Archivi categoria: Bibliography

Morten about some album track

In Norwegian language from Biography 2004:

  • Magne sovna i en cellokasse! Det var en møkkatid. Vi var så drit allergiske alle tre, og det var en av de verste pollensomrene i manns minne. (the sun always shine son tv period)
    – ”Take on me” er en naturlig, god låt. Vi var hel åpne oss i mellom med Beatles-modellen: la oss først få noen hiter, og så kan vi rule.
  • Det er ikke nødvendingvis min all time favoritt. Men jo: måtte jeg velge, er det nok den. Hele pakka. Stemningen og spenningene i låta. Det er en låt som mobiliserer. Det hadde vært mulig å lage en kanon single av den i ny innspilling. Den blir stående igjen som et bevis på hvorfor vi har holdt på som vi har. Det er litt det samme jeg følte da Magne skrev lifelines. “Scoundrel days” er en plata som likner desidert mest på demoene våre. Den er bare en videreføring av demoene. Den solgte ikke på langt nær så mye som Hunting high and low. Den krever mer. Derfor er den også blitt en darling for mange. Den var en overraskelse. Plateselskapet visste ikke hvordan de skulle håndtere den: ”hva er det som skjer her?”
  • Jeg har aldri hatt problemer med å synge ”stay on these roads”. Men melodien og lagferdigheten i den var allerede skrevet. Det er ikke et vaskelig refreng å synge i det hele tatt. Jeg har heller aldri ment at det er er en dårlig tekst, for jeg har aldri skjønt den.
  • Den første plata som virkelig led under mindreverdighetskompleksene til bandet. Senvirkninger av å blitt smurt inn med tenårinsgelé over tid. Det skulle gjøres skippertak på å syngekulere, hente fra andre sider. Men det er ikke sånn jeg kan jobbe. Jeg synger naturlig til den låta jeg får i fanget. Det som skjer, det skjer. Det var Pauls og Magnes trip. Jeg følte instinktivt at det var galt, men forsøkte jo å følge det. Jeg kunne jo ta feil. Det vi skulle gjort var å sette oss tilbake og gjøre det som kom naturlig. (east ofthe sun and west of the moon period)
  • Det er sterkt materiale. Men det ligger en underlegenhet der. Vi er en struts som prøver å fly. Og det funker ikke. Du må tørre å være det su er. Eller blir det ikke genuint. Låtmaterialet er bra nok, men det er forsøkt dyttet i en bestemt retning. Det er ikke ærling, rett og slett. (memorial beach period)
  • Produsenten David Z, var egentling veldig bra og gjorde noen tøffe ting. Men det stanset Paul reslutt. Han drepte gnisten til David Z. Spenningsforholdet i maktbalansen mellom Paul og Magne var også på det sterkeste, før Magne gjorde en form for opprør. (memorial beach period)
  • ”Forever not yours” er en av låtene som er med på å summere oss opp. Melankolsk, og samtidig oppløftende, soaring. Det hadde vært fint om vi hadde skrevet den alle tre, men det er også fint at det er Magne og jeg som har gjort det. Magne skrev også ”Lifelines” en låt og en video som går utenpå det meste. Det er Magne all the way. Det er en kongelåt, en låt som gjorat de der ute er nødt til å regne med oss. Enten det er Coldplay-gutter eller andre som er i gaet, så hører de at vi fortsatt er på banen.
  • Turn the light down” endte opp som en søtsuppe-ballade. Den kunne virkelig blitt en killer. Magne skrev en del som var veldig viktig. Men den endte opp med å bli noe den absolutt ikke skulle være. For meg er den låt helt vanskjøttet, og det mener Paul også.men der hadde ikke jeg evnen og roen til å sette meg ned og vise hva jeg mente. Det er en låt jeg vet vi kunne tatt veldig langt. Det er det samme med ”oranges on appletrees” den er produsert helt feil. Den skulle vært produsert i sopprus. Det er flere låter som lider av hvordan de ble produsert, og det er veldig synd.
  • Låtene Paul har levert på denne plata har alle veldig interessante partier, men så er de helt uforløste. De har ikke en refreng som vil gå noen vei. Det tas ikke videre. Det skjedde med alle, bortsett fra ”Time and again” og ”Did anyone approach you” de to er rett hjem, og blant det beste på plata. Resten ligger et godt stykke ned i kjelleren. Jeg ville ikke synge det inn engang. Jeg ville ikke fordi jeg ikke gidder å gå inn i seige diskusjoner om låter jeg i utgangspunktet vet ikke har noe på plata å gjøre. Men jeg endteopp med å gjøre det, og med å få helt rett. Jeg vet hva jeg forventer av Paul og hva han er i stand til å gjøre. Men det er opp til ham å levere. Han levert 8-10 låter til den plata der elementer var ting jeg ville vært stolt av å gjøre, men så var det ikek forløst.
  • Kampen med Paul har gjort at Magne noen ganger er vnskeligere å ha med å gjøre enn Paul none ganger har vært. Magne gikk for langt i å presse inn låter. Det ble et privat prosjekt for ham. Han skulle kjøre et sololøp og ga etter hvert faen også i meg. Han manglet avstand. Vi endte med et album med for mange av både pauls og Magnes låter. Det skulle vært skåret vekk. De låtene som burde vært skåret vekk tilhører de to. Det er min oppfatning av balansen på plata. Det burde vært 9-10, maks 11 låter. (Lifelines period)
Annunci

