Tokio Hotel is a German rock band, founded in 2001 by singer Bill Kaulitz, guitarist Tom Kaulitz, drummer Gustav Schäfer, and bassist Georg Listing. Their sound encompasses multiple genres, including pop rock, alternative rock, and electronic rock. They have had four number one singles and have released three number one albums in their native country. The band has sold more than 10 million records worldwide. After recording an unreleased demo-album under the name "Devilish" and having their contract with Sony BMG Germany terminated, the band released their first German-language album, Schrei, as Tokio Hotel on Universal Music Germany in 2005. Schrei sold more than half-a-million copies worldwide and spawned four top-five singles in both Germany and Austria.
In 2007, the band released their second German-language album, Zimmer 483, and their first English-language album, Scream, which have combined album sales of over 2.5 million copies worldwide and helped win the band their first MTV Europe Music Award for Best InterAct. The former, Zimmer 483, spawned three top-five singles in Germany while the latter, Scream, spawned two singles that reached the top-twenty in new territories such as France, Portugal, Spain and Italy. In September 2008, they won their first MTV Video Music Award, for Best New Artist. Tokio Hotel became the first German band ever to win an award at the MTV VMAs and to also win awards at the MTV Latin America Awards. They also picked up the Headliner award at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008 and the award for Best Group at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2009. They won for Best World Stage Performance on 7 November 2010 at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Madrid. In July 2011, they became the first German band to win an award at the MTV Video Music Awards Japan.
Their most recent work is the album Dream Machine, released in early 2017, which was received with mixed reviews.
Formation, early years and debut album (2001–2006)Edit
Twin brothers Bill Kaulitz and Tom Kaulitz along with drummer Gustav Schäfer and bass-guitarist Georg Listing formed the band in 2001 under the name Devilish, and they soon began playing in talent shows and small concerts. After Bill Kaulitz's participation in a children's Star Search in 2003 at age thirteen (which he lost in the quarter-final), he was discovered by music producer Peter Hoffmann. Devilish changed their name to Tokio Hotel: "Tokio", the German spelling of the Japanese city Tokyo, due to a love of the city, and "Hotel" due to their constant touring and living in hotels. Soon after Sony BMG took them under contract, Hoffmann hired David Jost and Pat Benzner into the team of creators and authors, and had them give the teens instruction on songwriting and instrument playing; most of the songs of the first album were written by Hoffmann, Jost and Benzer (including the singles "Scream" and "Rescue me" which were completely written by them), only the single "Unendlichkeit" was written completely by Tokio Hotel themselves. Shortly before release of their first album, Sony terminated their contract.
In 2005 Universal Music Group took Tokio Hotel under contract and developed a marketing plan. Their first single, "Durch den Monsun" ("Through the Monsoon"), quickly rose in the charts, appearing on the German official Media Control single chart at No. 15 on 20 August 2005 and eventually reaching No. 1 on 26 August 2005; it also reached No. 1 on the Austrian singles chart. Their second single, "Schrei" ("Scream"), climbed to the No. 5 position in the German charts. These two songs were written by singer Bill Kaulitz together with their group of producers Peter Hoffmann, David Jost, Pat Benzer and Dave Roth. Their debut album, Schrei, was released on 19 September 2005, and was certified triple gold by the BVMI in 2006 for selling over 300,000 copies in Germany. In 2006, a third and fourth single, "Rette mich" ("Rescue Me") and "Der letzte Tag" ("The Final Day"), were released; both reached No. 1 as well. "Der letzte Tag" contained a B-side called "Wir schließen uns ein", which was also accompanied by a music video.
