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Ásgeir Trausti

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Ásgeir Trausti Einarsson Icelandic pronunciation: ​; born 1 July 1992 is an Icelandic singer-songwriter and musician In his Icelandic releases, he was credited as Ásgeir Trausti But more recently in 2013 with his launching as an international artist, he has started using the mononym Ásgeir as a recording name Ásgeir performs with his own band, Ásgeir Trausti Band He also plays guitar in the Icelandic band The Lovely Lion

Ásgeir's debut album Dýrð í dauðaþögn was released in 2012 The lead single, "Sumargestur", made it to number two on the Tónlist, an unofficial but widely quoted Icelandic Singles Chart, followed by the single "Leyndarmál" six weeks at number 1 on Tónlist and the title track "Dýrð í dauðaþögn" from the album three weeks at #1 on Tónlist

He has had a Christmas hit with his song "Hvítir skór" in collaboration with Blaz Roca The single stayed at the top of the Icelandic Singles Chart for 9 consecutive weeks from December 2012 to the end of January 2013

An English language version of Dýrð í dauðaþögn under the title In the Silence had been scheduled for international release on 27 January 2014, but was made available online on iTunes on 28 October 2013 The American singer John Grant helped with the translation of the lyrics and re-production of the English language album Based on online sales, the album has already charted in Belgium and Netherlands

On 13 August 2013, Ásgeir released the video for "King and Cross", the debut single from the prospective album with John Grant appearing in the single release The follow-up single "Going Home" charted in France The main release to coincide with the release of the album was "Torrent", an English-language version of "Nýfallið regn"


  • 1 Tour
  • 2 Discography
    • 21 Albums
      • 211 Studio albums
      • 212 Live albums
    • 22 Singles
      • 221 Iceland
      • 222 International
  • 3 Videography
  • 4 Awards and nominations
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


During the 2014 North American tour, Ásgeir performed songs both in English and Icelandic



Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
"Stormurinn" 1
2017 "Unbound" N/A

Positions on Tónlist, an unofficial Icelandic Singles Chart, but indicative of relevant popularity and chart success

Year Single Charts Certification Album
2012 "Hvítir skór"
Blaz Roca and Ásgeir Trausti
1 N/A

Positions on Tónlist, an unofficial Icelandic Singles Chart, but indicative of relevant popularity and chart success


Year Single Charts Certification Album
2013 "King and Cross" 77 107 13 In the Silence
"Going Home" 167
2014 "Heart-Shaped Box" N/A
2017 "Unbound" Afterglow
"I Know You Know"


  • 2013: "King and Cross" written, filmed and directed by Arni & Kinski
  • 2013: "Torrent" directed by Jónatan Grétarsson

Awards and nominations

Year Organization Award Work Result
2012 Icelandic Music Awards Album of the Year Dýrð í dauðaþögn Won
Best Newcomer Pop, rock & blues Ásgeir Trausti Won
Public Choice Award Ásgeir Trausti Won
Icelandicmusiccom's Online Achievement Award Ásgeir Trausti Won
Songwriter of the Year Pop & Rock Dýrð í dauðaþögn Nominated
Male Vocalist of the Year Pop, Rock, Jazz & Blues Dýrð í dauðaþögn Nominated
Kraumur Awards Kraumur Award 2012 Dýrð í dauðaþögn Won
2013 Nordic Music Prize Best Nordic Album Of The Year, 2012 Dýrð í dauðaþögn Nominated
2014 European Commission European Border Breakers Award Ásgeir Won


  1. ^ "Asgeir UK Headline Shows" Iceland Music Export 13 September 2013 Retrieved 17 September 2013 
  2. ^ Day, Laurence 22 October 2013 "Ásgeir – In The Silence" The Line of Best Fit Retrieved 6 November 2013 
  3. ^ a b c d e Lester, Paul 15 July 2013 "New Band of the Day: Ásgeir No 1,553" The Guardian Retrieved 6 November 2013 
  4. ^ Arnareggertis: Nýtt lag frá Ásgeiri Trausta in Icelandic
  5. ^ "Ásgeir Trausti" Iceland Music Export Retrieved 12 July 2013 
  6. ^ Murray, Robin 19 April 2013 "Track Of The Day 19/4 - Ásgeir Trausti" Clash Retrieved 12 July 2013 
  7. ^ Bedian, Knar "Asgeir: An Obligatory Performance" Sound of Boston 
  8. ^ a b Australian chart positions:
    • All except noted: "Discography Ásgeir Trausti" Australian Charts Portal Hung Medien Retrieved 26 January 2015 
    • "King and Cross": "ARIA Report 1259" PDF 
  9. ^ "Ásgeir Trausti discography" ultratopbe/nl Hung Medien Retrieved 25 November 2013 
  10. ^ "Ásgeir Trausti discography" ultratopbe/nl Hung Medien Retrieved 25 November 2013 
  11. ^ a b "Ásgeir Trausti discography" danishchartscom Hung Medien Retrieved 11 October 2013 
  12. ^ a b "Ásgeir Trausti discography" leschartscom Hung Medien Retrieved 25 November 2013 
  13. ^ "Ásgeir Trausti discography" danishchartscom Hung Medien Retrieved 25 November 2013 
  14. ^ "ASGEIR Discography" Official Charts Company Retrieved 21 July 2014 
  15. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums" Australian Recording Industry Association 15 May 2017 Retrieved 13 May 2017 
  16. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums – SNEP Week 19, 2017" in French Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique Retrieved 16 May 2017 
  17. ^ "Winners and Nominees: 2012" Íslensku Tónlistarverðlaunin Retrieved 6 November 2013 
  18. ^ Canadian Music Fest: Ásgeir Trausti page
  19. ^ "Kraumslistinn 2012" 2012 Retrieved 18 October 2013 
  20. ^ "First Aid Kit wins the Third Annual Nordic Music Prize" 2013 Retrieved 18 October 2013 
  21. ^ "Disclosure Win 2014 European Border Breakers Award" M Magazine PRS for Music 15 October 2013 Retrieved 6 November 2013 

External links

  • Ásgeir – official site
  • Ásgeir discography at Discogs

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