EBBA winners take on the United States and get a prestigious Grammy award for it: Adele, Mumford and Sons, Corinne Baily Rae, Charlie Winston and DJ Afrojack are among the current and past winners of the European Border Breakers Award (EBBA - the EU Prize for contemporary music) to be nominated for the world-renowned Grammy pop music award this year.
Adele, who won an EBBA in 2009, tops the list with 6 Grammy nominations. 2011 EBBA winners Mumford and Sons follow with 3 nominations, including song of the year. Former EBBA winners Corinne Baily Rae and Charlie Winston are also nominated. Previous Grammy winner and 2012 EBBA winner, Dutch DJ Afrojack, received another Grammy nomination this year. Read more here: http://www.grammy.com/
The European Commission encourages and recognises emerging artists' success in popular music through the annual European Border Breakers Awards. The ceremony will be hosted by British musician and broadcaster Jools Holland on the opening night of the Eurosonic festival in Groningen, Netherlands, on 11 January 2012. The ceremony will be recorded and broadcast by the Dutch National Television (NOS/NTR) and will receive European coverage through TV channels and radio stations associated with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and others.
The 2012 winners are: are Elekctro Guzzi (Austria), Selah Sue (Belgium), Agnes Obel (Denmark), Ben l'Oncle Soul (France), Boy (Germany), James Vincent McMorrow (Ireland), Afrojack (Netherlands), Alexandra Stan (Romania), Swedish House Maffia (Sweden), Anna Calvi (UK).
Read more about the EBBAs here: http://ec.europa.eu/culture/our-programmes-and-actions/prizes/european-border-breakers-awards_en.htm