Michelle Leonard

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Michelle Leonard
Born (1973-06-05) 5 June 1973 (age 45)
England
OriginGermany
GenresPop, Rock, Punk, Electro
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Instrumentssinging
Years active1990–present
LabelsUniversal Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management
Associated actsAurora, Joachim Witt, Cinema Bizarre, Mike Leon Grosch, Tarja Turunen, Sarah Connor, Thomas Godoj, Stanfour, Sarah Brightman, Popstars, Zoë Badwi, Hanna Pakarinen, Gregorian, Zweiohrküken, Robin Schulz, Paul van Dyk, Moguai, f(x), Sistanova, Eisbrecher, Elif Demirezer, Popakademie Baden-Württemberg
WebsiteOfficial website

Michelle Leonard (born 5 June 1973) is a British singer and songwriter, now based in Berlin. Leonard has written and co-written multiple songs for singles and albums with platinum and gold status. [1][2]She's internationally known for her work with AURORA and Paul van Dyk, as well as for her collaboration as Solamay with Robin Schulz. As a songwriter she is signed to BMG Rights Management.

Biography[edit]

Leonard grew up in Germany where she attended British schools. EMI Music Publishing signed her when she was 17.[3] As an artist, Leonard released her first single with 16 which was a cover version of Twin Peak´s "Are We Falling". Leonard's first songs included "Feel So Perfect" which was used for a pan-European C&A advertising campaign that went on for three years, with different films around the song. "Feel So Perfect" was released by Cape featuring Michelle Leonard and became a radio hit. Many of her co-written songs were used in advertisements such as Axe, RMS (Radio marketing services), FORD KA and Vodafone Germany (AURORA´s single "Running With The Wolves").

Michelle Leonard is responsible for multiple hits of national and international artists. Some of her biggest achievements are AURORA's "Running With The Wolves", "Rooftop" by Nico Santos and "Love Is You" by Thomas Godoj.

In 2005 Leonard worked on the song "Instant Replay" with Such A Surge which was released on their album "Alpha".

She was the performance and music director for the "German Theatre Abroad" project in New York and directed the musical "Electric Society", which was staged on 12 November 2005 in Cologne, Germany. In 2009, she was a judge on a German casting television show named Popstars and released her debut album "Fragile".

Since 2005, Leonard is a lecturer at the Popakademie (University of Popular Music and Music Business), the Columbia College Chicago, and at the SRH Hochschule der populären Künste (College of Popular Arts) in Germany for Songwriting.[4] In 2011, Leonard started the co-publishing company "DOLSIRA" with Universal Music Publishing, Germany, which in 2018 was followed by the edition "EERA" in cooperation with BMG Rights Management. In 2015 she started her own artist project "Solamay" which has won platinum status several times.

Discography[edit]

As Songwriter[edit]

Year Title

Album

Chart Position Comment
 DE  AUT   CH  FIN  SWE  UK  US
2002 Hurra, Hurra, die Schule brennt

Busted - Busted (Album)

19

(7 weeks)

20

(8 weeks)

34

(5 weeks.)

Translation work
2004 Save My Life Tonight

Hanna Pakarinen – When I Become Me (Album)

2 Platinum record icon.svg

(17 weeks)

2005 Out Of Tears

Hanna Pakarinen – Stronger (Album)

2 Gold record icon.png

(7 weeks)

Virus

Nu Pagadi - Your Dark Side (Album)

1

(12 weeks)

5

(10 weeks)

6

(9 weeks)

Sag Mir Wann

Nikko Weidemann- Perfekte Welle Compilation (Album)

2006 Celebrity Queen

Alexander Klaws – Attention! (Album)

12

(3 weeks)

71 48
Der Turm

Joachim Witt – Bayreuth 3 [Limited Edition] (Album)

35

(3 weeks)

Don’t Let It Get You Down

Mike Leon Grosch– Don’t Let It Get You Down (Single)

1

(11 weeks)

6

(10 weeks)

2

(14 weeks)

Don’t Let It Get You Down This Ride

Mike Leon Grosch– Absolute (Album)

2

(12 weeks)

12

(4 weeks)

6

(8 weeks)

