ABBA a Swedish supergroup has successfully returned back to the UK music charts this Friday, by scoring the no. 1 rank in the chart with their first album in 40years, Voyage.
So far, it has become the fastest-selling album of the year, The UK’s Official Charts Company said that it has made sales of 204,000 charts in its first week.
There are only three other music acts that have passed the 200,000 figures of sales in the last decade. It includes Adele with 25, Ed Sheeran with Divide, and One Direction’s Midnight Memories.
ABBA has said in a statement, “We are so happy that our fans seem to have enjoyed our new album as much as we enjoyed making it!” Further added, “We are absolutely over the moon to have an album at the top of the charts again!”
The ABBA’s first album Voyage has received mixed reviews from critics. It is the first album since 1981’s The Visitors. It is ABBA’s 10th no. 1 album in Britain.
The Official Charts Company has said, “This also marks ABBA’s 58th total week as UK Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart – only two other acts in history have spent more weeks at the top, The Beatles and Elvis.”
It was further added by them that Voyage’s total was made up of 90% physical copies that includes 29900 on vinyl, while making it “the fastest-selling vinyl release of the country”.
ABBA’s greatest hits compilation album named Gold has crossed its 1000th week on the UK albums chart in this summer.
ABBA was formed in 1972, it has won many fans around the whole world with its hits like “Waterloo” and “Dancing Queen” and has sold around 385 million records.
They split in the early 1980s, with having rumors that has circulated for years that they would reunite on stage.
In the last week, an interview with Reuters, members Bjron Ulvaeus has said that Voyage might be the last new venture by one of the biggest-selling bands of all time.
On Thursday, in an interview with BBC Radio 2 fellow member Anni-Frid Lyngstad has left the door open and has said, ” I have learned to say never… you never know. So don’t be too sure.”