Conversation with musical duo Roxette, the first Swedish group to have international success since Abba, right before they embark on a world tour.
A Swedish pop band consisting of guitarist Per Gessle and singer Marie Fredriksson, Roxette rose to fame at home in 1986 with the single Neverending Love, taken from their first album, Pearls of Passion.
However, it was in 1988, with the release of their second album Look Sharp, that the duo's sugary and extremely melodic pop suddenly achieved huge worldwide success - the song The Look was at the top of the charts overnight, in nearly 25 countries, including England and the US, followed closely by other songs from the album, Listen to Your Heart and Dangerous. Invited to participate in the Pretty Woman soundtrack with the song It Must Have Been Love, Roxette quickly released its third album, Joyride, which met with similar success. Alternating between huge world tours and slightly bitter but always very well produced pop albums (Crash! Boom! Bang ! in 1994, Have a Nice Day in 1999, Room Service in 2001), Roxette now has a place in the history of international variety music. It is estimated that the band has sold at least 70 million albums worldwide since their inception.