Anni-Frid Lyngstad

Swedish singer (born 1945)

Anni-Frid Synni, Dowager Princess Reuss of Plauen (German: Anni-Frid Synni, Prinzessin Reuß von Plauen; née Lyngstad, born 15 November 1945), commonly known as Frida Lyngstad (Norwegian: [ˈlyŋstɑ]; Swedish: [ˈlʏŋstɑːd]), or just by the mononym, Frida (Swedish: [²friːda]), is a Norwegian-born Swedish singer-songwriter, and environmentalist.[1] She is best known as one of the lead singers of the Swedish pop band ABBA.

Princess Anni-Frid
Dowager Countess of Plauen
Lyngstad at the opening of ABBA The Museum, 6 May 2013
BornAnni-Frid Synni Lyngstad
(1945-11-15) 15 November 1945 (age 78)
Bjørkåsen, Ballangen, Norway
HouseReuss (by marriage)
SignaturePrincess Anni-Frid's signature
Musical career
Also known asFrida
OriginTorshälla, Eskilstuna, Sweden
Years active1958–present

In 1996, Lyngstad recorded her final album in Swedish, Djupa andetag (Deep Breaths), released by Anderson Records, before retiring from music.

In 1992, Lyngstad married Heinrich Ruzzo, Prince Reuss of Plauen, who was a prince of the former sovereign House of Reuss. Heinrich died of lymphoma in 1999.

References change

  1. The Environment Encyclopedia and Directory 2001. London, United Kingdom: Routledge & Europa Publications. 15 December 2000. p. 511. ISBN 1857430891.