Anni-Frid Lyngstad

1945 - Today

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Princess Anni-Frid Reuss, Dowager Countess of Plauen (née Lyngstad; born 15 November 1945), better known by her nickname Frida, is a Norwegian-Swedish singer, songwriter and environmentalist, who is best known as one of the founding members and lead singers of the Swedish pop band ABBA. Born in Bjørkåsen (Ballangen), Norway, to a Norwegian mother and a German father, she grew up in Torshälla, Sweden, and started her first solo career there, as a jazz singer in 1967, through a talent competition called New Faces. She won the competition with her song, "En ledig dag", leading to a television appearance on Hylands Hörna on Dagen H; as a result, she was signed by EMI, and in turn was signed by Stig Anderson's record label, Polar Music, after years of releasing several singles and an album, Frida under the earlier record label. Although she had moderate success in Sweden, as she was a contestant for Melodifestivalen 1969 with her song "Härlig är vår jord", she did not reach international fame until she joined ABBA, which has sold over 150 million albums and singles worldwide, making them one of the best-selling music acts in history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anni-Frid Lyngstad has received more than 6,476,544 page views. Her biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Anni-Frid Lyngstad is the 10th most popular singer (up from 13th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Norway (down from 10th in 2019) and the most popular Norwegian Singer.

Anni-frid Lyngstad is most famous for being a member of the group ABBA.

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Among singers, Anni-Frid Lyngstad ranks 10 out of 3,541Before her are Luciano Pavarotti, Janis Joplin, Maria Callas, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, and Tina Turner. After her are Joan Baez, Charles Aznavour, Jim Morrison, David Bowie, Julio Iglesias, and Montserrat Caballé.

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Among people born in 1945, Anni-Frid Lyngstad ranks 5Before her are Bob Marley, Rodrigo Duterte, Franz Beckenbauer, and Gerd Müller. After her are Radovan Karadžić, Vince McMahon, Aung San Suu Kyi, Tom Selleck, Eric Clapton, Helen Mirren, and Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Anni-Frid Lyngstad ranks 12 out of 735Before her are Harald Fairhair (850), Knut Hamsun (1859), Rollo (846), Harald V of Norway (1937), Fridtjof Nansen (1861), and Erik the Red (950). After her are Thor Heyerdahl (1914), Niels Henrik Abel (1802), Olaf Tryggvason (963), Olaf II of Norway (993), Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832), and Vidkun Quisling (1887).

Among SINGERS In Norway

Among singers born in Norway, Anni-Frid Lyngstad ranks 1After her are Kirsten Flagstad (1895), Morten Harket (1959), Mari Boine (1956), Wenche Myhre (1947), Nina Grieg (1845), Jahn Teigen (1949), Eva Nansen (1858), Kirsti Sparboe (1946), Anita Hegerland (1961), Nora Brockstedt (1923), and Sissel Kyrkjebø (1969).