1. ABBA's Agnetha Fältskog Drops Comeback Single, Album to Come

    March 11, 2013 7:40 AM EDT Agnetha Fältskog –- one of the As in ABBA -- has marked her return to the spotlight with a new single and promises of a fresh album this May. The blonde Swedish pop legend today dropped the single “When You Really Loved Someone.” It’s the first ta ...

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  3. Unreleased ABBA Song Finally Hitting Stores

    January 27, 2012 2:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Mamma Mia, here they go again. ABBA fans will soon again be saying "Thank you for the music" with the release of a new track on a special edition of the disbanded 70's pop group's "The Visitors" album. The album, includ ...

  4. ABBA Opens Door To Reunion Performance

    March 26, 2010 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Swedish supergroup Abba may perform again nearly 30 years after they split, the former male members of the band hinted on Friday. The group, one of the most successful in history, has enjoyed continued fame since breaking up in 1982, thanks to tribu ...

  5. ABBA, Hollies, Genesis, Iggy Pop Enter Rock Hall

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An English band steeped in harmony, a reggae pioneer, progressive rockers who thrived despite a defection, four Swedes who combined their nation's traditions with their rock heroes and a man who prowled a ballroom floor singing "I Wanna ...

  6. Stooges, Genesis, ABBA Enter Rock Hall of Fame in NYC Ceremony

    March 15, 2010 11:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 An English band steeped in harmony, a reggae pioneer, progressive rockers who thrived despite a defection, four Swedes who combined their nation's traditions with their rock heroes and a man who prowled a ballroom floor singing "I Wanna Be ...

  7. ABBA's Andersson Ready For Hall Of Fame

    March 11, 2010 11:39 AM EST 0 0 0 Rock 'n' roll may not be the term most commonly associated with ABBA 's music, but the group's Benny Andersson thinks it's appropriate for the Swedish group, which broke up in 1983, to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall ...

  8. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Studio 8, the Detroit-area studio where Eminem recorded "My Name Is" for "The Slim Shady LP" goes on sale on Internet auction site eBay. Eminem recorded at Studio 8 in 1997; "The Slim Shady LP" 2004 - Studio 8, t ...

  9. Chart Beat Chat: Madonna, Savage Garden, the soundtrack to "Mamma Mia!," Britney Spears

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Madonna, Savage Garden, the soundtrack to "Mamma Mia!," Britney Spears and more! TURN OF THE CENTURY (WHICH WAS WHEN?) Hello Fred, After reading this week's Chart Beat about the small group of artists that ...

  10. Chart Beat Chat: ABBA, Dave Matthews Band, Kid Rock

    August 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss chart action from ABBA, DMB, Kid Rock and more! STRIVING FOR LEVEL 42 Hi Fred, Congratulations to Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, who as songwriters simultaneously topped the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic ...

  11. Chart Beat

    August 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from "Mamma Mia!", the Jonas Brothers, Rihanna and more! BETTER THAN THE BEST WEEK EVER: Two weeks ago I suggested in Chart Beat Chat that 34 years after they made their Billboard chart debut, songwriters Benny ...

  12. Chart Beat Chat: Erin Hamilton, Katy Perry, Jill Sobule, ABBA, Madonna

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Erin Hamilton, Katy Perry and Jill Sobule, the year-end singles charts, ABBA and more! I'M SO GLAD WE HAD THIS TIME TOGETHER Hi, Fred. I love Chart Beat and Chart Beat Chat. Your knowledge of and interest in music e ...

  13. Chart Beat: Meryl Streep, Madonna, Miley Cyrus

    July 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Meryl Streep, Madonna, Miley Cyrus and more! MERYL: Winning Oscars is all very nice, but now Meryl Streep really has something to brag about. She makes her Hot 100 debut this week, as her take on ABBA’s “Mamma Mia” (Decca) enters at N ...

  14. Whoa, 'Mamma!': ABBA Mania Back In Swing

    July 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 ABBA is about to take a chance on the movies. Today (July 18), "Mamma Mia!" opens in the United States, employing nearly two dozen songs from the enduring Swedish quartet, including "Dancing Queen," " ABBA is about to take a ...