Zimmer 483 and Scream (2007–2008)Edit
The first single off their second album Zimmer 483 (Room 483), called "Übers Ende der Welt" (later re-released in English under the name "Ready, Set, Go!"), was released on 26 January 2007 and quickly reached No. 1 in Germany and Austria, and No. 2 in France. Zimmer 483 was released in Germany on 23 February 2007, along with a deluxe edition of the album containing a DVD. The album's second single, "Spring nicht" ("Don't Jump") was released on 7 April. The tour accompanying the release of the album, The Zimmer 483 Tour, scheduled to start in March 2007, was delayed by two weeks because the band members wished to have a different stage design. A third single, "An deiner Seite (Ich bin da)" ("By Your Side"), was released on 16 November. The single contains the B-side "1000 Meere" ("1000 Oceans"), for which a music video was also produced.[by whom?] On 28 April 2008 Tokio Hotel released their single "Heilig" but no music video for the single was released, because of the tight schedule they had.
Tokio Hotel's first English-language album, Scream, was released on 4 June 2007 throughout Europe. In Germany, the album was released as Room 483 in order to emphasize the continuity with their last German album Zimmer 483. Scream contains English versions of a selection of songs from Tokio Hotel's German-language albums Schrei and Zimmer 483. "Monsoon", the English-language version of "Durch den Monsun", was the first single from the album. "Ready, Set, Go!" (the translation of "Übers Ende der Welt") was released as the album's second single and "Don't Jump" (the translation of "Spring nicht") as the third single. A video for "Scream", the English-language version of their 2005 hit "Schrei", was also recorded, and was released to the iTunes Store in early March 2008.
Tokio Hotel gave their first concert in the United Kingdom on 19 June 2007. "Ready, Set, Go!" was released in the UK as the band's first single on 27 August 2007. The song reached No. 77 in the UK Singles Chart.
Tokio Hotel won an MTV Europe Music Award for Best InterAct on 1 November 2007 and were also nominated for Best Band. They performed "Monsoon" at the event.
Tokio Hotel released their first US single, simply called "Tokio Hotel", in late 2007. The single contains the tracks "Scream" and "Ready, Set, Go!", and was available exclusively at Hot Topic stores. Their second US single, "Scream America", was released on 11 December 2007. The single contains the track "Scream" and a remix of "Ready, Set, Go!" by AFI's Jade Puget. In February 2008, the band toured North America for five dates, starting in Canada and finishing up in New York. After Tokio Hotel had appeared and performed live on MuchMusic while touring in Canada, "Ready, Set, Go!" entered the MuchOnDemand Daily 10, a countdown of videos chosen by viewers. It remained there for over a week, then returned to the top of the MOD Daily 10 chart on 8 April. "Scream" was released in Canada on 25 March and in the US on 6 May.
The "1000 Hotels" European Tour began on 3 March 2008 in Brussels and continued through locations including the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Serbia and Scandinavia. It was scheduled to finish on 9 April; during the concert in Marseille, France on 14 March, Bill started to experience vocal problems. He let the audience sing more frequently than normal, and instead of the original 21 songs on the set list, the band played only 16 songs. Bill apologized, in German, for his bad singing and explained that he was sick. Two days later, the band cancelled the Lisbon, Portugal concert minutes before it was supposed to commence. The rest of the "1000 Hotels" Tour and a scheduled North American Tour were cancelled after the band's manager announced in Bild that Bill Kaulitz had to undergo surgery to remove a cyst on his vocal cords.
Bill Kaulitz had been putting strain on his voice after playing 43 concerts in the 1000 Hotels tour without a break. He had to undergo larynx surgery on 30 March to remove a cyst that had formed on his vocal cords. The cyst resulted from a throat infection that had gone untreated. Following his surgery Bill could not speak for ten days and had four weeks of vocal rehabilitation. If Bill had continued singing the rest of the tour, his voice would have eventually been permanently damaged. Tokio Hotel started performing again in May 2008 and after that they embarked on a second part of their 1000 Hotels European Tour, adding many open-air concerts and wrapping up the tour on 13 July in Werchter in Belgium.
