Anni-Frid Lyngstad Biography
Anni-Frid Synni, Dowager Princess Reuss of Plauen is a Norwegian-born Swedish singer, songwriter and environmentalist. She is best known as one of the lead singers of the Swedish pop band ABBA.
Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad, better known simply as Frida, was born November 15, 1945 in Ballangen outside of Narvik, Norway. Her father was Alfred Haase, a German soldier, and her mother, Synni Lyngstad, was a Norwegian teenage girl. Frida’s father left Norway before Frida was born, and was thought to have vanished when his ship was sunk on the way back to Germany.
18 months after Frida’s birth she moved to Sweden with her grandmother, Agny. Synni soon joined them, but tragically, less than two years after Frida was born, her mother died. Frida grew up with her grandmother in Torshälla, just outside of the town of Eskilstuna.
At the age of 11 she made her stage debut at a Red Cross charity event. Two years later, she started working as an underage vocalist in a dance band, and performed with different bands for a decade. She met her first husband, Ragnar Fredriksson, in 1961. Together they had two children: Hans, born in 1963, and Lise-Lotte, born in 1967.
On September 3, 1967, Frida won a talent contest in Stockholm. Immediately after her victory she appeared on national television singing her winning song. Soon afterwards Frida signed to EMI records.
Frida didn’t have much commercial success as a recording artist up to the early Seventies, but she was a fairly well-known stage artist. In 1970 she was part of a cabaret show together with her fiancé, Benny Andersson, along with Björn Ulvaeus and his fiancée, Agnetha Fältskog.
From 1972 and for the next decade Frida was mainly occupied by her work with ABBA, although she released the Swedish-language solo album Frida ensam (”Frida Alone”) in 1975. During the ABBA years, Frida was also reunited with her father, Alfred Haase, with whom she got in touch through the German pop magazine Bravo.
In February 1982 Frida started recording her first English language solo album Something’s Going On, produced by Phil Collins. This was followed by the 1984 album Shine, produced by Steve Lillywhite. But then Frida withdrew from the public for a number of years. In the early 1990s she devoted most of her time to environmental issues, but in 1996 she made a comeback with the Swedish language album Djupa andetag (”Deep Breaths”). This remains Frida’s latest solo album so far.
Today she leads a low-key life, devoting herself to charity work. However, Frida has guested on records by other artists: her most recent recording was the lead vocal on the song ‘The Sun Will Shine Again’, included on former Deep Purple keyboard player Jon Lord’s 2004 album Beyond The Notes.
In 2005 her albums for Polar Music (Frida ensam, Something’s Going On and Shine) were re-released with bonus tracks. Along with an expanded edition of Djupa andetag, the albums were also included in the box set Frida 4xCD 1xDVD, which featured a DVD of promo clips, television appearances and a brand new interview with Frida.
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Anni is born to a Norwegian mother, Synni Lyngstad and a German father, Alfred Haase, who was a sergeant in the Wehrmacht, not long after the end of the Second World War and the German occupation of Norway. Haase returned to Germany when his unit was evacuated.
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Frida was first married to Ragnar Fredriksson on 3 April 1964 when she was 18 years. The two had two children: Hans Ragnar and Ann Lise-Lotte. The couple separated in 1968 and were officially divorced on 19 May 1970.
She married her second husband Benny Andersson on 6 October 1978 after staying together from 1971. The two were married for two years and they separated on 26 November 1980, and were divorced in 1981.
On 26 August 1992, Lyngstad married her third husband the Prince of House of Reuss, Heinrich Ruzzo. She became the stepmother of the Prince of Reuss of Plauen’s two daughters, Princess Henriette Anna-Bess Helle Mette Reuss, Countess of Plauen, and Princess Pauline Margaretha Emma-Louise Mette Reuss, Countess of Plauen (both born 2 June 1977, Oslo, Norway), who are twins. Heinrich Ruzzo died of lymphoma in October 1999, leaving Lyngstad the Dowager Princess of Reuss.
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She has two children with Ragnar Fredriksson, a son Hans Ragnar Fredriksson and a daughter Ann Lise-Lotte Fredriksson.
On 13 January 1998, Ann Lise-Lotte Fredriksson died of injuries sustained in a car accident in Livonia, New York, a town 20 miles south of Rochester, New York, aged 30 years, 13 days before her brother’s 35th birthday.
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Anni Frid Lyngstad Net Worth
Anni has an estimated net worth of $300 million.
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Anni-Frid Lyngstad Album
- Frida 1971
- Frida ensam 1975
- Something’s Going On 1982
- Shine 1984
- Djupa andetag 1996
- Anni-Frid Lyngstad 1972
- On your own 1991
- Three quarters from now 1993
- Frida 1967-1972 1997
- Frida – The Mixes (remix album) 1998
- Frida – 4xCD 1xDVD (box set) 2005
Anni-Frid Lyngstad Songs
- Alla Mina BÃ¤sta Ã…r
- Baby Don’t You Cry No More
- Chemistry Tonight
- Come To Me (i Am Woman)
- Comfort Me
- Don’t Do It
- Heart Of The Country
- Here We’ll Stay
- I Got Something
- I Know There’s Something Going On
- I See Red
- One Little Lie
- The Face
- The Way You Do
- To Turn The Stone
- Twist In The Dark
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ABBA reunion 2018: What do they look like now? Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid return
Updated: Apr 27, 2018
ABBA have set the world alight with news that they are releasing new music for the first time in 35 years.
The quartet’s two new songs are due for release later this year, after Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad reunited in the studio.
They said in a statement: “The decision to go ahead with the exciting ABBA avatar tour project had an unexpected consequence.
“We all four felt that, after some 35 years, it could be fun to join forces again and go into the recording studio.
“So we did. And it was like time had stood still and that we had only been away on a short holiday. An extremely joyful experience!”
They continued: “It resulted in two new songs and one of them I Still Have Faith In You will be performed by our digital selves in a TV special produced by NBC and the BBC aimed for broadcasting in December.
“We may have come of age, but the song is new. And it feels good.”
The statement – issued to the band’s Instagram – was signed off from all four members and published today from Stockholm, Sweden.
The quartet have sold hundreds of millions of records in their time together, and are firmly established as one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
They won the Eurovision Song Contest in the UK, from the Brighton Dome, back in 1974, and their hits inspired the West End phenomenon Mamma Mia! – which went on to become a record-shattering film.
Its sequel – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – is due this summer.
News of their new material has sent them shooting onto the UK’s Twitter Trending list, keeping up even with the announcement of the Royal Baby name.
They still, however, are reluctant to perform together.