ABBA women say their competition was healthy

Agnetha and Anni-Frid deny that they're enemies

Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad of legendary Swedish pop group ABBA have said in an interview that they are not the bitter, arch-enemies that they have been portrayed as.

The pair accepted Aftonbladet‘s lifetime achievement award in Sweden yesterday (January 22).

When asked about their rumoured rivalry, Lyngstad said: “A lot has been written about how Agnetha and I fought and quarreled with each other. There is absolutely no truth in that. Of course we competed, but to good effect.”

“No, we didn’t fight. But we have to live (through) a whole lot of such misinterpretations,” said Faltskog, according to the Associated Press.

The pair were part of the group with Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus until 1982. They have sold more than 370 million albums.

–By our New York staff.

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