Abba, one of the world’s legendary pop groups, has once again topped the charts after nearly four decades, with its newest album titled “Voyage”. Its 204,000 first-week chart sales are the highest since English singer Ed Sheeran’s album, Divide. “We are absolutely over the moon to have an album at the top of the charts again,” the group said in a statement. The 10-track album is now the fastest-selling vinyl release of the century and overtook 2018’s Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino by the English rock band Arctic Monkeys. Abba’s last studio album from 1981 titled ‘The Visitors’, also topped the chart.

The Swedish quartet was formed in 1972 by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. They joined the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 and won the international juries over with ‘Waterloo’. Since then, Abba has firmly established themselves as one of the most popular groups in the world. Some of their hits include: Chiquitita, Dancing Queen, I Have a Dream, Fernando, Money, Money, Money, and The Winner Takes It All.

Voyage has received mixed reviews since its release on November 5, 2021. “It’s vintage Abba, on par with their classic 1970s run,” bared Rolling Stone in a four-star review. But The Guardian’s two-star article said it was a “disappointment”. Also returning to the music scene is English pop diva Adele, whose fourth album has been eagerly anticipated by fans.