Zoe Wees

Zoe Wees is a German singer-songwriter. Her debut single "Control" charted in several nations including number 1 in France (SNEP Radio)[2] and the top 10 in Belgium.

Zoe Wees
Born2002
Hamburg, Germany
GenresPop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2019–present
LabelsValeria Music, Capitol Records[1]

BackgroundEdit

Wees grew up in Hamburg, Germany.[3] She grew with benign rolandic epilepsy (BRE).[4] The syndrome caused her to have feelings of exclusion from others, helplessness, and loss of control.[4] Wees was quoted "The sickness was stronger than me, and left scars that have become part of my life. Accepting them has taken so much time, but they make me what I am today: a fighter."[5]

CareerEdit

Wees always wrote music in English even when she was a child.[3] She began working on music as a teenager when her teacher came up to her after a school concert wanting to work with her on music. She was a finalist in season 3 of The Voice Kids.[5] Wees released the song "Control" on 13 March 2020.[6] The song is written about anxiety and not being in control.[7] More specifically, she wrote it about her battle with epilepsy.[7]

StyleEdit

Wees noted that she listened to Jessie J and Miley Cyrus as she grew up.[3] Artists that she cited as influences includes Jessie J and Lewis Capaldi.[4] She describes her genre as pop.[3]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
GER
[8]
AUT
[9]
BEL
(FL)

[10]
BEL
(WA)

[11]
FRA
[12]
ITA
[13]
NLD
[14]
SWI
[15]
US
Bub.

[16]
"Control" 2020 31 28 6 3 22 65 63 11 6 TBA
"Girls Like Us" 2021 10 17 41 3

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Album
"Hibernating"
(Moonbootica featuring Zoe Wees)[22]
2019 Non-album singles
"Wait for You"
(Tom Walker featuring Zoe Wees)[23]
2020

Awards and nominationsEdit

ResultsEdit

Year Award Nomination Work Result Ref.
2020 New Faces Awards Music (Bunte) Newcomer Herself Won [24]
Bravo Otto Awards Newcomer/Breakthrough Gold [25]
1Live Krone Awards Best Newcomer Act Nominated [26]
Best Single Control Nominated
NRJ Music Awards Newcomer of the Year Herself Nominated [27]
New Music Awards Won [28]
2021 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favourite Musician (DE, AT, CH) Pending [29]
Favourite Song (DE, AT, CH) Control Pending

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Capitol Records (January 8, 2021). "Welcome to the Capitol family, @zoe.wees!". Instagram. Retrieved January 9, 2021.
  2. ^ "Singles Radio (Week 40, 2020)". SNEP. 2 October 2020. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "Newcomer Zoe Wees Talks Breakout Single "Control" And New EP". Wonderland. 14 July 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Zoe Wees - Interview". London In Stereo. 27 July 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Interview: Taking Control With Zoe Wees". Notion. 18 September 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Interview with Zoe Wees". www.wizardradio.co.uk. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Germany's Zoe Wees Owns Her Journey on Powerful Debut Single". Spotify. 6 July 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  8. ^ "Discographie von Zoe Wees" (in German). Offizielle Deutsche Charts. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  9. ^ "Discographie Zoe Wees" (in German). austriancharts.com. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  10. ^ "Discografie Zoe Wees". ultratop.be. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  11. ^ "Discographie Zoe Wees". ultratop.be. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  12. ^ "Discographie Zoe Wees" (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  13. ^ "Discography Zoe Wees". italiancharts.com. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  14. ^ "Discografie Zoe Wees" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  15. ^ "Discography Zoe Wees" (in German). swisscharts.com. Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  16. ^ "Zoe Wees – Bubbling Under Hot 100 Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  17. ^ "Les Disques D'Or/De Platine - Singles 2020" (in French). ultratop.be. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
  18. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Zoe Wees)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  19. ^ "Italian single certifications – Zoe Wees" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved October 27, 2020. Select "Tutti gli anni" in the "Anno" drop-down menu. Select "Zoe Wees" in the "Filtra" field. Select "Singoli online" under "Sezione".
  20. ^ a b "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Zoe Wees)". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  21. ^ "Zoe Wees: Les Certification". SNEP. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  22. ^ "Hibernating (feat. Zoe Wees) - Single by Moonbootica". Apple Music. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  23. ^ "Wait for You - Single by Tom Walker & Zoe Wees". Apple Music. Retrieved 6 November 2020.
  24. ^ Online, FOCUS. "Bunte New Faces Award Music: Zoe Wees ist die Newcomerin 2020". FOCUS Online (in German). Retrieved 2020-11-08.
  25. ^ "BRAVO-Otto-Wahl 2020: Vote für deinen Star!| BRAVO". Bravo.de. Retrieved 2020-11-08.
  26. ^ "1Live Krone Awards 2020 Voting".
  27. ^ "NRJ MUSIC AWARDS: VOTING". ENERGY ÖSTERREICH (in German). Retrieved 2020-11-08.
  28. ^ mdr.de. "NEW MUSIC AWARD | Durchgestartet: Zoe Wees". MDR SPUTNIK (in German). Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  29. ^ "Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards | KCA 2021". www.kidschoiceawards.com. Retrieved 2021-02-07.