Artist: Kristin Asbjørnsen

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Spellemann winners announced

Here are the winners of this year's Spellemannprisen, the Norwegian equivilent to the Grammy:

Female Artist: Noora Noor - Soul Deep ()
Male Artist: Sivert Höyem - Moon Landing ()
Pop Group: Montée - Isle Of Now ()
Electronica: Röyksopp - Junior (/)
Rock: John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen - For Sant Til Å Være Godt ()
Metal: The Cumshots - A Life Less Necessary ()
Hip-hop: Tommy Tee - Studio Time ()
Jazz: Tord Gustavsen Ensemble - Restored, Returned ()
Open Class: Kristin Asbjørnsen - The Night Shines Like The Day (/)
Lyrics: Kjartan Kristiansen/Aslak Dørum - DumDum Boys; Tidsmaskin ()
Best Newcomer: Donkeyboy - Caught in a life (
Music Video: Donkeyboy - "Ambitions"
Hit of the Year: Donkeyboy - "Ambitions"
Spellemann of the Year: Alexander Rybak

More here: http://spellemann.no/

2009 Spellemannprisen nominees

The nominees for the 2009 Spellemannprisen (the Norwegian Grammy) have been announced:

Female Artist:
Ane Brun - Live At Stockholm Concert Hall (, )
Hanne Hukkelberg - Blood From A Stone ()
Julie Dahle Aagård - Stompin' Feet ()
Noora Noor - Soul Deep ()

Male Artist:
Alexander Rybak - Fairytales ()
Martin Hagfors - Men and flies ()
Sivert Höyem - Moon Landing ()
Sondre Lerche - Heartbeat Radio (//)

Pop Group:
Datarock - Red (/)
Donkeyboy - Caught In A Life ()
Kings Of Convenience - Declaration Of Dependence (/)
Kråkesølv - Trådnøsting ()
Montée - Isle Of Now ()

Electronica:
Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas - 2 (/)
Mungolian Jetset - We Gave It All Away (/)
Röyksopp - Junior (/)
Vinter In Hollywood - Outbreak (/)

Rock:
DumDum Boys - Tidsmaskin (/)
Heroes & Zeros - Simian Vices Modern Devices (//)
John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen - For Sant Til Å Være Godt ()
Motorpsycho - Child Of The Future ()
Skambankt - Hardt Regn ()

Metal:
Code - Resplendent Grotesque ()
Immortal - All Shall Fall ()
The Cumshots - A Life Less Necessary ()
Årabrot - The Brother Seed ()

Hip-hop:
Chris Lee - Love Ghost (/)
Lars Vaular - D'e Glede ()
Tommy Tee - Studio Time ()

Jazz:
Håvard Stubø Quartet - Way Up ()
Kim Johannesen/Svein Magnus Furu/Tore Sandbakken - Kayak ()
Nils-Petter Molvær - Hamada (/)
Solveig Slettahjell - Tarpan Seasons (/)
Tord Gustavsen Ensemble - Restored, Returned ()

Open Class:
Crimetime Orchestra - Atomic Symphony ()
Kristin Asbjørnsen - The Night Shines Like The Day (/)
Knut Reiersrud - Gitar (/)
Mari Boine - Sterna Paradisea (/)
When - Homage Series Vol.1: Sun Ra ()

Lyrics:
Anne Grete Preus - Nesten Alene ()
Kjartan Kristiansen/Aslak Dørum - DumDum Boys; Tidsmaskin ()
Stein Torleif Bjella - Heidersmenn ()
Sverre Knudsen - La Det Brenne ()
Tønes - Sobihob ()

Best Newcomer:
Alexander Rybak
Donkeyboy
John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen
Kråkesølv
Vilde Frang

More here: http://spellemann.no/

BBC Music on Tord Gustavsen Ensemble

BBC Music reviews Norwegian jazz act Tord Gustavsen Ensemble and their new record "Restored, returned" which pairs the well-regarded pianist with vocalist Kristin Asbjørnsen: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/f4rj

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart:

01. BigBang - Edendale
02. Eriksen - De aller beste
03. Röyksopp - Junior
04. Tone Damli Aaberge - I Know
05. Diverse artister - Melodi Grand Prix 2009
06. Jonas Fjeld og Chatham County Line - Brother Of Song
07. Lene Marlin - Twist the Truth
08. Sigvart Dagsland - Hymns
09. CC Cowboys - Morgen & kveld
10. Noora Noor - Soul Deep
11. Silje Nergaard - A Thousand True Stories
12. Kari Bremnes - Ly
13. Karpe Diem - Fire vegger
14. Kristin Asbjørnsen - The Night Shines Like the Day
15. deLillos - Huskeglemme
16. Maria Mena - Cause & Effect
17. Skambankt - Hardt regn
18. Marius Müllers Funhouse - Plugged 2 - Rett og slett
19. AF1 - Alle For En
20. Tommy Tokyo feat Starving for My Gravy - Smear Your Smiles Back On

