Clean sweep for Kleerup at Swedish Grammies

Clean sweep for Kleerup at Swedish Grammies
Stockholm musician Kleerup claimed three awards at Wednesday night's Grammis Gala, one more than the evening's other big winner, singer-songwriter Anna Ternheim.

Andreas Kleerup, better known simply as Kleerup, took the awards for best newcomer, composer and producer, following a year in which he shot to international stardom for his collaboration with Robyn on her UK number one hit With Every Heartbeat. He also released a successful self-titled debut album and wrote and produced a song on Cyndi Lauper’s latest album.

Kleerup feat. Titiyo – Longing For Lullabies:

Anna Ternheim’s Leaving On A Mayday was awarded the best album prize by a hundred-strong jury at the annual industry bash held at Hovet in Stockholm. She was also named best female artist.

Anna Ternheim – To Be Gone

Popular Gothenburg singer-songwriter Håkan Hellström received the best male artist prize, while his home town colleagues Soundtrack Of Our Lives took the best band award.

Håkan Hellström – För En Lång Lång Tid:

The Soundtrack Of Our Lives – Thrill Me:

E.M.D’s Jennie Let Me Love You was voted song of the year by the viewing public.

Other awards:

Dance band: Lasse Stefanz

Hard rock: In Flames

Live act: Robyn

Hip hip: Afasi & Filthy.

Jazz: Esbjörn Svensson Trio

Lyricist: Annika Norlin (Hello Saferide).

Folk music: Abalone Dots.

Electronic producer: Eric Prydz.

Children’s album: Swingtajm! Trazan and Banarne’s 30th Anniversary Album.

Government’s Export Prize: Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson

MTV best video award: They Live By Night – Catching Up.

IFPI’s special award: Robert von Bahr