Iconic pop band ABBA will release five brand new tracks next year followed by a holographic tour. The group, formed in Sweden in , have sold over million albums in their career with includes all-time hits such as 'Mamma Mia', 'Dancing Queen', 'Chiquitita' and 'Super Trooper' among others. Initially, it was supposed to be only two songs but thanks to the gap between the original announcement, it will be worth the wait for ABBA fans. The decision to go ahead with the ABBA avatar tour, in which all the members will appear as their younger selves, had an unexpected consequence.
The group's name is an acronym of the first letters of their first names. They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from to In ABBA were Sweden's first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest , with the song " Waterloo ", which in was chosen as the best song in the competition's history as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the contest. With the increase of their popularity, their personal lives suffered, which eventually resulted in the collapse of both marriages. The relationship changes were reflected in the group's music, with latter compositions featuring darker and more introspective lyrics. Ten years after their disbanding, a compilation, ABBA Gold was released, which became a worldwide bestseller. A film of the same name , released in , became the highest-grossing film in the United Kingdom that year. A sequel, Mamma Mia!
Bjorn Ulvaeus has spoken to journalist Geoff Lloyd about the band's upcoming music.
ABBA are one of the most influential pop bands in the history of the industry. The Swedish quartet found fame early in their career utilising the publicity from the Eurovision Song Contest, alongside their catchy hits. Unfortunately for fans of the band, their last studio album, The Visitors, was released back in However it sounds as if things are about to spin into action, as Bjorn Ulvaeus has revealed some new music in a recent interview.
The Swedish four-piece had only planned to release two more songs later this year, but the rescheduled date means we are being treated to three more tracks than we were originally promised. He's quarantining — he's got an island in the Stockholm archipelago. By Molly Pike. Get a daily dose of showbiz gossip straight to your inbox with our free email newsletter Sign up When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice.