ABBA nominated for first-ever Grammy in milestone in Swedish band’s 48-year history
The Swedish pop staple ABBA has received its first Grammy nomination in its 48-year-history.
The group – which consists of members Agnetha Fältskog, 71, Björn Ulvaeus, 76, Benny Andersson, 74, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 76 – was nominated for Record of the Year for their song I Still Have Faith In You.
The track comes off the album Voyage, the band’s first studio album release in 40 years, and ninth overall.
The latest: The Swedish pop staple ABBA has received its first Grammy nomination in its 48-year-history. The group consists of Björn Ulvaeus, 76, Agnetha Fältskog, 71, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 76, and Benny Andersson, 74
It’s nominated against Jon Batiste’s Freedom, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga’s I Get A Kick Out Of You, Justin Bieber’s Peaches, Brandi Carlile’s Right On Time, Doja Cat and SZA’s Kiss Me More, Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever, Lil Nas X’s Montero (Call Me By Your Name), Olivia Rodrigo’s drivers license and Silk Sonic’s Leave The Door Open.
ABBA in 2015 was inducted into the Recording Academy Hall of Fame.
The group’s breakthrough hit came with 1974’s Waterloo, and had massive success with 1975’s Mamma Mia, 1976’s Dancing Queen and 1980’s The Winner Takes It All, selling an estimated 385 million records, according to Reuters.
After their split in 1982, they remained relevant with the 2000 jukebox musical Mamma Mia!, which drew massive audiences in London and Broadway; and spawned successful film adaptations in 2008’s Mamma Mia! and 2018’s Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
ABBA, which in 2015 was inducted into the Recording Academy Hall of Fame, was snapped on February 9, 1974 in Stockholm