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Marie sues Expressen

STOCKHOLM - Marie Fredriksson is not satisfied with the apology the tabloid Expressen published last Monday. Read the full story...


Expressen refuses to pay damages

STOCKHOLM - "We'll sue Expressen if Marie has the energy to," states Silbersky in an article published today in the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. Read the full story...


Marie is on vacation in Thailand

STOCKHOLM - Marie's spark is back! According to an article in today's Aftonbladet, Marie Fredriksson and her family are on vacation in Thailand. Read the full story...


Roxette on top again – but no tour

STOCKHOLM - Roxette is rushing up the charts again. At the moment Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson are #11 on the U.K. Read the full story...


Silbersky: “Expressen’s apology not enough”

STOCKHOLM - Expressen has published today, [very small] on their front page, an apology for having written in an article in January that Marie Fredriksson is "fighting another lump that is believed to be another tumor" and that the doctors suspected that this [tumor] was only one of several additional tumors. Read the full story...


“Ballad Hits” goes Silver in U.K.

LONDON - Roxette continues the crusade of Europe; EMI UK confirms today that the UK version of Roxette's "The Ballad Hits" has gone silver, which is more than 60,000 units sold. Read the full story...


“The Ballad Hits” to be released in USA

STOCKHOLM - After several months of indecision and delay, "The Ballad Hits" will finally be released in the United States on Tuesday, April 22. Read the full story...


Marie Fredriksson demands 500,000 kronor from Expressen

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - Marie Fredriksson is demanding half a million kronor in damages, and a public apology from the Swedish tabloid newspaper Expressen. Read the full story...


“Pop Hits” expected to match “sister’s” success

STOCKHOLM - With "The Pop Hits" scheduled to be released on March 24th, in Sweden and in many other countries, the first single from the album (the "sister album" to "The Ballad Hits") has been sent out to radio stations. Read the full story...


Ballad Hits climb high on UK Charts

LONDON - Roxette's "Ballad Hits" has rocketed to the dizzy heights of number 11 on the UK album charts. Read the full story...


New songs online soon

GERMANY - The German website of EMI has now put links to snippets of the new songs from "Pop Hits" online on their website. Read the full story...


Opportunity nox on Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES - Following the successful strategy that pushed ATAY to the #6 position on one of the most important radio charts here in Argentina, members of ¡Roxette Latino! Read the full story...


“Nox” #1 in Germany

BADEN-BADEN - Roxette's latest single, "Opportunity Nox," has hit the #1 spot at the radio chart of SWR 3, one of Germany's biggest radio stations. Read the full story...


“Ballad Hits” enters top 10 in Holland

AMSTERDAM - "The Ballad Hits" has entered the Dutch album Top 10 at number nine this week, jumping from number 39 where the album entered the top 100 last week. Read the full story...


“Ballad Hits” enters UK album chart

LONDON - Roxette's attempt to capitalize on the British's love affair with Valentine's Day has got off to an encouraging start. Read the full story...


“Nox” video world premiere

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - The video for "Opportunity Nox" will be premiered exclusively online by the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet February 7th. Read the full story...


“Nox” gets four out of five in Sweden

STOCKHOLM - Both Aftonbladet's Per Bjurman and Expressen's Anders Nunstedt give Roxette's new single "Opportunity Nox" 4 out of 5 today. Read the full story...

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Opportunity Nox (CDS)


Ballads hit the UK just in time for Valentine’s Day

LONDON - It's an event that rarely occurs in the UK and when it does, it typically happens with little or no publicity. Read the full story...


Marie looks to the future

STOCKHOLM - Aftonbladet reports today about the ceremony that took place yesterday in the Royal Palace of Stockholm, where Per and Marie received a medal from His Majesty, the King of Sweden. Read the full story...