Monday, June 6, 2016

ABBA Reunites For First Time In 30 Years

A dream came true for ABBA fans as the four members of the pop music supergroup made a rare joint appearance this past weekend to commemorate the 50 year mark of the birth of the band.

Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyngstad appeared onstage together for the first time in 30 years at Stockholm's Berns Salonger Sunday for a private gala.

According to Billboard, Ulvaeus and Andersson met for the first time on June 5, 1966.

A friendship grew, ABBA was formed and the rest is, well, history.

Beloved for their fashion-forward looks, perfect harmonies and timeless pop hooks, ABBA sold more than 380 million albums worldwide in a career that exploded in 1974 with its Eurovision Song Contest-winning performance of “Waterloo”.

The act split in 1982 and hasn't performed together since 1986. ABBA’s music has enjoyed a huge boost thanks to the lucrative Mamma Mia! stage show, which opened in 1999 in London and later became a Broadway hit. The jukebox musical has grossed more than $2 billion from more than 40 international stage adaptations and been seen by more than 55 million people.

Legend would have it the members of ABBA once turned down a $1 billion fee to reunite for a tour.

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