Monday, December 9, 2013

December 9: German singer-songwriter LaFee is 23-years-old today.

Born Christina Klein in Büsbach near Stolberg in the district of Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, LaFee has sold more than one million albums worldwide. She is best known in Europe.

When she was nine years-old, she mailed demo tapes to television shows and was invited to appear on three of them. She participated in Kiddy Contest, an Austrian children's TV singing competition, in September 2004 at the age of thirteen, performing "Handy," a parody of Barry Manilow's "Mandy". Thr television appearance led to her discovery by German music producer Bob Arnz.

Lafee's first single "Virus" was released in 2006 from her debut album LaFee. "Virus" reached fourteen on both the German and Austrian singles charts and her second single, "Prinzesschen" (Little Princess), reached eleven on the German charts. "Was ist das" and " Mitternacht" was charted in the German and Austria charts also.

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Recommended (Press album cover for direct link to Amazon):
Best of Lafe: Die Nacht

She released her second album, Jetzt erst recht (Now More Than Ever) in July 2007, and the album's lead single, "Heul doch"(Keep Crying), in 2007.

Shortly afterwards "Heul doch" was translated into English as "Shut Up" for her third studio album. The song reached the German top 10. The album Jetzt erst recht charted in the Italian and French Albums Charts.  It went Platinum in Germany and Gold in Austria.

Her acting debut was on Nina's World which was broadcast from November 2006 until the spring of 2007. Later she made an appearance on German soap Gute Zeiten, Schlechten Zeiten. The second single was "Beweg dein Arsch" which peacked at #21 on the German charts.
On 16 November 2007, the third single was "Wer bin ich" which reached #25 on the German singles chart and #41 on the Austrian singles chart. In addition, she has received the Echo award for "Best Female Singer, Bravo Gold Otto for "Best Pop Female Singer" and the Jetix Kids' Award for "Best Solo Act."

Her first English album, Shut Up, was released in 2008. It includes songs from the album LaFee and Jetzt erst recht in English. The single "Shut Up" barely broke 100 on the German single charts.  

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The album Ring frei was released in Germany in January 2009 and reached #6 on the German album charts, #21 on the Swiss album charts and #5 on the Austrian album charts. The album has also received gold status in Austria.  

LaFee's fifth studio album, entitled Frei - as a follow-up to Ring Frei -  was released on August 19, 2011 by Capitol Records.  

For more about LaFee, visit her Website at -


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