The Boyz (German musical group)

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The Boyz
Genres R&B, Pop, Hip hop
Years active 1996-1999
Past members Florian Fischer ('Flow')
Adel Tawil ('Kane')
Tarek Hussein ('T-Soul')
Salvatore Di Blasi
Stephane Claudio Kroll-Marongiu

The Boyz was a German boy band created in Berlin at the end of 1996 with encouragement from music producer Triple-M. Their largest success was in 1998 when their single "One Minute" made it to the Top-10 both in Germany (No.9) and Switzerland (No. 8).[1][2] The single eventually reached the gold status in Germany selling over 250,000 units.[3]

Career[edit]

Florian Fischer and Adel Tawil got acquainted through the club scene in Berlin in 1993. Tawil convinced Tarek Hussein and in 1995 the trio got the attention of Triple M-Management during a talent competition. Saxophonist, Salvatore Di Blasi, joined the group through the same competition. The fifth member, Stephane Claudio Kroll-Marongiu, was a Berlin resident and a model was last to join.

In the spring 1997 the band had its break with a Top 30 German hit "Round and Round", their first release from their debut album Boyz In Da Band. It was followed by another relative success "Let Me Show You The Way". With the third single "One Minute" they reached the Top 10 in both Germany and Switzerland. The band split after four more singles and a second album 'Next Level.

In February 1998, the band appeared in a German TV serial Geliebte Schwestern. 'Flow' (Florian Fischer) had fallen in the December 1997 off the stage suffering a knee injury. This was depicted in the actual scenario of the series and was played by the band members.

Band members[edit]

Members of "The Boyz" were:

  • Florian Fischer (as 'Flow') (born 13 October 1974)
  • Adel Tawil (as 'Kane') (born 15 August 1978)
  • Tarek Hussein (as T-Soul) (born 3 July 1978)
  • Salvatore Di Blasi (born 27 October 1980)
  • Stephane Claudio Kroll-Marongiu (born 8 March 1979)

After the split[edit]

  • Adel Tawil went solo in addition to songwriting and producing, He was also member of the famous German duo Ich + Ich alongside Annette Humpe
  • Florian Fischer now works in music management
  • Tarek Hussein is a music producer and is known as Tarééc. He works with many acts including German rapper Bushido

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart Position
GER
1997 Boyz In Da House 63
1998 Next Level
1999 All the Best and Goodbye

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Position Album
GER SWI
1997 "Round and Round" 27 19 Boyz in da House
"Let Me Show You The Way" 44
"One Minute" 9 8
1998 "Shame" 28 24 Next Level
"I Like" 37
"God Bless" 80
1999 "Memories" 35 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Boyz's German singles chart positions". Musicline.de. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  2. ^ "The Boyz's Swiss singles chart positions". Swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  3. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (The Boyz)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2010-02-06.