Max Giesinger

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Max Giesinger
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Giesinger in 2017.
Background information
Born (1988-10-03) 3 October 1988 (age 31)
OriginWaldbronn, Germany
Years active2012–present

Max Giesinger (born 3 October 1988) is a German singer-songwriter and musician from Waldbronn, Germany. He first gained widespread popularity with his single 80 Millionen, placing as high as second position in the German charts. His music is usually labeled as pop and pop-rock.

Early life[edit]

Giesinger grew up in Waldbronn, which is in Baden-Württemberg and belongs to the administrative district Karlsruhe. At the age of 13, he played in his first band the Deadly Punks. At the age of 20, he played in the bands Bud Spencer Group, Sovereign Point and as a solo project Maxville, and completed 70 performances per year.[1] He completed his high school diploma at the Gymnasium Karlsbad. After graduating from high school, he travelled to Australia and New Zealand where he worked as a street musician for a work & travel program.[2]

Music career[edit]

Following his return to Germany, Giesinger applied to the Baden-Württemberg Pop Academy in Mannheim, but was not admitted as a student because he did not pass the entrance examination. He participated in the singing casting show The Voice of Germany in 2011 after being approached by the producers. With the help of his coach Xavier Naidoo, he reached the final of the show on 10 February 2012, in which he finished fourth. His song Dach der Welt reached 14th place on the German charts.[3]

Max Giesinger on the Radio Salü stage at the Saarspektakel 2014 in Saarbrücken

This was followed by a tour of Germany with performances in twelve cities. In 2013, Giesinger published his EP Unser Sommer and then went on his second tour of Germany.

Max Giesinger (2017)
Max Giesinger live at Leverkusener Jazztagen 2017

After separating himself from his label for personal differences, Giesinger launched a Crowdfunding campaign in February 2014 to finance his first album. He reached the financing goal within 24 hours. His debut album "Laufen lernen" is published by Giesinger himself with the help of Rent a Record Company. However, he failed to build on the success of his time at The Voice of Germany.[4] In April 2016, Giesinger released his second album Der Junge, der rennt, managing to win label rights with BMG. In addition, the pre-released single 80 millionen developed into a radio success and rose into the German charts in April 2016. Two weeks later, the album reached 20th place in the charts in Germany and also rose to the Swiss charts. Giesinger recorded a new version of 80 Milionen for UEFA Euro 2016 which quickly rose and finished second in the German charts.[5][6] On 16 September 2016, Giesinger released a second single Wenn sie tanzt which reached the top 10 of the German single's chart.[7]


Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
Laufen lernen
  • Release: 20 May 2012
  • Label: Motor Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Der Junge, der rennt
  • Release: 8 April 2016
  • Label: BMG
  • Formats: CD, digital download
17 41 27
Die Reise
  • Release: 23 November 2018
  • Label: BMG
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 25


Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Fix You" 2012 70 non-album singles
"Dach der Welt" 14 39 65
"Unser Sommer" 2013 Laufen lernen
"Irgendwas mit L" 2014
"Für immer" 2015
"80 Millionen" 2016 2 52 53 Der Junge, der rennt
"Wenn sie tanzt" 9 18 16
"Roulette" 2017
"Nicht so schnell"
"Legenden" 2018 38 92 Die Reise
"Die Reise" 2019
"Auf das, was da noch kommt"
(with Lotte)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


2016: Goldenne Henne 2016 for Newcomer of the Year[14]

2016: MTV Europe Music Awards for Best German Act

2017: Radio Rogenbogen Awards for the Best Newcomer of 2016[15]


  1. ^ "Giesinger bio". 26 May 2016. Archived from the original on 4 September 2012.
  2. ^ Germany, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Stuttgart. "Interview Max Giesinger: Musik bedeutet ihm alles". (in German). Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  3. ^ Medienhaus, Südkurier. "Die außergewöhnliche Karriere von Max Giesinger – mit Videos zum Reinhören!". Südkurier Online (in German). Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  4. ^ Giesinger, Max. "Max Giesinger - Debüt Album - Crowdfunding-Projekt". Crowdfunding-Projekt (in German). Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  5. ^ "June 17th 16: King Soccer Is Back". Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Max Giesinger's '80 Millionen' EM Version Is Inspiring – Repeat Rotation Video – Leo Sigh". Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Wenn Sie Tanzt by Max Giesinger – Music Charts". Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Discographie Max Giesinger". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Max Giesinger discography". Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Max Giesinger discography". Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  11. ^ a b c "Gold/Platin Datenbank Deutschland" (in German). BVMI. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Ö3 Austria Top40: Longplay-Charts – Ö3 Charts". Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Edelmetall 2017". Hung Medien. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Das war die Goldene Henne 2016". (in German). Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  15. ^ "Große Star-Parade beim Radio Regenbogen Award!". (in German). 7 December 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2017.

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