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Marie Fredriksson

Marie Fredriksson

is best known as the lead singer of the Swedish pop duo Roxette. She was born on May 30, 1958 in Össjö, Sweden. When she was four years old, her family moved to Östra-Ljungby.

From a young age Marie wanted to be a singer, and at a concert in 1978 she met a guy called Stefan and moved to Halmstad to be with him. Marie joined his band Strul, which later became Mamas Barn, but had little success with either. A friend she'd shared a rehearsal studio with, Per Gessle, got her an audition with a famous Swedish record producer, Lasse Lindbom. He signed her up at once, and she began a successful solo career with the albums "Het Vind" and "Den Sjunde Vågen."

In 1986, she teamed up with Per to form Roxette. They had a lot of success in Sweden, which Marie followed up with another solo album, "Efter Stormen." It wasn't until 1989 that Roxette hit it big around the world with the hit "The Look" from their second album "Look Sharp." They followed it up with several more hits, including "It Must Have Been Love" and the successful "Joyride" album.

In 1992 Marie returned to her solo career, recording the soul searching "Den Ständiga Resan." The extremely personal album refle...

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