Novaspace

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Novaspace
Origin Berlin, Germany
Genres Eurodance, Eurotrance
Years active 2002-present
Labels Konsum Records
Website [1]
Members Felix Gauder, Jenny Marsala
Past members Jessica Boehrs, Rita Orlando

Novaspace is a German Eurodance project which, between 2002 and 2004, covered several 1980s hits, such as "Time After Time", "Guardian Angel" and "Beds Are Burning". They have reached the Top 20 in Germany, Austria and Australia.

Novaspace, which was originated in 2002 by the record producer Felix Gauder, was first fronted by the singer Jessica Boehrs, who was later replaced by Jenny Marsala.

Vocalists[edit]

Jessica Boehrs[edit]

Main article: Jessica Boehrs

Boehrs was born on September 5, 1980 in Magdeburg. Boehrs started her filming career in 1993. She played in many German TV-films including Die Wagenfelds and the German soap opera Marienhof. She became the frontwoman of the Novaspace in 2002. In 2004, Boehrs starred in a movie Eurotrip released by DreamWorks. Boehrs left Novaspace in 2006, and since December 2006 has played the part for Nina Waldgruber in the German television program Schloss Einstein.

Jenny Marsala[edit]

In 2008, Marsala joined Novaspace replacing Boehrs. The first single "Dancing Into Danger" was released in early January 2009. This song is available on Novaspace's Myspace page, along with the 2009 versions of "Run To You", "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" and "So Lonely". The second single "Time After Time Rebirth", was released on 22 May 2009. The third single release was "Love Changes Everything".

Albums discography[edit]

Supernova[edit]

In 2002, Jessica met Stuttgart's dance producer Felix Gauder and they formed Novaspace. Their first single "Time After Time" (a cover version of Cyndi Lauper's 1984 hit-single "Time After Time") released in the first half of 2002 reached number 6 on the German single chart.[1] After gaining enough success with the single at home, Novaspace also entered the Top-20 single charts in Austria (number 7) as well as in Australia (number 15).[2] "Time After Time" charted moderately in Switzerland peaking at only number 67 and number 28 in the Netherlands.[2] Almost a year later, the single even appeared on the single chart of UK which eventually peaked at 29.[3] Their second single "To France", a cover version of Mike Oldfield's 1984 hit single "To France" (featuring Maggie Reilly) was released not long after the first single and reached number 27 in Germany [1] and number 23 in Austria.[4]They separated themselves from one-hit-wonders; however, when their third single "Guardian Angel" hit the stores in December 2002, which was a cover version of Masquerade's 1983 number 1 hit single "Guardian Angel". The single reached number 9 in Germany in January 2003 [1] and peaked at number 11 in Austria.[5] Their full length material entitled Supernova was released in January 2003. The album which comprised cover versions of hit-singles originally done earlier by numerous acts from the 1980s managed to reach number 28 at their home [1] and 39 in Austria.[6] Novaspace released one more single off their album Supernova called "Paradise" which only managed to reach number 48 in Germany and 41 in Austria.

Cubes[edit]

In 2003, Novaspace started things off with the single called "Run to You", a cover version of Bryan Adams' 1984 song "Run to You". This single from their second album entitled Cubes charted moderately peaking at number 38 both in Germany[1] and Austria.[7] The album "Cubes" which contained cover versions of earlier hit-singles originally performed by different artists reached number 27 in Germany and number 24 in Austria. The second single "Beds Are Burning" released a few months prior to the release of the album was a cover version of Midnight Oil's 1988 hit Beds Are Burning, it climbed as high as number 7 at their home[1] and peaked at number 2 in Austria but only managed to peak at number 42 in Switzerland.[8] The third single "So Lonely" entered the Top-20 single chart in Germany peaking at number 15 and number 10 in Austria, the single did quite poorly in Switzerland peaking at only number 87.[9] The fourth single "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes", a cover version of an Ultravox's hit single "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" charted well in the home of Novaspace eventually reaching number 11 on the single chart[1] but was quite unsuccessful elsewhere charting only at number 98 in Switzerland.[10]

DJ Edition[edit]

In 2006, Novaspace released their third album called DJ Edition which was a collection of their previous singles in a reworked format including one new track called "Send Me an Angel" (cover version of Real Life's hit single). The album which managed to chart only in Germany peaking at number 68 in the German album chart saw a release of only one single "All Through the Night", a redone version of a track previously featured on the album "Cubes". The single peaked at number 50 in Germany but failed to enter the charts elsewhere. The album also featured a DVD containing the videos of all the singles: "Time After Time", "To France", "Guardian Angel", "Paradise", "Run To You", "Beds Are Burning", "So Lonely" and "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes".

Singles discography[edit]

'Jessica Boehrs'

'Jenny Marsala'

  • "Dancing Into Danger" (Written by Michael Cretu for "inker & hamilton" and then reproduced for Maggie Reilly), 2009
  • "Time After Time Rebirth", 2009
  • "Love Changes Everything" (Originally by Climie Fisher), 2010
  • "Close Your Eyes", 2010
  • "Don't Look Back", 2011

Charts[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
GER AUS UK[11] AUT NDL SWI
2002 "Time After Time" 6 15 29 7 28 67 Supernova
2002 "To France" 27 N/A N/A 23 40 N/A
2002 "Guardian Angel" 9 N/A N/A 11 N/A N/A
2003 "Paradise" 48 N/A N/A 41 N/A N/A
2003 "Run to You" 38 N/A N/A 38 N/A N/A Cubes
2004 "Beds Are Burning" 7 N/A N/A 2 N/A 42
2004 "So Lonely" 15 N/A N/A 10 N/A 87
2004 "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" 11 N/A N/A 6 83 98
2006 "All Through the Night" 50 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2009 "Dancing Into Danger" 79 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Next Generation
2009 "Time After Time Rebirth" N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2010 "Love Changes Everything" TBR TBR TBR TBR TBR TBR
2010 "Close Your Eyes" TBR TBR TBR TBR TBR TBR
2011 "Don't Look Back" TBR TBR TBR TBR TBR TBR

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Suchergebnis (Search)" (in German). charts-surfer.de. 
  2. ^ a b "NOVASPACE-Time After Time". GFK Dutch Charts. 
  3. ^ "UK Top 40 Hit Database". Everyhit.com. 
  4. ^ "NOVASPACE-TO France". GFK Dutch Charts. 
  5. ^ "NOVASPACE-Guardian Angel". GFK Dutch Charts. 
  6. ^ "NOVASPACE-Supernova (Album)". GFK Dutch Charts. 
  7. ^ "NOVASPACE-Run to You". GFK Dutch Charts. 
  8. ^ "NOVASPACE-Beds Are Burning". GFK Dutch Charts. 
  9. ^ "NOVASPACE-So Lonely". GFK Dutch Charts. 
  10. ^ "NOVASPACE-Dancing With Tears in My Eyes". GFK Dutch Charts. 
  11. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 398. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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