a-ha Awards

This is a comprehensive list of major music awards received by A-ha, a Norwegian new wave band. Formed in 1982 by Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen, and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, A-ha have been one of the most popular European acts in the world since the mid-1980s. The band has sold more than 70 million albums and singles worldwide, and has been nominated for one Grammy Award, more than any other Norwegian rock band. A-ha achieved mainstream success with their debut album Hunting High and Low and the single “Take On Me” in 1985. After the release of the album A-ha was nominated for Best New Artist. In 1994, the band went on a hiatus. After a performance at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 1998, the band returned to the studio and recorded 2000’s Minor Earth Major Sky, which resulted in a new started to work on their new album. In 2002 the band released their seventh studio album Lifelines. Analogue was released in 2005 and has been certified Silver.Their newest album “Foot of the Mountain” is their highest charting album in the U.K. since “Stay on These Roads”, and was released in 2009.

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Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav

Order of St. Olav

The three members of a-ha, Morten Harket, Magne Furuholmen and Paul Waaktaar Savoy, was appointed Knights of the 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav for their contribution to Norwegian music. The Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav is granted as a reward for distinguished services to their country and mankind. The official ceremony took place on 6 November 2012.

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MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1984 by MTV. A-ha has received 8 awards from 11 nominations.

Year Name of Award Award Won / Awarded / Nominated
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Direction ( Take On Me ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Concept Video ( Take On Me ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Viewer’s Choice ( Take On Me ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Special Effects ( Take On Me ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Most Experimental Video ( Take On Me ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Video of the Year ( Take On Me ) Nominated
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Group Video ( Take On Me ) Nominated
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Art Direction ( Take On Me ) Nominated
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best New Artist ( a-ha ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Editing ( The Sun Always Shines On TV ) Won
1986 MTV Video Music Awards Best Cinematography ( The Sun Always Shines On TV ) Won

Q Awards

The Q Awards are hosted annually by the music magazine Q. A-ha has received one award.

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2006 Q Awards Inspirational Award Won

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Spellemannprisen

Spellemannprisen is the Norwegian equivalent to the Grammy award and is Norway‘s main music award.

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarde / Nominated[16]
1985 Spellemannprisen Pop ( Hunting High and Low ) Won
1985 Spellemannprisen This year’s Spellemann ( Hunting High and Low ) Won
1986 Spellemannprisen Pop ( Scoundrel Days ) Won
1986 Spellemannprisen This year’s music video ( Hunting High and Low ) Won
1986 Spellemannprisen The Jury’s honorary award Won
2000 Spellemannprisen The Jury’s honorary award Won
2000 Spellemannprisen This year’s music video ( Velvet ) Won
2008 Spellemannprisen Special Award: The Best Hit of all time on the 50 year old official VG-lista hit list ( Take On Me ) Won
2010 Spellemannprisen Spellemannprisen Honorary Award Won

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World Music Awards

The World Music Awards is an international awards show founded in 1989 that annually honors recording artists based on worldwide sales figures provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Awarded for Outstanding achievements in the record industry

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2010 World Music Awards World’s Best Selling Scandinavian Artist Award Won
1993 World Music Awards Best selling artist in Norway award ( National award ) Won

Viña del Mar Festival

Viña del Mar International Song Festival

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2006 Viña del Mar International Song Festival Gaviota de plata Won
2006 Viña del Mar International Song Festival Antorcha de Oro Won
2006 Viña del Mar International Song Festival Antorcha de Plata Won

Goldene Europa Award

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2001 Goldene Europa Award Comeback des Jahres Award Won
1988 Goldene Europa Award Best Album ( Stay On These Roads ) Won
1986 Goldene Europa Award Best Musicvideo ( Take On Me ) Won

Nordic Music Awards

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2004 Nordic Music Awards Prize of Honor Won

BMI Awards – Broadcast Music, Inc.

Broadcast Music, Inc.

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2013 Broadcast Music, Inc. Multi-Million Performance Award – for more than 4 million airings on the US airwaves of Take On Me since release Won [17]
2007 Broadcast Music, Inc. Multi-Million Performance Award – for more than 3 million airings on the US airwaves of Take On Me since release Won
1991 Broadcast Music, Inc. 1 Million broadcasts in the USA of Take On Me since release Won

Per Gynt Award

Peer Gynt Prize

The Peer Gynt Prize has been awarded every year since 1971. The recipient of the annual prize is chosen by the Norwegian parliament, and is given to a person or institution that has achieved distinction in society.

Year Type of Award Won / Awarded / Nominated
1987 Peer Gynt Prize Won

Gammleng awards

Gammleng Award

Year Type of Award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2008 Gammleng Award Pop Won

Bravo Otto Awards

The Bravo Otto is a German accolade honoring excellence of performers in film, television and music. Established in 1957, the award is presented annually, with winners selected by the readers of Bravo magazine. The award is presented in gold, silver and bronze and, since 1996, an honorary platinum statuette presented for lifetime achievement.

Bravo Otto

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
1985 Bravo Otto Awards Band: Bronse Award Won
1986 Bravo Otto Awards Rock Group: Gold Award Won
1987 Bravo Otto Awards Rock Group: Gold Award Won
1988 Bravo Otto Awards Rock Group: Silver Award Won

Various other awards

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2010 Echo (music award) Best International Pop/Rock Group Nominated
2009 SWR’s New Pop Festival Pioneer Of Pop Award Won
2000 VIVA Germany Comet Preis Comeback Award Won
1986 The Golden Rose Festival, Switzerland Best musicvideo award for Take On Me Won
1986 West German TV channel “SR” Best musicvideo Take On Me Won
1987 Australian Video Awards Musicvideo ( Hunting High and Low ) Won
1986 Australian pop music awards Most popular international act Won
1987 Montreux, the “IM&MC Gala” Best group video award (British Industry Award) Won
1987 Azzurro 87 Festival in Bari n/a Won
1987 Berolina Awards, Germany Best international group Won
1987 The Diamonds Awards, Belgium For the song Touchy! Won

American Music Awards

The American Music Awards are awarded for outstanding achievements in the record industry. A-ha has received one nomination.

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
1986 American Music Awards Favorite Pop/Rock Video “Take on Me Nominated

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States. A-ha has received one nomination.

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
1986 Grammy Awards Best Album Package ( Hunting High and Low ) Nominated
1986 Grammy Awards Best New Artist A-ha Nominated
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