Morten’s fact

The facts so far (from a facebook page)

MHF #1: Morten Harket can discuss the existence of God
while simultaneously singing a 20 second note and saving East Timor.

MHF #2: Morten Harket can sing in Norwegian and
English. At the same time. AND YOU WILL LOVE IT.

MHF #3: When the temperature goes up, it’s not because of global weather patterns. Morten Harket just happened to smile.

MHF #4: Norway is cold to compensate for the hotness that is Morten Harket.

MHF #5: Morten Harket can walk, talk, chew gum, and sing a high F all at the same time–and look better than you while doing it.

MHF #6: When you suddenly get shivers in the middle of a hot day, it’s because Morten Harket breathed in your direction.

MHF #7: Morten Harket gave People Magazine permission to use his middle name on a yearly basis–which why they have a “Sexiest Man Alive” issue every year. He’s already recognized, so really it’s just the runners-up every year. Sorry, Johnny Depp.

MHF #8: Morten Harket is ambidexturous. In his feet.

MHF #9: Morten Harket doesn’t need x-ray vision. You know why.

MHF #10: The sun doesn’t always shine on TV. But it does always shine where Morten Harket is.

MHF #11: Morten Harket could close the case on Silver Shore. If he wanted to.

MHF #12: Morten Harket can play a mean guitar solo …. on a tambourine.

MHF #13: Scientists have discovered that all aprodisiacs contain the same chemical. The highest known concentration of that chemical has been verified to be Morten Harket’s sweat.

MHF #14: Morten Harket can do things with his voice that most men can’t do with their hands.

MHF #15: If it’s question of lust, the answer is Morten Harket.

MHF #16: Morten Harket knows the outcome of this sunny mystery.

MHF #17: Morten Harket’s hair is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World.

MHF #18: When a meteor plummets to the Earth, it’s because it wanted to be closer to Morten Harket. (Nicole White)

MHF #19: Morten’s eyes are classified as dangerous weapons in some countries. (Nicole White)

MHF #20: The sun breaking through the rain clouds doesn’t make Morten smile, rather it’s the other way around.

MHF #21: Morten Harket is the blood that moves YOUR body! (Claudia Manfredini)

MHF #22: There’s an old joke that Superman has Chuck Norris pajamas. Well, guess who has a Morten Harket pillowcase?

MHF #23: Morten Harket is the most beautiful man in the world. He’s also the most beautiful woman in the world, because he’s just that good.

MHF #24: Norway is not a monarchy–it’s a Mortenocracy.

MHF #25: Morten Harket can grow oranges on apple trees.

MHF #26: If Morten Harket thought that it was you–it was.

MHF #27: Summer moved on because Morten Harket wanted to go skiing.

MHF #28: God created the earth to give Morten Harket something to stand on.

MHF #29: You can excuse your infidelity in one case only… It’s Morten Harket! (Kristina Poskaite)

MHF #30: Hiding out in the salad bar will get Morten Harket far. (A little “Cosy Prisons” joke!)

MHF #31: Morten Harket’s first words were “thank you all so much”. He didn’t say anything else that day.
(But we love him even though he doesn’t talk much

MHF #32: The lower registers of Morten Harket’s voice can bring women in the audience to the brink of orgasm. Why only the brink? Because he’s a gentleman.

MHF #33: Morten Harket doesn’t wear hats much; darned halo keeps getting in the way. (Nicole White)

MHF #34: When Morten Harket wants to collect butterflies, he doesn’t need a net; he just stares at them with those stunning blue eyes and they fall out of the sky at his feet. (Nicole White) But when he wants to give them a sporting chance he uses a net. While blindfolded. (Alisha)

MHF #35: Morten Harket doesn’t have to try to stay on these roads. The roads follow him.

