Album of the Day
Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle – aka Roxette – had seen some success in their native Sweden, but it wasn't until an American foreign exchange student brought a copy of their second album back home to Minneapolis and gave it to a local radio station that the pop duo really took off. That 1988 collection, LOOK SHARP!, included three U.S. Top Ten singles: “Dangerous,” “Listen To Your Heart” and #1 hit “The Look” and the deeper album cuts were nothing to sneeze at either. LOOK SHARP! went Platinum in America, with many other Gold and Platinum certifications around the globe, racking up more than 9 million sales worldwide. Fredriksson was born on this day in 1958 and we'll remember the singer with the punchy dance pop and beautiful balladry of this breakthrough album.