Kristina Bach

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Kristina Bach
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Background information
Birth name Kerstin Bräuer
Born (1962-04-07) April 7, 1962 (age 52)
Mettmann, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Genres Schlager
Occupations Songwriter, Singer, Producer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1970 – present
Website www.kristinabach.de

Kristina Bach (born Kerstin Bräuer on 7 April 1962 in Mettmann, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) is a German "Schlager" singer, lyricist, and music producer. Bach is noted for her 3 ½-octave vocal range.

Biography[edit]

Bach was 13 years old when she won her first talent contest. She later studied vocal music and dance as well as piano and guitar. In addition, she took drama courses, after which she hosted a number of television programmes. Her singing career began in the early 1980s when she was discovered. She issued her first single in 1983 and had her first hit in 1984 with a remake of the schlager "Heißer Sand" (a 1962 chart topper for Mina). At the end of the 1980s a number of other hits and television appearances followed. Her big break came in 1990 with the Jean Frankfurter-penned song "Erst ein Cappucino". This marked the beginning of her career as one of Germany's most successful singers: she has won the Deutsche Schlagerparade an unprecedented six times.

In 1993, Bach appeared on the American Billboard charts with a dance version of "The Phantom of the Opera", which spent several weeks in the Top 20. 1997 saw Bach sing a duo with Drafi Deutscher, "Gib' nicht auf".

At the beginning of the 1990s, Bach discovered the singer Michelle, for whom she wrote and produced her first hit. Bach participated in the 1994 Deutschen Schlager-Festspielen, coming in fifth with her song "Matador", while her protégé Michelle came in second with "Silbermond und Sternenfeuer".

Another artist that Bach discovered and promoted is Jeanette Biedermann.

Personal life[edit]

She lives with her partner, Peter Lichtsteiner, in Zurich, Switzerland.

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Goldene Stimmgabel ("gold tuning fork")
  • Goldenes Mikrofon ("gold mike")
  • Silberne Muse (for lyrics)
  • Live act of the year'
  • 'North German Schlager award
  • several gold records

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 1983 "Donna Maria"
  • 1984 "Heißer Sand"
  • 1985 "Allein auf einem Stern"
  • 1986 "Irgendwann ... Hand in Hand"
  • 1989 "Eldorado"
  • 1990 "Charly"
  • 1990 "Erst ein Cappuccino"
  • 1991 "Antonio"
  • 1991 "Alle Sterne von Athen"
  • 1992 "Caballero Caballero"
  • 1993 "Er schenkte mir den Eiffelturm"
  • 1993 "Ich will nicht länger Dein Geheimnis sein"
  • 1993 "Da war das Feuer einer Sommernacht"
  • 1994 "Tango mit Fernando"
  • 1994 "Avanti, Avanti"
  • 1995 "Und die Erde steht still"
  • 1995 "Hörst Du denn noch immer Al Martino"
  • 1996 "Stimmen der Nacht"
  • 1996 "Verdammt zur Sehnsucht"
  • 1996 "Dann bist Du für mich da"
  • 1997 "Ein Hauch Jamaica"
  • 1997 "Gib nicht auf" (duo with Drafi Deutscher)
  • 1998 "Schiffbruch in meiner Seele"
  • 1998 "Es kribbelt und es prickelt"
  • 1999 "Hey, ich such' hier nicht den größten Lover" (Schlager version of You're the Greatest Lover)
  • 1999 "Ganz schön sexy"
  • 1999 "Mein kleiner Prinz" (with Jeanette Biedermann)
  • 2000 "Rio de Janeiro"
  • 2000 "Männer sind doch schließlich zum Vergnügen da"
  • 2001 "Unverschämte blaue Augen"
  • 2001 "Davon stirbt man nicht"
  • 2001 "Du gehst mir langsam unter die Haut"
  • 2002 "Latino, Latino"
  • 2002 "Wahre Lügen"
  • 2002 "Auf dünnem Eis getanzt"
  • 2003 "Fliegst Du mit mir zu den Sternen"
  • 2004 "Die Erde hat mich wieder"
  • 2004 "Keine Nacht war zu viel"
  • 2004 "Du bist verrückt, dass Du mich liebst"
  • 2005 "Du machst eine Frau erst zur Frau"
  • 2005 "Reden ist Silber und Küssen Gold"
  • 2006 "Alles von mir"
  • 2006 "Bin kein Engel"
  • 2006 "Warum geh'n, wenn man fliegen kann"
  • 2007 "Jimmy, ich hab' Dich geliebt"
  • 2007 "Tränen machen stark"
  • 2008 "Küss mich, küss mich"
  • 2009 "Du warst doch mal mein Mann"
  • 2009 "Der letzte Schmetterling (Fly Away)"
  • 2009 "Bis unser Leuchtturm nicht mehr brennt"
  • 2010 "Ein Sonntag im Pyjama"
  • 2010 "Tour d´amour"
  • 2010 "Tanz auf dem Seil"
  • 2011 "Das geht noch immer unter die Haut"
  • 2011 "Solitaire"
  • 2011 "Alle Sprachen der Welt"

Albums[edit]

  • 1988 Musical, Musical, Musical
  • 1991 Kristina Bach
  • 1993 Ein bisschen näher zu Dir
  • 1994 Rendezvous mit dem Feuer
  • 1996 Stimmen der Nacht
  • 1997 Es kribbelt und es prickelt
  • 1999 Ganz schön frech
  • 1999 Tausend kleine Winterfeuer
  • 2001 Scharf auf's Leben
  • 2002 Liebe, was sonst!
  • 2004 Leb Dein Gefühl
  • 2005 Alles von mir
  • 2006 Die 1002. Nacht
  • 2007 Sterne leuchten auch im Winter
  • 2009 Tagebuch einer Chaos-Queen
  • 2010 Tour d'amour
  • 2011 Große Träume

Sources[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

External links[edit]