MHF #36: When Morten Harket walks across a lawn, orchids spring up behind him.

MHF #37: Morten Harket knows when you are sleeping, and when you’re awake. He also knows when you’re thinking naughty thoughts about him, but that’s not a superpower–just a matter of it being a day that ends in “y”.

MHF #38: Your life is a canvas–the colors are Morten Harket. (I was listening to “White Canvas”!)

MHF #39: A man once tried to sell his soul to the devil for the perfect face and body. The devil had to decline because Morten Harket already exists. (Got the idea from a comment by Holly Masterson!)

MHF #40: In order to bring sexy back, Justin Timberlake had to borrow it from Morten Harket.

MHF #41: The time travel scenes in the “Angel In The Snow” video aren’t camera tricks. Morten Harket actually did that.

MHF #42: Edward Cullen is on Team Morten.

MHF #43: When Morten Harket sings “wave good-bye” you can damn be sure everyone is! (Mi Rose)

MHF #44: Morten Harket uses the sun as a mirror.

MHF #45: Morten Harket is keeping you here. (Another lyric joke, ha ha. I made a funny!)

MHF #46: Morten Harket’s eyes aren’t as blue as the sky, rather the sky is doing its best to come close to his color. (Mi Rose)

MHF #47: Morten Harket could kick Chuck Norris’ a**. This isn’t because he’s stronger, necessarily, but because even Chuck doesn’t want to mess up that face.

MHF #48: Morten Harket doesn’t use product in his hair. It just does that.

MHF #49: Morten Harket doesn’t get sick, sick gets Morten Harket.
(Thought this one was timely!

MHF #50: “Holy Ground” is not only the name of a song, but a description of Morten Harket’s bedroom.

MHF #51: Morten Harket doesn’t need a poker face. Everyone else loses just to see him smile.

MHF #52: You’ll never get over Morten Harket, but if you’re very lucky he’ll get under you.
MHF #53: The Captain’s got a little Morten Harket in him.

MHF #54: The “Abs Of Steel” and “Buns Of Steel” videos aren’t technically committing trademark violations–but only because Morten Harket’s trademarks are in Norwegian.

MHF #55: The Shadowside: anywhere Morten Harket ISN’T. (Nicole White)

MHF #56: Morten Harket: the REAL real meaning of the sun. (Nicole White)

MHF #57: There is no scalp under Morten Harket’s hair – only more glorious, glorious hair.

MHF #58: Chuck Norris can believe it’s not butter, but Morten Harket can MAKE IT butter.

MHF #59: The Palme case is not actually unsolved–Morten Harket knows who did it. But because his knowledge is divine rather than evidentiary, the police can’t use it.

MHF #60: Morten Harket’s charisma can be seen from outer space. (Nicole White)

MHF #61: Ellen Degeneres is straight now; she just met Morten Harket. (Nicole White)

MHF #62: Morten took a trip to the Artic Circle once. And people wonder why the polar ice cap is melting? (Global warming; yeah right!) (Nicole White)

MHF #63: Clearly, Morten Harket can hypnotize you with his eyes. Lesser known fact: he can also hypnotize you with his eyebrows.

MHF #64: Morten Harket can play the cymbals with his pectoral muscles.

MHF #65: Morten Harket is a national treasure. No matter what country you’re in.

MHF #66: It’s not paranoia if they’re really out to get you, and it’s not vanity if you’re really Morten Harket.

MHF #67: Morten Harket can sleep with your voice in his head. The other way around, well, that’s your problem.

MHF #68: There are two kinds of men: Morten Harket and the rest. (Di Harket)

MHF #69: Morten Harket is like a good cup of coffee…good, rich, hot and just like coffee, he can keep you awake all night long. (Di Harket)

MHF #70: Morten Harket is considered the eighth wonder. (Di Harket)

MHF #71: Morten Harket is like a portable heater.(Di Harket)

MHF #72: Many of us would quit shopping if Morten was by our side. (I would) (Di Harket)

MHF #73: All of us agree that Morten Harket is Mr. Right. (Di Harket)

MHF #74: Morten is a macho who does not have to prove mucho. (Di Harket)

MHF #75: Morten Harket is the best cure for a broken heart.(Di Harket)

MHF #76: Jesus can turn water into wine, and Morten Harket can turn anything into sexy.

