Benny Andersson

Swedish musician and composer

Göran Bror Benny Andersson (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbɛnʏ ²andɛˌʂɔn]; born 16 December 1946) is a Swedish musician, composer and producer. He was a member of the Swedish music group ABBA (1972–1982), and co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia!. For the 2008 movie version of Mamma Mia!, he worked also as an executive producer.

Benny Andersson
Andersson in September 2012
Göran Bror Benny Andersson

(1946-12-16) 16 December 1946 (age 77)
Other namesGöran Andersson
Göran B. Andersson
Göran B.B. Andersson
Benny B.G. Andersson
Benny Bror Göran Andersson
  • Composer
  • musician
  • producer
  • songwriter
Years active1964–present
Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyngstad
(m. 1978; div. 1981)

Mona Nörklit
(m. 1981)
PartnerChristina Grönvall
Musical career
  • Keyboards
  • vocals
  • guitar
  • accordion

On 15 April 2013, it was officially announced by the EBU and the SVT that Andersson, along with Ulvaeus and the Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii, had composed the anthem for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. The song was performed for the first time in the Final on 18 May.[1]

References change

  1. "ABBA's Benny, Björn and Avicii to write 'Eurovision anthem'". EBU. Retrieved 15 April 2013.