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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.
Bjork

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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