MHF #77: Morten Harket could probably walk on water, but don’t encourage him to try–wouldn’t we rather see him dripping with it?

MHF #78: Sex without Morten Harket’s love is like food without taste. (Di Harket)

MHF #79: The secret to a happy marriage remained unanswered…until Morten Harket was born. (Di Harket)

MHF #80: Since Morten Harket came on the scene, God has had to get used to women not speaking to him as often. (Oh my Harket!)

MHF #81: If you sleep with Morten Harket, isn’t it redundant to say you saw God?

MHF #82: Warning! Excessive use of Morten Harket can lead to a pregnancy.
If not, ask his wife or former wives. (Di Harket)

MHF #83: Morten Harket’s “treasure trail” leads to real treasure.

MHF #84: Life insurance companies have not included the Morten Harket effect, right? (Di Harket)

MHF #85: Morten Harket’s body is a wonderland.

MHF #86: Only Morten Harket can prevent forest fires.

MHF #87: Morten Harket’s voice can repair shattered crystal.

MHF #88: Morten Harket’s smile is a weapon of mass distraction.

MHF #89: If Morten Harket has a bald spot, you can bet he’s got a damn good reason for it.

MHF #90: If Morten Harket were to drink a liter of Diet
Coke and immediately swallow a packet of Mentos, all that would happen
is he could belch the long note from “Summer Moved On”.

MHF #91: Morten Harket doesn’t get mad, and he doesn’t get
even. He just gets more handsome.

MHF #92: While making the “Summer Moved On” video, the producers considered using video tricks for the effects of the sun rising and falling. In the end, though, it was easier just to have Morten Harket move the sun himself.

MHF #93: Chuck Norris has the Roundhouse Kick; Morten has the Roundhouse Smile. They both pretty much have the same effect. (Nicole White)

MHF #94: Everything King Midas touches turns to gold. Everything Morten Harket touches turns into a weak-kneed screaming teenage girl.

MHF #95: One time, at band camp, Morten Harket sang all the instrumental parts to Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. He got a standing ovation.

MHF #96: Morten Harket knows his job isn’t done until she hits the E5 note from “Take On Me”.

MHF #97: Sticks and stones may break your bones, but
Morten Harket singing directly to you will melt them down into
your socks.

MHF #98: Why did the chicken cross the road? Because the chicken saw Morten Harket coming. (Di Harket)

MHF #99: One does not believe in love at first sight until you meet Morten Harket. (Di Harket)

MHF #100: If loving Morten Harket was a job, there would not be unemployment. (Di Harket)

MHF #101: Morten has been living in my heart and mind for years and he does not pay rent. (Di Harket)

MHF #102: After meeting Morten Harket, I had to buy a dictionary because he left me speechless. (Di Harket)

MHF #103: Morten can turn you into a thief. Once you meet him you want to steal his heart. (Di Harket)

MHF #104: Morten Harket can sing with his ears.

MHF #105: We do not have breakfast because we are thinking about Morten Harket,
We do not have lunch because we are thinking about Morten Harket,
We do not have dinner because we are thinking about Morten Harket,
and then we cannot sleep because we are hungry! (Di Harket)

MHF #106: Morten Harket has a certain effect on women. Wait … umm … what’s my name again?

MHF #107: You can’t say “Morten Harket” without saying “more”! (Mi Rose)

MHF #108: In that infamous scene in “When Harry Met Sally”, Meg Ryan was thinking of Morten Harket. It wasn’t fake.

MHF #109: There’s no hole in the “O” zone when Morten Harket is around! (Mi Rose)

MHF #110: With Morten Harket, who needs good weather? (Di Harket)

MHF #111: Smiling is the second best thing Morten Harket can do with his lips. (Belinda Grooviechickie)

MHF #112: Morten Harket can drink straight lemon juice–by the time it hits his tastebuds, it’s lemonade.

MHF #113: The happiest place on Earth? Morten Harket’s bedroom, of course! (And you thought it was Disneyworld.) (Nicole White)

MHF #114: Morten Harket has a sign over his bed. It says “Welcome to the Magic”. (Nicole White)

MHF #115: Morten Harket has been quoted as saying, “I only ever dance with my tongue”. I’m not sure what he meant by that but I’ve been having fun trying to figure it out. (Nicole White)

MHF #116: The living’s in the way Morten Harket’s hair is dyed.

MHF #117: Morten Harket is Helen Keller’s favorite singer.

