Watch President Obama Shout Out Avicii, ABBA and Heavy Metal Bands at Nordic Summit

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President Barack Obama speaks at the Grand Foyer during the welcome ceremony of the US-Nordic Leaders Summit in Washington, DC on May 13, 2016.

President Barack Obama had plenty of nice things to say about the Nordic region today (May 13) at a White House welcoming ceremony for leaders of Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland.

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Included in the President's laundry list of praise were Swedish DJ/producer Avicii, Swedish pop act ABBA, Swedish streaming service Spotify, communication software Skype, Danish toy Legos, Swedish computer game Minecraft and mobile games Angry Birds and Candy Crush.

Obama also showed some love for Finland's heavy metal scene, joking that the country "had the most heavy metal bands in the world per capita." Next thing you know, he'll be shouting out Nordic noir.

Watch the President's remarks below.