Groove Coverage

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Groove Coverage
Origin Germany
Genres Eurodance, dance-pop, pop rock
Years active 1999–present
Labels Zeitgeist (Universal), Sony Music, Columbia, Suprime Music, Nagaswara (Indonesia)
Website Official website
Members Ole Wierk
Axel Konrad
DJ Novus
Mell
Verena Rehm

Groove Coverage is a German dance band, which consists of Axel Konrad, DJ Novus, Melanie Munch, better known as Mell (lead singer), and Verena Rehm (former stage performer, backing singer, occasional lead singer). Producers of the band are Ole Wierk and Axel Konrad. The project was founded in the Summer of 2001 by DJ Novus, in co-operation with Suprime Music (Konrad).[1] With eleven singles in the German Top 50[2] and over five million albums sold worldwide, Groove Coverage is one of the most successful German dance artists.

Band history[edit]

Covergirl (2001-2002)[edit]

Groove Coverage released a few dance singles, most notably "Are U Ready" and "Hit Me" before going on to release the breakthrough single Moonlight Shadow (a cover of the famous Mike Oldfield track) peaking at #3 in the German media control charts in June 2002.[3] At the end of 2002, the band released their debut album Covergirl, with the follow up single "God is a Girl".

7 Years and 50 Days (2003-04) and international breakthrough[edit]

After the success of the singles Moonlight Shadow and God Is A Girl, Groove Coverage went on to release a new single ironically titled "The End", which was released in April 2003, peaking at #14 in the German Media Control Charts, proving it was not the end - but the start of the next album.[3] In late 2003, came the next top 10 hit single, a cover of Alice Cooper's hit "Poison", followed by the second studio album 7 Years and 50 Days in March 2004, which spawned out five top 20 singles in Germany including The End, Poison, 7 Years and 50 Days, She and Runaway.[3]

21st century and Greatest Hits (2005-2007)[edit]

In 2005, 7 Years and 50 Days reached platinum sales in Asia, as well as being hugely successful in Indonesia. In the UK and Ireland, the band's single "Poison" became a top 40 hit, peaking at #32 in the Official UK Singles Chart[3] which helped the band reach to new territories such as Spain and China - where "God Is a Girl" became the most successful song of 2007, having been downloaded more that 1.5 million times.

In July 2006, the band released their third studio album 21st Century, which included their recent singles Holy Virgin, On the Radio and 21st Century Digital Girl.

With only moderate success with their third album, Groove Coverage did not release any more music until late 2007, where they released the single "Because I Love You" to promote their first Greatest Hits compilation. Again the band only experienced moderate success with the new single and album, so were dropped by their label Universal Music Germany.

Riot on the Dancefloor (2010-12)[edit]

In 2010, Groove Coverage celebrated their new music contract with Sony Music / Columbia. For this, they released the highly anticipated new single "Innocent" which was a cover of the famous Mike Oldfield track. The single became the highest new entry in the German Media Control Charts peaking at #38.

In Spring 2011, the single "Angeline" was released, peaking at #22 in the German Media Control Charts, the single proved to be a massive success for the band - staying in the German top 50 Charts for over 16 weeks, as well as peaking at #1 in both the DJ Top 100 International charts,[4] and the MusicLoad digital charts.

In March 2012, the highly anticipated fourth studio album "Riot On The Dancefloor" was released.[5]

New music 2014[edit]

On December 1, 2013, the band launched their new website, where they announced that they had finished work on the new single and that it would be out soon.[6] "Tell Me" was released on 31 Jan 2014.[7] The music video premiered a few days before its release [8] and features many guests appearances including Rameez, DJane HouseKat, Verena Rehm, Micaela Schaefer and Shaun Baker.

On December 19, 2014, Groove Coverage will release their new single "Wait", which can be pre-ordered on iTunes now.[9] A music video for the single was shot on November 16.[10]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
GER
[11]
AUT
[12]
Covergirl 39 43
7 Years and 50 Days 15 12
21st Century 39 24
Riot on the Dancefloor
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilations[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
GER
[11]
AUS
[13]
AUT
[12]
BEL
(Vl)

[14]
IRE
[15]
NED
[16]
SUI
[17]
UK
[18]
1999 "Hit Me" Single only
2000 "Are U Ready" Covergirl
2001 "Moonlight Shadow" 3 39 5 50 68 52 88
2002 "God Is a Girl" 8 5 70
2003 "The End" 14 16 7 Years and 50 Days
"Poison" 2 3 29 51 32
2004 "7 Years and 50 Days" 16 6
"She" 18 14
"Runaway" 20 10
2005 "Holy Virgin" 30 12 21st Century
2006 "On the Radio" 21 23
"21st Century Digital Girl" 41 32
2007 "Because I Love You" 72 56 Greatest Hits
2010 "Innocent" 38 48 Riot on the Dancefloor
2011 "Angeline" 22 26
2012 "Think About the Way" 54
"Riot on The Dancefloor" 91 72
2014 "Tell Me"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Remixes[edit]

Current members[edit]

Axel Konrad (Producer)
Ole Wierk (Producer)
DJ Novus - DJ (1999–Present)
Melanie Munch (Mell) - Lead Singer (2002–Present)
Verena Rehm -Backup Singer (2002 – present)

Past members[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]