ABBA earns 4 Grammy nominations after successful comeback in 40 years: Can swedish supergroup finally win?

Picture taken in 1974 in Stockholm shows the Swedish pop group Abba with its members (L-R) Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus posing after winning the Swedish branch of the Eurovision Song Contest with their song "Waterloo". - Sweden's legendary disco group ABBA announced on April 27, 2018 that they have reunited to record two new songs, 35 years after their last single. The quartet split up in 1982 after dominating the disco scene for more than a decade with hits like "Waterloo", "Dancing Queen", "Mamma Mia" and "Super Trouper". (Photo by Olle LINDEBORG / TT News Agency / AFP) / Sweden OUT (Photo credit should read OLLE LINDEBORG/AFP via Getty Images)

ABBA, the Swedish supergroup, surprised the world in 2021 when they released their comeback album, “Voyage,” four decades after their last album was released in 1981.

With 11.3 million combined sales, they proved why they are one of the biggest and best-selling groups in music history, right behind The Beatles and Queen.

ABBA’s long-awaited comeback earned them Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year for “Don’t Shut Me Down” and Album of the Year for “Voyage.”

“Don’t Shut Me Down” was also nominated for Best Pop Duo / Group Performance, and “Voyage” for Best Pop Vocal Album.

According to reports, “I Still Have Faith in You” was nominated for Record of the Year in 2022 but lost to Silk Sonic’s “Leave The Door Open.”

Despite their massive international success in the 1970s and 1980s, ABBA has yet to win a Grammy Award.

However, this does not imply that the group lacks awards and accolades.

The American Guild of Variety Artists Entertainer of the Year Awards named them Vocal Group of the Year in 1981.

From 1974 to 1982, the group received several Bravo Otto Awards. Bravo magazine, based in Germany, bestows this honor.

ABBA was nominated for Best International Single and LP at the 1977 Brit Awards and was nominated again in 2022 for Best International Group.

With decades of music and experience, one would think that ABBA receiving a Grammy Award is a no-brainer; however, because the music landscape has changed significantly since the 1970s and 1980s, this may prove difficult for the supergroup.

According to Britannica, Grammy Award winners are chosen by academy members, and while little is known about the members’ demographics, one can only assume that they will be a mix of ages.

This is what could cost ABBA their Grammy. According to reports, the group may stand out as nominees, but with the addition of newer and younger artists to the roster, ABBA may struggle to earn the votes of the members.

Fans are still hoping that the group will win at least one of the awards for which they have been nominated.

A fan wrote:

“They better win, ‘Voyage’ came out at the end of the year and was the best-selling album of the year that should tell you something about how legendary and iconic they are, even after a 40-year hiatus.”

Another added:

“Wouldn’t it be so fantastic if they amazing. But, even if they don’t, the fact that they came back after 40 years is such an accomplishment and all 4 members recorded this album while in their seventies….again AMAZING. Love ABBA. Can’t wait for the awards.”