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Swedish group ABBA made its big splash in the early '70s and '80s, yet it remains one of the bestselling pop groups in music recording history with approximately 100 to 150 million record sales to date. It won all nine of the Bravo Otto Awards it was nominated fo between 1974 and 1982 and was voted the No. 7 pop group of 1983. It also won all three of the Carl Alan awards it was nominated for, including Most Outstanding Group in 1977. ABBA held four major tours in its early career leading up to 1980: Swedish Folkpark Tour in 1973, European Tour in 1974, European and Australian Tour in 1977 and ABBA: The Tour in 1979-80. After unofficially dissolving in the early '80s, ABBA experienced a resurgence in the early '90s thanks to the band Erasure and, later, U2, leading ABBA to release a pair of greatest hits albums,
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, both of which were wildly successful. In 2010, ABBA was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In addition to its own projects, ABBA has been a source of inspiration and a legendary influence on numerous other musicians and artists in other genres and media. For one, ABBA inspired a bevy of tribute bands, including Abbaesque, A-Teens, Björn Again and Gabba. There have also been several ABBA tribute albums, including
by Cher and
by Erasure, as well as the compilation tribute albums
. ABBA music also inspired the popular stage musical and pair of movies to follow
and the children's musical
. ABBA even inspired a video game called
ABBA: You Can Dance
Songs you may hear at an ABBA concert include the singles She's My Kind of Girl, People Need Love, He Is Your Brother, Ring Ring, Another Town, Another Train, Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough), Rock'n Roll Band, Nina, Pretty Ballerina, Waterloo, Honey, Honey, Hasta Mañana, So Long, I've Been Waiting for You, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, SOS, Bang-A-Boomerang, Mamma Mia, Fernando and Rock Me. You'll certainly hear other tracks as well off its studio albums
When you hear ABBA perform live, you may detect some of its musical influences like The 5th Dimension, The Supremes, The Kingston Trio,
, Petula Clark,
, Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Bee Gees, The Mamas & the Papas, The Association, The Beach Boys and The Beatles.