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ABBA
ABBA
Background Information
Origin Stockholm, Sweden
Eurovision Song Contest
Country Flag of Sweden Sweden
Year 1974
Song "Waterloo"
Position 1st
Points 24

ABBA (often stylized as AᗺBA) was a Swedish pop/rock group formed in Stockholm in 1972, comprising Agnetha Fältskog, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. ABBA is an acronym of the band member's first names.

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 Eurovision Song Contest 1974, giving Sweden its first victory and being the most successful group ever to take part in the contest.

They broke up in late 1982, due to relationship strains. Following that Agnetha became a recluse but the quartet reunited for the premiere of the big screen release of stage musical "Mamma Mia!" in 2008. They have turned down multiple requests to reform and make new music.

In 2017 they were honored with a blue plaque at the Brighton Dome to commemorate four decades years since their win.[1]

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