Frida Biography

Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad, 15 November 1945, Björkåsen, Narvik, Norway. Frida attempted to revive her career as a solo singer after the break-up of Abba in 1981, having already released two Swedish language albums in the early 70s prior to her membership of the group. She was the first of the group to make an English language solo album, 1982’s Something’s Going On, which was produced by Phil Collins. Somewhat downbeat in tone (many thought it reflected the recent breakdown of the separate marriages of both Frida and Collins) it included songs by Per Gessle, later of Roxette. The most successful track, ‘I Know There’s Something Going On’ reached the US Top 20 and was written by Russ Ballard who also composed the first solo hit for another ex-Abba soloist Agnetha Fältskog. ‘To Turn The Stone’ was also successful in Europe. The following year, Frida’s duet with B.A. Robertson, ‘Time’ was a minor British hit but her second solo album made little impact on either side of the Atlantic, although the title track was a hit across Europe. She waited another 12 years before releasing a new album, the Swedish language Djupa Andetag.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.