Hila Bronstein (2005)
|Birth name||Hila Bronstein|
|Born||July 26, 1983|
|Origin||Israel / Germany|
|Years active||1996 (solo)|
Hila Bronstein (Hebrew: הילה ברונשטיין; born July 26, 1983) is an Israeli-German singer and songwriter, who rose to fame as a member of the R&B/Pop group Bro'Sis. She is currently working on a solo career.
Bronstein was the second daughter born to an Israeli drummer, Amir Bronstein, and his wife, African singer Mary-Christine, in Tel Aviv. In 1985, at the age of two, Hila's family left the country to move to Amsterdam, Netherlands, before eventually settling down in Frankfurt am Main, Germany the year after. She was raised in her father's Jewish faith. Bronstein and her sister Karen attended the Musterschule gymnasium.
In 2001, Bronstein decided to audition for the second season of the German reality television program Popstars. She entered the competition with thousands of other men and women, and the judges Alex Christensen, Noah Sow and Detlef Soost were impressed with her performance of Tina Arena's song "Show me Heaven". She earned positions in the Recall and the Re-recalls, before immediately travelling to Ibiza, Spain to join her competitors for a workshop there. In the end, Hila made it to the final eighth on the show, and during a special episode in November 2001, jury member Soost disclosed that she was chosen to become part of the final group, later called Bro'Sis.
With the final six members of the band in place, Popstars continued tracking the development and struggles of Bro'Sis. However, it took another two months until the band released "I Believe", produced by Christensen, which would subsequently appear on the band's debut album Never Forget (Where You Come From). The single and the album became a major success, both peaking at No.1 on the German and Austrian singles, airplay and albums charts, eventually selling more than 1.5 million copies.
In the following years the hype around the band decreased constantly. After Indira's departure in 2003, the resting band members released another two studio albums, Days of Our Lives and Showtime, both of them receiving moderate commercial response only. However, after the band's ninth single release, "U Build Me Up", Bro'Sis decided to go for a break, and, although performing together now and then, their decision turned out to become the group's end in January 2006.
Currently, Hila is working on her debut album.
- 2005: "Warum?" (with Curse; from Victory 2)
- 2006: "Thank U" (with Rasul; from Opium Volume 2)
- 2008: "Eine Chance" (with Franky Kubrik; from his album DramaKing)
- 2008: "Streben nach Glück" (with Mnemonic; from DJ Kitsune's album Victory)