Quadruple Platinum Trophy
Secret Garden was recently awarded a Quadruple Platinum Trophy for their latest Norwegian release titled, Inside I’m Singing. With 120,000 CDs sold, this represents yet another great moment in Secret Garden history. The album debuted in the number #1 position of the Norwegian VG Album Charts and maintained that position for 5 straight weeks.
On the 29th of November 2005, Rolf received an ASCAP award (American Copyright organization) recognizing the success of You Raise Me Up. The hit song, co-written by Brendan Graham, has been performed on American radio 660.000 times, which makes it one of the most popular songs in the US for 2004. The incredible list of cover versions increases by the week … at the time of publication, there are 125 different recordings of the song
Grammy 2004 Nomination
Josh Groban was nominated for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance of Rolf Lovland’s melody and Brendan Graham’s words for the song “You Raise Me Up”.
Josh Groban recorded the Secret Garden song “You Raise Me Up” where the song reached #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, with the album at no.1 of the Billboard top-200 album chart. The song was also performed at the Super Bowl as a special commemoration to the NASA crew that was tragically killed in the Columbia accident last year to a world TV-audience of an estimated 900 million.
Secret Garden’s Rolf Lovland and lyricist Brendan Graham’s song, “You Raise Me Up”, was nominated for Song of the Year at the 36th Annual GMA Music Awards Nominations (formerly Dove Awards).
Secret Garden’s Cd’s have been released in more than 80 countries.
Their CD releases have sold four million albums.
USA Billboard charts, a record 2 years with “Songs From A Secret Garden” and White Stones, Dawn Of A New Century over one year and “Once In A Red Moon still in the Billboard New Age chart for over 30 weeks.
Ireland: Gold, Norway: Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum, New Zealand: Gold, Hong Kong and China: Gold, Platinum and Double Platinum. (500.000 Albums sold). In total over 25 individual Gold albums around the world.
Twice nominated World Music Awards, Monaco.
Voted best International Production, Shanghai.
PBS-Special “A Night With Secret Garden” broadcasted throughout the United States
Barbra Streisand used “Heartstrings” in her wedding to James Brolin and recorded the track, which was released as the first single from the album “A Love Like Ours”.
Performed several Live and TV concerts such as The Nobel Peace Price concert with Sting, Tina Turner, Brian Ferry, and The Corrs.
Extensive travelling and performing recently including China, USA, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain, Poland, Turkey and Canada.
Rolf Lovland (composer and artist) second to only A-HA in terms of copyright revenue in Norway.
We are deeply saddened by the passing of our manager, partner and dear friend Barry Matheson. For over 20 years he gave us his love, support and guidance. He was our North Star We miss him so very much. … See MoreSee Less
We are so sorry to hear that. Condolences from the Sham Poo family in New York. My husband Stanley who worked for SAS for 32 years, knew him well, and Barry and I went to the same High School in Oslo (Oslo Handelsgymnasium).
So very sorry for your loss 😢
Our thoughts are with you at this sad time! 💔
Hvil i fred, Barry
So sorry to hear your very sad news. RIP Barry
Sincere Condolences on the loss of your friend and colleague. Rest in Peace Barry. 🌻
I know you all will miss you tremendously.. our condolences to his family and friends.
What a loss! Barry was the one who introduced me to norwegian music, especially Secret Garden!
Rest in Peace Barry!
Gone…only from our sight. My deep condolences to all who knew and loved him.
God bless him and my sincere condolences to both of you in your loss.
I am sorry for your loss; my heart is with your music. Sending you love.
So sorry to hear this … may he be in peace …
So sorry to hear this!
May he Rest In Peace 🙏
Rolf and Fionnuala.. that's really sad news… a larger than life man with a big heart… My love and thoughts to you and his family. Xxx
I'm so sorry, perfect and extraordinary job like a manager. My condolences to you "Secret Garden team"
So sorry for your loss.
My condolences. A big big for you both.
So sorry for your and his families loss
Si sorry to hear. God bless his soul and his family and friends.
I’m so sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers being sent to you and his family.
Sorry to hear this. Thought with family and the secret garden band, rolf and fin x
Nocturne has new platform! 2020 is the 25th anniversary of Secret Gardens Eurovision win with Nocturne in 1995. The host of that Eurovision was the wonderful Irish TV presenter Mary Kennedy. Mary is competing in Irelands Dancing with the Stars and she choose Nocturne to perform her dance routine last night in Dublin. With her dancing partner and choreographer John Nolan they performed a stunning waltz. It was great fun and an honour to be invited with hubby as Mary and John’s guests to see this amazing and emotional performance. A lovely start to the year for us and a welcome relief from the daily routine of dealing with breast cancer treatment.
Hopefully it won’t be so long now before I can start performing it again.!! Fionnuala x … See MoreSee Less
My first thought was how does this represent our Fi… a heart center of rose softness, passionate and delicate… surrounded by bold strength that captivates. The past years you’ve been through so much… but you persevere with passion.