Roxette is a Swedish pop rock duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson (vocals and keyboards) and Per Gessle (vocals and guitar).
Formed in 1986, the duo became an international act in the late 1980s, when they released their breakthrough album Look Sharp! Their third album Joyride released in 1991 became just as successful as its predecessor.
Roxette went on to achieve nineteen UK Top 40 hits and several US Hot 100 hits, including four US number-ones with “The Look,” “Listen to Your Heart,” “It Must Have Been Love,” and “Joyride.” Other hits include “Dangerous,” “Fading Like a Flower,” “Spending My Time,” “How Do You Do!” and “Sleeping in My Car.”.
On December 9, 2019, lead vocalist Marie Fredriksson passed away at the age of 61 due to a long 17 year battle with cancer.