Frida

Real Name:
Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad
Profile:
Singer, best known from ABBA.
Frida was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of ABBA, in 2010.
Born on November 15, 1945 in Ballangen, Norway.
For more Frida releases, see Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

Based in Sweden, Frida started her music career in 1958 as a jazz singer, under her given name 'Anni-Frid Lyngstad'. In 1964 she married jazz musician Ragnar Fredriksson and had two children, Hans Fredriksson and Ann Lise-Lotte Fredriksson. The couple separated in 1968. In 1967 she won EMI's talent competition "New Faces", making her first TV appearance, singing "En Ledig Dag", her first single, released on EMI's His Master's Voice imprint. Despite several singles on EMI, a few of them charting, and appearing on Swedish television and cabarets, Frida didn't become hugely popular in Sweden, prior to ABBA. She had her first #1 hit in 1971 with "Min Egen Stad". The track was taken from Frida's first, eponymous album, produced by her then fiancé and future husband Benny Andersson (the two wouldn't marry until 1978). The album expanded Frida's style more towards pop.

In 1972, Frida signed with Polar and recorded her first single for the label, "Man Vill Ju Leva Lite Dessemellan", which became her second #1 hit in Sweden. ABBA was formed that same year. The production of her first solo album for Polar took over a year, as the production of ABBA albums of "Waterloo" and "ABBA" took precedence. "Frida Ensam" was released in November 1975 in Scandinavia. The single "Fernando" (later recorded in English by ABBA), and the album reached to the Top 10 in Svensktoppen.

Frida didn't adopt the artist name 'Frida' completely before her post-ABBA releases, although only "Frida" appeared on the sleeve front of both of her 70s albums.

Frida divorced Andersson in 1981, and ABBA released their last new material in 1982 before their 2021 comeback with Voyage. This led Frida to collaborate with Genesis drummer and singer Phil Collins, on her album "Something's Going On", released in 1982. The single "I Know There's Something Going On" and the album became considerable hits, especially in Europe.

In 1984 the album "Shine" was released, produced by Steve Lillywhite. Unlike her previous album, it was only a moderate success, mainly in continental Europe. Frida debuted as a songwriter on the album with "Don't Do It".

After the two solo albums, Frida concentrated on environmental issues and got involved with Artister För Miljö, who released a single in 1992, with Frida on vocals. The same year she became a princess through her marriage to Prince Heinrich Ruzzo Reuss (of Plauen) in 1992.

In 1996, the album "Djupa Andetag" was released. The album marked something of a comeback for Frida, although in Scandinavia only.

Frida has appeared as a guest singer, most notably with Swedish duo Ratata, Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord, Dan Daniell, and jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.
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Albums

TC-SMB 355 Something's Going On — Frida Frida Something's Going On (Album, Comp) Polar TC-SMB 355 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
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L4 GBL (N) 524 Shine — Frida Frida Shine (Album) Polar L4 GBL (N) 524 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
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AND 1 Djupa Andetag — Frida Frida Djupa Andetag (Album) Anderson Records AND 1 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
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986 876-4 Frida Ensam  — Frida Frida Frida Ensam (Album) Polar 986 876-4 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

POLS 1221, POS-1221 Fernando / Et Liv I Solen — Frida Frida Fernando / Et Liv I Solen(7", Single) Polar, Polar POLS 1221, POS-1221 Norway 1976 Sell This Version
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GBS 149 I Know There's Something Going On — Frida Frida I Know There's Something Going On (Single, Maxi, EP) Polar GBS 149 Zimbabwe 1982 Sell This Version
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MO 2167 To Turn The Stone — Frida Frida To Turn The Stone (Single) Polydor MO 2167 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
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GBS 152 I See Red c/w I Got Something — Frida Frida I See Red c/w I Got Something(7", Single) Sunshine (2) GBS 152 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
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JC 15076 I Know There's Something Going On / Words — Frida Frida / F. R. David* Frida / F. R. David* - I Know There's Something Going On / Words(7", Jukebox) Epic, Carrere JC 15076 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
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JC 15083 Mi Sono Innamorato Di Mia Moglie / Threnody — Frida Gianni Nazzaro / Frida Gianni Nazzaro / Frida - Mi Sono Innamorato Di Mia Moglie / Threnody(7", Jukebox) CBS, Epic JC 15083 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
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DSP-223 Tell Me It's Over — Frida Frida Tell Me It's Over (Single) Discomate DSP-223 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
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7-89834 Here We'll Stay / Strangers — Frida Frida Here We'll Stay / Strangers (Single) Polar 7-89834 US 1982 Sell This Version
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A 3983 Time — Frida Frida & B. A. Robertson Frida & B. A. Robertson - Time (Single) Polar A 3983 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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813 720-7 Belle — Frida Balavoine* & Frida Balavoine* & Frida - Belle (Single) Riviera LM Recording System, Barclay 813 720-7 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
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GBS 165 Come To Me (I Am Woman) — Frida Frida Come To Me (I Am Woman) (Single) Polar GBS 165 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
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A 4886 Heart Of The Country — Frida Frida Heart Of The Country (Single) Epic A 4886 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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A4717 Shine — Frida Frida Shine (Single, Maxi, EP) Polar A4717 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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102005 Twist In The Dark — Frida Frida Twist In The Dark(7", Single) Vogue 102005 France 1984 Sell This Version
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PROMX 1 Även En Blomma — Frida Frida Även En Blomma (Single) Anderson Records PROMX 1 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
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SON 4 Ögonen — Frida Frida Ögonen(CD, Maxi) Anderson Records SON 4 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
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SON 8 Alla Mina Bästa År — Frida Frida & Marie Fredriksson Frida & Marie Fredriksson - Alla Mina Bästa År (Maxi, Single) Anderson Records SON 8 Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
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RPROLP 0879 ABBA – A Tribute (The 25th Anniversary Celebration) — Frida The Real Group With Frida / Sofia* & Michael B. Tretow The Real Group With Frida / Sofia* & Michael B. Tretow - ABBA – A Tribute (The 25th Anniversary Celebration)(12", Promo) Relativity RPROLP 0879 US 1999 Sell This Version
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none La Barcarolle — Frida Frida & Filippa Giordano Frida & Filippa Giordano - La Barcarolle(CD, Single, Promo) Sugar (2), WEA none 2002 Sell This Version
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BM 363-03-021, 36303 021 Lieber Gott — Frida Frida ABBA* & Dan Daniell Frida ABBA* & Dan Daniell - Lieber Gott(CD, Single) BM Records (17), BM Records (17) BM 363-03-021, 36303 021 Switzerland 2003 Sell This Version
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7243 8 67417 2 1 The Sun Will Shine Again — Frida Jon Lord, Frida Jon Lord, Frida - The Sun Will Shine Again(CD, Single, Copy Prot., Promo) Capitol Records 7243 8 67417 2 1 Germany 2004 Sell This Version

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mikory6550

mikory6550

July 21, 2016
When first released in September 1982, "Something's Going On" reached number one on the album charts in Sweden, went Top 5 in Norway and Belgium, as well as going Top 10 in Australia, Finland, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands. The single "I Know There's Something Going On" has sold over 3 million copies alone since release. The album is produced by Phil Collins.

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