Filmed: Tuesday 8 February 2022
Location: Mono Music offices, Stockholm, Sweden
Broadcast: Tuesday 8 February 2022, BBC1
Release status: Unreleased
Shown in: UK
ABBA were nominated for Best International Group for 2021 in the Brit Awards which were held at The O2 in London on Tuesday 8 February 2022. None of ABBA attended but Benny gave a short, upbeat interview to the BBC's Music Correspondent, Mark Savage, via video link that morning.
"I don't think we ever had such good reviews ever as we had with this album (ABBA Voyage)," he said. When asked how it felt to be on the short-list again, he responded, “I think it feels rather good, I have to say. I wouldn’t mind getting a BRIT award." And when asked what it would mean to him if they open the envelope and read out ABBA's name, he replied, "I don't know, I can send you a text!"
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ABBA did not win the Brit Award for Best International Group - that honour went instead to Silk Sonic - an American R&B collaboration composed of singer Bruno Mars and rapper and singer Anderson .Paak (so not a group then!).
Thanks to Nick Hardy and Jan Bach.