Published Mar 05, 2015Each year since 2010, the Phonofile Nordic Music Prize has honoured the best album from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Now, this year's victor had been announced: Finnish folk songwriter Mirel Wagner has won for her 2014 Sub Pop album When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day.
Wagner took home the grand prize of 30,000 Norwegian kroner ($4,852 CDN). She came out on top in a field of 12 nominees that also included Iceage, Todd Terje, Lykke Li, MØ, Neneh Cherry, Emilie Nicolas, Gracias, Lorentz, Pink Street Boys, Prins Póló and Selvhenter.
The nominees were selected by a jury from across the Nordic countries, while the final decision was made by a international panel of journalists and music industry insiders. The winner was announced at Oslo, Norway's by:Larm festival and conference.
Previous winners of the Nordic Music Prize are the Knife (2013), First Aid Kit (2012), Goran Kajfe (2011) and Jónsi (2010).