Introduction and Early Life:
Agnetha Fältskog is one of the most famous and recognized Swedish singers in history. Best known as a member of the legendary pop group ABBA, she has also had a successful solo career.
Born on April 5, 1950 in Jönköping, southern Sweden, her father was a department store manager and her mother was a housewife. Her father backed up her interest in theater and music and bought her a piano when she was only eighth. The young Fältskog learned performance arts and even started writing her own songs on the piano. She became a part of a musical group called “The Cambers” when she was only thirteen years old. They played gigs at small venues and parties.
When the band dissolved, Fältskog decided to quit school and pursue a career in music.
Career and Musical Achievements:
By the time Agnetha Fältskog was eighteen, she already had gained countrywide acceptance and media prominence as her song “Jag var så kär” (English: “I Was So in Love”) made it to the top charts. She formed ABBA with Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad in 1972, which later became one of the most commercially successful acts in musical history. The band has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide.
Fältskog may be the youngest member of ABBA, but she sang lead on some of the band’s biggest hits. Following the breakup of ABBA in late 1982, she continued her career as a prolific solo artist.
Awards and Accolades:
Agnetha Fältskog has won several awards and accolades in her career, including the Rockbjörnen music awards, the SKAP 2013 Kai Gullmar Memorial Award, among others.
Agnetha Fältskog married Björn Ulvaeus on 6 July 1971. They have two children; Linda Elin Ulvaeus (born on 23 February 1973) and Peter Christian Ulvaeus (4 December 1977). The couple filed for divorce in January 1979.