TeliaSonera awards Prize for Best Nordic Artist to Swedish Pop Group Kent at the Nordic Music Awards

At this year´s music gala Nordic Music Awards on October 29 the winners of the top Nordic and international music artists in a number of award categories were announced at the gala show in Copenhagen. Wellknown and popular Swedish pop group Kent was awarded by TeliaSonera with the prize for Best Nordic Artist. TeliaSonera was one of the main sponsors of the music gala.

“We are very proud to present the winning prize in the category Best Nordic Artist. This year it went to Kent who is one of the most famous and popular pop groups in the Nordic countries and especially in Sweden”, says Kelly Odell, Senior Vice President of Marketing at TeliaSonera AB.

“Nordic Music Awards is an excellent way of demonstrating TeliaSonera´s active involvement in co operating with the music industry around the new distribution channels for music and the type of music-related content that consumers are looking for, such as via our mobile internet portal SurfPort”, Kelly Odell continues.

Leading up to the gala show TeliaSonera has had a mobile music campaign offer together with Sony Ericsson around TeliaSonera´s mobile internet portal SurfPort in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Via SurfPort, music fans was able to follow the nomination process leading up to the event, read about and vote for nominees, download ring tones, background pictures and themes as well as other exclusive material from some of the music artists performing at the Nordic Music Awards.

In a promotional campaign with the theme “Your favourite artists in your phone” TeliaSonera and Sony Ericsson´s joint Mobile Music Box, also contained one of the latest music enabled mobile phones, a mobile subscription together with additional music releated content.

More information about the winners is available at

For further information journalists can contact:
Charlotte Züger, Corporate Media Relations, TeliaSonera AB, +46-(0)8-713 58 30