Marie Fredriksson is a Swedish singer-songwriter. She is one half of the pop-rock combo “Roxette” and the main vocalist. It is a popular group known for tracks such as “Listen to Your Heart” and “Dangerous.” She is also a painter, songwriter, pianist, and pianist.

Marie Fredriksson’s Bio, Wiki and Facts

Full Name: Marie Fredriksson
Born Date: 30 May, 1958
Age: Died at the 61 years  old Age
Horoscope: Gemini
Lucky Number: 4
Lucky Stone: Agate
Lucky Color: Yellow
Best Match for Marriage: Leo, Aquarius, Libra
Death Date: December 9, 2019
Gender: Female
Profession: Pop Singer, Lead Vocalist, Painter, Pianist, Songwriter
Country: Sweden
Height: 5 feet 6 inches (1.68m)
Relationship Status: married
Husband Mikael “Micke” Bolyos
Net Worth $60M
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Body Size 35-27-35 inches
Birth Place Össjö
Nationality Swedish
Father Charles Gösta Fredriksson
Mother Inez Dagmar Fredriksson
Siblings Four (Anna-Lisa Fredriksson, Sven Arne Fredriksson, Ulla-Britt Fredriksson, and Tina Fredriksson)
Kids Two (Inez Josefin and a son Oscar Mikael)
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How much was the net worth of Swedish Pop Singer Marie Fredrikssson?

Marie Fredriksson has a net worth of $60 million, according to celebritynetworth, and her primary source of income is her singing profession.

How old is Marie Fredriksson now?

Marie Fredriksson was born on May 30, 1958, in ssjö, Sweden. She used to be a Swedish citizen. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.

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Charles Gösta Fredriksson is her father, and Inez Dagmar Fredriksson is her mother. Her parents are both deceased. She is the youngest of five siblings, whose names are Anna-Lisa Fredriksson, Sven Arne Fredriksson, Ulla-Britt Fredriksson, and Tina Fredriksson.

When Marie was four years old, her parents sold their farm and moved to stra Ljungby. Her father became a postman there, while her mother became a factory worker. Anna-Lisa, her elder sister, died three years after they moved. She was killed in a car accident. A truck collided with her automobile as she was driving to buy a dress for her engagement celebration.

Education and Family Background:

Because they were a poor family, both of her parents worked full-time but couldn’t afford child care. As a result, Marie and her younger siblings were frequently left alone at home while their parents worked. During this time, Marie learnt to sing, read music, and play instruments with the support of her brothers and friends. Similarly, her passion in music grew throughout her adolescence. She discovered artists such as The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, and Deep Purple during this time period.

When Marie Fredriksson was 17, she enrolled in a music school in the municipality of Svalöv. By producing music for their amateur productions, she made acquaintances with students from the theatre department. And, because no other vocalist in the school could match her range, she was cast in a musical she co-wrote. Furthermore, this musical toured throughout Sweden, concluding in a performance for Prime Minister Olof Palme in Stockholm. In 1977, Fredriksson graduated from music school.

Career and Professional Life of Swedish Pop Singer Marie Fredriksson:

Marie Fredriksson’s enthusiasm rose in her teens when she found wonderful and popular musicians at her music school. She later got active in theater. Marie became involved in the local music scene after relocating to Halmstad. She became a member of her lover Stefan’s band Strul. Their band performed at local venues and released a single. The trio, however, disbanded, and Marie, along with her new boyfriend Martin Sternhuvsvud, reconstituted as MaMas Barn. They also collaborated on one album. Per Gessle of the famous Swedish band “Gyllene Tider” shared a practice facility with Marie.

Per, on the other hand, thought Marie was far too gifted to be hiding behind keyboards in local bar bands. He arranged for her to audition with his producer, Lasse Lindbom, who was well-known in Sweden. Lasse Lindbom was so taken with her voice that he offered her a contract. Lindbom produced Marie’s debut solo album, “Het vind,” after she accepted the deal.

Her first track, “nnu Daftar kärlek,” was a great radio hit. Marie toured with the Lasse Lindbom Band since she lacked the confidence to tour on her own. Lindbom, Marie, Per Gessle, and Mats “MP” Persson started a new band called “Spännande Ostar” as well. Their band performed at a few clubs for a brief time. Marie Fredriksson and Lindbom traveled to the Canary Islands the same year to write songs for her second solo album.

In the year 1986, she released her debut album, “Den Sjunde Vgen.” And, after the singles “Den bästa dagen” and “Silver I din hand” were published, the album was a big hit, and she finally got the bravery to tour as a solo artist.

The beginning of Roxette and Efter stormen

For many years, Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson discussed working together. They collaborated on Spännande Ostar as well as other ventures, including Gyllene Tider’s effort to release an English-language album in America. People in the industry had cautioned her not to work with Gessle. Marie collaborated with Gessle under the name “Roxette” in 1986. Gyllene Tider utilized this moniker when attempting to release their album The Heartland Café in the United States. And, their first single “Neverending Love” was a hit in Sweden, and the band’s album Pearls of Passion revitalized Per’s failing career and established her as a major performer.