  15. 'Mamma Mia!' Soundtrack Drops In July

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Decca will release the soundtrack to "Mamma Mia!" on July 8, featuring performances by the movie's cast, including Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Amanda Seyfried. There will be versions of 17 ABBA tracks on the soundtrack, which wa ...

  16. Chart Beat: 'In The Heights,' Carrie Underwood, Regina Belle

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses "In the Heights," Carrie Underwood, Regina Belle and more! 'HEIGHTS' HITS THE HEIGHTS: Whenever I'm in New York, I do my best to see as many Broadway shows as possible. Last week I was there for a very short t ...

  17. This Day in Music

    April 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies of diabetes in Salinas, Calif. He is 76. 2003 - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a ...

  18. ABBA Members Settle Suit Over Musical

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, the two male members of ABBA, have settled a long-running legal dispute with a Swedish playwright over credits for a musical that was once Broadway-bound. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, the two male members of ...

  19. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Studio 8, the Detroit-area studio where Eminem recorded "My Name Is" for "The Slim Shady LP" goes on sale on Internet auction site eBay. Eminem recorded at Studio 8 in 1997; "The Slim Shady LP" 2004 - Studio 8, t ...

  20. This Day in Music

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies of diabetes in Salinas, Calif. He is 76. 2003 - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a ...

  21. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Concertgoers at the Shrine Auditorium get more than they bargain for during the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball. Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, part of the popular R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo, partially undr 2004 - Studio 8, the Detro ...

  22. ABBA Museum To Open In Stockholm

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 An ABBA museum dedicated to the music, clothing and history of the legendary Swedish pop group and its four members will open in Stockholm in 2008, organizers said today (Nov. 28). An ABBA museum dedicated to the music, clothing and history of the l ...

  23. ABBA Rings Up Realtones Deal

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Swedish supergroup ABBA’s hits have been available as master ringtones for the first time. Working with executives at Universal Music Sweden and Universal Music Mobile, the group’s primary songwri Swedish supergroup ABBA’s hits have been available ...

  24. ABBA Rings Up Realtones Deal

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Original hits approved as master ringtones. Swedish supergroup ABBA’s hits have been available as master ringtones for the first time. Working with executives at Universal Music Sweden and Universal Music Mobile, the group’s primary songwriters Be ...

  25. This Day in Music

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Soul vocalist Charles Pettigrew of the duo Charles & Eddie dies in Philadelphia after a long battle with cancer. The group achieved international success with the 1992 single "Would 2003 - Nigerian Drummer Bahatund ...

  26. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Concertgoers at the Shrine Auditorium get more than they bargain for during the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball. Cedric "K-Ci" Hailey, part of the popular R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo, partially undr 2004 - Studio 8, the Detro ...

  27. Frida Admits Longing For ABBA Reunion

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad has considered a reunion of the Swedish supergroup of which she was once part. Anni-Frid "Frida" Lyngstad has considered a reunion of the Swedish supergroup of which she was once part. "I've f ...

  28. Global Pulse

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST The younger son of ABBA member Benny Andersson may submerge his identity within six-piece rock act Ella Rouge, but Ludvig Andersson remains proud of his association with the 1970s hitmaker's enduring The younger son of ABBA member Benny Ander ...

  29. Chart Beat

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie makes his highest album chart debut since the mid-'70s, Madonna posts her 51st Hot 100 single, Shakira breaks a Hot Latin Songs record, plus news on Rod Stewart, Gwen Stefanin & others. DELIVERED: It took a while, but it was worth it ...

  30. ABBA's 'Waterloo' Named Best Eurovision Song

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 ABBA's 1974 hit song "Waterloo" was voted the "All-Time Best Song of the Eurovision Song Contest" Saturday during a show organized on behalf of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) by Danmarks Radio ABBA's 1974 hit son ...

  31. ABBA Members Spar Over Musical Script

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 ABBA members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson went to court yesterday (Oct. 17) in a failed attempt to settle a dispute about who wrote the script to one of their musicals. ABBA members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson went to court yesterday (Oct ...

  32. Take A Chance On Court

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former ABBA members Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus in court. Former ABBA members Benny Andersson (right) and Bjorn Ulvaeus attend the Court House in Stockholm Oct. 17 to prepare a trial about the rights of the musical "Kristina From Duvemala ...

