Antti Tuisku and Sanni celebrating their success at the Emma Gala at Espoo Metro Areena on Friday March 11 2016. Picture: Morgan Walker for Finland Today

Antti Tuisku and Sanni celebrating their success at the Emma Gala at Espoo Metro Areena on Friday March 11 2016. Picture: Morgan Walker for Finland Today

The hottest Finnish artists were awarded with Emmas, the most prestigious prize of Finnish music scene, on Friday night. Pop singer Antti Tuisku grabbed the brightest prizes with Emmas for Album of the year, Pop album of the year and Solo male of the year. Sanni grabbed the Emmas for Single of the year and Solo female artist of the year.

JVG. Picture: Morgan Walker for Finland Today

JVG. Picture: Morgan Walker for Finland Today

Other winners in several categories included, JVG for the Group of the year and for the Most streamed single.

Picture: Morgan Walker for Finland Today

Paperi T. Picture: Morgan Walker for Finland Today

Paperi T won the Emma for the Hiphop album of the year and he was also selected as the Newcomer of the year.

We jumped around at the red carpet behind the scenes and interviewed a bunch of artists. Check out the highlights in our video!

Emma Gala 2016 Winners

Album of the year : Antti Tuisku (En kommentoi)
Single of the year : Sanni, (2080-luvulla)
Ethnic album of the year: Kimmo Pohjoinen (Sensitive Skin)
Hiphop album of the year: Paperi T (Malarian pelko)
Iskelmä album of the year: Johanna Kurkela (Ingrid)
Jazz album of the year: Verneri Pohjola Quartet (Bullhorn)
Classical album of the year: RSO & Hannu Lintu (Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Legends, Pohjola’s Daughter)
Critic’s choice: Chisu (Polaris)
Kids album of the year: Hevisauras (Soittakaa Juranoid)
Metal album of the year : Nightwish (Endless Forms Most Beautiful)
Solo – male : Antti Tuisku (En kommentoi)
Solo – female of the year : Sanni (Lelu)
Pop album of the year: Antti Tuisku (En kommentoi)
Rock album of the year : J. Karjalainen (Sinulle, Sofia)
Newcomer of the year : Paperi T (Malarian pelko)
Producer of the year: Henri Lang (MGI)
Group of the year – JVG (247365)
Public’s choice – artist/band: Cheek
Public’s choice – music video: Cheek (Sä huudat)
Export Award: Nightwish
Special Award: Hannu Marttila
Most sold album of the year : Adele (25)
Most streamed single : JVG (Tarkenee)

The Emma Gala turned thirty tonight, hosted at Espoo Metro Areena. Emma-gaala is an annual event arranged by Musiikkituottajat (FPI Finland).
FPI Finland (the the Finnish national group of IFPI) is the national trade association representing 18 record companies in Finland, ranging from major international record companies (Sony, Universal and Warner) to small independent record producers.
The Emma Gala recognises the most distinguished artists and music professionals of the year, with a broad selection criteria including musical merit, musical and commercial success in the recording industry, and varying measures of artist popularity.