Sunday, November 14, 2010


Roxette are a Swedish pop music duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle. They enjoyed worldwide success from the late 1980s until the mid-1990s, gaining nineteen UK Top 40 hits and four US nr1 singles with, "The Look", "Listen to Your Heart", "It Must Have Been Love" and "Joyride".Two further singles "Dangerous" and "Fading Like a Flower" hit nr2.After a hiatus in the mid-1990s, their popularity continued in other territories such as Europe and South America, where they earned various Gold and Platinum awards until the beginning of the new millennium. The duo took a hiatus from recording and touring, when in 2002, Fredriksson was diagnosed with a brain tumour.Roxette took to the stage together again for the first time in 8 years, in 2009, during Gessle's European Party Crasher tour.Their songs continue to receive radio airplay. "It Must Have Been Love" and "Listen to Your Heart" have both recently received awards from BMI, with both songs achieving four million radio plays.They have sold an estimated 60 million records worldwide,with over 3.5 million record sales in the United States achieving platinum for Joyride and Look Sharp.