|“You Raise Me Up”|
|Song by Secret Garden|
|Album||Once in a Red Moon|
|Released||March 26, 2002|
|Writer||Brendan Graham (lyricist)|
Rolf Løvland (composer)
|Once in a Red Moon track listing|
"You Raise Me Up" is a popular song in the inspirational mold. A song is a Musical composition. Songs contain vocal parts that are performed 'sung' and generally feature Words ( Lyrics) commonly followed Secret Garden is an award winning Irish - Norwegian duo playing New Instrumental Music, also understood by some as Neo-classical music An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public Once in a Red Moon, released in 2002 is the sixth album by Secret Garden. Events 1026 - Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other New Age music is peaceful Music of various styles which is intended to create inspiration relaxation and positive feelings often used by listeners for Yoga, A songwriter is someone who writes the Lyrics to songs the Musical composition (chords or Melody to songs or both Brendan Graham (born 1945 County Tipperary) is an Irish novelist and composer Rolf Løvland (born 19 April 1955, Kristiansand) is a Norwegian composer In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Decca Records is a British Record label established in 1929 by Edward Lewis. Once in a Red Moon, released in 2002 is the sixth album by Secret Garden. The music was written by Secret Garden's Rolf Løvland; the lyrics by Brendan Graham. Secret Garden is an award winning Irish - Norwegian duo playing New Instrumental Music, also understood by some as Neo-classical music Rolf Løvland (born 19 April 1955, Kristiansand) is a Norwegian composer Brendan Graham (born 1945 County Tipperary) is an Irish novelist and composer The song has now been covered more than 125 times.
The song was originally written as an instrumental piece and entitled "Silent Story". Løvland approached Irish novelist and songwriter Brendan Graham to write the lyrics to his melody after reading Graham's novels. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world Brendan Graham (born 1945 County Tipperary) is an Irish novelist and composer It was originally released on the 2001 Secret Garden album "Once in a Red Moon", with the vocals sung by Irish singer Brian Kennedy, and sold well in both Ireland and Norway. Once in a Red Moon, released in 2002 is the sixth album by Secret Garden. Brian Edward Patrick Kennedy (born October 12 1966) is a Northern Irish Singer-songwriter and Author, known for his Ballads Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional The song was used for commemorations of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks despite not having been released in America yet. Originally, Brian Kennedy was supposed to follow Secret Garden on their Asian tour in 2002, but fell ill, and could not attend. He was replaced by Norwegian singer Jan Werner Danielsen, who also later recorded the song together with Secret Garden, but it was never released. Jan Werner Danielsen, artist name Jan Werner, ( April 10 1976, Nord-Odal &ndash September 29
The song was subsequently recorded by Daniel O'Donnell in 2003 and was a hit throughout Ireland and the UK. Daniel Francis Noel O'Donnell, Hon MBE (born December 12, 1961) is an Irish singer from County Donegal. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
Later in 2003, David Foster decided to produce the song. He chose the up and coming Josh Groban to record the song, which proved very popular in the US. His version made it to the top of the Billboard AC Charts and remained there for 6 weeks. Josh Groban also performed it at Super Bowl XXXVIII, in a special NASA commemoration for the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Super Bowl XXXVIII was an American football game played on February 1, 2004 at Reliant Stadium in Houston Texas to decide the The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA, ˈnæsə is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation's public space program The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster occurred on February 1, 2003, when the Space Shuttle ''Columbia'' disintegrated over Texas A special surprise performance by Groban, for Oprah Winfrey's 50th birthday, also gave "You Raise Me Up" massive international prominence. Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29 1954 often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American The Josh Groban recording also was nominated for a 2005 Grammy award. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Brian Kennedy re-released the single after performing it at legendary Northern Irish football player George Best's funeral, the song again climbing the UK Charts to No. George Best (22 May 1946 &ndash 25 November 2005 was a Northern Irish professional football player best known for his years with Manchester United. 4 in January 2006 (named "George Best - A Tribute"). Brian returned to the spotlight in Ireland once again after being named Ireland's 2006 entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest, at which he came a respectable 10th place.
