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Intro Musician and record producer
Is Record producer Musician Deejay
From Germany
Type Business Music
Gender male
Birth 23 March 1992, Solingen, Germany
Age: 28 years
Star sign AriesAries
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Biography

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.

Biography

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".

Discography

Albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
GER
AUT
Miles
  • Released: 31 July 2015
  • Label: Takeover Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
67 70

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
GER
AUS
AUT
IRE
NLD
SWI
UK
USDance/Elec.
"Light It Up"
(with Jona Selle)
2014 Miles
"Real Stars"
(with Marco Minella)
2015
"Miles"
(with Krism)
"Home"
(featuring Nico Santos)
12 11 10
  • BVMI: Platinum
  • ARIA: Platinum
"Fly Away"
(with Lili Pistorius)
"Find You"
(with Jake Reese)
2016 57 63 Non-album singles
"Break My Habits" 2017 58 73
"Perfect"
(with Ally Brooke)
2018 98 73 38
"Sólo Contigo"
(with Juan Magán and Lena)
"Breaking Me"
(featuring A7S)
2019 3 2 46 9 4 68 15
  • BVMI: Gold
"Like I Love You"
(with Nico Santos)
2020 78
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Awards and nominations

Year Organization Award Work Result Ref.
2017 MTV Europe Music Awards Best German Artist Himself Nominated
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