STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Italian composer Ennio Morricone and Icelandic singer Bjork have won the 2010 Polar Music Prize. They will be invited to accept the award, which includes 1 million kronor ($130,000 U.S.) each in prize money, at a ceremony in Stockholm later this year.
Morricone has composed more than 400 film scores, including the iconic theme from “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and other spaghetti westerns directed by Sergio Leone.
Bjork got her start with the Sugarcubes and rose to international fame with her solo album “Debut” in 1993. She has since released five more albums as well as film soundtracks and compilations.
The Polar Music Prize was founded by Stig Anderson, manager of ABBA, in 1989.