Living Without You, It’s Over, Venom, Occupied, Tattooed On Me

Sandy Mölling – Frame Of Mind (Album)

36
Dangerzone

Vanilla Ninja – Dangerzone (Single)

21

(9 weeks)

23

(6 weeks)

18

(8 weeks)

Dangerzone, Kingdom Burning Down, The Band That Never, Existed Rockstarz, Battlefield, Insane In Vain, Silence, Love Is Just A War, My Name

Vanilla Ninja – Love Is War (Album)

16

(5 weeks)

29

(3 weeks)

14

(9 weeks)

EE #1
You And Me, Cruel To Myself

Hell Yeah

Valentine – Blue Merry-Go-Round (Album)

2007 Lovesongs (They Kill Me)

Cinema Bizarre - Lovesongs (They Kill Me) (Single)

9

(9 weeks)

32

(8 weeks)

FR #28 (19 weeks)
Lovesongs (They Kill Me), Get Off, Heaven Sent

Cinema Bizarre – Final Attraction (Album)

9

(1 week)

28

(2 weeks)

FR #24 (9 weeks)

IT #30 (9 weeks)

If I Lose You

Lisa Bund – Born Again (Album)

27

(2 weeks)

66

(1 week)

88

(1 week)

Life Is A Miracle

No Angels – „Kleiner Dodo“ Soundtrack (Album)

Titelsong des Warner Bros. Animationsfilms „Kleiner Dodo“
Großstadtkinder, Jenny

Peilomat– Großstadtkinder

Lost Northern Star, Ciárans Well, Calling Grace

Tarja Turunen – My Winter Storm (Album)

3

(4 weeks)

11

(4 weeks)

15

(9 weeks)

1 Platinum record icon.svg

(9 weeks)

41

(1 week)

NO #37 (1 week)

SP #77 (1 week)

FR #88 (1 week)

Superstar, I Am Not Afraid

Orange Blue – Superstar (Album)

88

(1 week)

Atomic Love, Another Day

Nouveau Riche – Pink Trash (Album)

Various Songs

Sistanova

2008 Stay With Me

Jesus On Extasy – Stay With Me (Single)

1 (Alternative Charts)
Love Is You

Thomas Godoj – Love Is You (Single)

1

(13 weeks)

1

(12 weeks)

1

(11 weeks)

Love Is You, Too Young To Grow Old, Summer Breeze, Brand New Start

Thomas Godoj – Plan A! (Album)

1

(25 weeks)

1 Platinum record icon.svg

(8 weeks)

3

(11 weeks)

2009 No More Days To Waste

Aloha From Hell - No More Days To Waste (Single)

59

(4 weeks)

JP #11
Blown Away

Oliver Wimmer – Blown Away (Single)

1

(10 weeks)

CH Airplay Charts #1
Little Riding Hood Rap

Sarah Brightman - Little Riding Hood Rap (Single)

Touching And Kissing, My Obsession, Je Ne Regrette Rien, In Your Cage, Heaven Is Wrapped In Chains, I Don’t Wanna Know (If You Got Laid), Out Of Love, Sad Day (For Happiness), Tears In Vegas

Cinema Bizarre – ToyZ / BANG (Album)

24

(1 week)

44

(1 week)

FR #79 (3 weeks)

IT #36 (3 weeks)

NL #94 (1 week)

Love In A Million Shades

Hanna Pakarinen - Love In A Million Shades (Album)

7 Gold record icon.png

(5 weeks)

Enough

Tarja Turunen – My Winter Storm [Limited Fan Edition] (Album)

Tired Again

Stanfour – Zweiohrküken(Soundtrack)

6

(16 weeks)

15

(9 weeks)

56

(7 weeks)

2010 I Can’t Dance Alone

Giovanni feat. Ross Antony – I Can’t Dance Alone (Single)

26

(7 weeks)

49

(4 weeks)

Anteroom Of Death, I Feel Immortal, Until My Last Breath

Crying Moon

Tarja Turunen – What Lies Beneath (Album)

4

(5 weeks)

12

(6 weeks)

11

(4 weeks)

7

(7 weeks)

45 (Sweden Album Charts)

