Andreas Kümmert

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Andreas Kümmert
Andreas Kümmert – Holsten Brauereifest 2016 01.jpg
Background information
Born (1986-07-20) 20 July 1986 (age 32)
Gemünden am Main, Germany
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • drums
Years active 2002–present

Andreas Kümmert (born 20 July 1986) is a German singer and songwriter who is best known for winning season three of The Voice of Germany. He also won Unser Song für Deutschland with the song "Heart of Stone", giving him the possibility to represent his country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. However, he declined the opportunity and the runner-up Ann Sophie took his place.

Career[edit]

Kümmert started his career playing the drums or singing in various punk rock bands throughout Germany.[1] He achieved minor success in music competitions while performing with the grunge band Silent Cry.[2] In 2013, Kümmert began to participate in season three of The Voice of Germany. Several of the songs he covered throughout the competition went on to chart in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Kümmert later won the competition.[3] He later released his début album The Mad Hatter's Neighbour in 2014 which reached the Top 20 in Germany. In January 2015, Kümmert was announced as one of the seven established German artists competing in Unser Song für Deutschland with the songs "Home Is In My Hands" and "Heart of Stone".[4][5] The latter of the two was announced as the winner of the competition and thus would represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, however he declined the opportunity and Ann Sophie and her song "Black Smoke" went on to represent the country in the contest.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Year Title Peak chart positions
DE
[7]
AT
[8]
CH
[9]
2014 The Mad Hatter's Neighbour 14 46 93
Here I Am 3 13 13
2016 Recovery Case 22
2018 Lost and Found 41

Singles[edit]

List of singles as main artist, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions
DE
[7]
AT
[8]
CH
[9]
"If You Don't Know Me by Now" 2013 44 58 59
"Simple Man" 2 10 8
"Home Is In My Hands" 2015 51
"Heart of Stone" 12 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ich liebe alten Rock'n'Roll, Blues & Soul, Rainer Guérich, inMusic, 16. Dezember 2012
  2. ^ Andreas Kümmert Archived March 11, 2015, at the Wayback Machine., Eintrag bei Ampya, retrieved, 15 December 2013
  3. ^ Andreas Kümmert in den deutschen iTunes-Charts
  4. ^ Sieben Vorentscheid-Acts stehen fest Archived 2015-02-20 at the Wayback Machine., eurovision.de, Meldung vom 14. Januar 2015.
  5. ^ Germany: Eurovision NF Song snippets online, escunited.com, Meldung vom 5. Februar 2015.
  6. ^ Granger, Anthony (5 March 2015). "Germany: Ann Sophie Has Won!". Eurovoix. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Andreas Kümmert". GfK Entertainment. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Andreas Kümmert". Ö3 Austria Top 40. Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  9. ^ a b "Andreas Kümmert". Swiss Hitparade. Swiss Hitparade. Retrieved 5 March 2015.