STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – 2014 begins. So let’s cast an admiring ear over all of the music that has come out of the Nordics over the past twelve months, and the artists who made it. And let’s go one further and reward the best of the lot by highlighting the toppest tunes, the acest albums, and the awesomest acts.

It’s time for the sixth annual Scandipop Awards!

17 categories, most of which focus on the best pop music that Scandinavia is producing, with a few categories that highlight dance, electro, and indie. In the year that the genre practically ceased to exist, we’ve lost the Best Schlager category. And we’ve also dropped the Best Video category too, as pop videos coming out of the region have for all intents and purposes gone a bit shit. But, as a sign of the times, a category for the Best EP has been introduced. Scandipopstars love those EPs.

As with every year, we’ll be deciding and announcing the winners of each category, and that’ll be announced later this month. But like the past few years, we have a Readers Favourite category that we’d like you to vote in. And this year we haven’t limited it to six choice, we’ve opened it up to any of the artists that have been nominated in any of the categories below. Pick you fave, and tell us. Details of how to vote are at the bottom of this article.

Let’s have the nominations then:

BEST FEMALE
Agnes
Annie
Frida Sundemo
Margaret Berger
Oh Land
Zara Larsson

BEST MALE
Anton Ewald
Darin
Eric Saade
Martin Rolinski
Ola
Robin Stjernberg

BEST GROUP
Ask Embla
Electric Lady Lab
Icona Pop
Stockholm Syndrome
Studio Killers
The Fooo

BEST NEW ARTIST
Adelén
Anton Ewald
Majestee of Sweden
Say Lou Lou
The Fooo
Zara Larsson

BEST FEMALE SINGLE
Agnetha Fältskog: Dance Your Pain Away
Beldina: What Can I Say
Daniela: Breathe Again
Janet Leon: New Colours
Margaret Berger: I Feed You My Love
Tone Damli: Winner of a Losing Game

BEST MALE SINGLE
Darin: Check You Out
Isac Elliot: New Way Home
Måns Zelmerlöw: Broken Parts
Ola: Jackie Kennedy
Ola: Maybe
Ola: Tonight I’m Yours

BEST GROUP SINGLE
Daze: We Own The Universe
Electric Lady Lab: Open Doors
For BDK: New Ways of Digging Deeper
Majestee of Sweden: Governor
Stockholm Syndrome: Karma
Studio Killers: Jenny

BEST SINGLE FROM A NEW ARTIST
Adelén: Bombo
Alida: Feathers
Alida: Some of Us
Awa: Not Ready To Say Goodbye
Tove Lo: Habits
Zara Larsson: Uncover

BEST FEMALE ALBUM
Agnetha Fältskog: A
Emmelie de Forest: Only Teardrops
Frida Sundemo: For You, Love
Ida Corr: Corr Values
Jenni Vartiainen: Terra
Oh Land: Wishbone

BEST MALE ALBUM
David Lindgren: Ignite The Beat
Darin: Exit
Eric Saade: Forgive Me
Robin: Boom Kah
Robin Stjernberg: Pieces
Ulrik Munther: Rooftop

BEST GROUP ALBUM
Ask Embla: Northern Lights
Flamma: Flamma
Icona Pop: This Is…
Quadron: Avalanche
Studio Killers: Studio Killers
The Royal Concept: Goldrushed

BEST DEBUT ALBUM
Ask Embla: Northern Lights
Emmelie de Forest: Only Teardrops
Flamma: Flamma
Frida Sundemo: For You, Love
Robin Stjernberg: Pieces
Studio Killers: Studio Killers

BEST EP
Ace Wilder: A Wilder EP
Annie: The A&R EP
Anton Ewald: A
Line: Line
The Fooo: The Fooo
Zara Larsson: Introducing

BEST DANCE
Avicii: Wake Me Up
Avicii vs Nicky Romero: I Could Be The One
John de Sohn feat Kristin Amparo: Dance Our Tears Away
Sebastian Ingrosso, Tommy Trash & John Martin: Reload
Style of Eye feat Soso: Kids
Ylvis: The Fox

BEST ELECTROPOP
Frida Sundemo: Snow
Kleerup & Loreen: Requiem Solution
Marlene: Bon Voyage
Meow: Radio Silence
Ralph Mayerz feat Annie: Take A Look At The World
Vanbot: When My Heart Breaks

BEST INDIEPOP
Cape Lion: Jennie
MØ: Glass
Nicole Sabouné: Conquer or Suffer
NONONO: Pumpin Blood
The Neverdies: Miss U
Truls: Out of Yourself

BRIGHTEST NEW HOPE FOR 2014
Elin Överfjord
Elisa Lindström
Erik Rapp
Isak Danielsson
JEM
Manda

READERS FAVOURITE OF THE YEAR
All of the above!

This is the only award you can vote for, readers. And you can do so via dear old Twitter! If you wish to vote, just tweet the following message: I would like to vote for ******** in the 2014 @scandipop awards http://www.scandipop.co.uk/the-2014-scandipop-awards-the-nominations

You can replace the ******* with the name of any of the artists who have received a nomination in any of the categories above. We’ll see the tweet as we’re mentioned in it. Only one vote per Twitter account will be counted from now up until January 20th.