé Gauti performed at the Nordic Playlist Lounge at 2016’s Iceland Airwaves Festival!
Icelandic Music Awards – The Winners!
Rock Album of the Year
Kaleo – A/B
Pop Album of the Year
Júníus Meyvant – Floating harmonies
Electronic Album of the Year
Samaris – Black Lights
Hip Hop / Rap Album of the Year
Emmsjé Gauti – Vagg og Velta
Rock Song of the Year
Valdimar – Slétt og fellt
Pop Song of the Year
Hildur – I’ll walk with you
Hip Hop / Rap Song of the Year
Emmsjé Gauti – Silfurskotta
Female Singer of the Year
Samaris – Jófríður Ákadóttir
Male Singer of the Year
Kaleo – Jökull Júlíusson
Lyricist of the Year
Emmsjé Gauti – Gauti Þeyr Mássons
Songwriter of the Year
Emmsjé Gauti – Gauti Þeyr Másson