LOS ANGELES, CA. (Top40 Charts/ Napster) - Napster (Nasdaq:NAPS), the pioneer in digital music, today announced the debut of the complete catalog by the Swedish disco-area pop sensation ABBA in MP3 format.
ABBA achieved greater commercial success than any other international band of the 1970s. With its instantly recognizable synth-pop, light-hearted sound and vocals, ABBA scored a string of international hits like "Dancing Queen," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," and "Take a Chance on Me." The Swedish foursome took the pop-music world by storm with its debut its album, Waterloo, in 1974. The group released six more albums over the next seven years, each of which enjoyed immense popularity in the United Kingdom, United States, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Scandinavian countries.
In 1999, ABBA's music was popularized for a new generation in the musical Mamma Mia! The theatrical hit was recently released as a major motion picture. Mamma Mia! fans can stream the movie's soundtrack through Napster's award-winning music service, and both subscribers and non-subscribers can buy the original tracks and albums that inspired the movie at Napster's new MP3 store (www.napster.com/store). The world's largest and most comprehensive MP3 store with more than 6 million tracks, Napster is the best place to listen and buy ABBA's entire catalog without DRM restriction.
"We are pleased to make the complete ABBA catalog available both for streaming and for purchase in MP3," said Napster Vice President of Music Services Matthew Adell. "We strive to give music lovers the best experience and most options for enjoying digital music."
"ABBA's music touches every possible music consumer," said Mike Davis, General Manager, Universal Music Enterprises. "So, it's exciting to have their timeless music up in a way that allows those same consumers a chance to purchase their favorite music in their favorite way."