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ABBA was the biggest pop group ever to come out of Sweden; they released 8 studio albums. The word ABBA comes from the first letters of their names combined:





Anni-Frid Lyngstad

Benny Anderson

Bjorn Ulvaeua

Agnetha Faktskog


Benny Andersson, a member of pop band, The Help Stars, and Bjorn Ulvaeua, part of folk music group Hootenanny Singers, meet for the first time in 1966. They immediately began a songwriting collaboration. Music publisher Stig Anderson encouraged the partnership, believing that the pair will eventually write an international hit. In 1969, Benny bacame romantically involved with solo artist Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad, while Bjorn strikes up a relationship with another solo artist, Agnetha Faltskog. The following year the four work as a group for the first time, in the cabaret show Festfolk. Their first collaboration on record, also in 1970, is the Benny & Bjorn single, 'Hej gamle man!' ("Hey Old Man!") on which Frida and Agnetha sang the backing vocals. In the spring of 1972 they made their first collaborative attempt with modern pop music...

ABBA can also speak and sing in many languages such as, Swedish, German, Spanish, French, and English.


Studio albumsEdit

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications

(sales thresholds)

SWE

[4]

AUS

[5][6]

AUT

[7]

CAN

[8][a]

FRA

[9]

GER

[10]

JPN

[11]

NL

[12]

NOR

[13]

NZ

[14]

UK

[15]

US

[16]

1973 Ring Ring
  • Released: March 26, 1973 (Polar POLS 242)
  • Label: Polar, Universal Music
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette, digital
2 10 32
  • AUS: 3× Platinum[17]
1974 Waterloo
  • Released: March 4, 1974 (Polar POLS 252)
  • Label: Polar, Universal Music
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette, digital
1 18 6 1 38 28 145
  • AUS: 2× Platinum[17]
  • UK: Silver[18]
  • GER: Platinum[19]
1975 ABBA
  • Released: April 21, 1975 (Polar POLS 262)
  • Label: Polar, Universal Music
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette, digital
1 1 55[a] 31 3 1 3 13 174
  • AUS: 10× Platinum[17]
  • UK: Gold[18]
1976 Arrival
  • Released: October 11, 1976 (Polar POLS 272)
  • Label: Polar, Universal Music
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette, digital
1 1 12 4[a] 15 1 3 1 1 1 1 20
  • AUS: 18× Platinum[17]
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[20]
  • GER: 2× Platinum[19]
  • UK: Platinum[18]
  • USA: Gold[21]
1977 The Album
  • Released: December 12, 1977 (Polar POLS 282)
  • Label: Polar, Universal Music
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette, digital
1 4 2 8[a] 13 2 9 1 1 1 1 14
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[20]
  • GER: Platinum[19]
  • UK: Platinum[18]
  • USA: Platinum[21]
1979 Voulez-Vous
  • Released: April 23, 1979 (Polar POLS 292)
  • Label: Polar, Universal Music
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette, digital
1 5 2 6[a] 6 1 1 1 1 2 1 19
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[20]
  • GER: Platinum[19]
  • UK: Platinum[18]
  • USA: Gold[21]
1980 Super Trouper
  • Released: November 3, 1980 (Polar POLS 322)
  • Label: Polar, Universal Music
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette, digital
1 5 3 7[a] 8 1 8 1 1 5 1 17
  • GER: 2× Platinum[19]
  • UK: Platinum[18]
  • USA: Gold[21]
1981 The Visitors
  • Released: November 30, 1981 (Polar POLS 342)
  • Label: Polar, Universal Music
  • Formats: LP, CD, cassette, digital
1 22 3 18[a] 12 1 12 1 1 19 1 29
  • GER: Platinum[19]
  • UK: Platinum[18]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

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