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|Birth name||Rudi Schwamborn|
20 May 1986 |
|Genres||Electronic dance, hip hop, Eurodance|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, singer-songwriter, music manager|
|Associated acts||Cascada, Mondotek, Yann Peifer, Laurent Wolf, Michael Mind, Ian Carey, Alexandra Stan|
Carlprit (born 20 May 1986) is a German-Zimbabwean rapper, actor, songwriter and music manager. He has performed and written for acts such as Cascada, Alexandra Stan and Laurent Wolf. He is best known for his song "Fiesta" as well as his appearance in Cascada's 2009 hit single "Evacuate the Dancefloor". The title sold over three million copies worldwide and reached the top 20 on Billboard charts, making Carlprit the first person of Zimbabwean origin to have a song on the top U.S. Billboard charts.
Carlprit was born in Avenues, Harare, to a Zimbabwean mother and German father. He grew up at 20 Tom Ward Ave., Cotswold Hills, Mabelreign, Harare. He attended North Park Primary School and Ellis Robins Boys' High School before leaving Harare to live with one of his older brothers in Germany. The youngest of five siblings, Carlprit is the younger brother of rapper Metaphysics of Söhne Mannheims.
Carlprit first started releasing records in early 2000 after moving to Germany. In 2003, he appeared on his brother's record [The Universe], from the album Digital Garden. After that, he released numerous unofficial mix tape remixes throughout his neighborhood, but was unable to receive any real recognition due to the language barrier that he faced in Germany. Drawing on his older brother's dealings with multi-platinum German band [Söhne Mannheim's], Carlprit tried to set up his own Hustlers Academy imprint in 2006 with entrepreneur and friend, Dahoud Faron. The label soon broke apart due to creative differences. Without a label and unable to get signed, Carlprit performed club hosting appearances and created YouTube releases as a way of gaining recognition. It was during this time that he met [Tarantado], an up-and-coming rapper from Wuppertal, DedeBeat|DEDE, who later produced and recorded most of Carlprit's first solo mix tape,[Hustlers Academy].
International success with Cascada (2009)
Evacuate the Dancefloor was Schwamborn's first performance with a major label
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In 2009 Carlprit went under the management of his older brother Metaphysics, from the band [Söhne Mannheim's]. Carlprit was then presented to ZooLand Records. Zooland producer Yann Peifer recognized his potential and offered to try him out on a new project they were working on. Three weeks later, "Evacuate the Dance floor"was produced with Carlprit featuring in the music video, which was filmed in [Los Angeles]. The song was then released in June 2009, where it topped charts internationally the song went platinum in the U.S., and reached number one in the UK and the Netherlands.
Solo work and collaborations (present)
Solo work Carlprit released his first official single "See You At The Top", in 2010. The song features the U.K brother duo Bkay and kazz. The song was released independently on Gandanga Records and Pyramid Music. It was featured on the hit German television show Model WG and reached first position in South Africa on the Channel Os request show. In 2011, Zooland and Universal records released Carlprit's second solo single, "1234". The video was directed by Dany Wild and featured Miss Victoria Kern as the female vocalist. His third solo single, "Fiesta," was widely considered his most successful, reaching number one in the French air play charts, the top 100 in Germany, France and Switzerland's single sales charts and over 5 million YouTube views. Fiesta was produced by Michael Mind Project and Markus Shultz and features vocals recorded and written by CVB. After the success of Fiesta, Carlprit dropped his next solo single, "Here We Go" in early 2013 and "Party Round the World", which was to be released on 8 November 2013.
Collaborations Carlprit has worked[clarification needed] with top acts including Mike Candys (djmag's 67th best DJ in the world in 2013), Michael Mind Project, Alexandra Stan, Laurent Wolf, Darius and Finlay, Shaun Baker, R.I.O, U-Jean, Ian Carey, Victoria Kern, the Bodybangers, Modana, DJ Sasha Dith, DJ Manian, Whigfield, Tony T, Yanou, Italobrothers and the band Irresistible.
