Björk and Ennio Morricone are awarded the 2010 Polar Music Prize.
"The Polar Music Prize 2010 is being awarded to Icelandic artist Björk. With her deeply personal music and lyrics, her precise arrangements and her unique voice, Björk has already made an indelible mark on pop music and modern culture at large, despite her relative youth. No other artist moves so freely between avant-garde and pop. With her albums and videos, Björk has taken avant-garde to the top of the charts. She has also always embraced technological advances, combining computers with ancient sounds. Björk has introduced an arctic temperament to popular music and shown how passionate and explosive it can be. Björk is an untameable force of nature, an artist who marches to nobody’s tune but her own."
The Polar Music Prize is an annual music prize award. It was created in 1989 with funds donated by Stig Anderson, manager of ABBA and founder of the record label Polar Music. The awardees will each be receiving one million Swedish Kronor, which will be handed to them personally by the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf on a ceremony on august 30th. Fancy!!!
You can see the official video announcement here, and if you know swedish you can read an exclusive interview here.