Humanoid, Humanoid City Live, Best Of (2009–2012)Edit
In August 2008 Tokio Hotel embarked on a second tour of North America, including a performance at the Bamboozled festival in New Jersey. The band's music video for "Ready Set Go!" was nominated for Best Pop Video at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, where they won the award for Best New Artist. They returned to North America in October 2008 for a month-long tour of concerts and record-store signings. In December 2008 a behind-the-scenes DVD called Tokio Hotel TV – Caught on Camera was released. It contains footage from Tokio Hotel TV and backstage feature-stories of the previous year on disc one entitled "History – The very best of Tokio Hotel TV!". A deluxe edition contains a second disc entitled "Future – The road to the new Album!" which features footage of the band on promotion tours and preparing for their third studio album.
In between the North American tours, the band returned to their record studio in Hamburg to record their third studio album, Humanoid, which was released on 2 October in Germany and 6 October 2009 in the U.S., despite earlier statements predicting a March/April 2009 release or a May/June 2009 release. The album was recorded in both German and English, with both versions released simultaneously worldwide.
On 10 August, it was announced on MTV News that the first German single would be "Automatisch" and that its English counterpart, "Automatic", would be released as a first single in the United States. On 20 August, MTV Buzzworthy released a video which previewed "Automatic" and Cherrytree Records announced that the English version of the song would be released in the US on 22 September. Nevertheless, the video for the single was released on 3 September.
On 2 November 2009 Tom's blog announced that the second English single would be "World Behind My Wall" and that its German counterpart, "Lass uns laufen", would be the second German single. The music videos for both versions were released on 14 and 15 December.
The group toured thirty-two cities in Europe from 22 February to 14 April 2010. On 24 June 2010, the live music-video for their single, "Dark Side of the Sun", was released on the band website.
On 20 July 2010, they released their second live album, Humanoid City Live, from Milan, Italy. On 22 November 2010, their new song "Hurricanes and Suns" premiered on the Greek radio-station Mad Radio. It was included in the bonus track on all versions of Tokio Hotel: Best Of, a compilation album of their most successful songs.
On 13 December 2010 their Best of was released in Germany. It was released internationally the next day. 2 December was the World Premiere of the video for "Hurricanes and Suns" on the official Tokio Hotel website.
Tokio Hotel performed their first concert in Asia (excluding their concert in Israel) at the Audi Showcase in Singapore, followed shortly by the TM Connects With Tokio Hotel event in Malaysia, promoting the sales of their album Humanoid. They concluded the series of mini-concerts with Taiwan. They returned to Malaysia a couple of months later to perform at MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2010. They performed in Tokyo on 15 December 2010, after their South American tour concluded in Distrito Federal, Mexico on 2 December 2010. In February 2011 Tokio Hotel travelled to Japan to complete a second promo tour. A number of television appearances and media interviews took place between 8 and 11 February.
On 28 April 2011 they received the "Fan Army FTW" award at the MTV O Music Awards, the network's first online award-show. A clip of Bill and Tom thanking their fans played after the winner was announced.
On 24 June 2011 Tokio Hotel performed in Japan at "The Next Premium Night Tokio Hotel in Tokyo". Audi A1 presented the event, and 150 fans were chosen to win tickets to attend the show. The event was the band's first acoustic performance in Japan. On 25 June 2011 the band performed live at the MTV Video Music Aid Japan in Tokyo. The show, formerly called the "Video Music Awards Japan", was used as a music benefit to raise money for the Japanese Red Cross in order to help those affected by the 2011 earthquake.
Not long after finishing the "Welcome to Humanoid City Tour", Bill and Tom, with their manager David Jost, moved to Los Angeles and continue to live there.
Kings of Suburbia and touring (2013–2015)Edit
On 5 January 2013, Tom Kaulitz confirmed on the "BTK Twins" app (which was recalled in November) that a new album would be released in 2013. During MTV's Musical March Madness 2013 Tournament, Tokio Hotel promised to release their new album "if they repeat as March Madness Champs". Although they did not win the award, and despite inactivity, the band managed to gather a considerable amount of support from their fanbase. Once again, Tokio Hotel announced that they were planning to release a new single on 27 October 2013 and the album the following month. However, neither the album nor any new singles were released during that year.
