Björn Ulvaeus Biography
Björn Ulvaeus (Björn Kristian Ulvaeus) is a Swedish songwriter and producer born on 25 April 1945 in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is a member of the Swedish musical group ABBA, and co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia! He is also a co owner of NoteHeads, a Swedish company which publishes the music notation program Igor Engraver.
Ulvaeus co-produced the film Mamma Mia! with fellow ABBA member and close friend Benny Andersson. He is the son to Anna Ulvaeus and Erik Gunnar Ulvaeus. He attended Lund University where he studied business and law after doing his military service with comedian Magnus Holmström.
Björn Ulvaeus ABBA
Ulvaeus is a member of a Swedish pop group ABBA which formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. Björn Ulvaeus and Andersson met in June 1966, and they both started writing songs together, their first being “Isn’t It Easy To Say”, eventually recorded by the Hep Stars. The two continued teaming up for music, helping out each other’s bands in the recording studio, and adding guitar or keyboards respectively to the recordings. After ABBA, Ulvaeus and Andersson created the musicals Chess, a collaboration with lyricist Tim Rice, Kristina från Duvemåla and Mamma Mia!
Together with Andersson, Ulvaeus was nominated for the Drama Desk Award in the category “Outstanding Music” (for the musical Chess), and for a Tony Award in a category “Best Orchestrations” (for the musical Mamma Mia!). Original cast recordings of both musicals were nominated for a Grammy Award.
For the 2004 semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul, thirty years after ABBA had won the 1974 contest in Brighton, UK, Ulvaeus appeared briefly in a special comedy video made for the interval act, entitled “Our Last Video”. Each of the four members of the group appeared briefly in cameo roles, as did others such as Cher and Rik Mayall. The video was not included in the official DVD release of the Eurovision Contest, but was issued as a separate DVD release. It was billed as the first time the four had worked together since the group split. In fact, they each filmed their appearances separately.
Björn Ulvaeus Age
Björn Ulvaeus was born on 25 April 1945 in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is 73 years old as of 2018.
Björn Ulvaeus Wife
Agnetha Fältskog Björn Ulvaeus
Ulvaeus was first married to Agnetha Fältskog on 6 July 1971. They had two children: Linda Elin Ulvaeus born on 23 February 1973, and Peter Christian Ulvaeus born on 4 December 1977. The couple decided to separate in late 1978, and their divorce was finalised in July 1980.
Björn Ulvaeus Lena Kallersjö
Ulvaeus and Lena Källersjö got married on 6 January 1981. The couple has two daughters; Emma born in 1982 and Anna born in 1986. They used to live in the UK, where Ulvaeus founded an IT business with his brother but they currently live in Stockholm.
Björn Ulvaeus Children
He has four children, three daughters and one son. He has two children with Agnetha: a daughter Linda Elin Ulvaeus born on 23 February 1973, and a son Peter Christian Ulvaeus born on 4 December 1977. He has two daughters with Källersjö ; Emma born in 1982 and Anna born in 1986.
Björn Ulvaeus Net Worth
Ulvaeus has an estimated net worth of $300 million.
Björn Ulvaeus House
Ulvaeus lives in a luxurious apartment which he bought for 40 million kroner.
Björn Ulvaeus Illness
In 2008, Ulvaeus said that he suffered from severe long-term memory loss and now no longer remembers many important events in his life. He now has little memory of some of the critical events in his professional history and has resorted to images of his past and even hypnotism to try to bring back his memory. However, in a 2009 interview, he stated that reports of his memory loss were “hugely exaggerated”. In a TV interview with Fredrik Skavlan, Ulvaeus said the memory loss pertained to episodic memory. He said that, for instance, he was not nostalgic for his days with ABBA: “It was good while it lasted.”
Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Albums
- 1970: Happiness
- 1984: Chess (concept album with Tim Rice)
- 1986: Chess Pieces
- 1988: Chess: Original Broadway Cast Recording
- 1994: Chess in Concert
- 1996: Kristina from Duvemåla
- 1998: from Waterloo to Duvemåla
- 1999: 16 favorites from Kristina from Duvemåla
- 1999: Mamma Mia! (Original Cast Recording)
- 2000: Mamma Mia! (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
- 2002: Chess in Swedish
- 2005: Mommy Mia! In Swedish
- 2008: Mamma Mia! – The Movie Soundtrack
- 2009: Chess in Concert (London)
- 2010: Kristina at Carnegie Hall
- 2013: Help Searched
Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson Songs
- Andante, Andante
- Another Town, Another Train
- Arrival (composition)
- As Good as New
- Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!
- Bring Me Edelweiss
- Dancing Queen
- The Day Before You Came
- Det är vi ändå
- Disillusion (ABBA song)
- Does Your Mother Know
- Dream World (ABBA song)
- Dum Dum Diddle
- Eagle (song)
- En karusell
- Fait accompli (BAO song)
- Fernando (song)
- Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
- Happy Hawaii
- Happy New Year (song)
- Hasta Mañana
- He Is Your Brother
- Head over Heels (ABBA song)
- Honey, Honey
- Hung Up
- I Am Just a Girl (ABBA song)
- I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
- I Have a Dream (song)
- I Know Him So Well
- I Saw It in the Mirror
- I Wonder (Departure)
- I’m a Marionette
- I’ve Been Waiting for You (ABBA song)
- If It Wasn’t for the Nights
- Intermezzo No. 1
- Just Like That (Gemini song)
- The King Has Lost His Crown
- King Kong Song
- Klinga mina klockor (song)
- Knowing Me, Knowing You
- Lay All Your Love on Me
- Like an Angel Passing Through My Room
- Ljuva sextital
- Love Isn’t Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)
- Lovers (Live a Little Longer)
- Mamma Mia (song)
- Mio My Mio (song)
- Money, Money, Money
- My Love, My Life
- My Mama Said
- The Name of the Game (ABBA song)
- Nina, Pretty Ballerina
- On and On and On
- One Night in Bangkok
- One of Us (ABBA song)
- Our Last Summer
- People Need Love
- Put On Your White Sombrero
- Ring Ring (song)
- Rock Me (ABBA song)
- Rock’n Roll Band
- Säg det med en sång
- (I Am) The Seeker
- She’s My Kind of Girl
- Slipping Through My Fingers
- So Long (ABBA song)
- SOS (ABBA song)
- Story of a Heart (song)
- Summer Night City
- Super Trouper (song)
- Take a Chance on Me
- Thank ABBA for the Music
- Thank You for the Music
- That’s Me
- Two for the Price of One (ABBA song)
- Under Attack
- The Visitors (song)
- Voulez-Vous (song)
- Waterloo (ABBA song)
- The Way Old Friends Do
- We Write the Story
- What About Livingstone?
- When All Is Said and Done
- When I Kissed the Teacher
- Why Did It Have to Be Me
- The Winner Takes It All
- You Are My Man
- You Have to Be There
- You Owe Me One
Björn Ulvaeus News
ABBA reunion 2018: What do they look like now? Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid return
Source: www.express.co.uk | 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.
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