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Roxette is a Swedish pop music duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle. The group enjoyed worldwide success from the late 1980s until the mid-1990s, gaining nineteen UK Top 40 hits[1] and four US #1 singles with, "The Look", "Listen to Your Heart", "It Must Have Been Love" and "Joyride".[2] Two further singles "Dangerous" and "Fading Like a Flower" hit #2.[2] Finally, "Dressed for Success" was a modest hit in the US peaking at #14.[2]

After a hiatus in the mid-1990s, their popularity continued in other territories such as Europe and South America, where they earned various Gold and Platinum awards until the beginning of the new millennium. The duo took a hiatus from recording and touring, when in 2002, Fredriksson was diagnosed with a brain tumour.[3] Roxette took to the stage together again for the first time in 8 years, in 2009, during Gessle's European Party Crasher tour.[4]

Their songs continue to receive radio airplay, with "It Must Have Been Love" and "Listen to Your Heart" both recently receiving awards from BMI for achieving four million radio plays.[5][6] They have sold an estimated 60 million records worldwide,[7][8] with over 3.5 million record sales in the United States,[9][10][11] achieving platinum for Joyride and Look Sharp! there.[9]


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