Adel Tawil

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Adel Tawil
Tawil performing in 2019
Tawil performing in 2019
Background information
Birth nameAdel Salah Mahmoud Eid El-Tawil
Born (1978-08-15) 15 August 1978 (age 43)
Berlin, West Germany
Years active1996–present
Associated acts

Adel Salah Mahmoud Eid El-Tawil (born 15 August 1978) is a German singer, songwriter and producer. Besides his solo career, he is part of the popular German duo Ich + Ich and a former member of the boy band The Boyz.

Early life[edit]

Tawil was born in Berlin. His father Salah Tawil is Egyptian and his mother is Tunisian. He is the first born of three, having a younger brother, Hatem, and a sister, Rascha.

Musical career[edit]

During the end of the 1990s, Tawil was part of the German boyband The Boyz. Since 2004, he and Annette Humpe formed the duo known as Ich + Ich. They have released three albums, Ich + Ich (2005), Vom Selben Stern (2007) and Gute Reise (2009).

In 2007, Tawil teamed up with rapper Azad and released the song "Prison Break Anthem (Ich glaub' an dich)",[1] which is the opening theme for the German version of Prison Break. He made another solo appearance with Tobias Schenke for the song "Niemand hat gesagt".

In 2007, Tawil held three spots in the top ten with two released singles and one album.

On 8 November 2013, he released his first solo album, Lieder, in Germany, and also toured in 2014.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Tavil in 2013

In 2011, Tawil married his longtime girlfriend Jasmin Weber in a private ceremony in Berlin.[3] In 2014, they were separated. He currently lives with his girlfriend Lena.


Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak positions Certifications
Lieder 4 6 17
So schön anders
  • Released: 21 April 2017
  • Label: Island
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 5 3
Alles lebt
  • Released: 21 June 2019
  • Label: Okapi, BMG
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming
7 17 7


As lead artist

Title Year Peak positions Certifications Album
"Lieder" 2013 2 1 6
  • BVMI: 2× Platinum[7]
  • IFPI AUT: Gold[8]
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum[9]
(featuring Prinz Pi & Sido)
18 33 41
"Weinen" 2014 57 38
(featuring Matisyahu)
23 6 64
"Kartenhaus" 78
"Wenn du liebst" 2015
"Unsere Lieder" 33 Non-album single
"Bis hier und noch weiter"
(featuring KC Rebell & Summer Cem)
2017 23 72 97 So schön anders
"Ist da jemand" 12 9 3
"Gott steh mir bei"
"Eine Welt eine Heimat"
(featuring Youssou N’Dour & Mohamed Mounir)
"So schön anders"
(featuring MoTrip)
"Flutlicht" 2018 Non-album single
"Tu m'appelles"
(featuring Peachy)
2019 48 30 Alles lebt
"Neues Ich"

As featured artist

Title Year Peak positions Certifications Album
"Niemand hat gesagt"
(Tobias Schenke featuring Kane)
2003 85 The Dome Vol. 26
"Prison Break Anthem (Ich glaub' an dich)"
(Azad featuring Adel Tawil)
2007 1 12 13 Blockschrift
(Cassandra Steen featuring Adel Tawil)
2009 2 3 31
  • BVMI: Platinum[7]
Darum leben wir
"Der Himmel soll warten"
(Sido featuring Adel Tawil)
2010 2 4 28 MTV Unplugged Live aus'm MV
"Ich will nur dass du weißt"
(SDP featuring Adel Tawil)
2015 15 41 41
  • BVMI: 3× Gold[7]
Zurück in die Zukunst
"Zuhause ist die Welt noch in Ordnung"
(Sido featuring Adel Tawil)
80 47 VI
(Gestört aber GeiL featuring Adel Tawil)
2019 38 Non-album-single


  1. ^ Music video for "Ich Glaub an Dich"
  2. ^ Adel Tawil Tourdates. Retrieved Oktober 24. 2013.
  3. ^ ""Ich+Ich"-Sänger Adel Tawil heiratet".
  4. ^ a b c "Discographie Adel Tawil". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "Adel Tawil discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  6. ^ a b c "Adel Tawil discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank" (To access, enter the search parameter "Adel Tawil" and select "Suchen"). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Adel Tawil: Austrian Certifications" (To access, enter the search parameter "Adel Tawil" and select "Suchen"). Hung Medien ( Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Adel Tawil: Swiss Certifications". Hung Medien ( Retrieved 24 March 2017.

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