ABBA/ Fernando/ first vocalist

Hi everyone,

I know you all know by now that I am a huge fan of ABBA’s, but I simply have to know this; in the song ‘Fernando’, Frida Lyngstadt sings the melody and Agnetha Fältskogg is the background vocalist.

Are these these terms used correctly: to sing the melody and background vocalist.

If so, can you say: first vocalist, etc…


They’re okay.

Thanks Beees!

In the U.S. I think most people would refer to Frida as the “lead singer” or “lead vocalist”, or say she “sings lead”, while Agnetha “sings backup” or is the “backing singer or vocalist” or “backup singer or vocalist”.

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