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Magne Furuholmen

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Magne Furuholmen

Biography

Magne Furuholmen (b. 1 November 1962, Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian musician and visual artist.

Furuholmen, better known to music fans by his stage name Mags, is the keyboardist of the synthpop/rock band A-ha, and co-wrote hits such as Take On Me, Stay on These Roads, and Foot of the Mountain. The band A-ha has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.

Furuholmen is also a visual artist with solo exhibitions held in Norway, the UK, and elsewhere in Europe. In 2016 Magne Furuholmen undertook his biggest commission to date and created the largest ceramic sculpture park in Scandinavia titled "Imprints", which is located in Fornebu outside Oslo. In 2017 the University of Agder in Norway conferred an honorary doctorate on Magne Furuholmen for significant scientific or artistic efforts.

Furuholmen was named Knight First Class of the Order of St. Olav by King Harald for his services to Norwegian music and his international success.


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