1. Rewinding the Charts: In 1989, Roxette Roared Onto the Hot 100 With 'The Look'

    February 11, 2015 8:05 AM EST The Swedish pop duo began its rise to its first Hot 100 No. 1, thanks to an exchange student who brought its CD back to the States. LONG BEFORE THE INTERNET WIRED the planet, the easiest way for Americans to hear Swedish pop music was to visit the country. That's what exchange…

  2. Backwards Bullets: This Week In Charts 1991

    May 11, 2010 11:55 AM EDT ROX-Y MUSIC: On the Billboard Hot 100 dated May 11, 1991, Roxette earned its fourth No. 1, as "Joyride" motored 2-1. The Swedish pop duo had previously led with "The Look" and "Listen to Your Heart" in 1989 and "It Must Have Been Love" in 1990. While…

  3. May 30, 2009

    May 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Eminem’s second album, “The Marshall Mathers LP” becoming the fastest selling rap album ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, when it sells 1.76 million copies in its debut week. 2000 – Tex Beneke, who took over the Glenn Miller Orchestra after the bandleader’s death…

  4. Ask Billboard

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Answers to readers' questions about Roxette, Donna Summer and Jack Ingram. ROCK THE ROXETTE Hi Keith! Thanks for answering all our questions each week! I am not the only one when I say that this is the best section of Billboard.com! My question this week is about Roxette. I have heard…

  5. CHART BEAT CHAT

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fred Bronson answers e-mail from readers. HOW MUCH 'HEAVEN'? Hello Fred, I have followed your column and Billboard charts for years and have [watched] three "American Idol" winners debut at No. 1. My question to you is how many singles does someone have to sell in order to…

  6. Songwriter Says Roxette Stole His Tune

    October 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A songwriter is in a London court today (Oct. 15) claiming Swedish pop group Roxette stole one of his songs, robbing him of potential earnings and causing him "seven years of emotional trauma." Stepha A songwriter is in a London court today (Oct. 15) claiming Swedish pop group…

  7. Roxette Singer Recovers From Surgery

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson is recovering after doctors in Sweden successfully removed a brain tumor, her manager said. The tumor was discovered after Fredriksson fainted and hit her head against Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson is recovering after doctors in Sweden successfully removed…

  8. Roxette's Fredriksson To Undergo Surgery

    September 27, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson will undergo surgery next week to remove a brain tumor, forcing the Swedish duo to cancel its planned European tour, according to a spokesperson. Doctors found the sma Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson will undergo surgery next week to remove a brain tumor,…

  9. Roxette Singer Has Brain Tumor

    September 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Marie Fredriksson of the Swedish pop duo Roxette has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, her manager said today (Sept. 16). The small tumor was found after Fredriksson fainted and hit her head against Marie Fredriksson of the Swedish pop duo Roxette has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, her…