Tobias Topic (born 23 March 1992), also known mononymously as Topic (pronounced: Topik), is a German DJ, producer and musician, based in Solingen. His song "Home" was certified Platinum in Australia and Gold in Germany.
He went to a high school in Hessen. At the age of 16, he started using Logic, a digital audio workstation, to produce music with the guidance of a teacher. He started his musical career on social media with the assistance of YouTube musicians who contacted him.
Topic is best known as a producer of the German YouTube musicians Kayef and Liont, on their respective albums Relikte letzter Nacht (Relics of Last Night) and Löwenkind (Lion Child). His first release, a house song called "Light It Up", was released at the end of 2014 and reached more than one million views on his YouTube channel. In summer 2015 he released his debut album Miles, which charted on both the German and Austrian charts. Topic also later made the singles charts in both countries with the song "Home" featuring Nico Santos on vocals. He has cited the internet as a source of his success, stating "The Internet has actually brought the world closer together."
In January 2016, he released the song "Home" which features singer Nico Santos.
In September 2016, he signed a record deal with Sony Music/ATV.
In January 2017, he released the single "Break My Habits".
On 26 January 2018, Topic collaborated with American singer Ally Brooke for the single "Perfect".
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|"Light It Up"
(with Jona Selle)
(with Marco Minella)
(featuring Nico Santos)
(with Lili Pistorius)
(with Jake Reese)
|"Break My Habits"||2017||58||—||73||—||—||—||—||—|
(with Ally Brooke)
(with Juan Magán and Lena)
|"Like I Love You"
(with Nico Santos)
|"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.|
Awards and nominations
|2017||MTV Europe Music Awards||Best German Artist||Himself||Nominated|