The Norwegian trio's debut album, originally released in 1985. Includes the massive Synthpop/New Wave hits "Take On Me" and "The Sun Always Shines On TV". The album peaked at #1 in Norway, #2 in the UK, and #15 on the Billboard 200 in the US. It also earned the band a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.
The video used a pencil-sketch animation/live-action combination called rotoscoping, in which individual frames of live video are drawn over or colored. It became one of the most popular music videos in the US where it was nominated for eight awards at the third annual MTV Video Awards in 1986, winning six, including Best New Artist in a Video, Best Concept Video, Best Direction, Best Special Effects, and Viewer's Choice and Best Video of the Year. Their six MTV Award wins for that video gave them twice as many wins as Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and more than any artist in the three years of the awards combined.
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