Yasmin K.

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Yasmin K.
Alex C Yass.jpg
Alex Christensen (left) and Yasmin K. (right).
Background information
Birth name Yasmin Knoch
Also known as Yasmin K.; Y-ass; Yasmin Knock
Born (1986-09-27) September 27, 1986 (age 30)
Soufrière, Saint Lucia
Origin Germany
Genres Pop, Europop, Dance
Occupation(s) Singer, actress
Years active 2001-present
Associated acts Alex C., U96
Website yasmin-k.de

Yasmin K. (born Yasmin Knoch, 27 September 1986 in Soufrière, Saint Lucia), also performs using the name Y-ass, is a German pop singer. She is most known for appearing in 2001 on the second season of Popstars.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Knoch is the daughter of Oliver Bendt, founder of Goombay Dance Band. Her mother is from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Knoch grew up in Hamburg. After completing her abitur, she took lessons in singing, piano, and guitar. She began performing in shows with her father's band. In the year 2000, she played a major role in the musical Buddy.

In the autumn of 2001, she auditioned for the television show Popstars. Knoch did not make it into the finals and was eliminated from the show. Alex Christensen, a judge on Popstars began collaborating with her on numerous projects. In the summer of 2002, they released the single "Rhythm of the Night", a cover version of a hit by the Italian band Corona.

In 2003, Yasmin K. and Alex C. released the song "Angel of Darkness" as a promotion single for Eidos Interactive for the video game Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness.

After a four-year break, she reappeared with the song "Du hast den schönsten Arsch der Welt" ("You have the sweetest ass in the world") and a cover version of the 1996 hit "Run Away" by The Soundlovers.



Year Title Chart Position[2]
2008 Euphorie
(Alex C. feat. Y-ass)
20 19 -
2010 Tabu
(Alex C. feat. Y-ass)


Year Title Chart Position[2]
2002 "Rhythm of the Night"
(Alex C. feat. Yasmin K.)
28 28 81 - - -
2002 "Amigos Forever"
(Alex C. feat. Yasmin K.)
35 86 - - -
2003 "Angel of Darkness"
(Alex C. feat. Yasmin K.)
21 39 - - -
2007 "Du hast den schönsten Arsch der Welt"
(Alex C. feat. Y-ass)
1 1 50 27 57 38
2008 "Doktorspiele"
(Alex C. feat. Y-ass)
4 3 - - -
2008 "Du bist so porno"
(Alex C. feat. Y-ass)
21 12 - - -
2008 "Liebe zu dritt"
(Alex C. feat. Y-ass)
29 28 - - -
2009 "Dancing is like heaven"
(Alex C. feat. Y-ass)
41 41 - - 98


  1. ^ "Yasmin K.". Discogs. Archived from the original on 11 February 2010. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Quellen: DE Archived 2007-10-29 at the Wayback Machine. AT CH