Streams of ABBA's songs gained by 36 percent, led by "Dancing Queen."
Streams and sales of ABBA’s music in the U.S. rose in the wake of the group’s announcement on April 27 that the quartet had reunited to record new music for the first time in 35 years.
In the week ending May 3, ABBA’s songs garnered a 36 percent gain in on-demand streams (audio and video combined) according to Nielsen Music. Collectively, their tunes notched 6.38 million streams, up from 4.69 million a week earlier. ABBA’s most-streamed song in the week ending May 3 was their 1977 No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit, “Dancing Queen,” with 1.42 million streams (up 19 percent).
Combined sales of the group’s catalog of albums and songs jumped by 57 percent to 11,000 (up from 7,000 the week previous), while the act’s overall equivalent album units tally spiked by 39 percent to 8,000 units (up from 6,000).