The term "supergroup" has been around since 1968, when it was most often used to describe the formation of the rock band Cream, whose members had previously starred in other groups. Since then, numerous supergroups have come and gone, though sometimes they prove to be alarmingly short-lived.
From time to time, a city not otherwise known for such, becomes a force in the world of music. In the eighties and nineties, such a place was Manchester, England. Known primarily as the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester became a hotbed for rock and pop groups. From Joy Division to Oasis, Manchester had a steller, two-decade run of producing influential and dynamic music acts.
Swedish music artists have hit the American top ten singles chart three times in the last year, their best run of success in two decades. Here's a look back at a few Swedish acts that have had spectacular success in the States.