  33. ABBA Film Making DVD Debut

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "ABBA -- The Movie," the documentary film based on the Swedish supergroup's tour of Australia, will arrive for the first time on DVD via Polar Music International/Universal Music throughout Europe tod "ABBA -- The Movie," th ...

  34. This Day in Music

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced African percussion to a wide U.S. audience, dies of diabetes in Salinas, Calif. He is 76. 2003 - Nigerian Drummer Bahatunde Olatunji, whose albums introduced Afri ...

  35. Funky ABBA

    November 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The notion of applying a funk-jazz coating to history's ultimate superlative for pop music—ABBA—may sound absurd in concept, but there are some delightfully inspired moments on "Funky AB The notion of applying a funk-jazz coating to histor ...

  36. Stockholm's Polar Studios To Close After 26 Years

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The historic Polar Studios in Stockholm will close its doors May 1 after 26 years of operation. Owners Lennart &#214;stlund, Marie Ledin and Tomas Ledin have failed to reach terms that would allow the The historic Polar Studios in Stockholm wi ...

  37. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Guitarist/singer/songwriter Stuart Adamson, formerly of Scottish act Big Country, is found dead in a Hawaii hotel room. He is 43. Adamson, who fought a long battle with alcoholism, had b 2001 - Guitarist/singer/songwriter S ...

  38. This Day in Music

    April 06, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2002 - </b>Sarah McLachlan's audience grows by one when the Canadian musician gives birth to daughter India Ann Sushil Sood, her and drummer-husband, Ashwin Sood's first child. 2002 - Sarah McLachlan's audience grows by ...

  39. 'Mamma Mia!' Vegas Premiere Draws ABBA Stars

    February 07, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, once one-half of the Swedish group ABBA, are scheduled to attend an invitation-only premiere of the musical "Mamma Mia!" Thursday (Feb. 13) at the Mandalay Bay Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, ...

  40. This Day in Music

    December 16, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Guitarist/singer/songwriter Stuart Adamson, formerly of Scottish act Big Country, is found dead in a Hawaii hotel room. He is 43. Adamson, who fought a long battle with alcoholism, had b 2001 - Guitarist/singer/songwriter S ...

  41. Chart Beat Chat

    November 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Lonnie Donegan, Kid Rock's "Picture," and Standfast. SKIFFLE, NO PIFFLE. Dear Fred, Lonnie Donegan, the man who brought "Rock Island Line" ( ...

  42. CHART BEAT CHAT

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions about Elvis Presley, the U.K. "NOW" compilation series, and Ace Of Base. THE GAP Dear Mr. Bronson: Elvis Presley's greatest hits package ("ELV1S: 30 #1 ...

  43. Minogue Track Tops Ivor Novello Awards

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Songs recorded by Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue led the field with three honors at the 47th Ivor Novello Awards, Britain's premier songwriting honors, in a ceremony yesterday (May 23) at Le Meridi Songs recorded by Australian pop diva Kylie ...

  44. ABBA Musical Nabs Tony Noms

    May 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus were among the nominees announced today (May 6) for this year's Tony Awards. The duo and Martin Koch were nominated in the best orchestrations category for the ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn ...

  45. CHART BEAT BONUS

    September 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart-based stories on Olivia Newton-John, Abba's Benny Andersson, and multiple top-10 album debuts. BACK WITH A CHART: Olivia Newton-John has her first charting album of the 21st century, as "Magic: The Very Best of Olivia Newton-John&quo ...

  46. Elvis Costello & Sofie Von Otter Cross Borders With 'For The Stars'

    March 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In a business that seems to demand "more of the same" for its very lifeblood, every new Elvis Costello project raises an unusual question: In which section of the store does it belong? In a business that seems to demand "more of the s ...

  47. Elvis Costello & Sofie Von Otter Cross Borders With 'For The Stars'

    March 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In a business that seems to demand "more of the same" for its very lifeblood, every new Elvis Costello project raises an unusual question: In which section of the store does it belong? In a business that seems to demand "more of the s ...

  48. Former ABBA Members Reviving 'Chess'

    January 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, the male former members of ABBA, are planning to stage a Swedish version of the musical "Chess." The new version is scheduled to premiere in February 2002 in Stockho Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, the ...