Anni-Frid Lyngstad

Anni-Frid Lyngstad



Anni-Frid Lyngstad, also known as Frida, is a Swedish singer, songwriter, and environmentalist, best known as the lead vocalist of the Swedish pop group ABBA. Born on November 15, 1945, in Bjørkåsen, Norway, she was the only child of a Norwegian mother and a German father. Her parents separated shortly after her birth and she was raised solely by her mother.

At the age of 13, she moved to Sweden to live with her maternal grandparents in Torshälla. While still in her teens, Frida began to work as a professional singer. In 1967, she won the Swedish National Singing Contest and soon became an established vocalist.

In the 1970s, Frida joined the Swedish pop group ABBA, alongside Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog. With Frida's powerful vocals leading the way, ABBA became one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts of all time. ABBA's songs such as "Waterloo", "Mamma Mia", and "Dancing Queen" remain some of the most popular songs in the world.

In 1982, Frida and Benny Andersson released a duet album, "Chess". The album featured the hit single "One Night in Bangkok" and sold over two million copies. It also earned the duo a Grammy nomination.

In 1985, Frida released her first solo album, "Something's Going On". The album featured the hit single "I Know There's Something Going On" and sold over three million copies. In 1988, she released her second solo album, "Shine". The album featured the hit single "The Heat is On" and sold over one million copies.

Frida has also worked as an environmental activist. She has worked with several organizations to raise awareness of environmental issues and has taken part in several campaigns to reduce pollution and promote renewable energy.

Frida has been married three times and has four children. She currently resides in Sweden. She is a well-known face in the country and is widely respected for both her musical contributions and her activism.

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