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Mark Forster
   
Number of songs: 7 | Total weeks on charts: 286
Appearing in a total number of: 28 charts | Total period running: 690 days
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Mark Cwiertnia (born 11 January 1984), better known by the artistic name Mark Forster, is a German singer. In 2015, he became the vocalist of a duo cooperation, a musical project named Eff in association with DJ and music producer Felix Jaehn. 

Mark Forster is of mixed German and Polish origins. He was born to a German father. His mother was Polish named Agnieszka Cwiertnia originating from Warsaw. His mother called him Marek and in his early days as a musician used the name Marek Cwiertnia. He grew up in Winnweiler, Kaiserslautern (Rheinland-Pfalz). He later moved to Berlin where he developed a career as a singer, songwriter, pianist and composer of jingles for television including for the show Krömer – Die Internationale Show. From 2007 to 2010, he accompanied actor and comedian Kurt Krömer as a pianist sidekick. 

In 2009, Forster joined band Balboa as their frontman. He was also in Kurt Krömer's Kröm De La Kröm alongside musician Mitumba Lumbumba and in 2010 was signed to German record label Four Music where he released his albums Karton in 2012. The album was produced by Ralf Christian Mayer and coproduced by Sebastian Böhnisch and recorded in Germany, France and Spain. He toured starting February 2012 with Laith Al-Deen and promoted his album. Two minor singles from the album were released: "Auf dem Weg" and "Zu dir (weit weg)". 

In November 2013, he was featured in the rapper Sido's hit "Einer dieser Steine" singing in the refrain. An even bigger hit for Forster was "Au revoir" this time Forster as main artist featuring Sido and was a prelude to the very successful album Bauch und Kopf in 2014. The album was certified gold and included the big hit "Au revoir" and two other follow-up hit singles "Flash mich" and the title track "Bauch und Kopf", the latter of which won Bundesvision Song Contest 2015. 

In 2015, Forster became vocalist for a musical project Eff, made up of Forster as vocalist and Felix Jaehn as DJ and music producer. The two met in an event in Vienna in 2015. Eff is a reference to Felix and Forster. Their debut single as Eff was "Stimme" that has topped the German Singles Chart for three consecutive weeks, also charting in Austria and Switzerland. 

Along with Tony Mono (Peter Saurbier) he sang for 1 Live for 2014 FIFA World Cup in support of the German Football National Team. The song was a cover of his song "Au revoir" retitled "Au Revoir, USA!". For the World Cup final, he released an amended take "Au revoir (WM version). 

In 2015 and 2016, Forster served as a coach on German broadcaster Sat.1's German version of the TV competition The Voice Kids alongside Lena and Revolverheld singer Johannes Strate. In 2017, Forster became a coach on The Voice of Germany replacing Andreas Bourani.

Discography:
2012: Karton
2014: Bauch und Kopf
2015: Flash mich
2016: Tape
2018: LIEBE
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia


Mark Forster in the news
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Johnny Spencer, Oakland A's Fan From Yankee Stadium Viral Video (Drummer In NY Indie Band Stringer) Accepts Invitation And Apology (10/10/2018) Video Of Johnny Spencer (Drummer Of Stringer) In Altercation With Unruly Ny Yankee Fan Goes Viral (10/10/2018)
Sultans Of String Get Set For Their Christmas Caravan To Ride On Tour (09/10/2018) Legendary Scottish Singer Barbara Dickson Releases New Album "Through The Line" With Carducci String Quartet (08/10/2018)
Brooklyn, NY Stringer Covered The Libertines/Billy Idol At Recent Vinyl Release Show With So So Glos, Kitten Etc (24/09/2018) Hanson Announces Release Date For New Album "String Theory" (14/09/2018)
Jose Gonzalez & The String Theory Announce 'Live In Europe' And International Tour (11/09/2018)
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