Jasmin Wagner

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Jasmin Wagner
Also known as Blümchen, Blossom, Denim Girl
Born (1980-04-20) 20 April 1980 (age 34)
Hamburg, Germany
Genres Pop, Happy Hardcore
Occupations Singer, actress, model
Years active 1995–2001 as Blümchen, 2001–present as Jasmin Wagner
Labels Edel - Neues Gefühl Records
Website www.jasminwagner.de

Jasmin Wagner ([jasˈmiːn ˈʋaːɡnɐ], born 20 April 1980), better known as Blümchen [ˈblyːmçən], is a multi-platinum selling pop and dance music singer, aspiring actress, and model/spokeswoman. Although she releases her English albums under the name Blossom, her German stage name "Blümchen" actually translates to "floret" or "small flower". She is also known as Denim Girl, performing the song "Are You Ready For Some Darkness?" on the Alpha Motherfuckers - A Tribute to Turbonegro album.

Musical career[edit]

Born in Hamburg to a German father and a Croatian mother, she began performing as a cheerleader for the Hamburg Blue Angels, a squad associated with the Hamburg Blue Devils American football team. In 1995 she started her musical career under the name Blümchen. She became the most successful German female singer of the 1990s. She also released singles and albums in other German-speaking countries, Scandinavia and Asia.

Her songs varied from around 50 BPM to about 190 BPM and they range from many genres of music:Dance, Trance, Happy Hardcore, Pop, and Eurodance.

She returned, though, in 2003 with the single "Leb Deinen Traum" under her real name, Jasmin Wagner. In 2005 she released her first and so far only studio album 'Die Versuchung'. It was commercially unsuccessful, staying in the German Album Charts for just five weeks. The musical style is very different from the Blümchen songs. It can be categorized as Retro Pop.

Her song "Boomerang" (1996) was part of an Internet campaign in early 2010 against Deutschland sucht den Superstar, the German spin-off of Pop Idol. In an attempt to prevent the winner Mehrzad Marashi's debut single, "Don't Believe", from reaching number one in the charts, "Boomerang" was purchased online en-masse, reaching #7 in the charts, higher than its 1996 peak of #11, but still not high enough to unseat "Don't Believe". This made "Boomerang" Jasmin Wagner's fifth top-ten single, over a decade after its release.[1] The campaign was presumably inspired by a similar campaign in Britain against The X Factor, where "Killing in the Name" by Rage Against the Machine was the Christmas number one in 2009.

Movie career[edit]

Blümchen (2006)

Wagner has also made cameo appearances in several movies, most notably as a race car fan in Driven, starring Sylvester Stallone. Wagner appeared in the role of Maxi in the film Breathful by Daryush Shokof in Germany in 2006 and in different TV series with appearances in single episodes.

Theater career[edit]

In 2007, Wagner started acting in various stage plays.

Career as TV presenter[edit]

In 1996, Wagner first appeared as a TV presenter in Heart Attack, a youth dating show. She also presented the Mini Playback Show in 1998 and the casting show Teenstar in 2002.

Career as spokesperson and model[edit]

Wagner began her modelling career at age four in the Petrol catalog. In 1998, she was made the official representative of the Tommy Hilfiger product "Tommy Girl", and has also been involved in modelling several Hilfiger clothing products in Germany. She also promotes her own cosmetics line Jamila, which was launched in 2002.

As a spokesmodel she has also been a vocal supporter of animal rights groups like People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, and has been involved in many fundraising projects for them. As such in December 2004 she was involved in the charity fundraiser "Stars for Whales". Her fundraising efforts are not just for animals however; she has been a strong supporter of Hand in Hand for Children, a cancer awareness group. After the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake she was involved in a charity fundraiser for tsunami relief raising over 50,000.

Awards[edit]

1996

  • RSH Gold "Best Singer"
  • Bravo Gold Otto
  • Popcorn Award "Best Singer"
  • Pop/Rocky Award

1997

1998

  • ZDF Golden Tuning Fork
  • Bravo Gold Otto (multiple categories)
  • Pop/Rocky Schlumf Gold Award
  • RSH Gold Award

1999

  • ZDF Golden Tuning Fork Nominee
  • VIVA Awards Nominee
  • ENERGY Award (Sweden)
  • Bravo Silver Otto "Best Singer"
  • Echo Award

2000

  • Bravo Bronze Otto
  • Popcorn Bronze Award

2003

Albums[edit]

as Blümchen[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
GER
[2]
AUT
[3]
NOR
[4]
SWE
[5]
SWI
[6]
1996 Herzfrequenz 18 (46 We.) 14 (13 We.) - - 15 (11 We.)
1997 Verliebt... 7 (43 We.) 11 (13 We.) - - 13 (9 We.)
1998 Jasmin 8 (20 We.) 19 (4 We.) - 25 (19 We.) 20 (5 We.)
1999 Live in Berlin 57 (7 We.) - - - -
2000 Die Welt gehört dir 18 (5) - - 40 (8 We.) 68 (1 We.)
2001 Für immer und ewig 95 (1 We.) - - 51 (1 We.) - "—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

as Blossom[edit]

