Groove Coverage

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Groove Coverage
GrooveCoverage 7Years Album.jpg
Mell & DJ Novus
Background information
Origin Germany
Genres Eurodance, trance, dance-pop, pop rock
Years active 1999–present
Labels Zeitgeist (Universal), Sony Music, Columbia, Suprime Music, Nagaswara (Indonesia)
Website Official website
Members Ole Wierk
Axel Konrad
DJ Novus
Mell
Verena Rehm

Groove Coverage are a German dance band which consists of Axel Konrad, DJ Novus, Melanie Munch, better known as Mell (lead singer), and Verena Rehm (former stage performer, backing singer, occasional lead singer). Producers of the band are Ole Wierk and Axel Konrad. The project was founded in the summer of 2001 by DJ Novus, in co-operation with Suprime Music (Konrad).[1] With eleven singles in the German Top 50[2] and over 13 million records sold worldwide, Groove Coverage is one of the most successful German dance artists.

History[edit]

Covergirl (2001-2002)[edit]

Groove Coverage released a few dance singles, most notably "Are U Ready" and "Hit Me" before going on to release the breakthrough single "Moonlight Shadow" (a cover of the Mike Oldfield song) peaking at #3 in the German media control charts in June 2002.[3] At the end of 2002, the band released their debut album Covergirl, with the follow up single "God is a Girl".

7 Years and 50 Days and international breakthrough (2003-04)[edit]

After the success of the singles "Moonlight Shadow" and "God Is A Girl", Groove Coverage went on to release a new single titled "The End", which was released in April 2003, peaking at #14 in the German Media Control Charts.[3] In late 2003 came the next top 10 hit single, a cover of Alice Cooper's hit "Poison", followed by the second studio album 7 Years and 50 Days in March 2004, which spawned out five top 20 singles in Germany: "The End", "Poison", "7 Years and 50 Days", "She" and "Runaway".[3]

21st Century and Greatest Hits (2005-2007)[edit]

In 2005, 7 Years and 50 Days reached platinum sales in Asia, as well as being hugely successful in Indonesia. In the UK and Ireland, the band's cover of "Poison" became a top 40 hit, peaking at #32 in the Official UK Singles Chart[3] which helped the band reach to new territories such as Spain and China, where "God Is a Girl" became the most successful song of 2007, having been downloaded more than 1.5 million times.

In July 2006, the band released their third studio album 21st Century, which included their recent singles "Holy Virgin", "On the Radio" and "21st Century Digital Girl".

With only moderate success with their third album, Groove Coverage did not release any more music until late 2007, where they released the single "Because I Love You" to promote their first Greatest Hits compilation. Again the band only experienced moderate success with the new single and album, and were dropped by their label Universal Music Germany.

Riot on the Dancefloor (2010-12)[edit]

In 2010, Groove Coverage celebrated their new music contract with Sony Music / Columbia. For this, they released the highly anticipated new single "Innocent", another Mike Oldfield cover. The single became the highest new entry in the German Media Control Charts, peaking at #38.

In Spring 2011, the single "Angeline" was released, peaking at #22 in the German Media Control Charts; the single proved to be a massive success for the band, staying in the German top 50 Charts for over 16 weeks, as well as peaking at #1 in both the DJ Top 100 International charts,[4] and the MusicLoad digital charts.

In March 2012, the highly anticipated fourth studio album Riot On The Dancefloor was released.[5]

"Tell Me", "Wait", and "Million Tears" (2013-2016)[edit]

On 1 December 2013, the band launched their new website, where they announced that they had finished work on the new single and that it would be out soon.[6] "Tell Me" was released on 31 January 2014.[7] The music video premiered a few days before its release [8] and features many guest appearances including Rameez, DJane HouseKat, Verena Rehm, Micaela Schaefer and Shaun Baker.

On 19 December 2014, Groove Coverage surprised fans with the release of their single "Wait".[9] A music video for the release was published on 17 December 2014.[10]

On 29 May 2015, the band is planning to release their eighteenth single, "Million Tears". The track was originally featured on their 2002 album Covergirl, but it was never released as a single for it. The single version has been re-recorded with a new production.[11]

New single "Wake Up" (2017)[edit]

On June 1st the group changed their Facebook picture with the message "Our next single is ready, and now we're looking for fresh re-mixers." Seeking re-mixers or producers caring to try their own version of the track 110 to 130 bpm in any kind of genre. No title or release date was given yet. fans expected release fall of 2017.

The group wrote on their official Facebook-page that the new single would be out in autumn and they premiered their video for "Wake Up" on their facebook-page 11/16/17 .

"Wake Up" includes a vocal loop, inspired/resembling a similar melody and lyrics of Spice Girls 1998 song "Viva Forever". Covers are a common theme often found in their production, in respect to the band's name Groove Coverage. Some of their songs, not all, are exact or partial covers re-created in the Trance or Electronic Dance style. The instrumental of "Wake up" is reminiscent of their own classic Euro-Trance aesthetic. The song is a 128 BPM Festival Trance song, layered in synths, melancholic melodies, and 4 on the floor drumbeats. Production of this track is similar to "God Is A Girl" (a song Groove Coverage released 15 years prior) "Moonlight Shadow" and "The End" as well as the majority of their discography. The song was very well received by the Groove Coverage fan base.

It is not yet announced if the single is a part of any planned album release.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
GER
[12]
AUT
[13]
Covergirl 39 43
7 Years and 50 Days 15 12
21st Century 39 24
Riot on the Dancefloor
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilations[edit]

Tour 2019

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
GER
[12]
AUS
[14]
AUT
[13]
BEL
(Vl)

[15]
IRE
[16]
NED
[17]
SUI
[18]
UK
[19]
1999 "Hit Me" Single only
2000 "Are U Ready" Covergirl
2001 "Moonlight Shadow" 3 39 5 50 68 52 100
2002 "God Is a Girl" 8 5 55 70
2003 "The End" 14 16 7 Years and 50 Days
"Poison" 2 3 29 51 32
2004 "7 Years and 50 Days" 16 6
"She" 18 14
"Runaway" 20 10
2005 "Holy Virgin" 30 12 21st Century
2006 "On the Radio" 21 23
"21st Century Digital Girl" 41 32
2007 "Because I Love You" 72 56 Greatest Hits
2010 "Innocent" 38 48 Riot on the Dancefloor
2011 "Angeline" 22 26
2012 "Think About the Way" 54
"Riot on The Dancefloor" 91 72
2014 "Tell Me"
"Wait"
2015 "Million Tears 2015"
2017 "Wake Up"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Remixes[edit]

Members[edit]

Axel Konrad (Producer)
Ole Wierk (Producer)
DJ Novus - DJ (1999–Present)
Melanie Munch (Mell) - Lead Singer (2002–Present)
Verena Rehm -Backup Singer (2002 – present)

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