Bjorn Ulvaeus sees his younger self as another man ''from way back'', but admitted he is ''proud'' of what he has achieved over his career.
The 'Waterloo' hitmaker is honoured to have been in the band, which split 35 years ago, and he has credited his time in the group for getting him to where he is today.
Speaking to The Guardian newspaper, Ulvaeus said: ''He seemed to be that] other guy, from way back when.
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Eternal, Outkast, McBusted and ABBA are just a few of the acts we could see make a return in 2014.
Calling all fans of cheesy, sing-along 1990s pop: girlband Eternal have been confirmed as part of the line-up for ITV2's The Big Reunion alongside Gareth Gates, A1 and Damage. The news that Louise Redknapp's chart-dominating, all female group were re-grouping even just for a single television programme got us compiling a list of next year's reported comebacks.
The most high-profile reunion of 2014 will be that of hip-hop unit Outkast who are strongly rumoured to be returning with an appearance at California's Coachella festival. After a six year hiatus, Andre 3000 and Big Boi are reportedly finally back together and are not only planning a 2014 tour but possibly a new album too. A source told Billboard that it was "all systems go" for the hip-hoppin' duo who have set their sights on the US festival in April.
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The new album knocks Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heartclub Band from the number two spot and is less than a million sales away from knocking Queen from the top spot.
Abba's greatest hits collection, Gold, edged past the The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band this weekend to become the second highest selling album in UK history. The band have now sold over 5.1million copies of their greatest hits album, with the Official Charts Company indicating over the weekend that the album has surpassed Sgt. Pepper's by 15,000 sales.
The album now only sits behind another best of collection, Queen's Greatest Hits, which has so far sold 5.9million copies. The rest of the top five consists of Adele’s 21, which is 4th having sold 4.6million copies, with Oasis’ 1995 sophomore release (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? completing the top five, selling slightly less than Adele. Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, ABBA founder and songwriter Björn Ulvaeus spoke of his shock at the achievement, saying, 'It’s feels unreal - outselling the greatest record of all time!'
Björn Ulvaeus couldn't believe the news of Gold's success
The Scottish singer was also joined by fellow shock entrants Gabrielle Aplin and Agnetha Faltskog
Singer Rod Stewart is currently re-living the glory years of his career after seeing his latest album, Time, shoot to the top of the UK Album Chart this Sunday (May 19); his first to reach the coveted position since his 1979 Greatest Hits collection.
Stewart wasn't the only 70's star to dart up the album chart with a new release either, as former Abba singer Agnetha Faltskog's return to music saw the singer's A album climb tho number 6.
The last number one single for the singer came thirty years ago, when 1983's 'Baby Jane' reached the top of the charts and following the fantastic success of his album, now looks as goood a time as ever for the singer to end that drought too. Speaking about the success of his album, the singer told reporters that he was 'very proud' of the achievement, adding that he thanks a long life of experience and God for his enduring success. He said; 'I've lived a wonderful life and when I was putting the book [his autobiography] together it inspired many of the songs. If there's anything that God gave, and some people may disagree, he gave me a tremendous vehicle in my voice. It's just very unique, so I was just lucky to be given this voice.'
Agnetha Faltskog - Agnetha Faltskog arriving at the BBC Radio 2 studios - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 8th May 2013
Date of birth
5th April, 1950