The Swedish Grammy nominations have been announced
Story filed by Mikey on December 19, 2011
The nominees for the Swedish Grammys 2012 have been announced with Veronica Maggio ‘leading the pack’ with nominations in seven categories.
Lykke Li is the next most popular act, claiming five nods. ‘Collide’ hitmaker Avicii is nominated for four awards while Swedish House Mafia and Rebecca & Fiona have three and two respectively; all three compete for Best Dance/Electro.
The awards this year have undergone a revamp with the Best Male and Best Female categories being merged into the altogether more PC Artist of the Year, while the aforementioned Best Electro/Dance will be contested for the first time as will Best Hip-Hop/Soul.
The Song of the Year category is the most hotly contested with the following ten of Sweden’s biggest hits nominated.
Avicii – Levels
The Swedish Bear Population – Vart Jag Mig I Världen Vänder
Eric Amarillo – If Truth Be Told
Eric Saade – Popular
Petter and September – Hangover
September – Mikrofonkåt
Swedish House Mafia – Save the World
Timbuktu – The Rest Of Your Life
Tove Styrke – White Light Moment
Veronica Maggio – Jag Kommer
Last year Robyn (whose ‘Call Your Girlfriend’ is up for Music Video of the Year) was the biggest winner taking four of the seven prizes she was nominated for.
The Swedish Grammys 2012 will be hosted in Stockholm’s Royal Opera House on February 14.