Swedish Eurovision alumni Cornelia Jakobs and Benjamin Ingrosso were among the artists honoured in tonight’s Rockbjörnen awards, hosted by Swedish news outlet Aftonbladet.
Jakobs, who finished fourth in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, earned the Swedish Song of the Year award for her track “Hold Me Closer”, also scooping the Breakthrough Artist award. The awards ceremony, which took place in Gustav Adolfs Torg in central Stockholm, also saw Cornelia perform her hit Eurovision entry to the assembled fans for the show.
Accepting her awards, Cornelia kept it short and sweet for her hometown faithful; ” I don’t know what to say. A thousand thanks. I’m so damn happy!”
Cornelia was not the only Eurovision act to win big at the ceremony; Benjamin Ingrosso’s enduring popularity in Sweden saw him named Male Artist of the Year for the fourth time, with his fanbase earning the award for Fans of the Year.
The awards show, organised once more by Aftonbladet on an annual basis, saw additional performances from A36, Newkid, Omar and recurring Melodifestivalen performer Klara Hammarström.
#YOU can check out more details of the ceremony from Aftonbladet HERE, including a Swedish interview with both Cornelia and Benjamin.
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