Finnish Band Wins MTV Gala Prize

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Finnish rock band The Rasmus has won the prize of Best Nordic Band at the MTV Europe Gala Awards in Edinburgh.

The band clinched the prized award thanks to a viewers' internet vote. They beat, for instance, the Swedish band, The Cardigans for the prize.

Estimates of up to a billion viewers worldwide watched the event. The band was not present but sent their video greetings.

A similar prize for Best Nordic Act was awarded to the Finnish hip-hop band Bomfunk MC's at an earlier MTV gala in 2000. The annual event is ranked as the Oscar awards of the pop music business.

Finnish News Agency STT, YLE24