Roxette - Roxette Hits!
In the spring of 1986, Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson decided to record the dance pop single 'Neverending Love'. They called themselves Roxette, and it was the beginning of an amazing career, which now spans 20 years.
Roxette have sold over 45 million albums and 25 million singles since their international debut in 1989.
During their extensive worldwide tours, Roxette have visited every corner of the world, performing to more than two million people.
Their singles have topped every chart in the world including the Billboard Hot 100, where they've had four #1's: 'The Look', 'Listen To Your Heart', 'It Must Have Been Love' and 'Joyride'. Furthermore, two of their songs reached #2 on the same chart: 'Dangerous' and 'Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)'.
In 2005, Per Gessle was honoured by the American music publishing organisation BMI with an award for four million airplays of 'It Must Have Been Love' from the classic movie Pretty Woman. Four million spins, on US radio alone, equals 36 years of nonstop airplay. Statistics show that the song is still so popular that there are always at least two American radio stations playing 'It Must Have Been Love' around the clock. It's hard to find a better definition of the word evergreen.
'Listen To Your Heart' is also moving into the finer parlors. This autumn, Per will receive another prestigious BMI Award for more than 3 million airplays of 'Listen To Your Heart'.
In 2002 Roxette was struck by tragedy when Marie Fredriksson was diagnosed with cancer. After extensive treatment and re-habilitation, Marie is now fully recovered and slowly getting back to recording and performing again.
To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, 'Roxette Hits!' was released.
Release Date : 11 Apr 2011