The song has also been released by Ronan Tynan, Sissel Kyrkjebø, Russell Watson, Selah, Celtic Woman, Tommy Fleming, Michael Ball, and the Celtic Tenors with Samantha Mumba, this time with an R&B flow to it. Sissel Kyrkjebø (born June 24, 1969 in Bergen, Norway) also known as just Sissel, is a Norwegian soprano Russell Watson (born 24 November 1966) is an English Tenor who has released singles and Albums of both operatic Selah is a Christian band that has been featured on The 700 Club, The Hour of Power and TBN. Celtic Woman is a Musical ensemble comprising six Irish female artists vocalists Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Lynn Hilary, Lisa Kelly Michael Ashley Ball (born 27 June 1962, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire) is an Olivier Award winning English Actor Samantha Tamania Anne Cecilia Mumba (born 18 January 1983) is an Irish Singer and actress. Åsa Jinder has written lyrics in Swedish, "Rör vid min själ", and that version has been recorded by Sanna Nielsen. Sanna Nielsen (born 27 November[[ 984]] is a Swedish singer She comes from Bromölla in Skåne, Southern Sweden The song was also recorded by Daniel Beck, an LDS musician. The song was used for EFY's 2007 CD ~Power in Purity. Especially For Youth (often abbreviated as EFY) is a week long youth-oriented Seminar focused on fellowship and teaching the principles of The Church of Jesus " The most recent recording is a Spanish version by Il Divo entitled "Por Ti Seré".
The song was also covered in Japanese by Korean-American singer Lena Park as the opening theme to the Japanese TV anime series Romeo x Juliet, which premiered in Japan on April 2007. is a language spoken by over 130 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities Korean Americans ( Korean: ko 한국계 미국인 Hanja: ko 韓國系美國人 hangukgye migugin) are Americans of Korean origin Lena Park, also known as Park Jung-hyun, (born March 23, 1976 in Los Angeles California) is a Korean American R&B For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. (anime in Japanese, is a TV Anime series very loosely based on William Shakespeare 's classic play of the same name along with numerous references and characters from other Shakespearian Park also covered an English version of the song, which was featured in episode 7 of the series.
Paul Potts and Il Divo separately recorded a Spanish version of this song called Por Ti Sere. Paul Robert Potts (born 13 October 1970 Bristol, England) is a British tenor who in 2007 became the winner of the first series of ITV 's This loosely translated version appears on Pott's One Chance album and Il Divos' Siempre. For the R&B group see One Chance One Chance is the debut album from Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts Siempre is the fourth album of the Operatic pop vocal group Il Divo.
|“You Raise Me Up”|
|Single by Westlife|
from the album Face To Face
|Released||October 31, 2005|
|Genre||Pop ballad, adult contemporary|
|Westlife singles chronology|
|Face To Face track listing|
|"You Raise Me Up CD2"|
Westlife released a cover version of "You Raise Me Up" as their first single from their Face to Face album. Westlife is an Irish pop band that was formed on 3 July 1998 They were signed on by Simon Cowell and are currently managed by Louis Walsh. Face to Face was the seventh Album by Irish boyband Westlife and it was released in the UK on 31 October 2005. Events 445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 91 NLTse Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other In Jazz and Popular music, the term ballad denotes a short Song in a slow Tempo, usually with a romantic or sentimental text though the term Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, refers to styles of popular music that ranges from "lush Sixties pop often vocal -based and rooted in In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Sony BMG Music Entertainment is a diverse music and entertainment group Westlife is an Irish pop band that was formed on 3 July 1998 They were signed on by Simon Cowell and are currently managed by Louis Walsh. " Obvious " is a song by Westlife, released as the third single from Westlife 's third album Turnaround. " When You Tell Me That You Love Me " is a 1991 song released as a single by American soul singer Diana Ross. Face to Face was the seventh Album by Irish boyband Westlife and it was released in the UK on 31 October 2005. Westlife is an Irish pop band that was formed on 3 July 1998 They were signed on by Simon Cowell and are currently managed by Louis Walsh. Face to Face was the seventh Album by Irish boyband Westlife and it was released in the UK on 31 October 2005. The band's version is the #99 Best selling single in the UK for the 21st Century to date, having reached #1 on the chart in 2005. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The band also won UK Record of the Year award for their rendition.
There were two music video versions accompanying their rendition of the song.
Westlife, together with original composer Secret Garden, performed the song at the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize concert. Each year on the date of death of Alfred Nobel, December 10th the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony takes place in The City Hall of Oslo, Norway.
The band was the 100th artist to record this song.
|European Airplay Chart||37|
|Australian Singles Chart||3|
|German Singles Chart||11|
|Irish Singles Chart||1|
|Norwegian singles chart||3|
|Swedish Singles Chart||7|
|UK Singles Chart||1|
Note: The song also peaked at #4 at MYX. The ARIA charts are the main Australian music sales charts issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. The Irish Singles Chart is the Republic of Ireland music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by the Irish Recorded Music Association "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry myx or MYX (pronounced /miks/ as in "mix" is the music channel of ABS-CBN and is currently one of the most popular music channels in the
In 2004, the song was played more than 500,000 times on American radio. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " In late 2005, there were over 80 versions available in USA alone, and it has become nominated for Gospel Music Awards four times, including "Song of the Year". The Gospel Music Association (GMA Dove Awards were created in 1969 by the Gospel Music Association to honor the outstanding achievements in Christian music This version by Christian group Selah (with both verses included, as originally written) also went to No. Selah is a Christian band that has been featured on The 700 Club, The Hour of Power and TBN. 1 on Billboard's Christian Charts. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry
On 21 September 2006, You Raise Me Up became the first song to have sold over 20,000 copies of the score on the popular sheet music website musicnotes.com. Events 1217 - The Estonian tribal leader Lembitu of Lehola was killed in a battle against Teutonic Knights. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Shizuka Arakawa, the 2006 Olympic gold medalist in figure skating, used the piece as an exhibition number for many shows and professional competitions from 2005-2006. is a Japanese Figure skater. She is the 2006 Olympic Champion and the 2004 World Champion. Four Figure skating events were held at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, at the Palavela venue Michelle Kwan skated to the song during the 2004 Champion On Ice Tour and other competitions in 2005. Michelle Wingshan Kwan (born July 7, 1980) is an American figure skater. Caroline Zhang skated this song in her exhibitions in the 2006 - 2007 and 2007-2008 skating season. Caroline Zhang (born May 20 1993 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American Figure skater.
In 2004, Australian Idol Top 12 contestant Daniel Belle sang the song for his "Pop" song selection, and it has become one of the most performed songs on similar shows across the world. Rules Auditions Auditions are held in major cities around Australia to find each season's contestants
RTE, (Ireland's national television station), screened a Roy Esmonde produced documentary titled You Raise Me Up on New Year's Day 2006. First screened a year earlier, this updated edition included the most recent successes for the song, as well as the story of how the song first came to be written by Løvland and Graham.
I.K. Start, a Norwegian football club, uses this song as a club anthem. IK Start is a Norwegian football club from the town of Kristiansand.
On April 4th, 2007, a Japanese version of the song was used for the theme tune to the anime series Romeo x Juliet, titled "Inori ~You Raise Me Up~". (anime in Japanese, is a TV Anime series very loosely based on William Shakespeare 's classic play of the same name along with numerous references and characters from other Shakespearian the song is performed by artist Lena Park. Lena Park, also known as Park Jung-hyun, (born March 23, 1976 in Los Angeles California) is a Korean American R&B
On April 25th, 2007, Josh Groban performed the song with the African Children's Choir on American Idol, Idol Gives Back episode.
