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Bjork scoops Polar Music Prize

Published 31/08/2010 | 13:23

Bjork was one of the winners of the Polar Music Prize
Bjork was one of the winners of the Polar Music Prize

Bjork has received the 2010 Polar Music Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf.

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The Icelandic singer was named the winner of the prize alongside Italian composer Ennio Morricone.

The musicians accepted their awards at a glitzy ceremony in Stockholm.

Bjork said she was honoured to receive the prize and that it "tickled" her vanity to be mentioned together with previous laureates such as rock band Pink Floyd and singer Joni Mitchell.

The Polar Music Prize is typically shared each year by a pop artist and a classical musician. It was founded by the manager of Sweden's legendary pop group Abba, Stig Anderson, in 1989.

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