MHF #118: Morten Harket doesn’t have to carve notches in his bedpost. The women do it themselves.

MHF #119: Captain Jack Sparrow’s magic compass was pointing the way to Morten Harket.

MHF #120: A normal man with Morten Harket’s muscles could do a hundred push-ups. Morten can only do ten, though, because gravity increases with every one–the earth just doesn’t want to let him go!

MHF #121: Morten Harket is first in our hearts–but he always comes second in our dreams!

MHF #122: Love is reason enough, and so is Morten Harket.

MHF #123: Rain exists to water Morten Harket’s orchids. All that other plant stuff is just an accident.

MHF #124: To err is human; to mess up lyrics but look adorable while doing it is Morten Harket.

 

the swing og things biographies

A-Ha+-+The+Swing+Of+Things+-+Twenty+Years+With+A-Ha+++Picture+CD+-+BOOK-537995 demo 2004

A-HA The Swing Of Things – Twenty Years With A-Ha (2004 Norwegian published 408-page Hardback Book by Jan Omdahl with Photo Editor Guri Dahl. Translated to English by Donald Tumasonis. Arguably one of the most extensive biographies of the band looking back in detail over their twenty year strong success in pop from their break-through with Take On Me and scrutinising the band’s releases that followed, writing approach, tours and live performance, lyrics, media coverage, controversy stories and profiles plus their comeback! Also features demo-tape listings, official and special releases discography and a great concert summary. Includes an exclusive 12-track picture CD specially mounted in the inside back cover featuring demos versions of their hits including Take On Me and The Swing Of Things, a track in Norwegian and more classics like Hunting High And Low! – Superb, comprehensive book with a great hardback picture cover matching the disc artwork. The outer sleeve is showing some very light negligible signs of sheflwear/storage but otherwise this great package remains near mint throughout!) THE DEMO CD ALSO HERE: https://harketsvilla.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/the-swing-of-things-demo-tapes-cd/

61B3L7LQBBL._SY300_
a-ha: The Swing of Things 1985–2010 is the definitive book about Norway’s greatest pop band.
In the autumn of 1985, a-ha shot to the top of Billboard’s US list with its first single, Take on Me, which was accompanied by a groundbreaking video. An unknown band from Norway had accomplished something nobody thought possible.
In the autumn of 2010, a-ha is finishing up its farewell tour, “Ending on a High Note”. After 25 years, more than 550 concerts, nine studio albums, three compilation albums and one live album, almost forty singles, 63 number-one records in 27 countries and more than 35 million albums sold, it’s definitely over. An era has ended. a-ha: The Swing of Things 1985–2010 is the ultimate summation of a fairy-tale career.
For this edition, Jan Omdahl, who has followed a-ha for many years, has updated the text of his classic band biography The Swing of Things. The book also contains an abundance of unique visual materials, many of them previously unpublished: record covers, PR material, and assorted items collected over the course of the band’s career; the band members’ personal photos, sketches, and notes; and several series of classic pictures taken by the photographers who have followed a-ha most closely over the past 25 years – among them Just Loomis, who took the pictures for the three of the first five albums.
This book amounts to a unique documentation of a-ha’s history – and of all the strange and magical machinery that makes up a pop band’s biography.

THE SWING OF THINGS DEMO TAPES CD

demo 2004

Tracklist

1 Take On Me (Demo) 3:19
2 Presenting Lily Mars 3:19
3 Dot The I 3:49
4 Days On End 3:29
5 The Love Goodbye 3:24
6 Monday Mourning 3:11
7 Never Never 3:20
8 Så Blåser Det På Jorden 2:39
9 Go To Sleep 2:28
10 Hunting High And Low 3:26
11 I’ve Been Losing You 4:36
12 The Swing Of Things (Demo) / Living A Boy’s Adventures Tale (Demo) 10:01

Notes

Compilation of unreleased songs and early demos which was included with Jan Omdahl’s biography The Swing of Things 2004. The review of the books here https://harketsvilla.wordpress.com/2014/07/16/the-swing-og-t…gs-biographies/

Track 12: “The Swing of Things” stops at 4:10, “Living a Boy’s Adventure Tale” (not stated in the tracklist) starts at 4:53.

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.

94px-St_Olavs_Orden_ridder_1_klasse_stripe.svg

Cross_Norwegian_Order_of_St._Olav

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.

1378511_670646809614970_1703025964_n

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

aha6 aha16 aha232 aha305

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

2e45aba6 af8d0d60 Morten_Spellemann_5mar11

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