ABBA Similar Artists

Agnetha Faltskog - 100% match to ABBA

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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5 April 1950, Jönköping, Sweden. Fältskog started her musical career in 1965 at the age of 15, when she sang for a Swedish dance band. In 1968 she released her debut single - ‘Jag Var Så Kär’ (‘I Was So In Love’). It was a smash in Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia, and she successfully followed it up with further hits. In 1969, Read more

Frida - 81% match to ABBA

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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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’ Read more

Donna Summer - 44% match to ABBA

Genres: Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient Funk Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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LaDonna Adrian Gaines, 31 December 1948, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Summer’s peerless hit singles ‘Love To Love You Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’ made her the best-known of all 70s disco divas. Having sung with rock bands in Boston, the singer moved to Europe in 1968 and appeared in German versions of Hair and Porgy And Bess, later marrying Austrian actor Read more

Baccara - 39% match to ABBA

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 2000s
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This Spanish girl duo had a UK number 1 in 1977 with the disco-orientated ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’. Sung by Maria Mendiolo (sometimes credited as Maria Mendiola) and Mayte Mateus, it was written and produced by the German team of Frank Dostal (ex-lead singer of the Rattles) and Rolf Soja, backed by studio musicians. There was a UK Top 10 follow-up, ‘Sorry I’m Read more

Boney M. - 39% match to ABBA

Genres: Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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In 1976, German-based producer and composer Frank Farian invented a group to front a single he had already recorded, ‘Baby Do You Wanna Bump?’, which sold well in Belgium and Holland. The line-up was Marcia Barrett (14 October 1948, Jamaica; vocals), Bobby Farrell (b. 6 October 1949, Aruba, West Indies; vocals), Liz Mitchell (b. 12 July 1952, Clarendon, Jamaica; vo Read more

Bee Gees - 34% match to ABBA

Genres: Disco Documentaries Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This hugely successful Anglo/Australian vocal trio was formed by twins Maurice (22 December 1949, Douglas, Isle Of Man, British Isles, d. 12 January 2003, Miami, Florida, USA; bass/keyboards/vocals) and Robin Gibb (b. 22 December 1949, Douglas, Isle Of Man, British Isles; vocals) and their elder brother Barry Gibb (b. 1 September 1946, Douglas, Isle Of Man, British Isles; g Read more

Roxette - 33% match to ABBA

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sweden’s first pop export of the 90s, Marie Fredriksson (Gun-Marie Fredriksson, 30 May 1958, Östra Ljungby, Sweden) and Per Gessle (b. 12 January 1959, Halmstad, Sweden) enjoyed international success owing to a highly commercial combination of a striking image and catchy pop/rock melodies. Gessle became a solo artist in the early 80s having previously played in the Read more

Bucks Fizz - 31% match to ABBA

Genres: Disco Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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‘Britain’s answer to Abba’, Bucks Fizz was originally conceived as a vehicle for singer, producer and manager Nichola Martin to appear in the Eurovision Song Contest. With her partner, and later husband, Andy Hill producing and composing material, Martin auditioned hundreds of applicants before deciding on Mike Nolan (7 December 1954), Bobby Gee (b. Robert Gub Read more

Carpenters - 29% match to ABBA

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This brother-and-sister duo, famous for their easy-on-the-ear pop, featured Richard Carpenter (15 October 1946, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; piano) and Karen Carpenter (b. 2 March 1950, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, d. 4 February 1983, Downey, California, USA; vocals, drums). During 1963, Richard appeared at various New Haven clubs and bars in an instrumental trio. After his Read more

Cher - 26% match to ABBA

Genres: Dance Folk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cherilyn Sarkisian La Pierre, 20 May 1946, El Centro, California, USA. Cher began working as a session singer in an attempt to finance an acting career. She recorded with producer Phil Spector as a backing vocalist, having become romantically attached to his studio assistant and PR man Sonny Bono. After releasing two singles under the name Caesar And Cleo, the duo then achie Read more

Olivia Newton-John - 26% match to ABBA

Genres: Children's Music Christian & Gospel Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 September 1948, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. Newton-John’s father was a professor of German at King’s College who, in 1953, accepted the position of dean at Ormond College in Melbourne, Australia. Olivia’s showbusiness career began when she won a local contest to find ‘the girl who looked most like Hayley Mills’ in 1960. At the age of 14 sh Read more

Diana Ross - 25% match to ABBA

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 March 1944, Detroit, Michigan, USA. While still in high school Ross became the fourth and final member of the Primettes, who recorded for Lu-Pine in 1960, signed to Motown Records in 1961 and then changed their name to the Supremes. She was a backing vocalist on the group’s early releases, until Motown boss Berry Gordy insisted that she become their lead singer, a r Read more

Gloria Gaynor - 25% match to ABBA

Genres: Christian & Gospel Disco Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gloria Fowles, 7 September 1949, Newark, New Jersey, USA. The ‘Queen Of The Discotheques’ spent several years struggling on the east coast circuit prior to finding success. A 1965 single, produced by Johnny Nash, preceded her spell as a member of the Soul Satisfiers. Gaynor was discovered singing in a Manhattan nightclub by her future manager, Jay Ellis. He teamed Read more

Cyndi Lauper - 24% match to ABBA

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Cynthia Anne Stephanie Lauper, 22 June 1953, Queens, New York City, New York, USA. Starting her career as a singer in Manhattan’s clubs, Lauper began writing her own material when she met pianist John Turi in 1977. They formed Blue Angel and released a self-titled album in 1980 which included raucous versions of rock classics as well as their own numbers. She split with Read more

Kylie Minogue - 24% match to ABBA

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 May 1968, Melbourne, Australia. Coming from a stage family, Minogue passed an audition for the Australian soap opera, Neighbours, which eventually led to her recording debut with Little Eva’s hit, ‘The Loco-Motion’. When the television series was successfully screened in Britain, prolific hit producers Stock, Aitken And Waterman intervened to mould Minogue& Read more


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