Bastian Baker

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Bastian Baker
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Bastian Baker Live 2014
Background information
Birth name Bastien Kaltenbacher
Born (1991-05-20) 20 May 1991 (age 23)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2011–present
Labels Belleville Music
Website bastianbaker.com

Bastien Kaltenbacher better known as Bastian Baker (born in Lausanne, Switzerland on 20 May 1991) is a Swiss singer, songwriter, and performer. He was coach in the third season of The Voice Belgique (The Voice of Belgium).

Career[edit]

Born to a professional hockey player father, Bastian wanted to become a professional hockey player in the footsteps of his father and played on Swiss National League's Juniors Elite A side "Lausanne 4 Clubs" under the name Bastien Kaltenbacher.[1] But interested in music as well, he joined the school choir in Villeneuve, and was given solo roles. A father of a friend saw him in a performance in 2010 during a social gathering and offered to produce his songs. His first single "Lucky" produced by Richard Meyer (aka Swayd) was launched in March 2011 and charted in the Swiss Singles Chart. He took part in Caprices Festival in April 2011 and at Montreux Jazz Festival on 16 July 2011 releasing his debut album, Tomorrow May Not Be Better, on 9 September 2011. The album reached #3 in the Swiss album charts and topped the Romandie Charts and earned him in 2012, the "Best Breaking Act" award during Prix Walo, the official Swiss Music Awards in French language. After that success, he was invited to perform in French television's Taratata. His album Tomorrow May Not Be Better was released in France on 27 April 2012 and his single "Lucky" gained success in France as well.

From 13 October to 10 November 2012, he took part in season 3 of Danse avec les stars partnering with Katrina Patchett finishing 7th out of 10 participating stars.

Personal life[edit]

Bastian Baker was born to hockey player Bruno Kaltenbacher and school teacher Magali, and has two sisters, Margaux and Marine.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album Details Charts Certification
SWI
[2]
BEL
(Wa)

[3]
FRA
[3]
Tomorrow May Not Be Better
  • Released: 9 September 2011 (SWI)
  • Re-released: 27 April 2012 (SWI, FRA)
  • Music Label: Phonag
3 79 59

Singles[edit]

Year Single Charts Certification Album
SWI
[2]
BEL
(WA)
[5]
FRA
[3]
2011 "I'd Sing for You" 9
  • SWI: Platinum[4]
Tomorrow May Not Be Better
"Lucky"[A] 27 76
"Tomorrow May Not Be Better" 65
2012 "Hallelujah"[B] 24 55 18 Non-album release
"—" denotes singles that did not chart or were not released

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ "Lucky" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 26 on the Wallonia Ultratip chart, which acts as a 50-song extension to the Ultratop 50.[6]
  • B ^ "Hallelujah" did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked at number 5 on the Wallonia Ultratip chart, which acts as a 50-song extension to the Ultratop 50.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swiss National League: Lausanne 4 Clubs vs SCL Young Tigers
  2. ^ a b SwissCharts.com Bastian Baker discography (Switzerland)
  3. ^ a b c LesCharts.com: Bastian Baker discography (Belgium Wallonia)
  4. ^ a b "Edelmetall - Bastian Baker" (in German). Hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Charts Wallonie - Bastian Baker - Chanson" (in French). Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bastian Baker - Lucky". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Bastian Baker - Hallelujah". Ultratop. Hung Medien. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 

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