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Anni-Frid Lyngstad

Swedish female singer

Anni-Frid Lyngstad

Swedish female singer
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birthday
15th
November, 1945
Birth Sign
scorpio
Biography

Princess Anni-Frid, Dowager Countess of Plauen (n e Lyngstad; born 15 November 1945), better known by her nickname Frida, is a Norwegian-Swedish singer, songwriter and environmentalist. She is best known as one of the founding members and lead singers of the Swedish pop band ABBA.
Born in Bj rk sen (Ballangen) to a Norwegian mother and a German soldier father, she grew up in Torsh lla, Sweden, and started her first solo career there, as a jazz singer in 1967, through a talent competition called New Faces. She won the competition with her song, “En ledig dag”, leading to a television appearance on Hylands H rna on Dagen H; as a result, she was signed by EMI, and in turn was signed by Stig Anderson’s record label, Polar Music, after years of releasing several singles and an album, Frida under the earlier record label. Although she had moderate success in Sweden, as she was a contestant for Melodifestivalen 1969 with her song “H rlig r v r jord”, she did not reach international fame until she joined ABBA, which has sold over 150 million albums and singles worldwide, making them one of the best-selling music acts in history. After the break-up of ABBA, she continued an international solo singing career with mixed success, releasing the albums Something’s Going On (1982) and Shine (1984); the latter being her last international album. In 1996, Lyngstad recorded her final album in Swedish, Djupa andetag (Deep Breaths), released by Anderson Records, before retiring from music.
In April 1964, Anni-Frid married Ragnar Fredriksson, with whom she had two children; they divorced in 1970. The following year she was engaged to Swedish pianist Benny Andersson, also a member of ABBA, until they married in 1978. The couple separated in 1980 and divorced in 1981. In 1992, Lyngstad married Prince Heinrich Ruzzo of Reuss, Count of Plauen, who was a prince of the former sovereign House of Reuss; since then she has held the titles of Princess Reuss and Countess of Plauen with the style of Her Serene Highness. Heinrich Ruzzo died of lymphoma in October 1999, leaving her the titles of Dowager Princess and Countess. She currently resides in Zermatt, Switzerland, sharing a home since 2008 with her British partner, Henry Smith, 5th Viscount Hambleden.

instruments played
Piano
Vocals
Also Known As

Frida

Associated Acts

ABBA Agnetha F ltskog Benny Andersson Bj rn Ulvaeus Jon Lord Phil Collins

Father

Alfred Haase

Genres

Pop jazz

House

Reuss (by marriage)

Issue

Hans Fredriksson Ann Lise-Lotte Fredriksson

Mother

Synni Lyngstad

Origin

Torsh lla, Eskilstuna, Sweden

Spouse

Ragnar Fredriksson (m. 1964; div. 1970) Benny Andersson (m. 1978; div. 1981) Prince Heinrich Ruzzo Reuss of Plauen (m. 1992; died 1999)

Years Active

1958 present

Name

Anni-Frid Lyngstad

Nationality

Sweden, Norway

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