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart:

01. BigBang - Edendale
02. Lene Marlin - Twist the Truth
03. Tone Damli Aaberge - I Know
04. Röyksopp - Junior
05. Diverse artister - Melodi Grand Prix 2009
06. Sigvart Dagsland - Hymns
07. Steff Nevers - Closest to My Heart
08. Eriksen - De aller beste
09. Jonas Fjeld og Chatham County Line - Brother Of Song
10. CC Cowboys - Morgen & kveld
11. Silje Nergaard - A Thousand True Stories
12. Kari Bremnes - Ly
13. deLillos - Huskeglemme
14. Marius Müllers Funhouse - Plugged 2 - Rett og slett
15. Noora Noor - Soul Deep
16. Sie Gubba - Hemafrå
17. Kristin Asbjørnsen - The Night Shines Like the Day
18. Elisabeth Andreassen - Spellemann
19. Pegasus - Min første natt
20. Karpe Diem - Fire vegger

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart:

01. Röyksopp - Junior
02. BigBang - Edendale
03. Diverse artister - Melodi Grand Prix 2009
04. Jonas Fjeld og Chatham County Line - Brother Of Song
05. CC Cowboys - Morgen & kveld
06. Sigvart Dagsland - Hymns
07. Marius Müllers Funhouse - Plugged 2 - Rett og slett
08. Steff Nevers - Closest to My Heart
09. Noora Noor - Soul Deep
10. deLillos - Huskeglemme
11. Silje Nergaard - A Thousand True Stories
12. Åge Aleksandersen - Åge 1
13. Kristin Asbjørnsen - The Night Shines Like the Day
14. Karpe Diem - Fire vegger
15. Elisabeth Andreassen - Spellemann
16. Kari Bremnes - Ly
17. Pegasus - Min første natt
18. Åge Aleksandersen - Åge 2
19. Sie Gubba - Hemafrå
20. Vestlandsfanden - Tipping & Trygd

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart:

01. BigBang - Edendale
02. Diverse artister - Melodi Grand Prix 2009
03. Jonas Fjeld og Chatham County Line - Brother Of Song
04. CC Cowboys - Morgen & kveld
05. Marius Müllers Funhouse - Plugged 2 - Rett og slett
06. Sie Gubba - Hemafrå
07. Silje Nergaard - A Thousand True Stories
08. Noora Noor - Soul Deep
09. Kristin Asbjørnsen - The Night Shines Like the Day
10. Ole Paus - Paus synger paus
11. Kari Bremnes - Ly
12. deLillos - Huskeglemme
13. Skambankt - Hardt regn
14. Elisabeth Andreassen - Spellemann
15. Montée - Isle of Now
16. Åge Aleksandersen & Mikael Wiehe - To stemmer - 14 akustiske sanger
17. Karpe Diem - Fire vegger
18. The Whitest Boy Alive - Rules
19. Heroes & Zeros - Simian Vices Modern Devices
20. Vestlandsfanden - Tipping & Trygd

MIC Norway profiles Kristin Asbjørnsen

MIC Norway talks to multi-genre vocal talent Kristin Asbjørnsen: http://www.mic.no/mic.nsf/doc/art2009032013220881995880

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart:

01. BigBang - Edendale
02. Diverse artister - Melodi Grand Prix 2009
03. Jonas Fjeld og Chatham County Line - Brother Of Song
04. CC Cowboys - Morgen & kveld
05. Marius Müllers Funhouse - Plugged 2 - Rett og slett
06. Sie Gubba - Hemafrå
07. Elisabeth Andreassen - Spellemann
08. Kari Bremnes - Ly
09. Silje Nergaard - A Thousand True Stories
10. The Whitest Boy Alive - Rules
11. Vestlandsfanden - Tipping & Trygd
12. Backstreet Girls - Just When You Thought..
13. Kristin Asbjørnsen - The Night Shines Like the Day
14. Leif Ove Andsnes - Shadows of Silence
15. deLillos - Huskeglemme
16. Frøya - Jenta fra landet
17. Black Debbath - Black Debbaths beste. 10 år
18. Karpe Diem - Fire vegger
19. DDR - Das War Das
20. William Hut - Silent Hum

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart:

01. CC Cowboys - Morgen & kveld
02. Diverse artister - Melodi Grand Prix 2009
03. Jonas Fjeld og Chatham County Line - Brother Of Song
04. Elisabeth Andreassen - Spellemann
05. Sie Gubba - Hemafrå
06. Silje Nergaard - A Thousand True Stories
07. William Hut - Silent Hum
08. Kari Bremnes - Ly
09. Heroes & Zeros - Simian Vices Modern Devices
10. deLillos - Huskeglemme
11. Åge Sten Nilsen - Glamunition
12. Kristin Asbjørnsen - The Night Shines Like the Day
13. The Whitest Boy Alive - Rules
14. Vestlandsfanden - Tipping & Trygd
15. DDR - Das War Das
16. Frøya - Jenta fra landet
17. Black Debbath - Black Debbaths beste. 10 år
18. Karpe Diem - Fire vegger
19. Marit Larsen - The Chase
20. Skambankt - Hardt regn

