Sandra Nasić

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Sandra Nasić
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Nasić on stage in 2007.
Background information
Born (1976-05-25) May 25, 1976 (age 38)
Göttingen, Germany
Genres Alternative rock, alternative metal, nu metal, rapcore[1]
Occupation(s) Recording artist
Years active 1994–present
Associated acts Guano Apes

Sandra Nasić (born May 25, 1976 in Göttingen, Germany) is a Croatian and German singer. She is the lead singer of the rock band Guano Apes. She was born to Croatian parents.

Career[edit]

Sandra Nasić grew up with her Croatian mother and her sister in Göttingen. After she had received her high school diploma, Nasić considered studying design, but decided to pursue a music career with the Guano Apes, which she joined in 1994. The band's career took off in 1996 after they won the "Local Heroes" competition held by VIVA, beating out over 1000 competitors with their song "Open Your Eyes". The Guano Apes debut album Proud Like a God peaked at No. 4 in Germany in 1997. Their next two albums, Don't Give Me Names (2000) and Walking on a Thin Line (2003) both reached No. 1. The Guano Apes broke up in February 2005, following touring.

Whilst still with the Guano Apes, Nasić featured on Apocalyptica's 2001 single Path Vol. 2, which reached No. 4 in Finland,[2] and on DJ Tomekk's 2003 single Beat Of Life (along with Ice-T and Trigga Tha Gambla) which reached No. 12 in Germany.[3]

During the Guano Apes hiatus, Nasić released her first solo recording, the single Fever, which peaked at No. 64 in Germany. Her debut album, The Signal,[4] peaked at No. 46.[5]

In 2009 the Guano Apes reformed and commenced touring. They released their fourth album, Bel Air, in 2011. It reached No. 1 in Germany.

From August until November 2012, Nasić was on the jury of the third season of X factor, along with Sarah Connor, H.P. Baxxter and Moses Pelham.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rapcore Bands/Artists - Ranker
  2. ^ "Apocalyptica Feat. Sandra Nasic - Path Vol. 1 & 2". hitparade.ch. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ "DJ Tomekk Feat. Ice-T, Sandra Nasic, Trigga Tha Gambla - Beat of Life". hitparade.ch. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ex-GUANO APES Singer SANDRA NASIC: Video Interview Available". Blabbermouth.net. November 8, 2007. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sandra Nasic - The Signal". hitparade.ch. Retrieved May 31, 2013. 
  6. ^ "X Factor 2012: Sandra Nasic ist die neue Frau in der Jury". vox.de (in German). Retrieved May 31, 2013.