The Swedish love for Måns Zelmerlöw continues, with him picking up two awards at the annual Rockbjörnen (Rock Bear) awards on Wednesday evening. The awards, organised by newspaper Aftonbladet, are voted on by the public and represent the best in pop and rock each year.
Måns’ first win of the evening was Swedish Song of the Year, which (of course) went to “Heroes”. He was up against some stiff competition from Melodifestivalen stars Danny Saucedo (“Brinner i bröstet”), Darin (“Ta mig tillbaka”) and Molly Sandén (“Freak”), as well as popstress Tove Lo (“Talking Body”).
His second Bear was for Live Male Performer of the Year, and again competition was tough. Måns won against #Melfest alumni Eric Saade, Hasse Andersson and Danny Saucedo, as well as superstar producer Avicii.
But these weren’t his first Bears – in 2007 Måns won the Rockbjörnen for Best Newcomer.
Måns also performed his new single “Should’ve Gone Home” and closed the evening with his award-winning song “Heroes”.
Måns Zelmerlöw performs “Should’ve Gone Home” at the Rockbjörnen Awards
Måns Zelmerlöw performs “Heroes” at the Rockbjörnen Awards
The night’s other big winner was Swedish boyband The Fooo Conspiracy who went home with Live Group of the Year, Concert of the Year and the award that declared that Fooo Conspiracy fans are the best fans. Zara Larsson won Live Female Performer of the Year as well as the Rockbjörnen Special Award.
Backstage, Måns celebrated with his trophies:
And this happened:
Rockbjörnen 2015 nominees and winners
Live Female Performer of the Year
Live Male Performer of the Year
Live Group of the Year
The Fooo Conspiracy
First Aid Kit
Axwell & Ingrosso
CCA & Norlie
Hard Rock/Metal Act of the Year
Breakthrough of the Year
Samir & Viktor
Jon Henrik Fjällgren
Swedish song of the Year
“Talking Body”- Tove Lo
“Ta mig tillbaka” – Darin
“Heroes” – Mans Zelmerlöw
“Brinner i bröstet” – Danny Saucedo ft. Malcolm B
“Freak” – Molly Sanden
Foreign Song of the Year
“Shake it off” – Taylor Swift
“Love me like you do” – Ellie Goulding
“Four Five Seconds” – Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney
“See you again” – Wiz Khalifa
“Night changes” – One Direction
Concert of the Year
The Fooo Conspiracy – Stockholm (Skansen)
Foo Fighters – Gothenburg (Ullevi)
Avicii – Gothenburg + Stockholm (Summerburst)
One Direction – Gothenburg (Ullevi)
Ed Sheeran – Stockholm (Globe)
Fandom of the Year
Zara Larsson fans
Håkan Hellström fans
Rockbjörnen Special Award