List of awards and nominations received by ABBA

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ABBA are a Swedish popular music group that have had an active recording career since 1972, and achieved an enormous commercial success worldwide, having become one of the best-selling popular music groups in the history of recorded music.

American Guild of Variety Artists Entertainer of The Year AwardsEdit

This was an annual award, sometimes called "Georgie", in several entertainment categories from AGVA, an American trade union representing performers in a variety entertainment, including circuses, Las Vegas showrooms and cabarets, comedy showcases, dance revues, magic shows, theme park shows, and arena and auditorium extravaganzas. ABBA were honored during 11th annual ceremony.[1]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1981 ABBA Vocal Group of the Year Won

Bravo Otto AwardsEdit

The Bravo Otto Awards are presented by Bravo magazine, the largest teen magazine within the German-language sphere. They are based on the annual readers' polls and honor top performers in film, music, television and sports.[2]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1974 ABBA Silver Award – Pop Group Won
1975 Bronze Award – Pop Group Won
1976 Bronze Award – Pop Group Won
1977 Bronze Award – Pop Group Won
1978 Silver Award – Pop Group Won
1979 Silver Award – Pop Group Won
1980 Silver Award – Pop Group Won
1981 Bronze Award – Pop Group Won
1982 Silver Award – Pop Group Won

In 1983 poll, the group was voted #7 Pop Group of the Year.

Brit AwardsEdit

The Brit Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. At the 1977 inaugural ceremony, the awards, then named Brittania/Jubilee Centenary Award, were presented for the "outstanding contributions in the past 25 years", thus all recordings released within the last 25 years and artists who have emerged in the period qualified for nominations.[3] Next Brit Awards ceremony took place in 1982.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1977 ABBA/Arrival LP Best International Single & LP Nominated

Carl-Alan AwardsEdit

Currently called Carl Alan Awards, during ABBA's active years they were presented annually by the UK entertainment company Mecca in several categories for outstanding contribution to the world of dancing and dance music in the previous year. In the mid to late-20th century, the company owned the most extensive network of dance halls and nightclubs in the UK and members of British Royal Family handed the awards to the winners at the ceremony held every year, until 1983, at Mecca's top London venues: first, Empire Ballroom and later, the Lyceum Ballroom.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1977 Dancing Queen (recording) Best Vocal Record for Dancing Won
1977 ABBA (performer) The Most Outstanding Group Won
1978 Take A Chance On Me (recording) Best Vocal Record for Dancing Won

Der Löwe von Radio Luxemburg prize (The Radio Luxembourg Lion Award)Edit

The Radio Luxembourg Lion Award was an annual radio/television award presented by the radio/TV station Radio Luxembourg to honor achievements in pop & rock music. It was one of the most prestigious media awards in Europe.[4][circular reference]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1974 Waterloo (song) Goldene Löwe (Golden Lion) Won

Grammy AwardsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2022 I Still Have Faith in You Record Of The Year Pending

Other awardsEdit

  • 1974 - won the Eurovision Song Contest on April 6 for Sweden for the song "Waterloo", a song that was written expressly for the contest
  • 1975 - won West German music prize Deutscher Schallplattenpreis for SOS single in a category Best Song of the Year
  • 1978 - won Dutch music prize Edison Award (Dutch equivalent of Grammy Award) for The Album LP .
  • 1979 - received Svenska grammofonpriset for Voulez Vous LP. The award was given by Royal Swedish Academy of Music and magazine Musikrevyn as the "Best Album Recorded and Produced in Sweden".
  • 1981 - received Svenska grammofonpriset for Super Trouper LP. The award was given by Royal Swedish Academy of Music and magazine Musikrevyn as the "Best Album Recorded and Produced in Sweden".
  • 1982 - received a Golden Gramophone Award from the then German recording company Deutsche Grammophon "in recognition of the outstanding contribution made by ABBA to popular music worldwide". Until then, only classical musicians received the award.
  • 1982 - received a Swedish culture prize (Expressens Kulturpris) Spelmannen established by the evening newspaper Expressen and selected by the jury of members of Swedish Academy and Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Until 1999, ABBA remained the only pop/rock musicians who ever received this award.
  • 1992 - received an Honorary Grammis Award.
  • 1993 - won a World Music Award as the Best Selling Swedish Artists of the Year for ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits.
  • 2000 - won the Rockbjörnen Swedish Artist of the Century Award.
  • 2002 - inducted into Vocal Group Hall of Fame[5]
  • 2001 - Ulvaeus and Andersson received a Special International Ivor Novello Award. They also twice received the Music Export Prize from the Swedish Government and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Swedish Music Publishers Association (SMFF).
  • 2002 - Andersson is given an honorary professorship by the Swedish Government for his "ability to create high-class music reaching people around the world".
  • 2002 - received a Japan Gold Disc Award from the Recording Industry Association of Japan in the category Best International Pop Album of the Year for the SOS - Best of ABBA hit collection.
  • 2004 - Ulvaeus, Andersson and Lyngstad arrived in London for the 30th anniversary of their Eurovision Song Contest win in 1974, appearing on stage after the fifth anniversary performance of Mamma Mia!. While on stage, they were presented an award from Universal Music and Polar Music for achieving record sales of 360 million sales worldwide between 1974 and 2004.
  • 2005 - during the celebratory show for the 50th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest, Congratulations, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, "Waterloo" was voted the best Eurovision song in the history of the contest. Despite pre-show rumours to the contrary, no band member was present to accept the accolade.
  • 2005 - the DVD version of the 1980 TV special ABBA in Concert is nominated for a Grammis.
  • 2006 - ABBA: The Movie won a Grammis as the Best Music DVD.[6]
  • 2009 - Faltskog and Lyngstad at the ceremony in Stockholm's Cirkus receive on behalf of ABBA the Rockbjornen's Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2010 - On January 27, at the London premiere of the "AbbaWorld" exhibition, ABBA was presented with an award recognizing total sales of 375,000,000 by Universal Music chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge.[7]
  • 2010 - ABBA was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Lyngstad and Andersson attended the award ceremony on March 15 in New York.[8]
  • ABBA have two postage stamps of their own, issued by the Swedish Postal Service (Posten AB) in 1983 and 2000.
  • 2015 - Dancing Queen was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame


  1. ^ Entertainer of The Year Awards
    • "Entertainer of the Year 1981". Archived from the original on February 21, 2014. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  2. ^ Bravo Otto Awards:
  3. ^ Brit Awards: *"Brittania Awards:Best Of Last 25 Years Honored, Billboard, October 29, 1977, page 76". Billboard. 1977-10-29. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  4. ^ de:Löwe von Radio Luxemburg
  5. ^ "ABBA (Inducted 2002)" Archived 2007-03-12 at the Wayback Machine, The Vocal Group Hall of Fame Foundation website.
  6. ^ "ABBA website". Archived from the original on 2011-05-27. Retrieved 2007-01-16.
  7. ^ "Abba Members Attend Abbaworld London Premiere".
  8. ^ "ABBA: inducted in 2010 | The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum". Retrieved 2012-08-13.

6. "Dancing Queen inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame"