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ABBA Brief Biography

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Formed in 1972, ABBA consisted of songwriters and musicians Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, and singers Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid 'Frida' Lyngstad.

ABBA were the group that broke up the domination of Western popular music by American and British acts. With rich harmonies, catchy tunes, superb orchestration, and with a Swedish musical take on things, this two boy/two girl group sounded different to everyone else.

Winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, with 'Waterloo', signalled the foursome's arrival (no pun intended!) on the international stage. Their greatest songs include 'Fernando', 'Dancing Queen', 'Super Trouper', and 'Thank You For The Music'. The recent success of the musical based on ABBA songs, 'Mamma Mia!', has further cemented their legacy as one of the greatest groups of all time - in any genre.

- Paul Rance/booksmusicfilmstv.com.

ABBA CDs

B00005KKC4
Arrival

Voulez Vous

B00005KKC5
The Album

ABBA DVDs

ABBA - Gold

'Abba Story DVD'
ABBA - The Definitive Collection

ABBA studio albums, and chart positions in Sweden, the UK, Australia, Norway, Japan, and the US.

Year
Album
SWE U.K. AUS NOR JPN U.S.
1973
Ring Ring
2
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10
-
-
-
1974 Waterloo 1 28 18 1
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145
1975 ABBA 1 13 1 1
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174
1976 Arrival 1 1 1 1 3 20
1977 The Album 1 1 4 1 9 14
1979 Voulez-Vous 1 1 5 1 1 19
1980 Super Trouper 1 1 5 1 8 17
1981 The Visitors 1 1 22 1 12 29

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