Marie Fredriksson, Roxette Debut On Billboard Social 50 Chart

The artists appear on the Social 50 for the first time.

Marie Fredriksson of Roxette live at Odderøya Live 2012 by Jørund F Pedersen, via Wikimedia Commons

Amid news of member Marie Fredriksson’s passing, fans begin to reacquaint themselves with Roxette’s music. They also discussed the artist and duo’s legacy on social media.

The social conversation thrusts both onto this week’s Billboard Social 50 chart.

Fredriksson takes #10 on this week’s edition of the listing, while Roxette earns #14. Neither had ever previously appeared on the chart.

Billboard’s Social 50 ranks artists based on social media activity. BTS is celebrating a 157th week at #1 on the chart.

— Along with Fredriksson and Roxette, this week’s Billboard Social 50 features a debut from Roddy Ricch. The artist, whose album takes #1 on this week’s Billboard 200, earns #49 on the social chart.

Photo via Jørund F Pedersen / Wikimedia Commons

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