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Music of Sweden

The Music of Sweden shares roots with its neighboring countries in Eastern Europe, including polka, schottische, waltz, polska and mazurka. The Swedish fiddle and nyckelharpa are among the most common Swedish folk instruments. The instrumental genre is the biggest one in Sweden. In the 1960s, Swedish youth sparked a roots revival in Swedish folk culture. Many joined Spelmanslag and performed on mainstream radio and TV. They focused on instrumental polska music, with vocals and influences from other traditional genres becoming more prominent since the 1990s. By 1970, the "dansband" culture also began. Swedish music has also included more modern and pop influences. On a per capita basis, Sweden is one of the world's most successful exporters of popular music. Its most famous export is ABBA, which was a worldwide musical phenomenon. Sweden has also historically dominated the Scandinavian music scene, with Danes and Norwegians listening to music in Swedish rather than the other way around. Avicii Robyn Loreen Eagle-Eye Cherry Tove Lo Måns Zelmerlöw Agnes Carlsson Zara Larsson Anni-Frid Lyngstad Lykke Li Björn Ulvaeus Marie Fredriksson Carola Häggkvist Agnetha Fältskog Per Gessle Charlotte Perrelli Håkan Hellström Dr. Alban Sanna Nielsen Veronica Maggio Darin Petra Marklund Jens Lekman José González Neneh Cherry Laleh Max Martin Tove Styrke Salem Al Fakir Benny Andersson Yngwie Malmsteen Lisa Miskovsky Karin Dreijer Seinabo Sey Peter Jöback Molly Sandén Eric Saade Alice Babs AronChupa Pandora Leila K Lisa Nilsson Nanne Grönvall Robin Stjernberg Amy Diamond Kikki Danielsson Shellback Nina Persson Lena Philipsson Evert Taube