Anni-Frid Lyngstad

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Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad
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Singer, best known as 'Frida' from ABBA.
Lyngstad 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 Lyngstad releases, see Frida.

Based in Sweden, Lyngstad started her music career in 1958 as a jazz singer. 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, Lyngstad 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 Lyngstad's first album "Frida", produced by her then fiancé and future husband Benny Andersson (the two wouldn't marry until 1978). The album expanded Lyngstad's style more towards pop.

In 1972, Lyngstad 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.

Lyngstad 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.

Lyngstad divorced Andersson in 1981, and ABBA released their last new material in 1982. This led Lyngstad to collaborate with Genesis drummer and singer Phil Collins, on the Frida 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. Lyngstad debuted as a songwriter on the album with "Don't Do It".

After the two solo albums, Lyngstad 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 Frida album "Djupa Andetag" was released. The album marked something of a comeback for Lyngstad, although in Scandinavia only.

Lyngstad 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

4E 062-34360 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Frida album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad Frida (Album) Columbia 4E 062-34360 Sweden 1971 Sell This Version
PMC 265 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Frida Ensam album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad Frida Ensam (Album) Polar PMC 265 Sweden 1975 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

X 8691 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - En Ledig Dag album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad En Ledig Dag (Single) His Master's Voice X 8691 Sweden 1967 Sell This Version
X 8700 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Din / Du Är Så Underbart Rar album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad Din / Du Är Så Underbart Rar (Single) His Master's Voice X 8700 Sweden 1967 Sell This Version
DS 2392 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Simsalabim / Vi Möts Igen album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad Simsalabim / Vi Möts Igen (Single) Columbia DS 2392 Sweden 1968 Sell This Version
DS 2402 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Mycket Kär / När Du Blir Min album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad Mycket Kär / När Du Blir Min(7", Single) Columbia DS 2402 Sweden 1968 Sell This Version
DS 2460 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Peter Pan ★ Du Betonar Kärlek Lite Fel album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad Peter Pan ★ Du Betonar Kärlek Lite Fel(7", Single) Columbia DS 2460 Sweden 1969 Sell This Version
DS 2431 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Härlig Är Vår Jord album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad Härlig Är Vår Jord(7", Single) Columbia DS 2431 Sweden 1969 Sell This Version
DS 2438 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Så Synd Du Måste Gå / Försök Och Sov På Saken  album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad Så Synd Du Måste Gå / Försök Och Sov På Saken (7", Single) Columbia DS 2438 Sweden 1969 Sell This Version
4E 006-34120 M Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Där Du Går Lämnar Kärleken Spår	/ Du Var Främling Här Igår album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad Där Du Går Lämnar Kärleken Spår / Du Var Främling Här Igår(7", Single) Columbia 4E 006-34120 M Sweden 1970 Sell This Version
LLP 15 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Snövit Och De Sju Dvärgarna album art Kerstin Franzén, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Rasmus (9) Kerstin Franzén, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Rasmus (9) - Snövit Och De Sju Dvärgarna (Single) EMI, His Master's Voice LLP 15 Finland 1971 Sell This Version
4E 006-34462 M Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Min Egen Stad album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad Min Egen Stad (Single) Columbia 4E 006-34462 M Sweden 1971 Sell This Version
2053.040 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - En Kväll Om Sommarn / Vi Vet Allt, Men Nästan Inget album art Lars Berghagen & Anni-Frid Lyngstad Lars Berghagen & Anni-Frid Lyngstad - En Kväll Om Sommarn / Vi Vet Allt, Men Nästan Inget(7", Single) Polydor 2053.040 Norway 1971 Sell This Version
4E 006-34311 M Anni-Frid Lyngstad - En Liten Sång Om Kärlek / Tre Kvart Från Nu album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad En Liten Sång Om Kärlek / Tre Kvart Från Nu(7", Single) Columbia 4E 006-34311 M Sweden 1971 Sell This Version
POS 1161 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Man Vill Ju Leva Lite Dessemellan / Ska Man Skratta Eller Gråta album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad Man Vill Ju Leva Lite Dessemellan / Ska Man Skratta Eller Gråta (Single) Polar POS 1161 Sweden 1972 Sell This Version
4E 006-34576 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Vi är Alla Bara Barn I Början album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad Vi är Alla Bara Barn I Början(7", Single) Columbia 4E 006-34576 Sweden 1972 Sell This Version
POS 1221 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Fernando album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad Fernando(7", Single) Polar POS 1221 Sweden 1975 Sell This Version
none Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Andante, Andante album art Arturo Sandoval & Anni-Frid Lyngstad Arturo Sandoval & Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Andante, Andante(File, AAC, Single, 283) Universal Music Latino none 2018

Compilations

4E 048-51017 M Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Anni-Frid Lyngstad album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Comp) Emidisc (2) 4E 048-51017 M Sweden 1971 Sell This Version
CMC 521 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Anni-Frid Lyngstad album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad Anni-Frid Lyngstad(Cass, Comp) EMI CMC 521 Sweden 1984 Sell This Version
CMCD 6041 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - På Egen Hand album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad På Egen Hand (Comp) EMI CMCD 6041 Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
CMCD 6082 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Tre Kvart Från Nu album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad Tre Kvart Från Nu (Comp) EMI CMCD 6082 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
521 809-2 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - På Svenska album art Agnetha*, Björn*, Benny*, Annifrid* Agnetha*, Björn*, Benny*, Annifrid* - På Svenska (Comp) Polar 521 809-2 Sweden 1994 Sell This Version
8593602, 7243 859360 2 9 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Frida 1967-1972 album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad Frida 1967-1972 (Comp) EMI, EMI 8593602, 7243 859360 2 9 Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
SSI 640852 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - The Collection album art Anni-Frid Lyngstad The Collection(CD, Comp) Disky SSI 640852 Sweden 2001 Sell This Version