On 22 January 2014, the band's producer, Peter Hoffman, announced that recording for the new album had been completed and that they were in the process of selecting the track list. He stated that there was no release date yet, but the album would come out later in 2014. On 3 April, the band informed their fans via Facebook and Twitter about their recent website update, which included an official video teaser of them working on their upcoming album and never-before-seen photos of the members.
After the comeback of Tokio Hotel TV, the band announced on Twitter that the album had been finished and was currently in the hands of the label. On 3 September 2014 Bill Kaulitz announced via his Instagram account that the name of the new album would be Kings of Suburbia and it would be released on 3 October.
On 12 September, Tokio Hotel released a music video for the song "Run, Run, Run" from their new album. "Girl Got a Gun" was also released as a second promotional song on 19 September, followed by a music video on 23 September. The lead single from the album, Love Who Loves You Back, was released on 26 September, followed by a music video on 30 September. The album was released in three versions on 3 October 2014 and was number one in 30 countries and in TOP5 in 17 more countries.
Tokio Hotel's new world tour "Feel It All World Tour" started 6 March in Europe with "Part 1: the Club Experience", giving fans an exclusive personal encounter with the band in special club-sized venues. Part 2 will commence with dates in the United States, followed by dates in Latin America (Part 3) and Russia (Part 4). The second official single from the album is the namesake of the tour, "Feel It All". The video for it was released 27 March 2015, and the "Feel It All" EP was released for sale 3 April 2015.
Dream Machine album and tour (2016–2017)Edit
During an interview in May 2016, Bill Kaulitz announced that there would be a new album titled Dream Machine and a new world tour in 2017. In late December 2016 as promotion for the album, the band released the first two songs from the album on YouTube. The first, "Something New", was released on 23 December and the second, "What If", was released on 29 December.
On 2 January 2017, the band announced via their official Facebook page that Dream Machine would be released on 3 March 2017. While they are no longer with Universal Music, they have since signed with Starwatch Music.
On 25 September 2017, Tokio Hotel announced their North America tour dates for 2018, however these dates were later cancelled due to technical issues with the band's equipment.
The third single, "Boy Don't Cry" was released on 20 October 2017 along with its accompanying music video, with also three remixes; "Regi Remix", "Tiefschwarz Remix" and "Drangsal Edit".
The fourth single, "Easy", was released on 22 December 2017 along with its accompanying music video.
Melancholic Paradise, Durch den Monsun 2020 and Monsoon 2020 (2018–2020)Edit
On 29 October 2018, the band announced via their official Facebook page that they will be embarking on a new tour in 2019 named "Melancholic Paradise" wherein they will perform both familiar songs and new ones from their upcoming album. Only Europe dates have been announced at that time. The singles "Melancholic Paradise", "When It Rains It Pours" and "Chateau" were respectively released on 1 February 2019, 5 April 2019, and 17 November 2019.
In October 2019, Bill Kaulitz announced via his Instagram account that the upcoming Tokio Hotel album has been finished with the recording sessions and that it will be released in 2020. Also, the next day, he has announced via his Instagram account that the band has added North America and Latin America legs to their "Melancholic Paradise Tour" for the same year with the release of the band sixth studio album. The band had only completed three venues on their North America and Latin America tour and the rest of the tour was since cancelled at the last minute before their show in Ecuador due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns worldwide.
All photos, videos and content were removed from Tokio Hotel's official Instagram account early August 2020, and older photos of the band were uploaded instead. This was later revealed to be due to the 15th anniversary of the release of the band's debut single "Durch den Monsun" on 15 August 2005.
During a live chat on Spotify, the band confirmed that new versions of "Durch den Monsun" and "Monsoon" will be released some time in Autumn 2020 as a celebration of the single's 15th anniversary. "Durch den Monsun 2020" and "Monsoon 2020" were respectively released on 2 October 2020 and 16 October 2020. Bill also confirmed that a new German-language song will be released later this year, and that a new tour is planned in 2021 for Europe and other continents. On 1 September 2020, Tokio Hotel revealed to have signed a new record deal with Sony Music Germany and Epic Records Germany throughout their official Instagram account.
