Andreas Gabalier

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Andreas Gabalier
Andreas Gabalier 2014
Andreas Gabalier 2014
Background information
Born (1984-11-21) 21 November 1984 (age 35)
Friesach, Austria
GenresAustrian folk music
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009 – present
Websitewww.andreas-gabalier.at
Andreas Gabalier after receiving the Amadeus Award in 2013

Andreas Gabalier (born next to Friesach on 21 November 1984) is an Austrian folk singer[1]. In 2012, he won the ECHO music award in folk music category, the Amadeus Austrian Music Award in 2012 as Best Live Act and best 'Schlager' singer and in 2013, again the Amadeus award in Folk music category.[2]

Family and private life[edit]

Andreas Gabalier is the second oldest of the four children of Wilhelm and Huberta Gabalier.[1] He grew up in Graz. In addition to tournament dancer Willi Gabalier he has one younger brother. The French family name Gabalier comes from a soldier who came to Austria in 1796 in the course of the Italian campaign by Napoleon Bonaparte and remained there.[3]

Gabalier’s father died of suicide in 2006, and his younger sister in 2008. The song Amoi seg’ ma uns wieder (We will see each other again sometime) is dedicated to them.[4] From 2013 to September 2019, Gabalier was in a relationship with the Austrian moderator Silvia Schneider.[5]

Career[edit]

After graduating from commercial high school (HAK) Gabalier began his study of law in Graz.[6][7] He writes and composes his own songs. His first works were recorded in a hobby studio. In the summer of 2008, Gabalier, then still a law student, presented two of his songs to the ORF Landesstudio Steiermark.[8][9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums

Year Album Peak positions Certifications
AUT
[10]
GER
[11]
SWI
[12]
2009 Da komm ich her 4 33 19
2010 Herzwerk 1 31 23
  • IFPI AUT: 8× Platinum
  • BVMI: Platinum
2011 Volks-Rock'n'Roller 1 19 35
  • IFPI AUT: 8× Platinum
2012 Home Sweet Home 1 4 2
  • IFPI AUT: 6× Platinum
  • BVMI: Gold
2015 Mountain Man 1 1 1
  • IFPI AUT: 3x Platinum
  • BVMI: Gold
2018 Vergiss mein nicht[13] 1 1 1
  • IFPI AUT: Platinum
  • BVMI: Gold

Live albums

Year Album Peak positions Certifications
AUT
[10]
GER
[11]
SWI
[12]
2012 Volks-Rock'n'Roller Live 1 11 16
  • BVMI: Platinum
2014 Home Sweet Home Live – Olympiahalle München
2016 Mountain Man – Live aus Berlin
MTV Unplugged 1 2 3

Compilations

Year Album Peak positions
AUT
[10]
GER
[11]
SWI
[12]
2019 Best of Volks-Rock'n'Roller 1 1 3

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Certifications Album
AUT
[10]
GER
[11]
SWI
[12]
2008 "Amoi seg' ma uns wieder" Da komm ich her
2009 "So liab hob i di" 20 70 39
"Es ist die Zeit" 20
2011 "I sing a Liad für di" 9 30 31 Herzwerk
"Sweet Little Rehlein" 5 Volks-Rock'n'Roller
2013 "Go for Gold" 1 Home Sweet Home
"Zuckerpuppen" 29 82
2014 "Amoi seg’ ma uns wieder" (re-release) 3 9 6
"Dieser Weg" 50 Sing meinen Song - Das Tauschkonzert (Sampler)
2015 "Mountain Man" 7 Mountain Man
"Verliebt, verliebt" 54
"Hulapalu" 10 13 4
2018 "Verdammt lang her" 19 76 33 Vergiss mein nicht
2019 "Pump It Up (The Motivation Song)"
(featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger)
67
2020 "Neuer Wind" 22 51

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b G. Vukits, „Früher war ich ein ziemlicher Lausbua“ (in German), Die ganze Woche, archived from the original on 2013-12-02, retrieved 2019-06-15
  2. ^ "Andreas Gabalier". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  3. ^ N. Müller, Zum 30. Geburtstag: 30 Dinge, die Sie (vielleicht) nicht über Andreas Gabalier wussten (in German), Kleine Zeitung, retrieved 2019-06-15
  4. ^ Andreas Gabalier spricht über das traurige Geheimnis seiner Familie (in German), Web.de, retrieved 2019-06-15
  5. ^ Andreas Gabalier: DAS ist seine Freundin! (in German), promiflash.de, retrieved 2019-06-15
  6. ^ L. Winter, Andreas Gabalier: "Ich war die starke Schulter für enttäuschte Mädchen" (in German), derstandard.at, retrieved 2019-06-15
  7. ^ Andreas Gabalier: Sein aufregendes Leben (in German), SchlagerPlanet, retrieved 2019-06-15
  8. ^ Andreas Gabalier – Der Volks-Rock’n’Roller aus Österreich (in German), Schlager.de, retrieved 2019-06-15
  9. ^ "Andreas Gabalier". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  10. ^ a b c d "Andreas Gabalier discography". austriancharts.at.
  11. ^ a b c d "Andreas Gabalier discography". GfK Entertainment.
  12. ^ a b c d "Andreas Gabalier discography". hitparade.ch.
  13. ^ "Vergiss mein nicht – Album by Andreas Gabalier on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved 2 June 2018.

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