(1 week)

11 (UK Rock Chart) 24

(US Top Heatseekers)

Reached Chart positions in 18 countries (e.g. IT, CZ, HUN, RUS, PL, NL, BEL, MEX)
Stay With Me

Jesus On Extasy – Beloved Enemy (Album)

An Le Chang Zan

Gary Cheng

Cantonese version of „I’m A Big Girl Now“
Born To Feel Alive

Gregorian – The Dark Side Of The Chant (Album)

7

(13 weeks)

11

(16 weeks)

20

(14 weeks)

First English version of the song "Geboren um zu leben" by the German group Unheilig,

DK #9 (6 weeks)

Carry Me Home

Sarah Connor – Real Love (Album)

8

(8 weeks)

15

(4 weeks)

22

(4 weeks)

2011 Undercover

Frida Gold – Juwel (Album)

14 Gold record icon.png

(38 weeks)

59

(2 weeks)

Daddy

Marla Glen – Humanology (Album)

Down The Hole And Back 3D

Bertil Mark – Insight Outside (Earbook)

Carry Me Home

Grant Smillie feat. Zoë Badwi – Carry Me Home (Single)

ARIA Club Charts #16, Album „Zoë“ hit #36 in AU Album Chart
Ich Sehe Dich

Uwe Ochsenknecht – Das Große Comeback (Soundtrack)

Titelsong des ZDF TV Films „Das Große Comeback
Sam Na Sveta

Toma feat. Billy Hlapeto – Sam Na Sveta (Single)

BG #7
2012 Du Fölier Väl Med

Lena Philipsson - Du Fölier Väl Med (Single)

4
Du Fölier Väl Med

Lena Philipsson – Världen snurrar (Album)

4
Lost In Berlin

Love Ammunition

Paul Van Dyk (feat. Michelle Leonard) – Evolution (Album)

Lost In Berlin (Giuseppe Ottaviani Remix)

Paul Van Dyk (feat. Michelle Leonard) – Vonic Sessions 2012 (Album)

22

(4 weeks)

49

(2 weeks)

NL #78 (1 weeks)
Anteroom Of Death, Lost Northern Star, Ciarans Well

Taja Turunen – Tarja Act 1 (Live Album & DVD)

5

(4 weeks)

36

(1 week)

48

(1 week)

12

(3 weeks)

The Knife, Beat The Winter

Mikko Sipola – Making A Sound

5
Shooting Stars

Kindervater – Future Trance Vol.61 (Compilation)

3 (Compilation Charts) 2

(12 weeks)

5

(8 weeks)

Shooting Stars

Kindervater – Dream Dance Vol.65 (Compilation)

6 (Compilation Charts) 12

(2 weeks)

7

(6 weeks)

Army Of Hope

Michael Schulte – Wide Awake (Album)

54

(1 week)

Gloria

Joachim Witt – Gloria (Single)

74

(2 weeks)

Gloria, Jetzt Geh, Tränen, Blut, Königreich, Beben, Licht Im Ozean, Komm Nie Wieder Zurück, Leichtsinn, Untergehen

Joachim Witt – DOM (Album)

6

(6 weeks)

43

(1 week)

68

(1 week)

DE Alternative Charts #1
Brave It Out

Generations – Brave It Out (Single)

Titel track of the Japanese NTV Drama „Sugarless“, JP # 5 Hot 100 Official Billboard, #9 Top 100 Airplay #4 Adult Contemporary Airplay, #6 Hot Single Sales, #3 Oricon Single Charts
2013 Carry Me

Michael Mind Project – State Of Mind (Album)

53

(3 weeks)

43

(3 weeks)

Kein Rausch

Betty Dittrich – Gute Jungs, böse Mädchen (Album)

Lock U In A Rocket, Love Love Love

ZIBBZ – Ready? Go! (Album)

14

(4 weeks)

Gotta Remember To Forget You

Angy – Drama Queen (Album)

SP #30 (1 week)
Recognise Me

Sofi de la Torre – Rubinrot (Soundtrack)

Zu Ende

Mega Mega – Behalt Die Nerven (Album)

Grüne Welle

MC Fitti feat. Bonnie Strange – Geilon (Album)

