On This Day, 2010 – ABBA Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

On the 16th of March 2010, ABBA was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with Genesis and The Hollies. Abba’s Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad accepted their trophies, in New York.

ABBA is a Swedish pop band formed in Stockholm in 1972, by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. They became one of the best-selling music acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1974 to 1983, and in 2021.

In 1974, ABBA was Sweden’s first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Waterloo”, which in 2005 was chosen as the best song in the competition’s history as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the contest. After ABBA separated in December 1982, Andersson and Ulvaeus continued their success writing music for multiple audiences including musicals and movies, while Fältskog and Lyngstad pursued solo careers.

In 2016, the group reunited and started working on a new music. Voyage, their first new album in 40 years, was released on November 5, 2021.

ABBA is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with record sales estimated to be between 150 million to 385 million sold worldwide and the group were ranked 3rd best-selling singles artists in the United Kingdom with a total of 11.3 million singles sold by 3 November 2012.

Studio albums:

Ring Ring (1973)

Waterloo (1974)

ABBA (1975)

Arrival (1976)

The Album (1977)

Voulez-Vous (1979)

Super Trouper (1980)

The Visitors (1981)

Voyage (2021)

ABBA photo: RB/Redferns/Getty Images

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