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Helene Fischer

Number of songs: 10 | Total weeks on charts: 501
Appearing in a total number of: 36 charts | Total period running: 5813 days

Helene Fischer (born 5 August 1984) is a German schlager singer. Since her debut in 2005, she has won numerous awards, including 17 Echo awards, four "Die Krone der Volksmusik" awards and three Bambi awards. She has sold at least 15 million records. In June 2014, her multi-platinum 2013 album Farbenspiel became the most downloaded album ever by a German artist and is currently the sixth bestselling album of all time in Germany. Her signature song "Atemlos durch die Nacht" was the bestselling song in Germany in 2014. She has had the best-selling album of the year in Germany five times, in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018. She ranked No. 8 on Forbes' list of "The World's Highest-Paid Women In Music 2018", earning US$32 million. Fischer has been referred to as the "Queen of Schlager".

Helene Fischer was born in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union, to Pyotr and Marina Fischer. Her father worked as a physical education teacher and her mother as an engineer. Her paternal grandparents were Black Sea Germans who were among those sent to forced settlements in Kazakhstan and Siberia. In 1988, at the age of three-and-a-half, she emigrated with her parents and her six-year older sister to W�llstein, West Germany.

After graduating from high school, Fischer attended the Frankfurt Stage & Musical School for three years, where she studied singing and acting. During this time, she performed on stage at the Staatstheater Darmstadt, as well as on the stage of the Volkstheater Frankfurt.

During her time at the Stage & Musical School, Fischer's mother secretly copied a demo CD with six of Fischer's songs and sent it to different recording studios to gauge the reaction of professionals.
Fischer's debut on stage took place on 14 May 2005, in a programme by the TV channel ARD. It was a duet with the singer Florian Silbereisen. The two later became a couple.
She has won 17 Echo awards, the "Goldene Henne" award seven times, and the "Krone der Volksmusik" prize four times. All her albums and DVDs have achieved multiple gold and double platinum status. Her songs, with their stories of the everyday worries and woes of home-loving folks, are lyrically close to what could be called "country music" although musically quite different.

Her fanbase extends beyond Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, the United Kingdom, Finland, the United States, and New Zealand.

She released her first English album, The English Ones, on 7 June 2010. The album was produced by Jean Frankfurter [de] (Erich Lie�mann), a German producer, composer and arranger. On singing in English, Fischer commented: "I have always dreamed of singing my songs in another language. English is the language of Country, the music that we call Schlager. Language is a tool, but it is important that what you sing comes from the heart � and that is what this album is about".

On 4 October 2013, she released her album Farbenspiel in Germany. She went on tour in 2014 and a big stadium tour in 2015. She played in the Olympia Stadium in Berlin in front of 120,000 people. The album received platinum after five days in Germany, Denmark and Austria. Farbenspiel is the most successful release of a German female artist in the first week of release in the last 10 years. To date, over 2.4 million copies of the album have been sold.

On 13 November 2015, Fischer released a Christmas album entitled Weihnachten. It consists of two CDs, the first being Christmas songs sung in German and German dialects, and the second is songs sung in English. The album reached number 1 of the year-end charts in both Germany and Austria and received altogether 14 platinums in both countries. It sold over 1.3 million copies.

In 2016, she sang the German version of "How Far I'll Go" (Ich bin bereit), the title song of Disney's Moana.

On 12 May 2017, she released her eighth studio album, which bears her own name of Helene Fischer. It was released by Polydor. The album debuted at number one on the Austrian, German, and Swiss Albums Chart and reached the top ten in the Netherlands and the Flemish region of Belgium. In Germany, Helene Fischer sold more than 300,000 copies in its first week of release, making it the highest-selling debut since Herbert Gr�nemeyer's 2002 album Mensch. It won nine platinums in Germany and Austria and has sold over 1 million copies in both countries to date. She performed all her new songs and several hits from previous albums in the Kesselhaus, Munich and released the album Helene Fischer � Das Konzert aus dem Kesselhaus showcasing this performance. In June 2018, she started her second stadium tour, performing in Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, and Austria. In several locations on this tour, she performed up to five times in a row. Her show was developed together with 45 Degrees of Cirque du Soleil. In October 2018, The New York Times ranked Fischer seventh in terms of the world's biggest touring musician acts of the year. In the 2018 Forbes list of top-earning female artists worldwide, she ranked 8th. This also makes her currently the most successful non-English singer.

Fischer sang at the SnowpenAir 2022 Music Festival in Grindelwald Terminal in the Switzerland Alps. There, she sang the protest song Freiheit (song) as her response to the most recent Russian invasion of Ukraine and another forced resettlement by Russia.
Fischer wore a blue and yellow ribbon in solidarity with Ukraine, tearfully introduced the song describing the sorrow being experienced by Ukrainian families being resettled and torn apart from each other in war, and sang the song with blue and yellow highlights on the stage.

Fischer hosted the yearly music entertainment show Die Helene Fischer Show [de] from 2011 to 2019, which was broadcast during Christmas on German public TV. In this show, she performed with various artists, including David Garrett, Michael Bolton, Tom Jones, Max Raabe, Take That, Udo J�rgens, Olly Murs, Andrea Berg, Bryan Adams, Unheilig, Kiefer Sutherland, Freya Ridings, Andrea Bocelli, Nick Carter and Queen. She accompanied Lindsey Stirling with an acrobatic performance.

Von hier bis unendlich (2006)
So nah wie du (2007)
Zaubermond (2008)
So wie ich bin (2009)
F�r einen Tag (2011)
Farbenspiel (2013)
Weihnachten (2015)
Helene Fischer (2017)
Rausch (2021)
Sources: Wikipedia, Editorial team

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