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.
‘You raise me up’ is translated into more than 40 different languages. This beautiful Creole lyric version (Kenbem), recorded by Haitian-American singer Malou Beauvoir, is one of the resent ones. … See MoreSee Less
Thank you so much for this post which I just discovered now. I am honoured and deeply touched, Rolf, for the beauty and grace of your melody was the inspiration and of course Brendan Graham’s spiritual lyrics. Thank you for this song .. in it’s initial version.. Secret Garden’s.. which opened our hearts in the first place.
It is so touched to listen the songs of “You raise me up” as well as “Strength” that Secret Garden performed together with Espen G. Especially so far there are still many Countries are still suffering from COVID-19 pandemic, we truly need the Strength to rise again! Right now we listen to these songs every day to comfort our mind, appreciated Secret Garden as well as Espen G. to perform these songs so nice, especially we think Espen is the best one to perform You raise me up together with Tracey Campbell, thank you very much!
Hello, regards from Ukraine. I am a fan of your music and just writing to inform you that a shameless person here, in Ukraine, in a city of Mykolayiv, plagiarized your album "Song from a Secret Garden". This woman is called Olga Skvirskaya and she published a book called "Song from a Secret Garden", using the visual concept of your album in the cover of it.
My daughter walked down the aisle at her wedding to this amazing song. It was perfect – my son-in-law had recovered from a life threatening accident that put him in ICU followed by weeks of rehabilitation. My eyes always mist over when I hear it – the words evoke so many memories and emotions. ❤
So lovely echoes #Secret #Garden 😘🙏🙏🎹🎻🎶🎤#Stay #Safe
What a song! Amazingly talented songwriters and musicians who chose the best for the original release with Brian Kennedy’s vocals. This original version still remains the best in my opinion. Secret Garden & Brian Kennedy. Pure excellence!
The most beautiful song 🎵I know of
This song can still makes me emotional at special moments, even after 20 years! Thanks guys for giving us such a beautiful song 💖
Thank you for such a beautiful song ❤️
Not a bad combination when you put an Irish person and a Norwegian together lol.
Yes, the original version is the best of all! Thank you so much for this gorgeous song!
Heel mooi, ook om zelf met het koor te zingen
Thank you for sharing your talents with this wonderful song.
Thanks for giving Us such a Great song
Thank you for the most beautiful song ever written ❤️
That hymn is an anthem for me! So thankful you received the inspiration to write it!
The most beautiful song ever written ❤🎶🎶🎶🎶
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You Raise Me Up is 20 years today! We are so proud of our song and Brendan Graham’s lyrics as it has journeyed around the world ! Click on the link below to ‘The Pat Kenny Show’ as they chat about its story and followed by a moving performance by the wonderful Irish artist Paul Harrington … See MoreSee Less
Happy birthday to our dear Rolf from all the Secret Garden family and friends!🌹 Wishing you a beautiful day and look forward to celebrating together when we leave Covid behind🙏🏼 (Photo: Finn Rune Christiansen) … See MoreSee Less
Oh yes, looking so much forward to celebrating your birthday after leaving Covid behind us – with much Secret Garden music and you and Fi and all the other lovely guys on stage🥰 Wish you a great birthday together with your loved ones! My biggest wish for you besides creativity is health for you and your family and, of course, the Secret Garden family. Hope to see you all sooooon😘
Happy Birthday. I'm your fan. Fron Brasil!!
Happy Birthday. 🎂🎉
Happy Birthday ❤
Gratulerer med dagen 🙂
Happy birthday, Rolf! 💐
Happy Birthday !
Happy birthday from New York
Happy Birthday! 🎼
Happy Birthday Rolf 🤗
Happy Birthday from Blokhus, Denmark 🇧🇻🇩🇰
Happy birthday! 🍀
Best wishes from London 🎉❤ XX
Gratulerar på födelsedagen 🎂🎂
Herzliche Geburtstagsgrüße aus Deutschland💕 Familie Eva Sachs🌼
On this day March 19th we celebrate #WorldSleepDay – a global call to action about the importance of sound sleep habits. We are thrilled to participate in a very special collection of peaceful music with a new piano version of Sleepsong. We wish you all a peaceful weekend 🌙