(AFP) – Swedish pop group ABBA rose to the top of the UK charts with “Voyage”, the quartet’s first studio album since 1981, the official body announced on Friday.
“Voyage” carried out 204. 00 0 sales in seven days since its launch last Friday, which is the strongest UK album launch in four years, since British pop star Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” album.
Since their separation end 1982, one year after their last album “The Visitors”, Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni -Frid (acronym ABBA) had no more released songs.
“Voyage” is their 10 No. 1 ranked album in the UK: Only seven other bands or artists – The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Robbie Williams, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie – have them any further.
“We are so happy that our fans seem to have enjoyed our new album as much as we enjoyed doing,” the band commented in a statement.
“We are absolutely delighted to have an album topped the charts again,” they added.
The 204.00 0 sales made include 90% of physical albums, including 29. 900 vinyl, making it the strongest vinyl launch of 21 th century in terms of weekly sales.
The previous record was held by “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” of the British rock group Arctic Monkeys, which had sold 24. 500 vinyls in one week in 2018.