Marie to accept award from Halland Academy
Halland Academy, an organization set up in part to promote the Swedish province of Halland, will be presenting special awards to three people for helping to make the province famous. One of these people is Marie Fredriksson, who is going to receive an award of 100,000 SEK (11,300 USD) during an official ceremony in Varberg on August 27.
The other two awardees are professor Carl-Gustaf Andrén and the former prime minister of Sweden, Carl Bildt.
"Marie Fredriksson has for the whole of her successful career had a strong connection to the province. From her home in Halmstad in her youth and working with the Halmstad band Strul - to the world tours with Roxette, and to her present solo performances that include also her own production. Marie Fredriksson is one of the most successful rock and pop singers of today. Remarkable to her singing is the deep emotionalism, strong musicality and a great sense of style," the Academy jury said in explaining their decision.
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