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Bjork Accepting Polar Music Prize in Lavish Ceremony

August 31, 2010 (7:29 am) GMT
Along with Ennio Morricone, Bjork was handed $136,000 and presented with a trophy at the ceremony of Sweden's most high-profile music award.

Icelandic singer and Italian composer Ennio Morricone accepted the 2010 Polar Music Prize in Sweden on Monday, August 30. King Carl XVI Gustaf honored the pair at a lavish ceremony.

Both musicians were handed $136,000 and presented with trophies at a ceremony in Stockholm. The Polar Music Prize, which was founded by 's former manager Stig Anderson in 1989, is shared annually by a pop artist and a classical musician. It is Sweden's most high-profile music award and is split between pop and classical musicians.

Last year's award was shared by former singer and Venezuelan composer Jose Antonio Abreu. Previous recipients include , Sir , Sir , , and .

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