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 Artist 


Mark Forster
   
Number of songs: 8 | Total weeks on charts: 319
Appearing in a total number of: 35 charts | Total period running: 763 days
Biography

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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Five For Fighting With String Quartet Announced At SOPAC (14/11/2019) New Podcast Goes "Inside The Musician's Brain" With Grammy-Winning Infamous Stringdusters' Chris Pandolfi (30/10/2019)
The Infamous Stringdusters Announce New Live Album + 2020 Tour Dates (23/10/2019) Original Genesis Guitarist Anthony Phillips To Release First New Album In 7 Years "Strings Of Light" 2 CD/1 DVD (12/10/2019)
"One-Woman Powerhouse" Dessa Releases New Music Video For "Velodrome," Recorded Live With The Grammy-Winning Minnesota Orchestra, And Announces West Coast Tour Dates With String Quartet (10/10/2019) Joan Shelley Releases New Single & Video "The Fading," Featuring Icelandic Strings And Bonnie "Prince" Billy (23/08/2019)
Adam Wakefield Live EP "Breaking Strings Live," Set For Release July 26, 2019 (24/07/2019) New Dates Announced For Throwing Muses In String Of First Performances Since 2014! (22/07/2019)
Martin Guitar To Introduce New Guitars And Strings At 2019 Summer NAMM (10/07/2019) Vitamin String Quartet To Release Bjork Remix EP June 7th (15/05/2019)
Ólafur Arnalds Releases Record Store Day Exclusive: Limited Edition Re:member Vinyl And Brand-New String Quartet Recordings On 7" (12/04/2019) The Infamous Stringdusters' "Exquisite Musicianship" (Relix) On 'Rise Sun' Out This Friday, April 5 (04/04/2019)
Skanners/Animae Silentes' Tomas Valentini Endorsed By Dr Strings! (14/03/2019)
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