P3 Gold Awards is the music prize of Swedish Radio’s channel P3 – the young channel.
P3 Gold Awards acknowledge and highlights the greatest efforts and contributions to Swedish popular music the very last year, and have done so the last decade. The award show 2013 is held in front of a live audience at Scandinavium, Gothenburg's biggest indoor venue.
The prize has nine different categories, with five nominees in each. Since 2012 the results in all nine is an all-listener/fan/audience affair. However special jury groups, consisting of people with great knowledge in popular music, selects the nominees.
The categories 2013 is Artist of the Year, Group of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, Dance music of the Year, Pop of the Year, Rock/Metal of the year, Hip Hop/Soul of the year and the Golden Mic – given to the best live performer/performing act of the year.
Internationally acclaimed Swedish artists like Robyn, The Hives, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, September, In Flames and The Cardigans have all performed on previous P3 Gold award shows. In 2007 Brett Anderson, the singer of the British band Suede, handed out one of the awards.