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Andreas Bourani ( Stiegelmair; born 2 November 1983) is a German singer-songwriter.

Andreas Bourani
Andreas Bourani - Global Citizen Festival Hamburg 13.jpg
Bourani at the Global Citizen Festival.
Background information
Born (1983-11-02) 2 November 1983 (age 36)
OriginAugsburg, Germany
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
Years active2011–present
LabelsVertigo Berlin
Websitewww.bourani.de

CareerEdit

Bourani was born to Egyptian[1] parents and adopted as an infant by a German family in Augsburg, in the south-west of Bavaria. As a youth, he attended high school at St. Stephan and studied at the private music school Downtown Music Institute. In 2008, he moved from Munich to Berlin. In 2010, he received a recording contract with Universal Music and performed as an opening act for Philipp Poisel and Culcha Candela on their 2010 arena tours.

In June 2011, Bourani released his debut album Staub & Fantasie. It reached number 23 on the German Albums Chart and spawned the hit single "Nur in meinem Kopf" which became a top 20 hit in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.[2] In Germany, the single was certified gold for sales of more than 150,000 copies.[3] In September 2011, he represented Bavaria in the Bundesvision Song Contest with his second single "Eisberg". He finished tenth in the competition. He then toured with Unheilig and was featured in one of their charting hits "Wie wir waren".

In April 2013, he was nominated for the German Grammy, GEMA, in the Best Pop Text category. Bourani's second studio album, Hey, was released in May 2014 and spawned the single "Auf uns" which topped the German and Austrian Singles Chart. The song was also used in the trailer for the film Die Mannschaft which documents the German National Football Team's win of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

In May 2015, Bourani along with Xavier Naidoo, Yvonne Catterfeld and others appeared in the second season of Sing meinen Song - Das Tauschkonzert, the German The Best Singers adaption.[4] The same month, it was announced that Bourani would replace Sunrise Avenue lead vocalist Samu Haber as a judge in the fifth season of The Voice of Germany.[5] He is the official voice of Maui in the German dub of Moana.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak positions Certifications
GER
[6]
AUT
[7]
SWI
[8]
Staub & Fantasie
  • Released: 10 June 2011
  • Label: Vertigo Berlin
  • Formats: CD, digital download
23 27 22
Hey
  • Released: 9 May 2014
  • Label: Vertigo Berlin
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
3 3 3

Live albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak positions Certifications
GER
[6]
AUT
[7]
SWI
[8]
Hey (Live)
  • Released: 30 October 2015
  • Label: Vertigo Berlin
  • Formats: CD, DVD, digital download

SinglesEdit

As lead artist
Title Year Peak positions Certifications Album
GER
[6]
AUT
[7]
SWI
[8]
"Nur in meinem Kopf" 2011 16 13 15 Staub & Fantasie
"Eisberg" 47 56
"Wunder" 2012
"Auf uns" 2014 1 1 2
  • BVMI: Diamond[9]
  • IFPI AUT: Platinum[10]
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum[11]
Hey
"Auf anderen Wegen" 4 5 29
  • BVMI: Platinum[9]
  • IFPI AUT: Gold[10]
"Ultraleicht" 2015 45 71 50
"Hey" 30 46 36
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
As featured artist
Title Year Peak positions Certifications Album
GER
[6]
AUT
[7]
SWI
[8]
"Wie wir waren"
(Unheilig featuring Andreas Bourani)
2012 32 60 Lichter der Stadt
"Astronaut"
(Sido featuring Andreas Bourani)
2015 1 1 1
  • BVMI: Platinum[9]
  • IFPI SWI: Gold[11]
VI
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak positions Certifications Album
GER
[6]
AUT
[7]
SWI
[8]
"Schlaflied" 2015 48 Sing meinen Song – Das Tauschkonzert Vol. 2
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Andreas Bourani – Alles nur in meinem Kopf". Goethe-Institut. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Chartverfolgung / Bourani, Andreas / Longplay". musicline.de. Archived from the original on 29 April 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Bundesverband Musikindustrie: Gold-/Platin-Datenbank". musikindustrie.de. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Welcher Kandidat ist wann dran? Und wer singt welchen Song?". Ausgburger Allgemeine. 26 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Andreas Bourani wird neuer "Voice"-Coach". Süddeutsche Zeitung. 26 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Andreas Bourani discography". germancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Andreas Bourani discography". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Andreas Bourani discography". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank". Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Archived from the original (To access, enter the search parameter "Andreas Bourani" and select "Suchen") on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  10. ^ a b c "Gold & Platin". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original (To access, enter the search parameter "Andreas Bourani" and select "Suchen") on 16 December 2008. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  11. ^ a b "hitparade.ch – AWARDS 2015". hitparade.ch (in German). Retrieved 17 September 2015.

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