2

(11 weeks)

Snapshot

f(x) – Pink Tape (Album)

21 (US Heatseekers Albums - Billboard) Billboard World Album Charts #1, KR #1, JP #30
Gloria

Gregorian – Masters Of Chant 9 (Album)

14

(13 weeks)

16

(4 weeks)

29

(8 weeks)

Brave It Out

Generations – Generations (Album)

JP #1
2014 Spät, Hoping (feat. Lisa Gerrard)

Joachim Witt – Neumond (Album)

8

(4 weeks)

2015 Schlachtbank

Eisbrecher – Schock (Album)

2

(3 weeks)

11 16

(3 weeks)

Hearts Are Digital, Burn/fear, Electric, Angel, Just An Illusion, Lovers When It’s Cold, Glory, The Matrix, Not My God, Metropolis, You Can’t Save Me, (In Your) Waiting Room

Jack Strify – Illusion (Album)

Gentle

Gregorian – Masters Of Chant – The Final Chapter (Album)

8

(11 weeks)

54

(2 weeks)

25

(5 weeks)

Let’s Die Together, Radio Song, There Was A Time

Russkaja – Peace, Love & Russian Roll (Album)

42

(1 week)

Running With The Wolves

Aurora – Running With The Wolves (EP)

5

(Aqua Charts)

Title track Vodafone Campaign Germany,

UK Mix Charts #5,

NO Dance Charts #18

2016 UFO

Alex Mattson feat. Solamay – UFO (Single)

10 Double platinum record icon.svg

(6 weeks)

Running With The Wolves, Warrior, Eyes Of A Child, Wisdom Cries

Aurora – All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend (Album)

24

(4 weeks)

50 41 28 150 NO #1

IE #66

NL #17

AU #67

Recognise Me

Sofi de la Torre – Smaragdgrün (Soundtrack)

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “Smaragdgrün” (Film/DVD Charts DE #3)
2017 Jealousy

Alice Merton – No Roots (EP)

5 3 14 (Billboard Top Alternative Albums) Billboard US Top Rock Albums #30
My Girls, Bff, Vergiss Mein Nicht

Hanni & Nanni – Mehr Als Beste Freunde (Film Soundtrack)

Charming Horses Remix Edit

Jam feat. Solamay – Invaded (EP)

Hey Road, Send You An Angel, Still In Love, Volle Kraft Voraus

Russkja – Kosmopoliturbo (Album)

27

(1 week)

Krieger, Alle In Einem Boot, Wo Geht Der Teufel Hin, Herz Auf, Der Wahnsinn

Eisbrecher – Strumfahrt (Album)

1

(9 weeks)

10 8
Killin‘ It

Laz Perkins feat. Mad Ice & Bang for the Buck – Killin’ It (Single)

Rooftop

Nico Santos – Rooftop (Single)

5 Platinum record icon.svg

(31 weeks)

2 Gold record icon.png

(24 weeks)

5

(29 weeks)

DE Airplay Charts #1
Herzstreik

Alina – Die Einzige (Album)

26

(12 weeks)

100

(1 week)

Taboo

Moody – Taboo (Single)

2018 Liebe Ist Safe

Glasperlenspiel – Licht & Schatten (Album)

5

(10 weeks)

Dig Deep

Lxandra – Dig Deep (Single)

Trick

Nicki & Freddi & The Sixties – Ku’damm 59 (Soundtrack)

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "Ku’damm 59"
Never Let You Down

Michael Schulte - Never Let You Down (Single)

Not Yours

Halie – Not Yours (Single)

Rooftop, Heatwave

Nico Santos – Streets Of Gold (Album)

25

(3 weeks)

69

(1 week)

29

(2 weeks)

As Soloartist[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title

Album

Chart Position Comment
 DE  AUT   CH  FIN  SWE  UK  US
2009 Fragile Debut album

Singles[edit]

Year Title

Single

Chart Position Comment
 DE  AUT   CH  FIN  SWE  UK  US
2009 Where Did We Go Wrong 6 (16 weeks) 15 (9 weeks) 56 (7 weeks) (Soundtrack "Zweiohrküken")

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