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Magni / Bio

Magni Ásgeirsson is an Icelandic singer/musician/songwriter. His new Icelandic-language solo album, Í huganum heim, will be released in November 2012. Singles from the album have already placed high on the Icelandic music charts. His first solo and English-language album, Magni, was released worldwide on Spectra Records. Magni first became known outside of Iceland when he competed on the internationally televised music series, Rock Star: Supernova, in the summer of 2006. Out of hundreds of rock singers trying out at selective auditions around the world, Magni was one of just fifteen picked to compete on the show. He distinguished himself with outstanding powerful vocal performances, his musicianship and his rapport with his fellow musicians. Magni was one of four finalists who made it to the show’s finale. Although he didn’t win on the show, his performances and personality won over viewers around the world and has given him a devoted global fanbase. Fans have traveled across the U.S., Canada and overseas to Iceland for his performances, and tune in on the internet the from around the world to catch him on radio and video. In addition to his solo work, Magni has been the lead singer for the popular Icelandic band Á Móti Sól for the past 13 years, recording six albums with them. He has been a featured and guest vocalist on many projects in Iceland, and he won the Best Male Singer of 2006 award at the FM957 Listener's Awards in Iceland. He is much in demand as a guest vocalist and musician in his home country. He has sung the theme to Lazytown Extra, an offshoot of the popular children's series, Lazytown, and his song, When the Time Comes, is featured in the Thomas Churchill film, Emerging Past. In 2011, Magni played the role of Hud in the Icelandic production of the musical Hair. He has made the finals in Icelandic Eurovision Song Contest qualifying three times; and while he has not - yet - won the honor of representing Iceland, the songs he has performed have subsequently shot to the top of the Icelandic charts. Magni's ability to convey both raw power and vulnerability in near-flawless vocals, as well as his obvious joy in performing, sets him apart - and it's time for more of the world to discover this down-to-earth Icelandic artist.

General Info

Band Members
Magni
Artist Name
Magni
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/magni
Active Since
03/08
Genres
Rock / Pop / Alternative

Contact Info

Location
Reykjavik, IS