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Rímur remained popular recreation until the early 20th century.
The most famous Icelandic artist is eclectic singer and composer Björk, who has received 13 Grammy nominations and sold over 15 million albums worldwide, including two platinum albums and one gold album in the United States.
According to the Icelandic label Record Records, the indie pop-folk group Of Monsters and Men is Iceland’s biggest act since Björk and Sigur Rós.
Their debut album My Head Is an Animal, as well as their first single “Little Talks”, reached high positions in single and album charts worldwide.
In 2013 they won the European Border Breakers Awards.
Singer-songwriter Ásgeir Trausti did likewise in 2014, and ever since has been successfully touring Europe and the U. with his melodic-folk-pop songs, which he sings both in his native language Icelandic and in English."Heyr himna smiður" ("Hark, Creator of the Heaven") is probably the oldest psalm which is still sung today; it was composed by Kolbeinn Tumason in 1208.