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Will there be an ABBA reunion? – The US sun

ABBA hit it big after triumphing in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with their song “Waterloo”.

Almost five decades since they became a household name, the Swedish group is reuniting for the first time in 39 years.

ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 - and their songs are still popular today

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ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 – and their songs are still popular todayPhoto credit: Getty Images

Who is ABBA?

ABBA is Sweden’s biggest pop group and one of the most popular bands in history.

They have sold over 380 million albums and singles worldwide and were the first group from a non-English speaking country to have consistent success in English speaking countries.

The band was named with the first letter of each band member: Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

They won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with their hit “Waterloo” before celebrating worldwide success.

Andersson and Lyngstad were married between 1978 and 1980, and Bjorn and Agnetha married in 1971 but divorced in 1979. The latter couple had a son and a daughter together.

The band never officially announced a breakup, but stopped performing together in 1982 to focus on their solo careers.

Aside from a television appearance in 1986, they did not appear together publicly until 2008, when they met at the Swedish premiere of Mamma Mia! Movie.

What are ABBA’s greatest hits?

Their compilation album Gold: Greatest Hits (released in 1992) has become one of the most popular albums worldwide, selling over 30 million copies.

Their hit “Dancing Queen” became ABBA’s only single to reach #1. 1 place in the US and propelled her to international fame. Their 1978 hit Take a Chance on Me reached No. 3, but it was Waterloo that made ABBA a household name.

The song was performed on the Eurovision stage in 1974 and became a top hit when ABBA won the competition in a landslide victory. It was the first of their songs to become a hit in the US, reaching #1. 6 digit.

In all, ABBA had 20 top 10 hits throughout their career, and in 2021 they released their first album since 1982 entitled Voyage. The album contained her singles “I Still Have Faith in You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down”.

At the time of the album’s release, USA Today reported that the group had sold over 400 million albums worldwide and their music was still getting 16 million streams a week.

Will ABBA get back together and when will new music be released?

The foursome confirmed they would be launching a show called ABBA Voyage in August 2021, which will see “ABBA tars” of their younger selves beam onstage as they perform their classic hits.

ABBA Voyage is screening a documentary-style film following her comeback from making music to creating a purpose-built theater in East London for her Holograms show which opened on 26 May 2022.

During a live stream promoting her album in September 2021, Ulvaeus said, “It’s about realizing that being where we are is unimaginable.

“No imagination could dream up, releasing an album after 40 years and still being best friends and still enjoying each other’s company and having a total loyalty.”

Bjorn told The Sun that Voyage will be her final album but was thrilled that her music is still revered and fans were excited when her album was released.

“Especially the fact that we can pull something like this off the ground and that people still see us as relevant and listen to our music, that means that the four of us, I can’t describe it any other way, have a whole, whole special bond,” he said.

Björn added: “When you do something like that, you don’t know how people are going to take it. With such pride we released this album.

“I don’t think there will be any more music with ABBA. I think that was definitely our last album.”


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