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Roxette Music Streams Increase 770% Following Marie Fredriksson’s Death

Fans of the pop duo Roxette have been remembering the act's late Marie Fredriksson by streaming Roxette's music in great quantities, according to initial reports to Nielsen Music.

Fans of the pop duo Roxette have been remembering the act’s late Marie Fredriksson by streaming Roxette’s music in great quantities, according to initial reports to Nielsen Music.

In the U.S., Roxette’s catalog of songs posted a 770% increase in streaming activity on Dec. 10 and 11, as compared to Dec. 8 and 9. (News of Fredriksson’s passing was announced on Dec. 10.)

On Dec. 10 and 11, Roxette’s songs earned 4 million on-demand streams (audio and video combined) in the U.S. — up greatly compared to the 514,000 they tallied on Dec. 8 and 9.

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Among Roxette’s most streamed songs on Dec. 10 and 11 were three of the duo’s No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: “It Must Have Been Love” (1.4 million; up 560% versus 209,000 streams on Dec. 8-9), “Listen to Your Heart” (700,000; up from 119,000) and “The Look” (464,000; up 606% from 77,000).

Roxette — comprising Fredriksson and Per Gessle — charted a total of 12 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. Six of those hits reached the top 10, with four topping the list: “The Look” (1989), “Listen to Your Heart” (1989), “It Must Have Been Love” (1990) and “Joyride” (1991). “It Must Have Been Love” finished as 1990’s year-end No. 2 biggest hit on the Hot 100 chart.