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Famous Singers from Iceland

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List of the notable or famous singers who are citizens of Iceland, with photos, including famous singers born in Iceland and even some singers who immigrated to Iceland. Singers are among the most prominent in their field and data about the singers from Iceland is included when available. This list can help answer the question "who are the most famous singers from Iceland?" Björgvin Halldórsson and Fríða Dís Guðmundsdóttir are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list (16 People)



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    Björgvin Helgi Halldórsson is an Icelandic pop singer from Hafnarfjörður. He represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1995 with the song Núna, ranked 15th place with 31 points. Björgvin performed amongst others with Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir and released several solo albums. He took part in ...more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Profession: Singer
    • Credits: Devil's Island
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    Björk
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    Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and occasional actress. She initially became known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band The Sugarcubes, whose 1987 single "Birthday" was a hit on US and UK indie stations and ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, + more
    • Credits: Dancer in the Dark, Glastonbury, Prêt-à-Porter, The Young Americans, Björk: Greatest Hits, + more
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    Bubbi Morthens, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. His given name is Ásbjörn Kristinsson Morthens, called Bubbi as it is a common affectionate form of Ásbjörn. Besides a lengthy solo career, he has been a member of numerous Icelandic bands, notably Utangarðsmenn, Egó, Das Kapital, MX-21, and G.C.D.more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer
    • Credits: White Whales, Idol stjörnuleit
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    Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson is an Icelandic solo artist, and a lead singer of the bands GusGus, Nýdönsk and Esja. Daníel Ágúst has been part of the local and international music scene since he started his career with Icelandic pop sensation Nýdönsk some 20 years ago. In 1989 he participated in the ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    • Profession: Singer
    • Credits: As in Heaven
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    Eiríkur Hauksson

    Eiríkur Hauksson is an Icelandic heavy metal vocalist who is trained as a teacher. Eiríkur is considered to be a talented vocalist, able to adopt various styles. He has been commended by metal enthusiasts for his ability to adopt the styles of various legends of metal, including, but not limited to ...more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Profession: Singer
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    Emilíana Torrini is an Icelandic singer, best known for her 2009 single "Jungle Drum" of the 2009 record Me and Armini, 1999 album Love in the Time of Science and for performing "Gollum's Song" for Peter Jackson's film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Kópavogur, Iceland
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer
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    • Age: age 28
    • Birthplace: Sandgerði, Iceland
    • Profession: Musician, Singer
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    Garðar Thór Cortes, is an Icelandic tenor of Icelandic and English parentage. A former child actor, Garðar subsequently trained as a singer in Vienna, Copenhagen and London. He has performed various leading tenor roles in operas, as well as a leading part in The Phantom of the Opera in London's West ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: The Phantom of the Opera at The Royal Albert Hall, Nonni and Manni
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    Hafdís Huld

    Hafdís Huld Þrastardóttir, known simply as Hafdís Huld, is an Icelandic singer and actress. She began her musical career as a member of the electronic band GusGus in 1995 and left the group in 1999. Hafdís made her solo debut with her 2006 album Dirty Paper Cup.more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Profession: Singer
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    Hera
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    Hera is a singer-songwriter from Iceland who now lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. She divides her time between her home in New Zealand and a regular European touring schedule. In 2002, she was named Best Female Singer at the Icelandic Music Awards. A unique physical characteristic is the varying ...more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Profession: Singer
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    Herbert Guðmundsson

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    Herbert Guðmundsson
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    Herbert "Hebbi" Guðmundsson is an Icelandic pop music singer-songwriter. He is best known for his songs "Svaraðu", "Time", "Hollywood" and "Can‘t Walk Away", which reached No. 1 on the Icelandic listings chart in 1985.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Profession: Singer
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    Jóhanna Guðrún Jónsdóttir, known outside of Iceland as Yohanna, is an Icelandic singer who was chosen to represent her nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 in Moscow, Russia, with the song "Is It True?", earning second place.more

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    • Age: age 25
    • Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Profession: Singer
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    Jón Þór Birgisson
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    Jón Þór "Jónsi" Birgisson is the guitarist and vocalist for the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós. He is known for his use of a cello bow on guitar and his falsetto or countertenor voice. He is also blind in his right eye from birth as a cause of a broken optic nerve from the brain. He is openly gay.more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Iceland
    • Profession: Guitarist, Singer
    • Credits: We Bought a Zoo, Inni
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    Lay Low

    Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir is an actress.more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: December
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    Megas

    Magnús Þór Jónsson, also known by his mononym Megas, is a rock and roll singer, songwriter, and writer who is well known in his native country of Iceland.more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Profession: Singer, Writer
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    Sigurlaug Gísladóttir

    Mr. Silla appeared in the Grandma Lo-fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigrídur Níelsdóttir documentary film.more

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    • Age: age 31
    • Profession: Songwriter, Singer
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    Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson, known internationally as Páll Óskar and Paul Oscar, is an Icelandic pop singer, songwriter and disc jockey. He had a musical childhood, singing at private functions, with choirs and for media advertisements, but was affected by bullying in school and tension between his parents ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Profession: Songwriter, Actor, Disc jockey, Singer
    • Credits: As in Heaven
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    Regína Ósk

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    Regína Ósk
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    Regína Ósk Óskarsdóttir is an Icelandic singer. She has participated for Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2001, 2003, and 2005 as a backing vocal, and in 2008 as a member of Eurobandið with the song "This Is My Life". Alongside Friðrik Ómar, Regína achieved the 14th place in the final, ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Profession: Musician, Singer
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    Selma Björnsdóttir
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    Selma Björnsdóttir, also known as simply Selma, is an Icelandic singer born on 13 June 1974 in Reykjavík, best known internationally for representing her country in the Eurovision Song Contest. She is also married to Icelandic actor and voice actor, Rúnar Freyr Gíslason. Her first Eurovision experience ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
    • Credits: Allir litir hafsins eru kaldir
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    Sigtryggur Baldursson

    Sigtryggur Baldursson is an Icelandic drummer and singer. Sigtryggur was born in Norway to Icelandic parents. He was a founding member of The Sugarcubes and has been a longtime fixture on the Icelandic punk and alternative music scene. Other bands he has played in have included Þeyr, Kukl, Headpump, ...more

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    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Norway
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Drummer, Sound Recordist, Singer
    • Credits: Stormland
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