The Knife triumph at Swedish music awards

The Knife was the big winner at Sweden's record industry awards, the Grammis, which were presented at a ceremony in Stockholm on Tuesday.

The band, composed of brother and sister Karin and Olof Dreijer, won in all six categories for which they were nominated. These were Best Artist, Best Album (for Silent Shout), Best Pop Group, Best Producer, Best Composer and Best Music DVD.

The publicity-shy electronic indie duo failed to turn up to the prize ceremony at Stockholm’s Hovet venue, instead appearing wearing masks in a video in which they said they could not be in Stockholm because they were on tour.

The other two big winners of the evening were Anna Ternheim and Håkan Hellström, who won Best Female Pop Artist and Best Male Pop Artist.

Ternheim, who last year released her second album, Separation Road, thanked her fans, singling out some of those who had written to her for a special mention.

Martin Stenmarck was another happy prizewinner, receiving the prize for Song of the Year for ‘7-Milakliv’, a result voted for by the viewing public.

Veteran singer, composer, pianist and comedian Povel Ramel won the evening’s Special Prize, presented at the start of the evening.

Among the internationally known artists winning prizes was former Abba star Benny Andersson, who together with his orchestra won the accolade of Best Schlager or Dance Band.