Wednesday, May 29, 2024

ABBA Update: Group’s 1st Album in 40 Years, “Voyage,” Number 2 and 3 on Amazon Two Months Before Release, Singles in iTunes Top 20


ABBA’s relaunch yesterday had a slow start, but it looks like a success now.

Their first album in 20 years, called “Voyage,” is ranked at numbers 2 and 3 on amazon’s best sellers. The album won’t be released until November 5th.

The two singles released yesterday are in the iTunes top 20. “Don’t Shut Me Down” is number 10, and “I Still Have Faith in You” is 17.  They’re not great songs, but they’re good openers meant to last until the album is released.

No numbers are in yet for the singles. But their respective YouTube videos are getting plenty of action. “Faith” has 5.2 million views so far and “Shut” has 2.3 million views. Neither song, however, has appeared on the Spotify Daily singles chart yet, where Kanye West is ruling the roost with “Donda” tracks. And Drake is coming.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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