Bligg

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Bligg
Rapper Bligg.jpg
Background information
Birth nameMarco Bliggensdorfer
Born (1976-09-30) 30 September 1976 (age 44)
Zurich, Switzerland
GenresRap
Years active1995 – present
Associated actsLexx in Bligg'n'Lexx
Stress

Marco Bliggensdorfer (born September 30, 1976 in Zurich),[1] professionally known as Bligg, is a Swiss rapper. His albums 0816 and Bart Aber Herzlich reached the spot on the Swiss charts;[2] four of his other albums have peaked the Top 20. In 1999 and 2000, he was part of the duo Bligg'n'Lexx with rapper and producer Lexx, releasing one album together.

Career[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

At the age of 16, Bligg began freestyling. In 1995, he released a limited EP, Zürislang Freistiil, which was the first opportunity to really hear him rapping.

Bligg'n'Lexx[edit]

Bligg'n'Lexx
OriginSwitzerland
GenresRap
Years active1998-2001
Past membersBligg (Marco Bliggensdorfer)
Lexx (Alex Storrer)

Three years later, Bliggensdorfer met Alex Storrer, a producer and rapper known as Lexx. Forming a hip hop duo, the two worked together on Chocolate, Cheese and Sounds. In 1999, they released their first single, called Schnitzeljagd under the name Bligg'n'Lexx. The single was remixed by DJ Cutmando, whom the pair met while touring. Ever since then, DJ Cutmando has worked with Bligg multiple times.

In 2000, Bligg'n'Lexx collaborated with Pete Penicka to release the single Du & Ich from the Bligg'n'Lexx debut and only studio album Nahdisnah. The album received positive reviews and increased the group's popularity.

Solo career[edit]

Bligg also started working on additional songs and was signed as a separate act to Universal Switzerland. In 2001, Bligg released his first solo album, entitled Normal, which reached #20 on the Swiss charts. He worked with hip-hop artists Spooman, Lexx (his partner in Bligg'n'Lexx) and with Stress, as well as the American rap group The Alkaholiks. In Another song, the soul musician Emel was included, whom Bligg had known for a while.

The songs Alles scho mal ghört and Relaxtra reached the Swiss Singles Chart Top 20. Alles scho mal ghört remained on the charts for 16 weeks, eventually reaching #7. In 2002, Relaxtra was released as an EP for a second time.

After the release of Normal, Bligg ended his relationship with Universal and signed with Nation Music. In 2004, he released his second album, entitled Odyssey. On this album, he worked with many Swiss producers. Odyssey stayed on the Swiss charts for 9 weeks and reached #19. Featured guests on this album includes Emel, Stress, Stephanie, and Berlin rapper Kool Savas. The single King Size became very popular, and after the release of this album, Bligg went on tour for a second time with DJ Cutmando and other musicians.

In 2005, Bligg released an album called Okey Dokey via the Musikvertrieb-Label. The album was the first Dualdisc that was ever released on the Swiss market. Emel and Kool Savas were included on this album. The single Gang Nöd is Bligg's contribution for Swiss suicide prevention campaign featured on television. In 2006, Bligg released the album Mit Liib & Seel. This was the first time that Bligg sang on one of his albums, as well as the first time that he used English lyrics. After the album's release, Bligg went on tour, accompanied by a seven-person band.

In 2007, Bligg released his fourth album, called Yves Spink. He worked on this album with DJ Cutmando, in their own well-furnished recording studio. The album reached the Top 10 Swiss charts. The album, which is named after a Swiss party organizer, features a song called Suzanne. This song is dedicated to Susanne Wille, the moderator of the Swiss news show 10vor10.

In October 2007, the song Volksmusigg was used for the TV show Die grössten Schweizer Hits. It was performed by the folk group Streichmusik Alder. This version was successful and was released as a single, then stayed on the Swiss charts for 20 weeks. Bligg went then on tour with Streichmusik Alder.

After successfully working with the group, Bligg decided to incorporate traditional folk elements into his songs, especially using the Hammered dulcimer in his beats. In October 2008, Bligg released his fifth album called 0816. After eight weeks, Bligg reached #1 on the Swiss charts and stayed there for weeks. The first single off the album was the song Rosalie, which was about a woman who falls in love with a florist. The song reached #5 on the Hitparade Single charts. From 8th January to 18th April 2009, Bligg went on tour. In order to reproduce the recorded album's style elements while touring, the band included accordion player Nicolas Senn, who played the Hammered dulcimer on-stage.

Between 2010 and 2020, Bligg released 6 further albums called Bart aber herzlich, Service publigg, Instinkt, KombiNation, Unplugged and Okey Dokey II. All six albums reached the Top 5 on the Official Swiss Charts.

