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Björk wins prestigious Polar Music Prize

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Bjork in Concert, Rome

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Björk has been awarded Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize.

The singer, who was recently announced to be working on a 3D film project, is to share the honour with composer Ennio Morricone. The award is handed out by the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

Both will receive a prize of £87,000 and be presented with trophies at a ceremony in Stockholm later this year.

The Polar Music Prize is Sweden's most high-profile music award and every year is split between pop and classical artists.

Previous winners include Sir Elton John, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

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