Benny’s band Benny Anderssons Orkester (BAO) won the ‘Årets dansband’ (Best dance band) award at the 2012 Grammis held on 14 February.
The Grammis are Sweden’s oldest and biggest prizes in music. The purpose of the annual award ceremony is to recognise and reward those artists, musicians and creatives who have produced notable achievements in various types of music during the year.
BAO released O klang och jubeltid, their fourth studio album in June 2011 and followed this up with a Swedish tour. Two of the concerts were filmed by Swedish broadcaster SVT and highlights of the shows were televised in January 2012.
BAO rarely appear outside of Sweden, although they have performed concerts in Minnesota, Glasgow and London.