Today millions of fans worldwide say 'Thank You For The Music' as the legendary Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid announce they have joined TikTok.
One of the most successful groups in the history of pop and Sweden's biggest musical export, ABBA are bringing their world-renowned music catalogue to TikTok's global community. Formed in Stockholm in 1972 and thrust on to the global stage following their Eurovision win in 1974 with the track 'Waterloo', ABBA quickly established themselves as one of the most loved groups of all time.
Hits that have dominated the charts in countries around the world, been the soundtrack to hit musicals and multiple feature films, as well as some of the most adored and recognised songwriting on the planet, are now available for the TikTok community to use in their own video creations.
Their songs have already been fuelling organic trends on TikTok and until now, ABBA have been the most searched for group and their sounds the most requested, without a dedicated profile or music catalogue. TikTok creators started the #DancingQueenChallenge earlier this year, which has over 160 million video views after creators challenged one another to sing various harmonies on the classic chorus. Meanwhile, iconic songs like 'Slipping Through my Fingers' and 'Chiquitita' have sparked TikTok trends, millions of creations and video views globally.
From today, ABBA's music will be available on the TikTok Sounds page and an official #ABBA challenge launches to energise and excite their fans, both new and old.
Their songwriting is the epitome of what sits at the heart of TikTok - creativity and joy - and the community can now create to classic tracks including 'Knowing Me Knowing You', 'Voulez-Vous', 'Dancing Queen', 'Take a Chance on Me, and 'The Winner Takes it All'.
The band's official TikTok channel is live now at @ABBA with their first video featuring the piano version of iconic track 'Dancing Queen'. ABBA joining TikTok and their music being made available is one of many exciting moments in the lead up to Thursday 2nd September, on which the band have already hinted they have something big in store, so keep following ABBA for the latest news.
Paul Hourican, Head of Music Operations at TikTok: "We are so excited to welcome Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid to TikTok, bringing their phenomenal music to fans both new and old around the world. With one of the most recognisable music catalogues ever created, their unique craft of songwriting truly transcends generations and has inspired music lovers for decades. Our community have already shown us with their own creations that this is the music they've been waiting for and we're excited to see how ABBA can inspire a new generation of fans, sparking yet another wave of music creativity with the hits that have defined pop for so long."
Check out ABBA on TikTok here.