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Matthias Reim

Matthias Reim German singer

German singer
Matthias Reim
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro German singer
Is Musician Guitarist Singer Songwriter Composer Music arranger
From Germany
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 26 November 1957, Korbach, Germany
Age: 62 years
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
Education
University of Göttingen
Genre:
Pop music
Instruments:
Guitar
Voice
The details

Biography

Matthias Reim (born 26 November 1957 in Korbach, Hessen) is a German singer-songwriter. His 1990 single "Verdammt, ich lieb' dich", ("Damn, I love you") was a hit in several European countries, and spent sixteen consecutive weeks at the No.1 spot in the German charts. He unexpectedly returned 23 years later to No.1 on the charts with "Unendlich" in February 2013.

Early life

Reim was born on 26 November 1957 in Korbach, Hessen. He grew up in Homberg. His father was the director of the gymnasium in Homberg. After receiving his Abitur, he began his undergraduate studies in the German and English languages as well as Germanistic and Anglistic literatures in Göttingen. This took 18 terms – this is above average, as he spent its time predominantly in the music studio and not in the lecture-room.

Career

Matthias Reim composes, writes lyrics, mixes and plays songs himself. The music to some songs comes from the German composer and music producer Christoph Brüx (Hamburg), for example Das erste Mal (The first time). He composed for many other performers such as Bernhard Brink, Roberto Blanco, Jürgen Drews and Tina York. His first own LPs with his bands Fallen Dice and Fair Tax did not bring commercial success.

Reim's first – and largest – hit came out in 1990 – called "Verdammt, Ich lieb' dich" ("Damn, I love you"). The single sold 2.5 million copies world-wide and was at the top of the pops of German charts for 16 weeks – between 18 May and 6 September – since 1971 no other single stood longer without interruption at place one but Matthias Reim shares this record with Boney M. The first album Reim was released soon after.

Until 1999, he published nine further albums with Polydor. His LP Zauberland was also released in an English-language version in Canada – there called Wonderland.

In the year 2000, the first out of (so far) six LPs by Reim were released by his new record company EMI. They are called

  • Wolkenreiter (Cloud rider)
  • Morgenrot (Morning red)
  • Reim
  • Unverwundbar (Invulnerable)
  • Männer sind Krieger (Men are Warriors)
  • Sieben Leben (Seven lives).

Discography

Albums

  • 1990: Reim
  • 1991: Reim 2
  • 1993: Sabotage
  • 1994: Zauberland
  • 1995: Wonderland (Zauberland in Canada)
  • 1995: Alles Klar
  • 1997: Reim 3
  • 1998: Sensationell
  • 1999: 10 Jahre intensiv
  • 2000: Wolkenreiter
  • 2002: Morgenrot
  • 2003: Reim
  • 2004: Déjà Vu
  • 2005: Unverwundbar
  • 2006: Die Fan-Edition
  • 2007: Männer sind Krieger
  • 2010: Sieben Leben
  • 2011: Sieben Leben Live 2011
  • 2013: Unendlich
  • 2014: Die Leichtigkeit des Seins
  • 2016: Phoenix
  • 2018: Meteor
  • 2019: MR20
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 30 Mar 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.hitparade.ch/showitem.asp?interpret=Matthias+Reim&titel=Das+erste+Mal&cat=s
http://hitparade.ch/artist/Matthias_Reim
http://swisscharts.com/showitem.asp?interpret=Matthias+Reim&titel=Alles+klar&cat=s
https://web.archive.org/web/20080905214552/http://www.matthiasreim.net/
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0717781/bio
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