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ABBA release first ever Christmas song Little Things from comeback album Voyage

ABBA released their first ever Christmas single, Little Things on Friday.

The song is from their latest album Voyage, which the Swedish pop group released last month ahead of their much-anticipated digital London residency next spring.

The group – Agnetha Fältskog, 71, Björn Ulvaeus, 76, Benny Andersson, 74, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, 76 – are set to compete with the likes of Adele, Ed Sheeran and Elton John for the Christmas top spot.

Festive hit? ABBA released their first ever Christmas single, Little Things on Friday, after their recent comeback with album Voyage

The proceeds from Little Things will go to Unicef to help support the Global Child Protection Fund.

ABBA said in a statement: ‘We think it is impossible to eradicate poverty without the empowerment of women. 

‘That’s why we support Unicef in protecting girls from sexual violence and empowering them through the Global Child Protection Fund. 

Video stars: Directed by Grammy and BRIT Award-winning British music video director and longtime ABBA fan Sophie Muller, the video for the song has also been released

Video stars: Directed by Grammy and BRIT Award-winning British music video director and longtime ABBA fan Sophie Muller, the video for the song has also been released

‘We have done so for many years with our song Chiquitita and now we have decided to give Unicef a Christmas gift in the form of a second song: Little Things from our album Voyage!’

The track is a gentle reflection on the joy of Christmas morning and family time around this special time of year.

Directed by Grammy and BRIT Award-winning British music video director and longtime ABBA fan Sophie Muller, the video for the song has also been released.

Hard at work: In the promo, a group of school children can be seen can be seen preparing for ABBA's upcoming groundbreaking concerts in which they appear as holograms

Hard at work: In the promo, a group of school children can be seen can be seen preparing for ABBA’s upcoming groundbreaking concerts in which they appear as holograms

Charity single: The proceeds from Little Things will go to Unicef to help support the Global Child Protection Fund

Charity single: The proceeds from Little Things will go to Unicef to help support the Global Child Protection Fund 

In the promo, a group of school children can be seen can be seen preparing for ABBA’s upcoming groundbreaking concerts in which the band appear as holograms alongside a 10-piece live band.

ABBA’s latest album Voyage was released last month, going straight in at the number 1 spot in 18 countries, including the UK.

It achieved worldwide sales in excess of 1 million copies, and has received more than 190 million combined streams to date.

Speaking out: ABBA said in a statement: 'We think it is impossible to eradicate poverty without the empowerment of women'

Speaking out: ABBA said in a statement: ‘We think it is impossible to eradicate poverty without the empowerment of women’

Sweet message: The track is a gentle reflection on the joy of Christmas morning and family time around this special time of year

Sweet message: The track is a gentle reflection on the joy of Christmas morning and family time around this special time of year

On its success, the band said: ‘We are so happy that our fans seem to have enjoyed our new album as much as we enjoyed making it! 

‘We are absolutely over the moon to have an album at the top of the charts again.’ 

Abba, who have made a remarkable comeback to the music scene after 40 years, could rake in ‘almost £1billion’ from a bidding war started by three Las Vegas hotels who are desperate to secure the band’s new concert show.

According to reports, MGM Resorts, Caesars Palace and Resorts World are battling it out to come up trumps and host the supergroup’s Abbatar concert show, Abba Voyage.

The groundbreaking show kicks off in East London next May and insiders revealed to The Sun that it is hoped the show will move over the pond. 

The quartet will appear as digitally created versions of themselves alongside a ten-piece band. 

The source said: ‘The dream would be for the show to move to the States after its London run and in Vegas, it’s believed it could make almost £1billion.

‘Plans at the moment are ­centred around a suggested 2024 opening which would coincide with the 50th anniversary of their Eurovision win and the release of chart-topper Waterloo.

‘Abba’s appeal is global and it would be a huge showcase to have this new avatar technology on the Vegas Strip.’

ABBA’s song Little Things is out now to buy on CD and on streaming platforms. 

Comeback: ABBA's latest album Voyage was released last month, going straight in at the number 1 spot in 18 countries, including the UK (pictured 1974)

Comeback: ABBA’s latest album Voyage was released last month, going straight in at the number 1 spot in 18 countries, including the UK (pictured 1974)


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