Helene Fischer

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Helene Fischer
Helene-Fischer-Schleyerhalle.jpg
Helene Fischer in 2013
Background information
Birth name Елена Петровна Фишер[1]
(Elena Petrovna Fisher)
Born (1984-08-05) 5 August 1984 (age 34)
Krasnoyarsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Genres Schlager, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, dancer, entertainer
Years active 2005–present
Labels EMI, Universal
Website www.helene-fischer.de

Helene Fischer (born 5 August 1984)[1] is a 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 15,000,000 albums.[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 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.[4][5]

After graduating from school, Helene Fischer attended the Frankfurt Stage & Musical School for three years, where she studied singing and acting.[6] During this time, Helene performed on stage at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, as well as on the stage of the Volkstheater Frankfurt (de). Since May 2008 she has been dating Florian Silbereisen. In October 2011 Fischer was presented with her own wax figure in the Berlin Madame Tussauds museum.

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.[4]

Helene Fischer on Tour with orchestra May 2011

She has won sixteen "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.[7] 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.

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.

Discography[edit]

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)

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[8]
  • 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 d "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. ^ a b "Helene Fischer: Schön wie im Märchen". Der Westen (in German). Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylyv8EgwFfU
  6. ^ "Helene Fischer – Stationen einer Karriere" (in German). Archived from the original on 5 January 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  7. ^ Helene Fischer Tourdates. Vorverkaufstarts.de Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  8. ^ 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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