Annett Louisan

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Annett Louisan
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Louisan at Liederhalle, Stuttgart (2009)
Background information
Birth name Annett Päge
Born (1977-04-02) 2 April 1977 (age 37)
Origin Germany
Genres German Pop, Chanson
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2004–present
Labels 105 Music/SonyBMG
Website http://www.annettlouisan.de/

Annett Louisan (born Annett Päge on 2 April 1977, in Havelberg, Saxony-Anhalt Germany) is a German singer. She lives in Hamburg, Germany. Louisan is her stage name, derived from the name of her grandmother, Louise. Concerning her birth year, there is conflicting testimony, with the official date being given as 1979. Her first album, Bohème, was listed on German charts for almost a year, with a peak ranking of third place. She appeared on the AVO Session program at Basle on 7 November 2006.[1]

In 2004, Louisan married Gazi Isikatli, a Turkish business student, but they divorced in 2008. In June 2014, Louisan married songwriter and Hamburg native Marcus Brosch.[2]

Style[edit]

Annett Louisan plays a wide variety of music with blues, soul, jazz and swing. The lyrics of her songs are mostly about love, failure and disappointment. Annett Louisan is one of the few German artists who has obtained a high profile with chanson-style songs. Apart from Louisan's own musical interpretation this is due to the lyrics of her producer, Frank Ramond, as well as the compositions of her songwriters, Hardy Kayser and Matthias Hass. Her lyrics also deal with the politicized issues of female self-conception and societal roles, creating a complex ambivalence. This became most apparent with her first single Das Spiel. In this song roles with contrary approaches to sexuality and inter-personal relationships (i.e. the child, the woman and the emancipated carer) are combined. Musically, her second album moves away from pop and concentrates more on the French-German chanson-tradition. Bal-musette, Tango and Bossa Nova rhythms give the songs diversity. Unobtrusive backings allow the often breathy voice of Louisan to remain prominent.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart-Position Awards
GER[3] A
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CH
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2004 Bohème 3 11 23 GER: 5x Gold[4]
2005 Unausgesprochen 3 19 49 GER: Platinum[4]
2007 Das optimale Leben 2 6 7 GER: Platinum[4]
2008 Teilzeithippie 2 6 11 GER: Platinum[4]

AUT: Gold [5]

2011 In Meiner Mitte 2 5 22 GER: Gold[4]
2014 Zu viel Information 3 4 8 -

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart-Position Album
GER[6] A CH EU
2004 Das Spiel 5 12 66 17 Bohème
2005 Das Gefühl 34 64 - -
Das große Erwachen (…und jetzt…) 52 68 - - Unausgesprochen
2006 Eve (Online-Single) - - - -
Wer bin ich wirklich 29 54 46 -
2007 Das alles wär nie passiert 52 71 30 - Das optimale Leben
Was haben wir gesucht? - - - -
2008 Drück die 1 38 60 - - Teilzeithippie
2009 Auf dich hab ich gewartet 83 - - -
2011 Verschwinde - - - - In meiner Mitte
Pärchenallergie - - - -
2014 Dein Ding - - - - Zu viel Information

Awards[edit]

2005[edit]

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