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‘Fonogram’ Hungarian Music Awards – Here are the Winners

By Abraham Vass // 2018.03.09.

On Wednesday, the professional jury awarded the Fonogram prize, often dubbed ‘the Hungarian Grammy,’ to the best performers in twelve domestic and six international categories. The ceremony took place at the Várkert Bazár.

The Fonogram prize – which up until 2003 was known as Golden Giraffe- was founded in 1992 to honor and recognize the musical achievements of performers in Hungary. The award is presented by Mahasz, the Hungarian music industry association.

Winners of the domestic categories:

Best Hungarian classic pop-rock album or recording of the year 

PETER KOVARY & THE ROYAL REBELS – Halfway Till Morning (Music Fashion Art & Management)

 

Best Hungarian modern pop-rock album or recording of the year

HEINCZ GÁBOR ‘BIGA’ – Gátlás sztriptíz (Schubert Music Publishing)

 

Best Hungarian indie/ alternative album or recording of the year

GUSTAVE TIGER – Chaste And Mystic Tribadry (Tom-Tom Records)

 

Best Hungarian electronic music album or recording of the year

BRAINS – Életlen / Keep Burning (Beats Hotel Records)

 

Best Hungarian rap/ hip-hop album or recording of the year

GANXSTA ZOLEE és a KARTEL – K.O. / Heroin (Szerzői kiadás / Hunnia Records & Film Production)

 

Best Hungarian metal/ hard rock album or recording of the year

ØRDØG – Sötétanyag (EDGE Records (HMR Music Kft.))

 

Best Hungarian traditional oldie hits (sláger) album or recording of the year

POLGÁR PETI – HUN a Peti (HungaroSound)

 

The Hungarian contemporary comedy album or recording of the year

IRIGY HÓNALJMIRIGY – Origó (Pápai Joci) / Darabokra törted a számom / Ma van a szülinapom (Alma Paródia) (Gold Record)

 

Best Hungarian children’s album or recording of the year

FARKASHÁZI RÉKA ÉS A TINTANYÚL – Igazi karácsony (Kolibri Kiadó)

 

Best Hungarian jazz album or recording of the year

TRIO MIDNIGHT, SZAKCSI LAKATOS BÉLA, TONY LAKATOS – To Meet Again (Songs Of Pál S. Gábor) (Tom-Tom Records)

 

Best Hungarian folk/ ethno music album or recording of the year

MESZECSINKA – Álomban ébren (NarRator Records)

 

Best Hungarian talent of the year

SOULWAVE (Universal Music Hungary)

 

Lifetime achievement award

OMEGA band

Founded in 1992, Omega is one of the most iconic Hungarian bands which was popular not only in Hungary but almost everywhere behind the iron curtain. Their concerts still attract impressive crowds.

 

The professional life achievement award went to Miklós Abella, who was the manager of famous and successful Hungarian acts, such as the Republic band.

 

Winners of the international categories:

Best international classic pop rock album or recording of the year – DAVID GILMOUR – Live At Pompeii (Sony Music)

Best international modern pop rock album or recording of the year – ED SHEERAN – ÷ (Magneoton/Warner Music)

Best international indie/ alternative album or recording of the year – ARCADE FIRE – Everything Now (Sony Music)

Best international electronic album or recording of the year – THE XX – I See You (Young Turks Recordings)

Best international rap/ hip-hop album or recording of the year – KENDRICK LAMAR – DAMN. (Universal Music Hungary)

Best international metal/ hard rock album or recording of the year – STONE SOUR – Hydrograd (Magneoton/Warner Music)

 

via szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu

image via fonogram.hu