Co-founding partner Per Gessle added, “Most of all I want to thank the mighty Marie, the Amazon of the holy voice, the Goddess of superb rock performance, the liberated and magnificent interpreter of my humble words and music, for this magic carpet ride which took us to the top of all the mountains. My God, what a great view we’ve had! The joyride on the road is over now – but we sure had fun, didn’t we?”
Gessle and Fredriksson’s act dominated pop music in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s and will be remembered as one of Sweden’s most successful music acts, selling an estimated 75 million albums in a career which will continue with the release this June of Good Karma, their 10th studio album. “For me it’s our best album ever,” notes Fredriksson.
Rewinding the Charts: In 1989, Roxette Roared Onto the Hot 100 With 'The Look'
During a smoking hot stretch, the duo landed four No. 1s on the Billboard Hot 100 with "The Look" (1989), "Listen to Your Heart" (1989), "It Must Have Been Love" (From the 1990 Pretty Woman soundtrack) and "Joyride" (1991), and a pair of No. 2 hits with "Dangerous" (1990) and 1991’s "Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)".
With the news of Roxette wrapping up as a touring entity, the act’s final performance was to be at the Grand Arena in Cape Town, South Africa on Feb. 8.