Year Title
1996 Heartbeat
1997 In Love

as Jasmin Wagner[edit]

Year Title Charts
GER
[7]
2006 Die Versuchung 98 (1 We.)
 -

Singles[edit]

as Blümchen[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
GER
[8]
AUT
[3]
NL
[9]
NOR
[10]
SWE
[5]
SWI
[6]
1995 "Herz an Herz" (Paso Doble cover) 4 (24 We.) 7 (18 We.) 9 (14 We.) 26 (17 We.) 13 (19 We.) 5 (20 We.) Herzfrequenz
1996 "Kleiner Satellit (Piep, Piep)" 8 (15 We.) 10 (15 We.) 14 (9 We.) - - 9 (14 We.)
"Boomerang" 1 (21 We.) 5 (21 We.) 9 (18 We.) 8 (16 We.) 16 (11 We.) 4 (19 We.)
"Du und ich" 11 (14 We.) 10 (17 We.) 17 (11 We.) 10 (13 We.)
"Bicycle Race" (Queen cover) 18 (12 We.) 19 (12 We.) 68 (3 We.) - 28 (10 We.)
1997 "Nur geträumt" (Nena cover) 5 (21 We.) 7 (18 We.) 12 (16 We.) 12 (12 We.) 30 (11 We.) 6 (21 We.) Verliebt...
"Verrückte Jungs" 12 (13 We.) 22 (11 We.) 66 (6 We.) 23 (9 We.)
"Gib mir noch Zeit" 6 (19 We.) 6 (18 We.) 54 (9 We.) 18 (16 We.) 38 (4 We.) 9 (18 We.)
"Sesam-Jam (Der, Die, Das)" 26 (14 We.) 36 (10 We.) - 47(7 We.)
1998 "Blaue Augen" (Ideal cover) 17 (14 We.) 19 (14 We.) 43 (9 We.) - 20 (10 We.) Jasmin
"Ich bin wieder hier" (Rozalla cover) 8 (16 We.) 12 (14 We.) 30 (10 We.) 1 (12 We.) 28 (10 We.) 10 (16 We.)
"Es ist vorbei" 12 (14 We.) 24 (14 We.) 47 (9 We.) - 20 (12 We.)
"Tu es mon île (with Yta Farrow)" Jasmin - Die Fanedition
1999 "Heut' ist mein Tag" 9 (15 We.) 12 (15 We.) 31 (14 We.) 1 (14 We.) 10 (21 We.) 15 (13 We.)
"Unter'm Weihnachtsbaum" 31 (5 We.) 36 (4 We.) - 23 (11 We.) 81 (3 We.) Live in Berlin
2000 "Ist deine Liebe echt?" 24 (11 We.) 49 (8 We.) 81 (4 We.) 29 (9 We.) 32 (6 We.) 40 (8 We.) Die Welt gehört dir
"Die Welt gehört mir" 32 (7 We.) 34 (4 We.) 36 (8 We.) 96 (2 We.) 68 (3 We.) 69 (5 We.)
2001 "Ich vermisse dich" 15 (15 We.) 31 (11 We.) 66 (10 We.) 62 (7 We.) 25 (13 We.) 50 (9 We.)
"Es ist nie vorbei" (with E-Type) 28 (9 We.) Für Immer und Ewig
2010 "Boomerang" (from 1996) 7 ( 5 We.) 89 (1 We.) Best of
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

as Blossom[edit]

Year Title Charts Album
UK
1996 "Heart to Heart"
(English version of "Herz an Herz")
46 Heartbeat
"You and Me"
(English version of "Du und ich")
68
"Bicycle Race" 18
1997 "Just A Dream"
(English version of "Nur geträumt")
26 In Love
"Give Me More Time"
(English version of "Gib mir noch Zeit")
"Key To Paradise" (Promo only)
(English version of "Du bist die Insel")
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

as Jasmin Wagner[edit]

Year Title Charts Album
GER
[11]
AUT
[3]
2001 "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"
2003 "Leb deinen Traum" 24 (12 We.) 41 (10 We.) Jasmin Wagner
2004 "Helden wie wir" 36 (9 We.) 63 (6 We.) Jasmin Wagner
2006 "Männer brauchen Liebe" 63 (3 We.) 81 (1 We.) Die Versuchung
"Komm schon werd wütend/Morgen wenn ich weg bin" 89 (2 We.) 99 (1 We.)
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

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