Tiggy

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This article is about a Danish musician. For other uses, see Tiggy (disambiguation).

Tiggy (born 1970 as Charlotte Vigel) is a Danish bubblegum/Eurodance artist. She is perhaps best known for her remix of the Sandy Fox song "Freckles" in DDRMAX: Dance Dance Revolution 6thMIX, originally the English version of the song "Sobakasu" by Judy and Mary from the anime Rurouni Kenshin and she's also popular in parts of Southeast Asia with the song "Why".

Tiggy's style is similar to fellow Danish bubblegum artists Aqua and Toy-Box who are famous for their childlike lyrics and catchy rhythms, although several of her songs have a more Medieval fantasy focus than other bubblegum artists.

Biography[edit]

Charlotte Vigel was born and brought up on the island of Bornholm where, thanks to her parents' great interest in amateur theatricals, she made her stage debut at the age of 10 years. As a result of her theatre performances, it was only natural that she developed a great interest in dancing and this led to her taking part in a number of competitions all over Denmark as well as forming her own dance group.

When Tiggy turned sixteen she began to concentrate more on music. She became the lead singer in both a dance band and a rock band and performed at numerous concerts. She went on tour with Next Stop Soviet and took part in the Danish weekly magazine, Se og Hør"'s Melodi Grand Prix competition, winning a place in the finals. After an open-air concert, Tiggy was offered a record contract by a German producer from Hamburg.

In 1994, after a lot of encouragement to develop her singing talent more seriously, Tiggy started taking lessons at a music school in Lund, Sweden. Shortly afterwards, she enrolled at the Copenhagen Academy of Music.

In 1995, Tiggy attended an audition and was straight away taken on as member of a girl trio. In April that year their single, Surprise Surprise was released and the following month, the trio was invited to perform on "Eleva2ren", a popular Danish TV entertainment programme. Tiggy was offered the job of singer in the Danish Ny Teater production of the musical farce, "La Cage Aux Folles" and ended up both singing and dancing as well as performing a small acting role. Carried away by working, Tiggy went on to land an engagement in Betty Glosted's summer cabaret.

For years now, Tiggy has been a solo singer on several "Krumme" (a popular Danish children's comedy film) soundtracks, so she was also a soloist on "Krummernes Jul" (the Christmas version of the film series). She has also been the lead singer in several bands including Street Beat and Legend.

In 1996, Tiggy's collaboration with Danish label Flex Records started. This was in connection with the song Ring A Ling, written by CMN aka Christian Møller Nielsen, Heidi Lykke Larsen and Henrik Carlsen and produced by Hartmann & Langhoff, who also worked with Aqua and Me & My and other Bubblegum dance groups. The song was a smash hit, and shot to No. 1 on the official single sales list after only eight days in store. The song went platinum in record time (less than a month) and stayed at No. 1 for 8 weeks.

The follow-up single Simsalabim, again produced by Hartmann & Langhoff, was released on 16 April 1997 and followed in Ring A Ling's footsteps by immediately zooming to No. 1 on the sales list. Tiggy's debut album, Fairy Tales was released on 7 May 1997 which was also extremely popular. This album also took Tiggy's music outside Denmark and Fairy Tales was released in several countries including Mexico, Japan, Spain, Belgium and Russia.

Charlotte Vigel currently works as a radio-host on a Danish radio show "Morgenhyrderne" (translates: the morning-shepherds).

Discography[edit]

"Ring a Ling", the debut single by Tiggy, from Dancemania 5

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Albums[edit]

  • 1997 - Fairy Tales
  • 1998 - Tiggy

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
DEN
1997 "Intro" 1 Fairy Tales
"Warrior" 2
"Simsalabim" 3
"Ring a Ling" 4
"Waiting" 5
"It's Over" 6
"Give Me" 7
"Why" 8
"Simsalabim" 9
"Crusader" 10
"Children of Paradise" 11
"Mr. Magic" 12
"You're the Hero of My Heart" 13
1998 "Hooked on a Feeling" Tiggy
"Abracadabra"
"Falling"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

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