Spellemannprisen nominees announced

The nominations for the 2008 Spellemannsprisen - the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy - have now been announced.

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This week saw nominees for the Spellemannprisen (the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy) being announced.

The winners of the Norwegian music industry’s most coveted awards will be announced at a major televised show at Oslo’s Spektrum venue on Jan 24th.

The nominees:

Female artist

Ane Brun - Changing Of The Seasons (Det Er Mine)

Ingrid Olava - Juliet’s Wishes (EMI Music Norway)

Maria Mena - Cause And Effect (Sony Music)

Marit Larsen - The Chase (EMI/Virgin)

Male artist

Bjørn Eidsvåg - Pust (Petroleum/Sony Music)

Julian Berntzen - Rocket Ship Love (Universal Music)

Thom Hell - God If I Saw Her Now (Voices Of Wonder)

Åge Aleksandersen og Sambandet - Katalysator (EMI Music Norway/Solregn)

Pop group

Lester - This Village (Deaf Ear Records)

Real Ones - All For The Neighbourhood (Warner Music)

The Margarets - Twenty Years Erased (Division Records as)

Electronica

Lindstrøm - Where You Go I Go Too (Smalltown Supersound)

Mental Overdrive - You Are Being Manipulated (Smalltown Supersound)

Skatebård - Cosmos (Digitalo Enterprises)

Contemporary classical

Ellen Ugelvik - George Crumb: Makrokosmos I-II (Simax Classics)

Nordic Voices - Djånki Don (Aurora)

Rolf Wallin/Oslo Filharmoniske Orkester - Act (Ondine)

Rock

Grand Island - Boys & Brutes (Racing Junior)

Lukestar - Lake Toba (Phone Me)

Motorpsycho - Little Lucid Moments (Rune Grammofon)

Tommy Tokyo & Starving For My Gravy - Smear Your Smiles Back On (Warner Music)

Blues

Good Time Charlie - Mojo Energy (Good Time Charlie Records)

Orbo & The Longshots - High Roller (Blue Mood/Grappa)

Rita Engedalen - The Tree Still Standing (Grammofon)

Country

Ida Jenshus - Color Of The Sun (Universal Music)

Ila Auto - Over The Next Hill (Auto Records)

Rita Eriksen - Hjerteslag (BigBox Music as)

Roy Lønhøiden - Når Dagen Demrer Blått (NorskAmerikaner)

Metal

Benea Reach - Alleviat (Tabu Recordings)

Enslaved - Vertebrae (Indie Recordings)

Keep of Kalessin - Kolossus (Indie Recordings)

Hip-hop

Chris Lee - Worry No (Oslo Records)

Karpe Diem - Fire Vegger (Bonnier Music)

Madcon - An Inconvenient Truth (Bonnier Amigo Music)

Traditional folk music

Flukt - Stille Før Stormen (Etnisk Musikklubb)

Gjermund Larsen Trio - Ankomst (Heilo)

John Ole Morken - Slåtter Fra Hessdalen, Haltdalen og Ålen (Etnisk Musikklubb)

Ragnhild Furebotten & Tore Bruvoll - Hekla Stålstrenga (Ta:Lik)

Popular dance orchestra

Ingemars - I Finnskogens Rike (Tylden & Co)

Sogns - Det Koster Å Vara Kar (BigBox Music as)

Steinar Engelbrektson Band - Rabalder (Tylden & Co)

Jazz

Helge Lien Trio - Hello Troll (Ozella/Musikklosen)

Mathias Eick - The Door (ECM/Grappa)

Moment - Paradiso (Schmell)

Radka Toneff - Butterfly (Curling Legs as)

Classical

Henning Kraggerud - Eugéne Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas For Solo Violin (Simax Classics)

Leif Ove Andsnes & Det Norske Kammerorkester - Mozart: Piano Concertos 17 & 20 (EMI Classics)

Trondheimsolistene - Divertimenti (Lindberg Lyd as)

Folk

Halvdan Sivertsen - Mellom Oss (EMI Music Norway/Nordaførr)

Odd Børretzen/Lars Martin Myhre - Syv Sørgelige Sanger og Tre Triste (BigBox Music as)

Odd Nordstoga - Pilegrim (Universal Music)

Vamp - St. Mandag (Majorstudio as)

Open Class

Annbjørg Lien - Waltz With Me (Heilo)

Farmers Market - Surfin’ USSR (Ipecac)

H.K.H. Kronprinsesse Mette-Marits Utvalgte Salmer - Sorgen og Gleden (Kirkelig Kulturverksted)

Lars Horntveth - Kaleidoscopic (Smalltown Supersound)

Children’s music

Klaus Sonstad - Indianer Cowboy (Universal Music)

Maj Britt Andersen - Pulverheksas Jul (Egmont/Barneselskapet)

Trondheim Sinfonietta - Så Rart…! (Øra Musikk as)

Newcomer of the year

Erlend Bratland - True Colors (Sony Music)

Ida Maria - Fortress Round My Heart (Nightliner/Universal)

Ingrid Olava - Juliet’s Wishes (EMI Music Norway)

Katzenjammer - Le Pop (Propeller Recordings)

Music video of the year

Beady Belle - Self-Fulfilling (Jazzland Records/Sonet/Universal)

Madcon - Liar (Bonnier Amigo Music)

Madrugada - Look Away Lucifer (Malabar Recording Company)

Maria Mena - All This Time (Sony Music)

Thom Hell - My Heart Is Longing For A Soul (Voices Of Wonder)

Vinner kåres ved publikumsavstemning

Hit of the year

Erlend Bratland - ”Lost”

Espen Lind - “Scared Of Heights”

Maria Haukaas Storeng - “Hold On Be Strong”

Marit Larsen - “If A Song Could Get Me You”

The BlackSheeps - “Oro Jaska Beana”

More info: http://www.spellemann.no/

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