This is not really a huge surprise. Sometimes it's best to leave, or finish on a high.Abba were a huge international success.After winning the Eurovsion Song contest in 1974 things really happened for them. Their success really began in Australia due to their being promoted by Ian "Molly" Meldrum.It then spread to many English-speaking countries.They sold over 380 million albums!After they first broke up in late 1982 their popularity came back as their music was featured in films like "Muriel's Wedding", "Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert", and "Mamma Mia" which was also a very successful stage show.
The on-again-off-again rumor mill that is an ABBA reunion has been marked permanently off, at least as far as Bjorn Ulvaeus is concerned.
Ulvaeus talked recently with Billboard where the ABBA reunion question was breached. “We took a break in ’82, and it was meant to be a break. It’s still a break and will remain so. You’ll never see us onstage again.
“We don’t need the money, for one thing. Usually the reason bands have reunions is that one of them is destitute and the others want to help. Fortunately that has not happened to us.”
A book of the band’s history, ABBA: The Official Photo Book, was recently released in the U.S. with over 600 photos from throughout their career.
ABBA were international superstars during the 70’s and early-80’s but only managed four top ten hits in the U.S. and never made the top ten with any of their albums.
In the U.K., they had twenty top ten hits, including nine that made it to number one, and nine top ten albums.
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