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Birth Name: Morten Harket
Born: 1959/09/14
Birth Place: Kongsberg, Norway
Years Active: 1981–present
Genres: Synthpop, New Wave, Alternative Rock

Morten Harket (born 14 September 1959) is the lead singer of the Norwegian synthpop band a-ha, who have released nine studio albums and topped the charts in several countries after their breakthrough hit "Take on Me" in 1985. Harket has also released four solo albums. The son of Henny and Reidar Harket, and brother to Gunvald, Håkon, Ingunn and Kjetil, Morten grew up in Asker. Early musical influences included Uriah Heep, Queen, Johnny Cash, Toto, Elton John, David Bowie, and Peter Gabriel. Before joining a-ha in 1982, Harket appeared on the Oslo club scene as the singer for blues outfit Souldier Blue.


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