2. Sweden dominates pop music
Sweden has recently ranked as the best music exporter in the world per capita, trailing only the U.S. and U.K. in absolute terms. You might not know a current Swedish musician or band off the top of your head, there is no doubt that you've heard music that was created in Sweden. Swedish-produced or Swedish-written songs (including top British and American hits) have been dominating the charts for years.
Song writers aside, there are also some very well-known Swedish musicians. You've heard of ABBA, right? Even since their win at the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, this band paved the way for more Swedish acts, like Roxette, Robyn, Lykke Li, Avicii and more to gain international fame over the years. If you're a fan, check out the ABBA Museum in Stockholm.
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