Roxette's Per Gessle was the big winner at the 2004 Grammis Gala -- Sweden's oldest and most prestigious music prize, arranged and presented by the local affiliate of the IFPI -- on Monday (Feb. 9) at
Roxette's Per Gessle was the big winner at the 2004 Grammis Gala -- Sweden's oldest and most prestigious music prize, arranged and presented by the local affiliate of the IFPI -- on Monday (Feb. 9) at the historic Berns Salon in central Stockholm.
Gessle, who received six nominations, the most of any act, and walked away with four awards for his Capitol set "Mazarin" (Sweet Bun). Gessle, who performed at the gala, was named artist of the year, pop male artist of the year and composer of the year, and his "Här Kommer Alla Känslorna" (Here Come All the Feelings at Once) won for song of the year.
The Cardigans won rock group of the year and album of the year for "Long Gone Before Daylight" (Stockholm/Universal). Juju Records act Timbuktu won for hip-hop/soul act of the year and lyrics of the year. Lisa Miskovsky nabbed pop female artist, and the producers of her album "Falling Water" (Stockholm/Universal), Joakim Berg and Simon Nordberg, were named producer of the year.
A special prize went to Michael B Tretow, who engineered all of ABBA's recordings and produced countless other Swedish records. An honorary prize was awarded to Kaj Kindvall for 30 years of hosting Swedish Radio shows "Tio I Topp" (The Top Ten), "Poporama" and "Tracks."
Winners were selected by a jury of 87 industry members, with the exception of song of the year, which was chosen by public vote.
An abbreviated version of the gala will be presented tonight (Feb. 10) on Sweden's TV4 and TV4+.