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|Here We Go (Allez Allez)||2013||59||43||–||—|
|Remember to Forget (feat. Jaicko)||2014||46||64||61||—|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|Evacuate the Dancefloor (with Cascada)||2009||5||6||7||1||25||5||Evacuate the Dancefloor|
|One More Time (with Bodybangers & Linda Teodosiu)||2011||–||–||–||–||–||161||Non-Album Singles|
|Do What You Do (with Klaas)||2012||–||65||–||–||–||—|
|Do It All Night 2k12 (with Darius & Finlay & Nicco)||34||21||11||–||–||—||Summer Is Here|
|Club Go Mad (with Modana)||–||43||–||–||–||–||Non-Album Singles|
|Don't Stop the Dancing (mit Manian)||–||48||55||–||–||75||Hands Up Forever|
|Saturday Night 2013 (with Whigfield)||2013||83||–||–||–||–||—||Single only|
|Brand New Day (with Mike Candys & Evelyn)||–||68||42||–||–||—||Smile Together...In the Mix|
As lead artist
- "Hold on" (2016)
- "Domino" (2015 feat U-jean)
- "Only Gets better" (2014, feat. Jaicko)
- "Remember to forget" feat. Jaicko
- "Party Around the World" (2013, feat. CvB)
- "Allez Allez" (2013, feat. CvB)
- "Fiesta" (2013, feat. CvB)
- "1234" (2011, with R.I.O.)
- "See You At The Top" (2010 feat B-Kay & Kazz)
- "What Up Girl" (2006)
Modana & Carlprit
- "Biggest Fan" (2013, Modana & Carlprit)
- "Hotspot" (2012, Modana & Carlprit)
- "Party Crash" (2012, Modana & Carlprit)
- "Shake That Boo Boo" (2011, Modana & Carlprit)
- "Get Gone" (2014, Luca Dayz feat. Carlprit)
- "Freak Around" (2012, Dirty Dubs feat. Carlprit)
- "The Night" (2012, HouseTwins feat. Carlprit & Lio)
- "Only Just Begun" (2012, Dimaro feat. Rosette and Carlprit)
- "Elevator" (2012, Irresistible feat. Carlprit)
- "Ready for Tonight" (2012, Dimaro feat. Rosette and Carlprit)
- "Love Music" (2012, Shaun Baker feat. Carlprit)
- "1.000.000" (2012, with Alexandra Stan)
- "Don't Stop The Music" (2012, Love Unit feat. Carlprit)
- "Boom" (2011, ItaloBrothers feat. Carlprit)
- "Second Beat Is Mine" (Sasha Dith, Daagard & Morane feat. Carlprit)
- "Party On" (2011, Funkybootz feat. Carlprit)
- "Heaven Is a Place" (2011, U-Jean feat. Carlprit)
- "Flip Flops and Hightops" (2011, Dear Zim feat. Carlprit)
- "Independence Day" (2011, Cascada feat. Carlprit)
- "Unspoken" (2011, Cascada feat. Carlprit)
- "Dance with Me" (2011, BRYCE feat. Carlprit)
- "We Are Here" (2011, Laurent Wolf feat. Carlprit and Mr Lio) & Laurent Pepper)
- "Delirious" (2010, Michael Mind Project feat. Carlprit and Mandy Ventrice)
- "Ghetto Superstar" (2010, Basslovers feat. Carlprit)
- "LOVEBEAT" (2010, Amari feat. Carlprit)
- "How Do You Sleep" (2010, Angle City feat. Carlprit)
- "Boys Boys Boys" (2010, TWiiNS feat. Carlprit)
- "Ya Odna" (2010, Blue Affair & Sasha Dith feat. Carlprit)
- "Girls Girls Girls" (2010)
- "Digi Ben" (2010, Mondotek feat. Carlprit)
- "Sun Is Shining" (2010, Yann Peifer feat. Carlprit, Metaphysics, Tony-T and Dave Kurtis)
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