Fredriksson, Marie (1958–)

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Fredriksson, Marie (1958–)

Swedish singer. Name variations: Roxette. Born May 30, 1958, in Östra Ljungby, Sweden.

Lead singer, had solo career before forming duo Roxette with singer and guitarist Per Gessle (1986); aiming for international success, wrote and recorded in English; with Gessle, released 2nd album, Look Sharp! (1988), which included US #1 pop hits "The Look" and "Listen to Your Heart," and #2 hit "Dangerous"; also had hit single with Roxette, "It Must Have Been Love," used on the soundtrack of the film Pretty Woman (1990); with Gessle, released Joyride, which included #1 hit title track, began 1st world tour (1991), and released album, Crash! Boom! Bang! (1994), which was successful except in US; recorded Roxette hits in Spanish, releasing Baladas en Español (1996); after time off for family, released Stars (1999) and Room Service (2001) with Gessle. Swedish government issued postage stamp in honor of Roxette (1991).

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