Tokio Hotel announced on 4 December 2020 via Instagram their new single "Berlin", featuring a guest appearance from Canadian singer VVAVES, which was released on 11 December 2020.
Beyond the World and upcoming seventh studio album (2020–present)Edit
On 7 December 2020, the band announced via their official Facebook page and Instagram account that they will be embarking on a new tour in Autumn 2021 named "Beyond the World", promoting "Durch den Monsun 2020" and "Monsoon 2020", whilst wishing to perform more songs from their upcoming album. Only Europe dates have been announced at that time.
Via their #AskTokioHotel livestream on Twitter, the band have announced a new single called "White Lies", which will feature a guest appearance from German EDM duo VIZE. This was released on 15 January 2021.
On 16 December 2020, the band appeared on MDR Sputnik's talk show Friends of Sputnik, where they were interviewed by host Sissy Metzschke, and later performed the songs; "Durch den Monsun 2020", "Love Who Loves You Back", "Black", "Melancholic Paradise" and "Berlin". On 7 February 2021, the band appeared on Super Bowl LV on ProSieben, on which they performed the songs; "When It Rains It Pours", "Covered in Gold", "We Found Us", "What If", "White Lies" and "Stormy Weather".
On 19 March 2021, the band started a social media contest called the White Lies Cover Challenge, where they asked fans to create their own cover of "White Lies" on video and to submit it by 4 April 2021 on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #WhiteLiesCoverChallenge. The winning covers would then be used by the band in a fan video version of the song, which was uploaded to their official YouTube account on 15 April 2021.
The band had a new Instagram livestream on 25 March 2021, on which they announced a new song would be released on 28 May 2021. The new song will be a dance cover of "Behind Blue Eyes" by classic rock legend The Who, and like "White Lies", the cover will also feature a guest appearance from VIZE. The band also announced a remix version of "White Lies" with German DJ NOØN, which was released on 2 April 2021. Another remix version of the song with German DJ duo HBz was released on 7 May 2021.
Instead of the planned date of 28 May 2021, "Behind Blue Eyes" was released on 27 May 2021 to coincide with the band's live performance of the song on ProSieben's Germany's Next Topmodel on the same day.
On 7 June 2021, the band started a social media contest called the Behind Blue Eyes Cover Challenge, where, like with "White Lies", they asked fans to create their own cover of "Behind Blue Eyes" on video and to submit it on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #BBE_challenge. The winning covers would then be used by the band in a fan video version of the song.
- Studio albums
Since the release of the single "Durch den Monsun" in 2005, Tokio Hotel have gone on to win 110 awards in various categories and countries.
