|Awarded for||Outstanding achievements in the music industry|
|Presented by||SNS IFPI|
The Aurel Awards were an accolade by the Slovak International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (SNS IFPI) to recognize outstanding achievements in the music industry. The annual awards ceremony featured performances by nominated artists, and were originally presented by television. It was a Slovak equivalent to the Czech Anděl Awards, respectively the American Grammy Awards. The statue award itself represented a penguin.
The first Aurel Awards ceremony was held in 2002, at Istropolis in Bratislava, Slovakia to honor musical accomplishments by performers for the previous calendar year, i.e. 2001. The last show, the 7th Aurel Awards, which was broadcast only by radio, was held on May 27, 2008 at Divadlo West, also in Bratislava, one year prior to the cancellation of the Slovak national section of the IFPI (on December 31, 2009), due to a financial crisis.
List of Aurel Award categories:
- Aurel Award for Male Singer of the Year
- Aurel Award for Female Singer of the Year
- Aurel Award for Group of the Year
- Aurel Award for Best New Artist
- Aurel Award for Album of the Year
- Aurel Award for Record of the Year
- Aurel Award for Song of the Year
- Aurel Award for Sound Recording
- Aurel Award for Producer of the Year
- Aurel Award for Cover of the Year
- Aurel Award for Video of the Year
Other awards were given for performance in specific genres (such as R&B/hip-hop, folk and/or classical music), and a special category awarded artists for longer-lasting contributions to the music industry.
With eight Aurel Awards, Richard Müller is the male artist with the most Aurel wins, while the most successful female singer having in total seven Aurels is Jana Kirschner. Peha with overall six awards stands out as for the groups.
|Artist||Richard Müller||Jana Kirschner||Peha|
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