On May 8th, 2007, the song was played at the historic opening of the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Northern Ireland Assembly ( Irish: Tionól Thuaisceart Éireann, Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann Semmlie) is the devolved
On May 26th, 2007, Josh Groban appeared on BBC's talent show Any Dream Will Do and selected one of the remaining contestants (or Joseph's) to perform the song with him. He chose show favourite, Lee Mead. Lee Stephen Mead (born 14 July, 1981, Southend-on-Sea) is a British Musical theatre Actor, best known for playing the male
On July 26th, 2007, the song was performed on 6th International Competition Of Young Singers of Popular Music the "New Wave" (Jurmala, Latvia) by Andris Ērglis representing Latvia on this contest. New Wave is an international contest for new stars which usually lasts for six days 3 contest days 2 special event days and at the end the day where the contest's results are Jūrmala (jurmala) meaning "seaside" or "beach" in Latvian, is a city in Latvia, not far from Riga. Latvia ( Latvija officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republika is a Country in Northern Europe in the Baltic region. Latvia ( Latvija officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republika is a Country in Northern Europe in the Baltic region. Song accompaniment recorded by Swedish producers from "Sunday Music" for Latvian music company "Microphone Records".
On August 10th, 2007 Josh Groban performed it with the African Children's Choir on The Ellen DeGeneres Show show. The African Children's Choir is a large Choir made up of children ages 7 to 12 from several African nations The Ellen DeGeneres Show, often shortened to Ellen, also called Ellen The Ellen DeGeneres Show, is an Emmy Award winning
American Idol judge Simon Cowell has called 'You Raise Me Up' one of his favourite songs. American Idol, with the full title American Idol The Search for a Superstar for the first season only is an American reality-competition } Simon Phillip Cowell (born October 7 1959 is an English artist-and-repertoire ("A&R" executive and Television personality / producer
On November 10th, 2007 the song was performed live in series 4 of UK show, The X Factor by contestant, Rhydian Roberts. The fourth UK series of The X Factor was broadcast on ITV in autumn 2007 For the original UK version see The X Factor (UK Rhydian Roberts (born 14 February 1983) is a Welsh Singer best known for his appearance on the fourth series of the British The performance received highly positive praise from all four judges, Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue. } Simon Phillip Cowell (born October 7 1959 is an English artist-and-repertoire ("A&R" executive and Television personality / producer Sharon Rachel Osbourne (née Levy, previously Arden; born 9 October 1952) is an English Music manager and promoter Michael Louis Vincent (born 5 August 1952 in Kiltimagh, County Mayo) better known as Louis Walsh, is an Irish Music manager, and Danielle Jane Minogue (born 20 October 1971 known as Dannii, is an Australian singer songwriter Television personality and occasional actress,
On December 5th, 2007, Terry Wogan gave the song an airing on the breakfast show on BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdom. Sir Michael Terence Wogan, KBE DL (born August 3 1938 more commonly known as Terry Wogan, is a veteran Irish Radio and Television The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
On February 18th, 2008, You Raise Me Up was released as the title of an album with '40 uplifting songs' including Elton John, Russell Watson, Girls Aloud and Shane Hampsheir. Sir Elton Hercules John CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947 is an English pop / rock Singer, Composer Russell Watson (born 24 November 1966) is an English Tenor who has released singles and Albums of both operatic Girls Aloud are a British Girl group created by ITV1 Talent show Popstars The Rivals in 2002 Born on 29 April 1988, Shane Hampsheir is a professional Singer, Actor and Dancer.
On March 28th, 2008, runner-up, Laura, performed the song live in the final of the danish X Factor.
On May 10th, 2008, Austin Blackburn performed the song as part of his Britain's Got Talent audition using a common hardware saw as his instrument of choice. Britain's Got Talent is a British television show on ITV (also on TV3 in Ireland and part of the Got Talent series A musical saw, also called a singing saw, is the application of a Hand saw as a Musical instrument.
On May 6th, 2008, Manu Castellano performed the Spanish version (Por Ti Seré) in Operación Triunfo
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