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Björn Ulvaeus Poster

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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 25 April 1945Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
Birth NameBjörn Christian Ulvaeus
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Björn Ulvaeus was born on April 25, 1945 in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden as Björn Christian Ulvaeus. He has been married to Lena Källersjö since January 5, 1981. They have two children. He was previously married to Agnetha Fältskog.

Spouse (2)

Lena Källersjö (5 January 1981 - present) (2 children)
Agnetha Fältskog (6 July 1971 - 9 June 1980) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (13)

Was a member of the pop band ABBA
Used to write songs with Benny Andersson and Stig Anderson.
Two children with Agnetha Fältskog: Linda Ulvaeus (b. 1972) and Peter Christian (b. 1977).
He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Best New Musical for Mamma Mia based on the music of Abba.
First music group was folk music act The Hootenanny Singers, who made their TV debut in a Swedish talent contest in 1963.
As a member of ABBA he won the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton, England, in 1974 with the song "Waterloo". (6th April 1974)
The name ABBA was comprised of the first letters of the names of its members: Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
In 2002, was nominated for two of Broadway's Tony Awards for "Mamma Mia!": as a co-producer cited in the Best Play nomination; and with collaborators Benny Andersson and ''Martin Koch for Best Orchestrations.
Daughter Emma was born on 13th January 1982
Daughter Anna was born on 29th April 1986
Son Christian Ulvaeus was born on 4th December 1977 in Stockholm Sweden
Is the grandfather of Tilda Frida Eliza Ulvaeus-Ekengren who was born on January 27th, 2001.
Winner (with Benny Andersson) of the 2002 Ivor Novello Special International Award.

Personal Quotes (1)

The British took us to their hearts and made us their own, which we are very proud of. Coming to England is like going home.

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