|Best Newcomer||Comet Awards (Germany)||6 October|
|Super Comet||Comet Awards (Germany)||6 October|
|Best Newcomer||Eins Live Krone||24 November|
|Best Pop National Act||Bambi Awards||1 December|
|Best Single||Golden Penguin (Austria)|
|Best Pop||Golden Penguin (Austria)|
|Rock Band 2005||Golden Penguin (Austria)|
|Album of the year||Golden Penguin (Austria)||8 February|
|Band of the year||Golden Penguin (Austria)||8 February|
|Song of the year – 'Der Letzte Tag'||Golden Penguin (Austria)||8 February|
|Best Newcomer||Golden Penguin (Austria)||8 February|
|Ausverkaufte Tourhalle||Sold-out-Award of Königpilsener Arena||11 March|
|Best Newcomer||ECHO Awards (Germany)||12 March|
|Best Newcomer||Steiger Awards||25 March|
|Pop National||Radio Regenbogen (Germany)||31 March|
|SuperBand Rock – Golden Otto||Bravo Otto||6 May|
|Music Award||Bild OSGAR||22 May|
|Best Newcomer International||Popcorn Awards (Hungary)||26 May|
|Best Newcomer||Bravo Otto (Hungary)||24 June|
|Best International Band||Bravo Otto (Hungary)||24 June|
|Best Newcomer Band||Popkomm Bavarian Music Lion||21 September|
|Best German Pop Band||Goldene Stimmgabel||24 September|
|Best Selling German Artist||World Music Awards||15 November|
|Best Pop National Act||Bambi Awards||30 November|
|Best Live Act||Eins Live Krone||7 December|
|Best Rock band||MTV France|
|Single of the Year – Durch Den Monsun||Golden Penguin|
|Best Selling German Act – Album Schrei||European Border Breakers Award||21 January|
|European Border Breakers Award||NRJ Awards||21 January|
|Rock Award||BZ-Kulturpreis||23 January|
|Best Video National||ECHO Awards (Germany)||25 March|
|SuperBand Rock – Golden otto||Bravo Otto|
|Digital prize||Festivalbar (Italy)||7 September|
|Most Successful Group Rock International||Goldene Stimmgabel||22 September|
|Most Successful Popgroup International||Goldene Stimmgabel Awards||3 October|
|Best Album||TMF Awards (Belgium)||13 October|
|Best Video||TMF Awards (Belgium)||13 October|
|Best New Artist||TMF Awards (Belgium)||13 October|
|Best Pop||TMF Awards (Belgium)||13 October|
|Best International Act||MTV Europe Music Awards (Germany)||1 November|
|Best band of the Year||MTV Italy Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award||1 December|
|Band of the Year 2007||Golden Penguin (Austria)||January|
|Best International Band||Rockbjörnen Award (Sweden)||24 January|
|Best Music National||Goldene Kamera (Germany)||6 February|
|Best Music Video||Echo Awards (Germany)||15 February|
|Best International Artist||Emma Gala Awards (Finland)||8 March|
|Best International Group||Disney Channel Kids Award (Italy)||28 March|
|Best Concert||Hitkrant (Netherlands)||May 2008|
|Best Mood Song – Monsoon||Hitkrant (Netherlands)||May 2008|
|Song that Stays in your Head – Monsoon||Hitkrant (Netherlands)||May 2008|
|Superband Rock – Silver Otto||Bravo Otto||3 May|
|Best Band||MTV TRL Awards (Italy)||17 May|
|Best Number 1 of the Year with Monsoon||MTV TRL Awards (Italy)||17 May|
|Best Band||Comet Awards (Germany)||23 May|
|Best Video – An Deiner Seite||Comet Awards (Germany)||23 May|
|Best Live Act||Comet Awards (Germany)||23 May|
|Super Comet||Comet Awards (Germany)||23 May|
|Best New Artist||MTV VMA Music Awards (USA)||7 September|
|Fan Choice Best Entrance||MTV VMA Music Awards (USA)||7 September|
|Best Male Artist International (Bill Kaulitz)||TMF Awards (Belgium)||11 October|
|Best Video International – Don't Jump||TMF Awards (Belgium)||11 October|
|Song of the Year||MTV Latin America Awards (Mexico)||16 October|
|Best Fanclub-Venezuela||MTV Latin America Awards (Mexico)||16 October|
|Best New Artist-International||MTV Latin America Awards (Mexico)||16 October|
|Best Ringtone||MTV Latin America Awards (Mexico)||16 October|
|Headliner||MTV Europe Music Awards (England)||6 November|
