Artist 


Mark Forster
   
Number of songs: 6 | Total weeks on charts: 279
Appearing in a total number of: 24 charts | Total period running: 676 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, he was judge on the German version of the TV competition The 

Since 2013, Forster engaged is an ambassador for heart diseases afflicting children for broadcasters Südwestrundfunk and Saarländischer Rundfunk and German banking institution Sparda-Bank.

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


Mark Forster in the news
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Contemporary String Quintet Kittel & Co. Announces Visceral 11-Track Debut 'Whorls' Due April 13, 2018 (02/03/2018) Vitamin String Quartet Delivers A Hypnotic Take On Flaming Lips' Whimsical Hits (02/03/2018)
GHS Strings And Wear Your Music Announce Partnership (01/03/2018) Martin Guitar To Debut Three New X Series Dreadnought Guitars, Along With New Premium Classical And Ukulele Strings At Winter NAMM 2018 (22/01/2018)
Yamaha Supports Six String Theory Competition For Guitar Players, Bassists, Keyboardists And Drummers (10/01/2018) Elevate Your Experience - 12 Days Of Free Tidal - No Strings Attached (23/12/2017)
6 String Drag, Americana Pioneers, Return With New Album And 20th Anniversary Reissue Of Steve Earle-Produced 'High Hat' Album Via Schoolkids (18/12/2017)
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