Bligg'n'Lexx discography[edit]

Year Album Peak positions
SWI
[3]
2000 Nahdisnah

with Lexx as Bligg'n'Lexx

Year Single Peak positions Album
SWI
[3]
1999 "Schnitzeljagd" Non-album single
2000 "Du & Ich" Nahdisnah

Bligg discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certifications
SWI
[3]
2001 Normal 20
2004 Odyssey 19
2006 Mit Liib & Seel 12
2007 Yves Spink 9
2008 0816 1
  • IFPI SWI: 4x Platinum
2010 Bart aber herzlich 1
  • IFPI SWI: 4x Platinum
2013 Service Publigg 1
  • IFPI SWI: 2x Platinum
2015 Instinkt 3
  • IFPI SWI:1x Gold
2018 KombiNation 1
  • IFPI SWI: 1x Platinum
2019 Unplugged 2
2020 Okey Dokey II 1

Other solo album releases

  • 2009: 0816 Nackt (Deluxe edition of 0816)
  • 2011: Brass aber herzlich (Deluxe edition of Bart aber herzlich)
  • 2014: Service Publigg - Live im Volkshaus (Deluxe edition of Service Publigg)

EPs[edit]

  • 2001: Relaxtra
  • 2004: Odyssey Club

Mixtapes[edit]

Year Album Peak positions
SWI
[3]
2005 Okey Dokey 23

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album Certifications
SWI
[3]
2001 "Alles scho mal ghört"
(feat. Emel)
7 Normal
"Raw Dawgz"
(feat. Tha Alkaholiks)
 –
"Relaxtra"
(feat. Lexx & Stress)
19
2004 "Single" 18 Odyssey
"King Size"
(feat. Kool Savas)
 –
2005 "Gang nöd"  – Non-album single
2007 "Susanne"  – Yves Spink
"Börn Baby"  –
"Volksmusigg"
(with Streichmusik Alder)
7
2008 "Für's Läbe"  – Non-album single
"Rosalie" 5 0816
  • IFPI SWI: 2x Platinum
"Musigg i dä Schwiiz" 9
  • IFPI SWI: 1x Platinum
2009 "Signal" 23
"Stahn Uf"
(with Baschi, Stress, Ritschi & Seven)
1 Non-album single
2010 "Legendä und Heldä" 1 Bart aber herzlich
  • IFPI SWI: 1x Platinum
"Chef" 15
  • IFPI SWI: 1x Platinum
2011 "Manhattan" 9
  • IFPI SWI: 1x Platinum
"I'd Kill for You"
(feat. Jessy Howe)
59
"Au poste"

(with Stress, Kaspar E. Glättli III)

43
2013 "MundART" 3 Service Publigg
  • IFPI SWI: 1x Gold
2015 "Lah sie redä" 4 Instinkt
2018 "Ja aber..." 14 KombiNation
  • IFPI SWI: 1x Gold
"In Tüüfels Chuchi"
(feat. Zid)
73
"Im freiä Fall" 97
"Us Mänsch"
(feat. Marc Sway)
16
2020 "B.L.I. Doppel G" 27 TBA
  • IFPI SWI: 1x Gold

Featured in

  • 1999: Bruch e Waag (Gleiszwei featuring Bligg)
  • 2001: De Schwierig (Gleiszwei featuring Bligg)
  • 2002: S'tut Ma Laid (Spooman with Bligg, TZA)
  • 2002: Olmapeople (Stress featuring Bligg)
  • 2012: Irgendwenn (Slädu featuring Bligg)
  • 2012: One At The Time (Stress featuring Bligg)
  • 2020: Narbe (SMA Kids with Bligg)

Others

  • 1995: Zürisläng Freischtiil (Vinyl) (with Lügner, Tiisär & DJ Cutmando)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Results[edit]

Year Award Nomination Work Result Ref.
2009 Swiss Music Awards Best Album Urban National 0816 Won [4]
Best Song National Rosalie Nominated
2010 Stahn Uf (with Baschi, Ritschi, Seven & Stress) Nominated [5]
2011 Best Hit National Legändä & Heldä Won [6]
Best Album Urban National Bart aber herzlich Won
2014 Best Hit National Mundart Won [7]
Best Album Urban National Service Publigg Won
2016 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Swiss Act Himself Nominated [8]
2017 Swiss Music Awards Best Male Solo Act Nominated [9]
Best Album Instinkt Nominated
2019 Best Hit Üs Mänsch (with Marc Sway) Nominated [10]
Best Male Solo Act Himself Won
Best Album KombiNation Won
Swiss Influencer Awards Music Himself Won [11]
2020 MTV Europe Music Awards Best Swiss Act Nominated [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Gadient: Liebes SRF, da klafft eine Lücke im Lebenslauf von Bligg. In: zueriost.ch vom 27. Juli 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-25. Retrieved 2010-01-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e "Bligg discography". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 20 September 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Redaktion, 78s. "Swiss Music Awards 2009: Die Gewinner". 78s – bessere Musik (in German). Retrieved 2020-12-26.
  5. ^ "Swiss Music Awards 2010: Die Gewinner, die Show". Schweizer Illustrierte (in German). Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  6. ^ "Swiss Music Awards 2011 Liveticker zur Show: Remady, Bligg, Stress". Schweizer Illustrierte (in German). Retrieved 2020-12-26.
  7. ^ "Schweiz - Das sind die Gewinner der «Swiss Music Awards 2014»". Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) (in German). 2014-03-06. Retrieved 2020-12-26.
  8. ^ "Chlyklass räumen als Best swiss Act an den MTV EMAs ab". Blick. 2016-10-30. Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  9. ^ "SMA 2017: Die Highlights - SRF 3 punkt CH - SRF". Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) (in German). Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  10. ^ "SMA Winners 2019" (PDF).
  11. ^ "Swiss Influencer Award" (in German). Retrieved 2020-12-26.
  12. ^ "| Winners |". www.mtvema.com. Retrieved 2020-12-27.

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