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Emilíana Torrini (born 16 May 1977) is an Icelandic singer, best known for her 2009 single "Jungle Drum" of the 2009 record Me and Armini, 1999 album Love in the Time of Science and for performing "Gollum's Song" for Peter Jackson's film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Early life: Torrini grew up in Kópavogur, where, at the age of seven, she joined a choir as a soprano, until she went to opera school at the age of 15. Her father is Italian and her mother is Icelandic. Because of name regulations in Iceland at the time, her father Salvatore Torrini had to change his name to "Davíð Eiríksson", which also implied that Emilíana Torrini had to use the surname after her father in the traditional way; "Emilíana Torrini Davíðsdóttir". A few years later, the name regulations were changed, and she was again allowed to use her original surname. Torrini grew up with her parents in Iceland. Her father owned and operated a well-known Italian restaurant in Iceland (Italia,...

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