List of awards and nominations received by A-ha

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[A-HA] awards and nominations

A-ha performing at a concert in Frankfurt, Germany in 2005
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
Totals
Awards won 57
Nominations 7

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.[1] The band has sold more than 100 million albums and singles worldwide, and has been nominated for one Grammy Award, more than any other Norwegian rock band.[1]

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.[2] 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.[2]

This list should in no way be regarded as complete.

Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav[edit]

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.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

Year Type of Award Category Awarded to Ribbon Medal
2012 Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav Knight 1st class Magne Furuholmen of a-ha St Olavs Orden ridder 1 klasse stripe.svg Cross Norwegian Order of St. Olav.JPG
2012 Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav Knight 1st class Morten Harket of a-ha St Olavs Orden ridder 1 klasse stripe.svg Cross Norwegian Order of St. Olav.JPG
2012 Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav Knight 1st class Paul Waaktaar-Savoy of a-ha St Olavs Orden ridder 1 klasse stripe.svg Cross Norwegian Order of St. Olav.JPG

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Norwegian Music Hall of Fame at Rockheim[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2011 A-ha The Norwegian Music Hall of Fame at Rockheim Inducted

Guinness World Records[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1991 Largest paying audience ( Rock in Rio 2 ) Guinness World Records Awarded

Billboard Music Video Award[edit]

The Billboard Music Video Awards celebrate achievements of the music video industry

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
1985 Billboard Music Video Award Best Overall Video Won
1985 Billboard Music Video Award Best Direction Won
1985 Billboard Music Video Award Most Innovative Video Won
1985 Billboard Music Video Award Best Conceptual Video Won
1985 Billboard Music Video Award Best Special Effects Won
1985 Billboard Music Video Award Best New Artist Won
1985 Billboard Music Video Award Best Editing Won

American Music Awards[edit]

The American Music Awards are awarded for outstanding achievements in the record industry. A-ha has received one nomination.[12]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1986 "Take on Me" Favorite Pop/Rock Video Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit]

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.[13]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1986 A-ha Best New Artist Nominated
Hunting High and Low Best Recording Package Nominated
  • Best Recording Package Nominated Art Director: Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff and Jeri McManus

MTV Video Music Awards[edit]

The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1984 by MTV. A-ha has received 8 awards from 11 nominations.[14]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1986 Take On Me Video of the Year Nominated
Best Group Video Nominated
Best New Artist Won
Best Concept Video Won
Most Experimental Video Won
Best Direction (Directors: Steven Barron) Won
Best Special Effects (Special Effects: Michael Patterson and Candace Reckinger) Won
Viewer's Choice Won
The Sun Always Shines on T.V. Best Art Direction (Art Director: Stefan Roman) Nominated
Best Editing (Editor: David Yardley) Won
Best Cinematography (Director of Photography: Oliver Stapleton) Won

Q Awards[edit]

The Q Awards are hosted annually by the music magazine Q. A-ha has received one award.[15]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2006 A-ha Q Inspirational Award Won

Japan Gold Disc Awards[edit]

The Japan Gold Disc Awards is a major music awards held annually in Japan.

Year Nominated work Award Result
1989 Stay on These Roads ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Pop (Group) Division[16] Won

Spellemannprisen[edit]

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

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarde / Nominated

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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
2015 Spellemannprisen Pop group album (Cast in Steel) Nominated

World Music Awards[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

BMI Awards - Broadcast Music, Inc.[edit]

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 [18]
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 United States of Take On Me since release Won

Per Gynt Award[edit]

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[edit]

Gammleng Award

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

Bravo Otto Awards[edit]

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 [19]
1986 Bravo Otto Awards Rock Group: Gold Award Won [20]
1987 Bravo Otto Awards Rock Group: Gold Award Won [21]
1988 Bravo Otto Awards Rock Group: Silver Award Won [22]

Various other awards[edit]

Year Type of award Category Won / Awarded / Nominated
2016 The Radio Regenbogen Awards (German Radio Award) Comeback of the Year Award Won
2015 Deutscher Radiopreis (German Radio Award) Sonderpreis des beirats (Special Prize of the Advisory Board) Won
2015 Norske vidAwards Taylor honorary award Won [23]
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 Det Nye - Sølvmikrofonen prisen Best Norwegian group of the year 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

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b BPI Certifications
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  12. ^ Takiff, Jonathan (1986-09-05). "I Want my MTV Video Awards". Philadelphia Daily News. 
  13. ^ Grein, Paul (1986-01-05). "Picking the Grammy Nominees of 1986". Los Angeles Times. 
  14. ^ Hunt, Dennis (1986-09-08). "MTV's Awards Show Hits Casual Note". Los Angeles Times. 
  15. ^ "Q Awards: The Q Inspiration Award". Q. Retrieved 2008-07-24. 
  16. ^ "1989 Japan Gold Disc Award List Of Winners". 
  17. ^ "Spellemannprisen". Spellemann. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  18. ^ http://www.bmi.com/press/entry/563334
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