Roman Lob

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Roman Lob
Roman Lob bei der Echo-Verleihung 2013.jpg
Roman Lob at the Echo music award 2013
Background information
Born (1990-07-02) 2 July 1990 (age 24)
Origin Düsseldorf, Germany
Genres Pop, pop rock, rock, alternative pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Labels USFB, Universal
Website www.romanlob.de

Roman Lob (born 2 July 1990) is a German recording artist. In January and February 2012, Lob was a contestant in the German TV show Unser Star für Baku, produced by the German broadcasting stations Pro7 and Das Erste.[1] He is also the lead singer of the band Rooftop Kingdom, an alternative rock band with origins in Neuwied. He was also a founding member of German Metalcore band, Days of Despite.[2]

Career[edit]

2007-11: Early beginnings[edit]

In 2007, Lob took part in the fourth series of the German Idol format Deutschland sucht den Superstar but had to quit due to a vocal cord infection.[3] He had already advanced into the field of the top 20 contestants.[4]

In 2008, Roman took part in the competition to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade, as a part of the boy band G12P – Germany 12 Points. The song "When The Boys Come" was not chosen to compete in the national final.[5]

2012–present: Eurovision Song Contest 2012[edit]

On 16 February 2012, he won the show Unser Star für Baku and represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. He achieved eighth place with 110 points in the contest.

Personal life[edit]

Along with his sister Lob grew up in Rott, a district of Neustadt (Wied). After high-school diploma, he trained as an industrial mechanic at an auto parts supplier in Troisdorf until January 2011. Lob loves to spend his free time snowboarding and downhill. Because of his love to music he has a microphone tattoo on the chest.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
GER
[6]
AUT
[7]
SWI
[8]
Changes 9 50 81
Home

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
GER
[6]
AUT
[7]
SWI
[8]
UK
[9]
2012 "Standing Still" 3 40 51 132 Changes
"Call Out the Sun"
2014 "All That Matters" Home
"—" denotes album that did not chart or was not released.

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
GER
[6]
2012 "Conflicted" 51 Changes
"Alone" 42

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Germany: Céline leaves "Unser Star für Baku" | News | Eurovision Song Contest – Baku 2012". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Emergenza: Days of Despite
  3. ^ "DSDS: Roman Lob scheidet aus – Magazin – Rhein-Zeitung". Rhein-zeitung.de. 13 January 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Roman Lob | Das Erste: Eurovision Song Contest – Teilnehmer". Eurovision.de. Retrieved 17 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Zweiter Anlauf: Roman Lob fährt zum ESC!". schlagr.de. 16 February 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "Roman Lob - German Charts". charts.de/ Hung Medien. 
  7. ^ a b "Roman Lob - Austrian Charts". austriancharts.at/ Hung Medien. 
  8. ^ a b "Roman Lob - Swiss Charts". hitparade.ch/ Hung Medien. 
  9. ^ Peak positions in the United Kingdom:

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Lena
with "Taken by a Stranger"
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
2012
Succeeded by
Cascada
with "Glorious"