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Birgitta Haukdal

Birgitta Haukdal
Birth name Birgitta Haukdal Brynjarsdóttir
Also known as Birgitta
Born (1979-07-28) 28 July 1979
Húsavík, Iceland
Genres Pop, pop rock
Occupation(s) Singer–songwriter, record producer, dancer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1999–present
Labels Skífan Records
Sena Records
Associated acts Írafár

Birgitta Haukdal Brynjarsdóttir (born 28 July 1979), also known by her mononym Birgitta, is an Icelandic singer of Greenlandic descent. She rose to domestic media prominence as the lead singer of pop band Írafár. She represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 with the song "Open Your Heart", finishing eighth with 81 points.

Contents

  • Life and career 1
  • Personal life 2
  • Awards and nominations 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Life and career

For most of her life she has lived in the northern part of Iceland. In November 1999, Birgitta replaced the then lead vocalist of the pop group Írafár. They released their first single "Hvar er ég?" ("Where am I?") in the summer of 2000, followed by two more singles in 2001. The band signed a recording contract with Iceland's biggest record company, Skífan in 2002, releasing their first album "Allt sem ég sé" ("All I see") in early November. It is Iceland's fastest selling pop album of the last 25 years, reaching platinum - which is not common in Iceland.

As of 2003, Birgitta Haukdal is one of the most popular female pop vocalists in Iceland. She has been voted Pop Star of the Year and Performer of the Year. In 2003, she won the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 with her song "Segðu mér allt".[1] At the contest, she sang the English–language version of the song, "Open Your Heart", placing eighth with 81 points.[2]

She competed in the Icelandic pre-qualifying for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, with the song "Mynd Af Þér" or "Picture of you" and, in a duo with Magni Ásgeirsson, reached the finals of the Icelandic qualifying for Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the song, "Núna veit ég" but did not win.

In 2013, she once again tried her luck in Söngvakeppni. This time, her entry will be called Meðal Andanna.

Personal life

Birgitta married her long–term boyfriend Benedikt Einarsson on 23 October 2008 in Reykjavík.[3]

Awards and nominations

Award Year Category Nominated Result
Icelandic Music Awards 2003 Pop Star of the Year Birgitta Won
Icelandic Music Awards 2003 Performer of the Year Birgitta Won

See also

References

  1. ^ Barclay, Simon. Eurovision Song Contest - The Complete & Independent Guide 2010. p. 116.  
  2. ^ "Iceland: Country profile".  
  3. ^ "Birgitta Haukdal giftir sig". DV.is (in Icelandic). 23 October 2008. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 

External links

Preceded by
Two Tricky
with "Angel"
Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest
2003
Succeeded by
Jónsi
with "Heaven"
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