Abba is a pop group from Sweden. The group was able to gain a lot of fame and so much success when it comes to the pop music. They became the winners of Eurovision Song Contest. This was in the year 1974. They were the first winners who hailed from Sweden. Up to date, they remain the most successful acts in history to take part in the competition. The group was able to sell 140 to 500 million copies of their records. They remain among the best-selling music artists in the world. They have worked with several labels including Polar, Polydor, and Vogue. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Abba in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
The group was formed in the year 1972. It was formed in Stockholm. The members of the group did include Agnetha Faltskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson. The group name did come from the first letter of the first name of the Members. They did become among the most successful acts in the history of music. They did top the charts between the years 1974 to the year 1982.
Career, Awards & Nominations
The group did join the Melodifestivalen. They did not qualify as Swedish entry. They later would plan for the contest in the year 1974. They believed that they had a lot to offer. They knew if they won, it would be an amazing breakthrough. In the year 1974, they would win the contest and be crowned the winners. This did give them a chance to tour Europe and was able to perform on major television shows. Their debut number one single was ‘Waterloo.’ The single did very well in various markets. It did earn position six at the Billboard Hot 100. This did make way for the first album.
The single that followed was ‘Honey Honey’ that did earn position 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was ranked number two in Germany. Their first music tour did happen in the year 1974. They did perform in Denmark, West Germany, and Austria. The band did break up later after releasing many songs, and they did concentrate on solo careers. They have reunited in the year 2018. The group won very many awards including Brit Awards and Carl Alan Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
Abba net worth is estimated to around at $900 million. For the four members of the group, each of them is estimated to be between $200 million and $300 million. This wealth has been generated from their career in music. They have sold millions of copies of their albums. Also, the group did perform in multiple shows and concerts. They were the best and most successful act in the pop music history. They did rake a lot of money during their tours. Another source of their income is from the royalties that they do receive for their work. Their music has featured in some of the best films and television shows.
Abba has announced that they will be reuniting in the year 2018. This was confirmed on Instagram. They did go further and said that they had recorded two songs together and would be appearing soon in a virtual tour. They have plans of touring the world in the year 2019. The tour is dubbed Abba Avatar tour.