is a band from Norway. The
group initially rose to fame during the 1980s and has had continued success in
the 1990s and 2000s.
a-ha achieved its biggest success with their debut album and single in 1985.
Hunting High and Low
peaked at number fifteen on the
charts and yielded an international number-one single, "Take on Me", earning the band a Grammy
Award nomination as Best New Artist. Hunting High and Low
was one of
the best-selling albums of 1986.
In 1994, the band went on a hiatus, the same year a-ha reached a sales number of 26 million albums sold worldwide.
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 tour. By 2000, they had reached 36 million albums sold worldwide plus a double figure million singles.
In 2002 the band released its seventh studio album Lifelines
has been certified silver and is their most successful album in
the UK since 1990's East of the Sun, West of the Moon
Their 9th album, Foot of the Mountain
, was released on June 19, 2009 (release date different in some countries).
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