2013 in European music

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2013 in continental European music in geographical order.

Scandinavia[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Germany[edit]

  • 74-year old Schlager music star Heino surprises with "Mit freundlichen Grüßen" ("Kind Regards"), an album full of cover versions of bands like Rammstein, Die Ärzte, Peter Fox and Die Fantastischen Vier. It tops the German album charts for four weeks and earns Gold for being sold over 100,000 times. It nets him an unlikely concert gig with Rammstein at the Heavy Metal Wacken Open Air festival.
  • Controversial German-speaking Italian/South Tyrolean band Frei.Wild are excluded from the 2013 Echo Awards after several other nominees protest against their perceived right wing political views. Their 8th album Feinde deiner Feinde tops the German charts, though.
  • Rapper Cro adds more songs to his Platinum album Raop, calling it Raop +5, including his first German #1 single "Whatever". He wins Best artist Hip Hop/Urban and Best Newcomer at the Echo Awards.
  • Other Echo winners include Die Toten Hosen for Best album Ballast der Republik and Best single Tage wie diese, Deichkind are with "Befehl von ganz unten" best Dance act, Unheilig win Best Group Rock/Alternative (national) with Lichter der Stadt.
  • In July, a collaboration of little-known rapper Shindy and major star Bushido is released, the album title is NWA (Nie wieder arbeiten) and features the scandal single Stress ohne Grund on which Bushido phantasizes about torturing or killing politicians like Claudia Roth and Serkan Tören and bashes homosexuals. The Bundesprüfstelle stops the sale of the album to minors in Germany and the video of the single is pulled from YouTube. Several people press charges against Bushido.[4]
  • Schlager singer Andrea Berg has her seventh #1 album in a row with "Atlantis".
  • Even though Kurdish-German rapper Haftbefehl's song "Chabos wissen wer der Babo ist" only climbs to #30 in the German charts it influences German youth language as the Zazaki word "Babo" ( father, chief ) is elected Langenscheidt's "youth word of the year".[5]
  • Russian-German DJ Zedd has a global hit with Stay the night ft Hayley Williams which is only #15 in Germany but a #2 in the UK, gets platinum in Australia and sells more than 1 million copies in the U.S.

Switzerland[edit]

France[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Spain[edit]

Italy[edit]

Eastern Europe/ Balkans[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Danish album charts
  2. ^ Official Website
  3. ^ Dutchcharts
  4. ^ Spiegel Online
  5. ^ Local.de
  6. ^ Giuseppe Videtti (17 February 2013). "Mengoni vince il festival". la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Italian Charts - Marco Mengoni - L'essenziale (song)". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Italian Charts - Marco Mengoni - Pronto a correre (album)". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Italian Charts - Modà - Gioia (album)". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Italian album certifications – Modà" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 15 September 2013.  Select Album e Compilation in the field Scegli la sezione. Select Week -- and Year ----. Enter Modà in the field Artista. Click Avvia la ricerca
  11. ^ "Italian Charts - Emma - Schiena (album)". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Amici, vince il rapper Moreno". Corriere della Sera (in Italian). Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Italian album certifications – Moreno" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 15 September 2013.  Select Album e Compilation in the field Scegli la sezione. Select Week -- and Year ----. Enter Moreno in the field Artista. Click Avvia la ricerca
  14. ^ "Italian Charts - Moreno - Stecca (album)". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  15. ^ Foxcrawl.com

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