Famous ABBA Fans Talk: Kim Wilde

When Kim Wilde burst onto the international pop scene with her first single Kids In America, she immediately hit the jackpot. The song reached #2 on the UK chart and became a major hit all over the world in 1981. At the start of that new decade, she certainly knew how to impress the record-buying youth (of which I was one) with her fresh sound and attractive looks. Many awards followed (including a Brit Award as Best British Female Solo Artist in 1983) and numerous hits, such as Chequered Love, You Keep Me Hangin’ On (also a major US hit) and You Came. While never completely leaving the charts in the ‘90s, she had a major comeback in 2003 with the song Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime, a collaboration with German pop star Nena. To date, Kim has sold over 10 million albums and 20 million singles and, while still active in music, has pursued an alternative career as a landscape gardener, appearing on several British television gardening programmes as well as publishing books on the subject. As far as ABBA is concerned, Kim has expressed her admiration for the band several times, including on her Twitter account.

Kim Wilde