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. 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 several TV shows. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 67

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Björk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Singers from Iceland
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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 a favorite among music critics. Björk began her career as a solo artist in 1993. Her album Debut was rooted in electronic dance music, house, jazz and trip-hop, and is widely credited as one of the first albums to introduce electronic dance music into mainstream pop. Now in the third decade of her solo career, Björk has developed an eclectic musical style that incorporates aspects of dance, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 53

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

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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 G.C.D. He is one of the bestselling Icelandic musicians of all time, but he has received little attention outside of the country. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 62

Birthplace: Reykjavik, Iceland

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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 Eurovision Song Contest 1989 for Iceland with the song "Það sem enginn sér". He finished in 22nd place, scoring no points. After releasing 5 albums with Nýdönsk, all of which were warmly embraced by critics and received popular recognition in his homeland, he produced an album with electronic rock group Bubbleflies. It was around this time he branched out into acting in the National and Municipal ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 49

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

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