Helene Fischer

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Helene Fischer
Helene-Fischer-Schleyerhalle.jpg
Helene Fischer in 2013
Background information
Birth nameHelene Fischer
Born (1984-08-05) 5 August 1984 (age 34)
Krasnoyarsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
GenresSchlager, Pop
Occupation(s)Singer, dancer, entertainer
Years active2005–present
LabelsEMI, Universal
Websitewww.helene-fischer.de

Helene Fischer (born 5 August 1984)[1] is a Russian German singer, entertainer, television presenter and actress. Since her debut in 2005 she has won numerous awards, including seventeen Echo awards, four "Die Krone der Volksmusik" awards and three Bambi awards. According to record certifications she has sold at least 15 million records.[2] In June 2014, her multi platinum 2013 album Farbenspiel became the legally most downloaded album by a German artist of all time.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Helene Fischer was born in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia,[1] (then the Soviet Union) to Peter and Marina Fischer. Her father worked as a physical education teacher and her mother as an engineer. Her paternal grandparents were Black Sea Germans[4] who were among those sent to forced settlements in Kazakhstan and Siberia.[1] In 1988, at the age of three and a half, she emigrated with her parents and her six-year older sister to Wöllstein, Rhineland-Palatine, West Germany.[5][6]

After graduating from school, Helene Fischer attended the Frankfurt Stage & Musical School for three years, where she studied singing and acting.[7] During this time, Helene performed on stage at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, as well as on the stage of the Volkstheater Frankfurt [de].

Career[edit]

During her time at the Stage & Musical School, her mother secretly copied a demo CD with six of Fischer's songs and sent it to different recording studios to gauge the reaction of professionals.

Fischer's debut on stage took place on 14 May 2005, in a programme of the TV channel ARD. It was a duet with the singer Florian Silbereisen. The two later became a couple.[5]

Helene Fischer on Tour with orchestra May 2011

She has won seventeen "Echo" awards, the "Goldene Henne" award seven times, and the "Krone der Volksmusik" prize four times. All her albums and DVDs have achieved multiple gold and double platinum status. Her songs, with their stories of the everyday worries and woes of home-loving folks, are lyrically close to what could be called "country music" although musically quite different.

Her fanbase extends beyond Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, the United Kingdom, Finland, the United States and New Zealand.

She released her first English album, "The English Ones", on 7 June 2010. The album was produced by Jean Frankfurter [de], a German producer, composer and arranger for 40 years. On singing in English, Fischer commented: "I have always dreamed of singing my songs in another language. English is the language of Country, the music that we call ’Schlager’. Language is a tool, but it is important that what you sing comes from the heart – and that is what this album is about."

In January 2013 she made her acting debut in an episode of the German TV series Das Traumschiff.

On 4 October 2013 she released her album "Farbenspiel" in Germany. She played a tour in 2014 and a big stadium tour in 2015.[8] She played in the Olympia Stadium in Berlin in front of 120.000 people. The album received platinum after 5 days in Germany, Denmark and Austria. Farbenspiel is the most successful release of a German female artist in the first week of release in the last 10 years. To this date, over 2.4 million copies of the album have been sold.

On 13 November 2015, Helene Fischer released a Christmas album, namely Weihnachten. It consists of 2 CDs, the first being Christmas songs sung in German and German dialects, and the second is songs sung in English. The album reached number 1 for the year-end charts in both Germany and Austria, and received altogether 14 platinums in both countries. It sold over 1.3 million copies.

In 2016 she sang the German version of How Far I'll Go (Ich bin bereit), the title song of Disney's Moana.

On 12 May 2017, she released her eighth studio album, which bears her own name of Helene Fischer. It was released by Polydor. The album debuted at number one on the Austrian, German, and Swiss Albums Chart and reached the top ten in the Netherlands and the Flemish region of Belgium. In Germany, Helene Fischer sold more than 300,000 copies in its first week of release, making it the highest-selling debut since Herbert Grönemeyer's 2002 album Mensch. It won 9 platinums in Germany and Austria, and has sold over 1 million copies in both countries to this date. She performed all her new songs and several hits from previous albums in the Kesselhaus, Munich and released the album Helene Fischer – Das Konzert aus dem Kesselhaus showcasing this performance. In June 2018 she started her second stadium tour, performing in Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Austria with over 1.6 million fans. In several locations of this tour she performed up to 5 times in a row. Her show was developed together with 45 DEGREES of Cirque du Soleil.[9] In October 2018 New York Times magazine placed her seven of the world-wide biggest touring musician acts of the year. In the 2018 Forbes list of top-earning female artists worldwide she placed 8th.[10] This also makes her the current most successful non-English singer.

