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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. Here are also famous Icelander bands and celebrities from Iceland

This list can help answer the question "who are the most famous singers from Iceland?"

Björk and Emilíana Torrini are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list. Featuring pop artists, female songwriters, and more, this list has it all. 

Björgvin Halldórsson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Singers from Iceland
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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: 64

Profession: Singer

Credits: Devil's Island

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Björk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Singers from Iceland
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Björk


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 ...more

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Age: 51

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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#97 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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Bubbi Morthens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Singers from Iceland
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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 ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer

Credits: White Whales, Idol stjörnuleit

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Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Singers from Iceland
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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: 46

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Profession: Singer

Credits: As in Heaven

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Eiríkur Hauksson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Singers from Iceland
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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: 57

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

Profession: Singer

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Emilíana Torrini is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Singers from Iceland
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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: 39

Birthplace: Kópavogur, Iceland

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer

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Fríða Dís Guðmundsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Singers from Iceland
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Age: 28

Birthplace: Sandgerði, Iceland

Profession: Musician, Singer

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Garðar Thór Cortes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Singers from Iceland
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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: 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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