|Best Selling DVD: ZImmer 483 – Live in Europe||Rekord (Russia)||2 December|
|SuperBand – Golden Otto||Bravo Otto (Germany)||12 May|
|Best TRL Artist of the Year||MTV TRL Awards (Italy)||16 May|
|Best Online Star||Comet Awards (Germany)||29 May|
|Export Hit of Germany||Bavarian Music Lion||17 September|
|International Award (2009)||Audi Generation Award (Germany)||18 October|
|Best Rock Video(2009)||Music New Video Music Award||September 2009|
|Best Group||MTV Europe Music Awards (Germany)||5 November|
|Best International Rock Band||Telehit Awards (Mexico)||12 November|
|Band of the Year||Golden Penguin (Austria)||29 January|
|Album of the Year||Golden Penguin (Austria)||29 January|
|Band of the Year||Bravoora Awards (Poland)||1 February|
|Best International Artist||Emma Gala Awards (Finland)||4 February|
|Walk of Fame||König-Pilsener Arena (Germany)||26 February|
|Best International Band||Radio Regenbogen Awards (Germany)||19 March|
|Favorite Music Star||Kids Choice Awards 2010 (Germany)||10 April|
|Best Live Act||Comet Awards (Germany)||21 May|
|Foreign Song of the Year – World Behind My Wall||Rockbjörnen Award (Sweden)||1 September|
|Concert of the Year||Rockbjörnen Award (Sweden)||1 September|
|Best World Stage Performance||MTV Europe Music Awards (Spain)||7 November|
|Best Group Video||Music New Video Music Award||December 2010|
|Best Band National||CMA Awards (Germany)||12 December|
|Best Single National – World Behind My Wall||CMA Awards (Germany)||12 December|
|Band of the Year||Bravoora Awards (Poland)||March|
|Star of the 20th Anniversary||Bravoora Awards (Poland)||March|
|Best Fan Army (Fan Army FTW)||MTV O Music Awards (USA)||28 April|
|Best Rock Video||MTV Video Music Awards Japan||2 July|
|Best Fan Club: Aliens||2Musica Awards||17 August|
|Fashion Icon: Bill Kaulitz||2Musica Awards||17 August|
|Best Videography||2Musica Awards||17 August|
|Best Artist in a Versus||2Musica Awards||17 August|
|Best Rock Artist||2Musica Awards||17 August|
|Best Fan Army (Fan Army FTW)||MTV O Music Awards (USA)||31 October|
|Best Peta2 Ad||Peta2 6th Annual Libby Awards||December|
|Super-Band Rock (bronze)||BRAVO OTTO (Germany)||21 March|
|Mister Winter 2012: Bill Kaulitz||Star Planete Awards 2012 (France)||25 March|
|Musical March Madness Champions||MTV Musical March Madness 2012||5 April|
|Hottest Rocker Boys||Q102's Online Competitions||27 May|
|Best Fan Club: Aliens||2Musica Awards||25 June|
|Best Artist in a Versus||2Musica Awards||25 June|
|Best Fan Army (Fan Army FTW)||MTV O Music Awards (USA)||28 June|
|Battle of the Boy Bands||MTV Latin America Awards (Mexico)||16 August|
|Best Fan Army (Fan Army FTW)||MTV O Music Awards (USA)||19 June|
|Biggest Fans||MTV Europe Music Awards||10 November|
|Album of the Year: "Kings of Suburbia"||Music Daily Awards (Hungary)||28 December|
|Video of the Year: "Love Who Loves You Back"||Music Daily Awards (Hungary)||28 December|
|Band of the Year||Music Daily Awards (Hungary)||28 December|
|Best Fan Club: Aliens||Music Daily Awards (Hungary)||28 December|
|Best International Band||Love Radio Awards (Russia)||29 December|
|OMG of the Year – Tokio Hotel's comeback||Love Radio Awards (Russia)||29 December|
|Video of the Year: "Love Who Loves You Back"||MTV Award (Spain)||9 January|
|Musical March Madness Champions||MTV Musical March Madness 2015||3 April|
|Best Artist from the World||MTV Awards 2015 (Italy)||14 June|
|Best Cinematography: "Boy Don't Cry" (nominated)||Berlin Music Video Awards||28 May|
- Elke Buhr for Frankfurter Rundschau. "As if" eroticism. 22 February 2007. English translation by Sign and Sight.com
Straightforward pop-rock with catchy melodies and a well-calculated mix of stolen Metallica riffs and romantic ballad elements. Everything is played on the safe side, and the production is technically perfect.
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