Polar Music Prize Laureates 2016 are Max Martin and Cecilia Bartoli. The ceremony will take place on June 16, 2016 at the Stockholm Concert Hall.

Scroll down for press images and biographies. You can see the announcement film for Max Martin here, and the announcement film for Cecilia Bartoli here.

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Previous Laureates

Cecilia Bartoli

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Cecilia Bartoli

Max Martin

2016 Press material
Max Martin

Emmylou Harris

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Emmylou Harris

Evelyn Glennie

2015 Press material
Evelyn Glennie

Peter Sellars

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Peter Sellars

Chuck Berry

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Chuck Berry

Kaija Saariaho

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Kaija Saariaho

Youssou N’Dour

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Youssou N’Dour

Paul Simon

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Paul Simon

Yo-Yo Ma

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Yo-Yo Ma

Patti Smith

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Patti Smith

Kronos Quartet

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Kronos Quartet

Ennio Morricone

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Ennio Morricone

Björk

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Björk

José Antonio Abreu and El Sistema

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José Antonio Abreu and El Sistema

Peter Gabriel

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Peter Gabriel

Renée Fleming

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Renée Fleming

Pink Floyd

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Pink Floyd

Steve Reich

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Steve Reich

Sonny Rollins

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Sonny Rollins

Valery Gergiev

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Valery Gergiev

Led Zeppelin

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Led Zeppelin

Gilberto Gil

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Gilberto Gil

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

B. B. King

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B. B. King

György Ligeti

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György Ligeti

Keith Jarrett

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Keith Jarrett

Sofia Gubaidulina

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Sofia Gubaidulina

Miriam Makeba

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Miriam Makeba

Burt Bacharach

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Burt Bacharach

Robert Moog

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Robert Moog

Karlheinz Stockhausen

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Karlheinz Stockhausen

Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan

Isaac Stern

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Isaac Stern

Iannis Xenakis

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Iannis Xenakis

Stevie Wonder

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Stevie Wonder

Ray Charles

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Ray Charles

Ravi Shankar

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Ravi Shankar

Eric Ericson

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Eric Ericson

Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen

Pierre Boulez

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Pierre Boulez

Joni Mitchell

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Joni Mitchell

Mstislav Rostropovich

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Mstislav Rostropovich

Elton John

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Elton John

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Quincy Jones

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Quincy Jones

Dizzy Gillespie

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Dizzy Gillespie

Witold Lutoslawski

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Witold Lutoslawski

Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney

The Baltic States

1992 Press material
The Baltic States