Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ghost win Swedish Grammis Award for Popestar

Ghost won the "Best Hard Rock/Metal" category at the Swedish Grammis Awards on Tuesday at Konserthuset in Stockholm.

The band were honored for their 2016 EP “Popestar”, ahead of fellow nominees Amaranthe, Cult Of Luna & Julie Christmas, Dark Tranquillity and In Flames.

The event marked Ghost’s third win at the Grammis, following a 2014 award for 2013’s “Infestissumum” and last year’s prize for 2015’s “Meliora.”

Upon its release last fall, “Popestar” made US history by becoming the first EP to land at No. 1 on the US Billboard Top Rock Albums in the chart's 10-year run.

Led by the lone original track and lead single “Square Hammer”, the package includes covers of songs originally recorded by Eurythmics, Echo & The Bunnymen, Simian Mobile Disco and Imperiet.

Ghost are currently working on new music with plans to release their fourth album later this year.

See also:

Ghost make US chart history with Popestar EP
VIDEO: Ghost perform Square Hammer live debut in Rochester
Ghost premiere Square Hammer video
Ghost preview Popestar EP
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