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart:

01. Diverse artister - Melodi Grand Prix 2009
02. Silje Nergaard - A Thousand True Stories
03. Jonas Fjeld og Chatham County - Brother Of Song
04. Sie Gubba - Hemafrå
05. Elisabeth Andreassen - Spellemann
06. Kari Bremnes - Ly
07. deLillos - Huskeglemme
08. Frøya - Jenta fra landet
09. Kristin Asbjørnsen - The Night Shines Like the Day
10. Marit Larsen - The Chase
11. Maria Mena - Cause & Effect
12. Tommy Tokyo feat Starving for My Gravy - Smear Your Smiles Back On
13. Åge Sten Nilsen - Glamunition
14. DDR - Das War Das
15. Vestlandsfanden - Tipping & Trygd
16. Skambankt - Hardt regn
17. Black Debbath - Black Debbaths beste. 10 år
18. AF1 - Alle For En
19. Karpe Diem - Fire vegger
20. El Caco - Heat

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart:

01. Silje Nergaard - A Thousand True Stories
02. Elisabeth Andreassen - Spellemann
03. Frøya - Jenta fra landet
04. Kari Bremnes - Ly
05. Sie Gubba - Hemafrå
06. deLillos - Huskeglemme
07. Marit Larsen - The Chase
08. Kristin Asbjørnsen - The Night Shines Like the Day
09. Maria Mena - Cause & Effect
11. Tommy Tokyo feat Starving for My Gravy - Smear Your Smiles Back On
12. Vestlandsfanden - Tipping & Trygd
13. Zeromancer - Sinners International
14. Åge Sten Nilsen - Glamunition
15. Black Debbath - Black Debbaths beste. 10 år
16. Skambankt - Hardt regn
17. DDR - Das War Das
18. El Caco - Heat
19. Bugge Wesseltoft - Playing
20. Karpe Diem - Fire vegger
21. AF1 - Alle For En

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart:

01. Silje Nergaard - A Thousand True Stories
02. Frøya - Jenta fra landet
03. deLillos - Huskeglemme
04. Kari Bremnes - Ly
05. Kristin Asbjørnsen - The Night Shines Like the Day
06. Åge Sten Nilsen - Glamunition
07. Tommy Tokyo feat Starving for My Gravy - Smear Your Smiles Back On
08. Elisabeth Andreassen - Spellemann
09. Marit Larsen - The Chase
10. Skambankt - Hardt regn
11. Vamp - St. Mandag
12. Black Debbath - Black Debbaths beste. 10 år
13. El Caco - Heat
14. Vestlandsfanden - Tipping & Trygd
15. Bugge Wesseltoft - Playing
16. Bellman - Mainly Mute
17. Karpe Diem - Fire vegger
18. Ida Jenshus - Color of the Sun
19. I Was A King - I was a king
20. Ane Brun - Changing Of The Seasons

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart:

01. deLillos - Huskeglemme
02. Kari Bremnes - Ly
03. Frøya - Jenta fra landet
04. Kristin Asbjørnsen - The Night Shines Like the Day
05. Silje Nergaard - A Thousand True Stories
06. El Caco - Heat
07. Tommy Tokyo feat Starving for My Gravy - Smear Your Smiles Back On
08. Skambankt - Hardt regn
09. Sie Gubba - Hemafrå
10. Marit Larsen - The Chase
11. Vamp - St. Mandag
12. Ida Jenshus - Color of the Sun
13. Fjorden Baby! - Fjorden Baby!
14. Bugge Wesseltoft - Playing
15. Bellman - Mainly Mute
16. Karpe Diem - Fire vegger
17. Erlend Bratland - True Colors
18. I Was A King - I was a king
19. Bjørn Eidsvåg - Pust
20. Espen Lind - Army of one

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart

This week's top 20 Norwegian album chart:

01. Kari Bremnes - Ly
02. Skambankt - Hardt regn
03. Frøya - Jenta fra landet
04. Kristin Asbjørnsen - The Night Shines Like the Day
05. Sie Gubba - Hemafrå
06. Marit Larsen - The Chase
07. Ida Jenshus - Color of the Sun
08. Bugge Wesseltoft - Playing
09. Tommy Tokyo feat Starving for My Gravy - Smear Your Smiles Back On
10. Vamp - St. Mandag
11. I Was A King - I was a king
12. Karpe Diem - Fire vegger
13. Maria Mena - Cause & Effect
14. Ane Brun - Changing Of The Seasons
15. Odd Nordstoga - Pilegrim
16. Erlend Bratland - True Colors
17. Ole Ivars - Platina
18. AF1 - Alle For En
19. Torstein Sødal - Torstein Sødal
20. Rita Eriksen - Hjerteslag