ABBA awards and nominations

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ABBA is a Swedish popular music group that had an active recording career between 1972 and 1982 and became one of the best-selling popular music groups in the history of recorded music.

Followed is a selection of their awards and nominations.

  • 1974 - won the Eurovision Song Contest on April 6 for Sweden for the song "Waterloo", a song that was written expressly for the contest
  • 1974 - won the Goldene Löwe von Radio Luxemburg prize (Radio Luxemburg Golden Lion Prize) for Waterloo single
  • 1975 - won West German music prize Deutscher Schallplattenpreis for SOS single in a category Best Song of the Year
  • 1977 - nominated for the inaugural BRIT Award in a category Best International Album for the Arrival LP.
  • 1977 - received UK's Carl-Alan Award for "Best Vocal Record for Dancing" (Dancing Queen)
  • 1978 - received UK's Carl-Alan Award for "Best Vocal Record for Dancing" (Take A Chance On Me)
  • 1978 - won Dutch music prize Edison Award (Dutch equivalent of Grammy Award) for The Album LP .
  • 1980 - received Georgie Award from the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA) as The Best Vocal Group of the Year.
  • 1981 - received Svenska Grammofon Priset for Super Trouper LP. The award was given by Royal Swedish Academy of Music and magazine Musikrevyn as the "Best Album Recorded and Produced in Sweden".
  • 1982 - received a Golden Gramophone Award from the then German recording company Deutsche Grammophon "in recognition of the outstanding contribution made by ABBA to popular music worldwide". Until then, only classical musicians received the award.
  • 1982 - received a Swedish culture prize (Expressens Kulturpris) Spelmannen established by the evening newspaper Expressen and selected by the jury of members of Swedish Academy and Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Until 1999, ABBA remained the only pop/rock musicians who ever received this award.
  • 1992 - received an Honorary Grammis Award.
  • 1993 - won a World Music Award as the Best Selling Swedish Artists of the Year for ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits.
  • 2000 - won the Rockbjörnen Swedish Artist of the Century Award.
  • 2002 - inducted into Vocal Group Hall of Fame[1]
  • 2001 - Ulvaeus and Andersson received a Special International Ivor Novello Award. They also twice received the Music Export Prize from the Swedish Government and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Swedish Music Publishers Association (SMFF).
  • 2002 - Andersson is given an honorary professorship by the Swedish Government for his "ability to create high-class music reaching people around the world".
  • 2002 - received a Japan Gold Disc Award from the Recording Industry Association of Japan in the category Best International Pop Album of the Year for the SOS - Best of ABBA hit collection.
  • 2004 - Ulvaeus, Andersson and Lyngstad arrived in London for the 30th anniversary of their Eurovision Song Contest win in 1974, appearing on stage after the fifth anniversary performance of Mamma Mia!. While on stage, they were presented an award from Universal Music and Polar Music for achieving record sales of 360 million sales worldwide between 1974 and 2004.
  • 2005 - during the celebratory show for the 50th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest, Congratulations, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, "Waterloo" was voted the best Eurovision song in the history of the contest. Despite pre-show rumours to the contrary, no band member was present to accept the accolade.
  • 2005 - the DVD version of the 1980 TV special ABBA in Concert is nominated for a Grammis.
  • 2006 - ABBA: The Movie won a Grammis as the Best Music DVD.[2]
  • 2009 - Faltskog and Lyngstad at the ceremony in Stockholm's Cirkus receive on behalf of ABBA the Rockbjornen's Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2010 - On January 27, at the London premiere of the "AbbaWorld" exhibition, ABBA was presented with an award recognizing total sales of 375,000,000 by Universal Music chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge.[3]
  • 2010 - ABBA was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Lyngstad and Andersson attended the award ceremony on March 15 in New York.[4]
  • ABBA have two postage stamps of their own, issued by the Swedish Postal Service (Posten AB) in 1983 and 2000.


  1. ^ "ABBA (Inducted 2002)", The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation website.
  2. ^ ABBA website
  3. ^ "Abba Members Attend Abbaworld London Premiere". 
  4. ^ "ABBA: inducted in 2010 | The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum". Retrieved 2012-08-13.