Comprised of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle, Swedish pop group Roxette emerged in the late Eighties. The duo have a number of chart-busting pop-singles, including 'It Must Have Been Love' (which featured on the soundtrack to Pretty Woman), 'Listen To Your Heart' and 'The Look', as well as several very successful albums—Look Sharp! (1988) and Joyride (1991). Roxette's constant flow of hit singles and albums have resulted in staggering record sales (55 million albums and 20 million singles) and world tours.
Marie and Per first met in the laid-back West Coast town Halmstad in the late Seventies, but individual success prevented them from working together until later. Per's former power-pop group, Gyllene Tider, is still one of Sweden's most loved acts, and Marie's impressive solo career gave her an equally solid platform. In 1986, they were ready to merge their creative forces. Per had the songs, Marie the voice. Together, they argued, they would be a match made in heaven. 30 years later, Roxette is still flying high. This May, Roxette will be performing in Barcelona to present their album compilation ‘XXX – The 30 Biggest Hits’.
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