Aside from being the lead singer of the band Á Móti Sól, Magni Ásgeirsson
was known as a contestant on the competitive reality series Rock Star: Supernova
. As a finalist, he made it to the finale and finished 4th place, behind Dilana Robichaux
, Toby Rand
and winner Lukas Rossi
, who became the frontman of Supernova. At present, the 28-year-old singer continues to land various gigs with his Icelandic pop band.
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In addition to tours, the former reality TV star is also currently preoccupied with the promotion of his English solo album. His self-titled album, Magni
, has topped the Icelandic album chart since its release on August 3. Also expected for release as a digital download via iTunes in the U.S., the track list includes "If I Promised You the World," "Let Me in the Dark," "See You Tonight," and "Play with Me," just to name a few.
He drew attention when he came home following his stint on Rock Star: Supernova
, attracting an estimated 8,000 people at his homecoming celebration that took place at Smáralind. Despite the long distance, he was able to reunite with his fellow Rock Star
contestants, Dilana, Toby Rand, Storm Large
and Josh Logan
at two concerts, which were named Best Concert of 2006 at the FM957 Listener's Awards in Iceland. He also won the Best Male Singer 2006 award.
Magni Ásgeirsson, along with his band, became one of the most popular pop bands in Iceland, producing six albums and embarking in extensive tours around Denmark, Germany, and at the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, England where The Beatles played in the early 1960s.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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