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Ulvaeus, Bjorn Cristian (25th April 1945-Present)

He is a singer-songwriter born in Gothenburg, Sweden, who.,prior to ABBA was in the Hootenanny Singers.  He met Bjorn Andersson in 1966 while in the road and they became friends which led to him being one of the group ABBA from when the members first met in 1969.  The group met with tremendous international success and he and Benny Andersson weere the composers of the majority of their songs.

In 1971 he and Agnetha Faltskog were married, having two children, Linda and Christian.  They divorced in July 1980.  He married Lena Kallersjo on 6th January 1981 and he had two further daughters, Emma and Anna.

He has created the musicals ChessKristina fran Duvemala and Mamma Mia with Benny Andersson and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music, for Chess, and a Tony for Best Orchestration for Mamma Mia.  He has been nominated for six Grammy awards, winning four and together with Benny Andersson was awarded the Ivor Novello Prize.  He has also won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Swedish Music Publishers Association.

He is a member of the Swedish Human Rights group Humaninsterna.

Abba Recordings
Take A Chance on Me (Bjorn Ulvaeus/Benny Andersson)
I’m A Marionette (Bjorn Ulvaeus/Benny Andersson)
The Winner Takes It All (Bjorn Ulvaeus/Benny Andersson)

Debby Boone recordings
Hasta Manana (Benny Andersson/Bjorn Ulvaeus/Stig Andersson)

Anne Sofie von Otter recordings
Day before You Came, The (Bjorn Ulvaeus/Benny Andersson)
Heaven Help My Heart (from ”Chess”) (Benny Andersson/Bjorn Ulvaeus/Tim Rice)