ABBA was a Swedish pop rock group formed in Stockholm in 1972, comprising
Agnetha Fältskog, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
They became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of
pop music, topping the charts worldwide from 1972 to 1982. They are also
known for winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, giving Sweden its first
victory in the history of the contest and being the most successful group ever
to take part in the contest.
ABBA has sold over 370 million records worldwide and still sell millions of records
a year, which makes them one of the best-selling music artists. ABBA was the
first pop group to come from a non-English-speaking country that enjoyed
consistent success in the charts of English-speaking countries, including the
UK, Ireland, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the
Philippines. The group also enjoyed significant success in Latin American markets,
and recorded a collection of their hit songs in Spanish.