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Marie and her bandmate, Per Gessle (Source: Latin Times)

Marie recorded her third solo album album “Efter Stormen” in 1987, following the “Rock Runt Riket” Swedish concert tour with Roxette. She collaborated with Lasse Lindbom once more, this time as a producer and lyricist. Another solo tour followed the release of this album. Similarly, Marie recorded a song for the TV series “Sparvöga” in February 1989. Her song became one of her most popular and well-known.

Roxette’s international success

In 1989, the band “Roxette” returned to the studio to record their second album, “Look Sharp!” This album propelled them back to the top of the Swedish charts. Roxette had an unexpected number-one hit in the United States with “The Look” in April 1989. Marie and Per Gessle went from little celebrities in Sweden to major international performers practically overnight. They found themselves flying over the world, selling millions of records, and winning accolades. Their second album, “Look Sharp!” was a huge success. It was able to create two number-one songs in the United States, including “Listen to Your Heart” in November 1989.

In May 1991, they released their third album, “Joyride,” which earned them another number-one hit in the United States. In July 1991, another single, “Fading Like a Flower,” reached the number two spot in the US music industry. Between 1991 and 1992, they embarked on a big “Join The Joyride” world tour, performing in over 100 cities. Unfortunately, after the tour, Roxette’s future songs failed to hit the top ten in the United States.

More Information on Her Career

Marie Fredriksson returned to her solo career with the soul-searching “Den ständiga resan.” This was her musical self-portrait, composed in the style of a diary, and included deeply personal songs about her life, feelings, and relationships. Similarly, in 1996, she released a ballad album in Spanish with Roxette, as well as a new solo album titled “I en tid som vr.”

between addition, Marie collaborated with Per Gessle on the new Roxette album “Have A Nice Day” between 1998 and 1999. Then, in 2000, she published a best hits CD titled “ntligen – Marie’s bästa 1984-2000.” Following the publication of this album, the band went on a summer tour, which was ultimately published as a live CD/DVD package called “ntligen – Sommarturné.” throughout terms of her endorsement activities, she has never endorsed any companies or items throughout her life.

Health Concerns (Cancer)

On September 11, 2002, Marie Fredriksson fainted in the bathtub, banging her head and suffering a concussion. She had a brain tumor at the back of her head, according to the scans. After several weeks of waiting for the concussion to subside, she underwent successful surgery to remove the tumor. Because it was cancerous, she had to endure months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. However, Marie suffered irreversible brain damage, losing her ability to read and count, vision in her right eye, and some movement in her right side.

Following Treatment

Following Marie Fredriksson’s cancer diagnosis, she and her husband Mikael began work on her first English solo album, “The Change.” Similarly, in connection with the publication of the record, she and her husband Micke Bolyos established a new publishing firm. According to the label’s website, she primarily founded the firm “as a home for Marie’s solo albums,” but “as the musical collaboration between Marie and Mikael continues and expands, don’t be surprised if you find other exciting projects with some of their musical friends released on this label.”

Marie at a concert (Photo: Jeremy Helligar-Medium)

In addition, in February of 2006, Marie released a new CD of Swedish cover songs titled “Min bäste vän” (My Best Friend). She found her love of sketching during her sickness. Even though she couldn’t read or write, she could still draw, and she developed a strong interest in it. In a gallery show named “After The Change,” she displayed a selection of her drawings. Later, she published the book “After the Change,” which included reprints of all 24 sketches.

When did Pop Singer Marie Fredriksson Die?

Marie passed away on December 9, 2019, at the age of 61. She has been battling cancer for 17 years. Only her close family and friends attended her private funeral at an obscure gravesite. On January 20, a concert in her honor was held in Gothenburg’s Stora Teatern, with performances by Per Gessle and Eva Dahlgren. This concert was shown in its entirety on Sveriges Television five days later.

On the first anniversary of Marie’s death, a previously unreleased solo song named “Sea of Love” was released posthumously. She recorded the song in 2017 and it was the last track she ever recorded. Similarly, on December 11, 2020, Roxette published a compilation album of outtakes titled Bag of Trix, which included some previously unreleased demos composed by Marie.

Relationship Status of Marie Frediksson:

In December 1991, Marie and her husband, Mikael “Micke” Bolyos, met on the Australian leg of “Join The Joyride!” They dated for a while before being married in a private ceremony in May 1994. The couple produced two children, a daughter named Inez Josefin and a son named Oscar Mikael.

Marie Fredriksson's Husband
Late Swedish Pop Singer Marie with her Husband, VIa: Amomamma

Marie Fredriksson – Body Measurements

Marie Fredriksson stood 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 61 kg. Her other physical measures, such as her chest size, waist size, and hip size, were 35-27-35 inches, respectively. Fredriksson also has blonde hair and blue eyes.

Social Media Accounts:

Marie isn’t on any social media platforms. She does not have a personal social account, but her band “Roxette” has. They have 146K Instagram followers, 88.9K Twitter followers, and 105K Facebook followers.

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