Tim Bendzko

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Tim Bendzko
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Tim Bendzko (left)
Background information
Origin Berlin, Germany
Genres Pop
Labels Sony Music
Website www.timbendzko.de

Tim Bendzko (born 9 April 1985, East Berlin, East Germany) is a German singer-songwriter.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Bendzko grew up in the Köpenick region of Berlin. As a youth he attended a sport gymnasium and played at the first FC Union Berlin football. Later he studied Protestant theology and non-Christian religions. His musical career began with guitar lessons. At age 16, he wrote his first songs. As a winner of a talent competition, he performed in the summer of 2009 before 20,000 spectators at the Berlin Waldbühne, one of Europe's largest concert venues.[3] Then he devoted himself entirely to his music. He received a recording contract with Sony Music and performed as an opening act for Silly on their 2010 tour.

On 17 June 2011, he released his debut album Wenn Worte meine Sprache wären ("If words were my language"), from which the single Nur noch kurz die Welt retten ("Just quickly save the world") was released on 27 May 2011. The album reached number four in the German charts[4] and the single number two.[5] The single, written by Tim Bendzko, Mo Brandis and Simon Triebel, was certified Platinum in Germany for sales of more than 300,000 copies. It was also awarded Platinum status in Switzerland and Gold in Austria. The music video was produced by Hagen Decker in Los Angeles. The album, which sold over 300,000 copies, was certified 3x Gold.[6]

Bendzko performed as the opening act in Cologne and Leipzig on Elton John's tour of Germany, as well as being the support act for Joe Cocker during his Hard Knocks tour. On 29 September 2011, he came back to his hometown of Berlin for the Bundesvision Song Contest 2011 with the title track of his Album, Wenn Worte meine Sprache wären and won the competition. On 10 November 2011 he won the newcomer Bambi award.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions[7] Certifications[8]
GER AT SWI
2011 Wenn Worte meine Sprache wären 4
(69 Weeks)
11
(31 Weeks)
13
(41 Weeks)
Release date: 1 July 2011
Germany: 3x Gold (300.000 units)
Switzerland: 1x Gold (15.000 units)
Austria: 1x Gold (10.000 units)
2013 Am seidenen Faden 1
(... Weeks)
4
(... Weeks)
7
(... Weeks)
Release date: 24 May 2013

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions[7] Certifications[8]
GER AT SWI
2011 Nur noch kurz die Welt retten
Wenn Worte meine Sprache wären
2
(47 Weeks)
8
(34 Weeks)
4
(35 Weeks)
Release date: 27 May 2011
Germany: 1x Platinum (300.000 units)
Switzerland: 1x Platinum (30.000 units)
Austria: 1x Gold (15.000 units)
Wenn Worte meine Sprache wären
Wenn Worte meine Sprache wären
5
(25 Weeks)
15
(25 Weeks)
33
(10 Weeks)
Release date: 30 September 2011
Germany: 1x Gold (150.000 units)
2012 Ich laufe
Wenn Worte meine Sprache wären
47
(3 Weeks)
53
(1 Week)
Release date: 9 March 2012
Sag einfach Ja
Wenn Worte meine Sprache wären
42
(4 Weeks)
Release date: 20 July 2012
2013 Am seidenen Faden
Am seidenen Faden
11
(10 Weeks)
27
(5 Weeks)
65
(2 Weeks)
Release date: 10 May 2013
Programmiert
Am seidenen Faden
32
(... Weeks)
Release date: 16 August 2013
Unter die Haut (feat. Cassandra Steen)
Unter die Haut
16
(... Weeks)
60
(... Weeks)
74
(... Weeks)
Release date: 22 November 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biografie: Bendzko, Tim" (in German). SWR3. 4 July 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.energy.de/musik/lesen/article/tim-bendzko-im-energy-startalk/
  3. ^ "Tim Bendzko führt Download-Charts an" (in German). Media Control. 29 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Bendzko,Tim / Longplay". musicline.de. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Bendzko,Tim / Single". musicline.de. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  6. ^ de:Tim Bendzko
  7. ^ a b Chartquellen: Deutschland - Österreich - Schweiz
  8. ^ a b Auszeichnungen: DE AT CH