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Harris and Glennie win Polar Prize

Singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris and Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie have won the 2015 Polar Music Prize, a prestigious Swedish music award founded by the manager of Abba.

Harris, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, has won 13 Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Glennie, who has been deaf since 12, from Aberdeen, Scotland, is an accomplished classical percussionist and composer of soundtracks for film and television.

They have been invited to collect their awards - including a cash prize of 1 million krona (£78,220) each - from Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf in Stockholm on June 9.

The award was founded by late Abba manager Stig Anderson and is typically shared by a pop artist and a classical musician.


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