In September, pop legends ABBA introduced their return after 40 years with a model new studio album referred to as Voyage.
According to Universal Music Group, which describes ABBA as one “the most successful pop groups of all time”, Voyage, launched Friday November 5, sold in excess of 1 million combined album units in its first week worldwide, and has additionally obtained greater than 190 million combined streams so far.
Voyage additionally debuted at No.1 on album charts in 18 nations, breaking a number of gross sales and chart information worldwide.
Voyage is ABBA’s first studio album since The Visitors, which was launched November 30, 1981, hitting the No.1 spot in the UK, Sweden and 5 different nations and in addition comes almost 5 many years after the band’s debut album Ring Ring, launched in 1973.
UMG notes that the arrival of Voyage on the worldwide charts, has additionally seen a rise in listening throughout ABBA’s catalog, with a number of albums returning to charts.
In the UK, Voyage grew to become ABBA’s tenth UK No.1, and their first to high the Official Albums Chart in 40 years.
It is 2021’s fastest-selling album so far and registered the largest first week gross sales in 4 years (203,909). It can be the fastest-selling vinyl launch of the century.
In Germany, in reaching No.1, Voyage was licensed Platinum with first week gross sales of (205,000) making it the best worldwide debut in Germany in six years.
In the US, Voyage debuted at No.1 on the Top Albums chart, because the band achieved their largest ever US chart debut. ABBA additionally claimed the best gross sales week in 2021 for a gaggle, based on UMG.
In Australia, in the meantime, ABBA’s Voyage was the largest album debut of 2021.
Voyage can be the largest worldwide debut of the yr in Japan, Germany, Australia, UK & France.
“We are so happy that our fans seem to have enjoyed our new album as much as we enjoyed making it.”
Speaking on the early success of Voyage, ABBA stated: “We are so happy that our fans seem to have enjoyed our new album as much as we enjoyed making it.
“We are absolutely over the moon to have an album at the top of the charts again / ABBA”.
As with all earlier ABBA studio albums, Voyage was written and produced by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, with vocals added by the band’s Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
Much of the programming and mixing was undertaken by Andersson, with the album additionally that includes the Stockholm Concert Orchestra.
The new album noticed the 4 members of ABBA head again into Andersson’s studio Riksmixningsverket in Stockholm over a four-year interval to report the ten songs that characteristic on the album. These embrace I Still Have Faith In You, and Don’t Shut Me Down, the first two songs to be recorded in these new classes.
Earlier this week ABBA introduced particulars of their first ever Christmas single Little Things, which might be launched on CD by Universal Music Group on Friday December, 3.
Next yr will see the opening of ABBA Voyage, described as a “revolutionary concer”t that may see the band carry out as digital avatars at their very own purpose-built ‘ABBA Arena’ at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, performing a set-list of ABBA’s biggest hits together with two songs from Voyage, I Still Have Faith In You and Don’t Shut Me Down, alongside a ten-piece stay band.
The ABBA Voyage live performance opens May 27, 2022 on the ABBA enviornment, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
ABBA Voyage is directed by Baillie Walsh (Flashbacks of a Fool, Being James Bond, Springsteen and I), and produced by Svana Gisla (David Bowie Blackstar/Lazarus, Beyoncé and Jay Z for HBO, Springsteen and I) and Ludvig Andersson (And Then We Danced, Yung Lean – “In My Head”, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again).Music Business (*40*)