In September, pop legends ABBA introduced their return after 40 years with a model new studio album referred to as Voyage.
In keeping with Common Music Group, which describes ABBA as one “essentially the most profitable pop teams of all time”, Voyage, launched Friday November 5, bought in extra of 1 million mixed album models in its first week worldwide, and has additionally obtained greater than 190 million mixed streams thus far.
Voyage additionally debuted at No.1 on album charts in 18 international locations, breaking a number of gross sales and chart data worldwide.
Voyage is ABBA’s first studio album since The Guests, which was launched November 30, 1981, hitting the No.1 spot within the UK, Sweden and 5 different international locations and in addition comes practically 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.
Within the UK, Voyage grew to become ABBA’s tenth UK No.1, and their first to prime the Official Albums Chart in 40 years.
It’s 2021’s fastest-selling album thus far and registered the most important first week gross sales in 4 years (203,909). It is usually 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 very best worldwide debut in Germany in six years.
Within the US, Voyage debuted at No.1 on the Prime Albums chart, because the band achieved their largest ever US chart debut. ABBA additionally claimed the very best gross sales week in 2021 for a gaggle, in accordance with UMG.
In Australia, in the meantime, ABBA’s Voyage was the most important album debut of 2021.
Voyage can be the most important worldwide debut of the 12 months in Japan, Germany, Australia, UK & France.
“We’re so completely satisfied that our followers appear to have loved our new album as a lot as we loved making it.”
Talking on the early success of Voyage, ABBA mentioned: “We’re so completely satisfied that our followers appear to have loved our new album as a lot as we loved making it.
“We’re completely over the moon to have an album on the prime of the charts once more / 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.
A lot of the programming and mixing was undertaken by Andersson, with the album additionally that includes the Stockholm Live performance Orchestra.
The brand new album noticed the 4 members of ABBA head again into Andersson’s studio Riksmixningsverket in Stockholm over a four-year interval to file the ten songs that function on the album. These embody I Nonetheless Have Religion In You, and Don’t Shut Me Down, the primary two songs to be recorded in these new periods.
Earlier this week ABBA introduced particulars of their first ever Christmas single Little Issues, which will likely be launched on CD by Common Music Group on Friday December, 3.
Subsequent 12 months 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 Area’ at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, performing a set-list of ABBA’s biggest hits together with two songs from Voyage, I Nonetheless Have Religion In You and Don’t Shut Me Down, alongside a ten-piece stay band.
The ABBA Voyage live performance opens Could 27, 2022 on the ABBA enviornment, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
ABBA Voyage is directed by Baillie Walsh (Flashbacks of a Idiot, 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! Right here We Go Once more).Music Enterprise Worldwide