Music entertainment TV show[edit]

She hosts a widely popular yearly music entertainment show (Helene Fischer Show) which is broadcast during Christmas on German public TV. Within this show she has performed together with various artists, including David Garrett, Michael Bolton, Tom Jones, Max Raabe, Take That, Udo Jürgens, Olly Murs, Andrea Berg, Bryan Adams, Unheilig and Queen. She accompanied Lindsey Stirling with an acrobatic performance.

Discography[edit]

Helene Fischer (2013)

Tours[edit]

  • Mut zum Gefühl – Live 2008 (2008)
  • Zum ersten Mal mit Band und Orchester Live (2011)
  • Für einen Tag Live (2012)
  • Open Air-Tour 2013 (2013)
  • Farbenspiel Live (2014/2015)
  • Helene Fischer Live 2017/2018 (2017/2018)
  • Die Stadion-Tour 2018 (2018)

Guest appearances and duets[edit]

Awards[edit]

Bambi

  • 2013: for Musik national
  • 2014: for Entertainment
  • 2017: for Musik National

Echo

  • 2009: for Deutschsprachiger Schlager
  • 2009: for DVD Produktion des Jahres (Mut zum Gefühl Live)
  • 2010: for DVD Produktion national (Zaubermond Live)
  • 2012: for Deutschsprachiger Schlager
  • 2013: for DVD Produktion national (Für einen Tag – Live 2012)
  • 2013: for Deutschsprachiger Schlager
  • 2014: for Album des Jahres
  • 2014: for Deutschsprachiger Schlager
  • 2015: for Schlager
  • 2015: for Album des Jahres
  • 2015: for Hit des Jahres
  • 2015: for Musik-DVD/Blu-Ray national[11]
  • 2016: for Musik-DVD/Blu-Ray national (Wheinachten),(Farbenspiel Live)
  • 2016: for Album des Jahres
  • 2016: for Live-Act National
  • 2016: for Crossover
  • 2018: for Schlager

Goldene Henne

  • 2007: for Aufsteigerin des Jahres
  • 2008: for Musik
  • 2010: for Leserpreis Musik
  • 2012: for Publikumspreis Musik
  • 2014: for Musik
  • 2014: Superhenne (Special 20th Anniversary Award)
  • 2016: for Musik

Goldene Kamera

  • 2012: for Beste Musik national
  • 2016: for Beliebtester deutscher Musik-Act

Krone der Volksmusik See: Krone der Volksmusik

  • 2008: for the Erfolg des Jahres 2007
  • 2009: for the Erfolg des Jahres 2008
  • 2010: as Erfolgreichste Sängerin 2009
  • 2012: as Erfolgreichste Sängerin 2011

Romy

  • 2014: as Beliebteste Moderatorin – Show

World Music Awards

  • 2014: Best-selling German Artist

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Хелена Фишер: "Я родилась в Сибири" /Helene Fischer: "I was born in Siberia"" (in Russian). TopNews24.ru ( Poslednie Novosti). February 25, 2009. Archived from the original on October 5, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2017. Хелен ФИШЕР родилась 5 августа 1984 года в Красноярске. В июне 1998 года с родителями эмигрировала в Германию. После окончания школы Stage & Musical School / Helene Fisher was born in Krasnoyarsk, August 5, 1984. In June 1998, with her parents she emigrated to Germany. After graduation from Stage & Musical School in Frankfurt...; БАБУШКИ и дедушки Лены Фишер разделили судьбу сотен тысяч поволжских немцев, которых в 1941 году сослали в Казахстан и Сибирь. / Her grandparents shared the fate of hundreds of thousands of Volga Germans, who in 1941 were exiled to Kazakhstan and Siberia. Note: Live-site page almost immediately redirects to site's home page; viewing Fischer article requires quick screengrab or text block and copy-paste. Archived version of article, reprinted at Argumenty i Fakty, is stable.
  2. ^ Music certifications: AT Archived 1 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine CH DE DK Archived 19 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Helene Fischer bricht Alltime-Download-Rekord" (in German). Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Im Gespräch mit Helene Fischer im Deutschen Bundestag". Bundesministerium des Innern, für Bau und Heimat (in German). Retrieved 2018-11-16.
  5. ^ a b "Helene Fischer: Schön wie im Märchen". Der Westen (in German). Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylyv8EgwFfU
  7. ^ "Helene Fischer – Stationen einer Karriere" (in German). Archived from the original on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2010.
  8. ^ Helene Fischer Tourdates. Vorverkaufstarts.de Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  9. ^ [1] NewsWire.com Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  10. ^ The World's Highest-Paid Women In Music 2018. Forbes.com Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  11. ^ Brunner, Ula (27 March 2015). "'Die Helene-Fischer-Festspiele haben begonnen'" ['The Helene Fischer festival has begun']. RBB online (in German). Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2015.

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