- Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced a collaboration with ABBA to bring the band's best loved tracks to SingStar for both PlayStationŽ2 and PLAYSTATIONŽ3. Owners of either system will now be able to sing along with some of the most iconic pop tracks of all time including 'Mamma Mia', 'Gimme Gimme Gimme', 'Waterloo' and 'Dancing Queen'.
Press Release: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, ABBA and Universal Music Announce Collaboration on SingStarŽ SingStarŽ ABBA Available For This Christmas, Exclusively on PlayStationŽ
SingStar ABBA is being developed in full collaboration with ABBA and Universal Music Group in Sweden, which manages the rights to the ABBA brand. The terms of the agreement include a window of exclusivity for disc-based PlayStation titles until December 2009.
ABBA's recordings have sold an estimated 370 million units worldwide. Their 1992 album, "Gold," is one of the most popular albums of all time, with sales of 26 million copies.
The SingStar agreement comes as the music of ABBA enjoys a renewed surge of popularity worldwide, sparked by the huge success of the film, "Mamma Mia!" Global sales of the soundtrack album, released by Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, are now approaching 3 million.