Peter Fox (musician)

Pierre Steffen Baigorry (born 3 September 1971), better known as Peter Fox, is a German singer, songwriter, musician, and music video director. He is a member of the German reggae and dancehall band Seeed.

Peter Fox
Birth namePierre Steffen Baigorry
Also known asEnuff
Born (1971-09-03) 3 September 1971 (age 49)
Berlin, Germany
GenresReggae, hip hop, dancehall, alternative hip hop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, musician, music video director
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano
Years active1998–present
LabelsWarner
Associated actsSeeed, Miss Platnum
Websitewww.peterfox.de

Solo careerEdit

Fox started working on a solo album named Stadtaffe ("Urban Ape") in 2007. The album was released in Germany on 26 September 2008. Monk and DJ Illvibe co-produced the album,[1] and the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg and Cold Steel Drumline contributed to the music.

A sample of the song "Fieber" ("Fever"), which Fox sings with K.I.Z., was released on Fox's MySpace website on 1 November 2007.[1] The first single, "Alles neu" ("Everything New"), was released on 15 August 2008.[1] The second single of the album, "Haus am See" ("House by the Lake"), was released on 17 October 2008.

Fox also had several gigs with other artists, such as the song "Marry Me" by Miss Platnum, "Rodeo" by Sido and Sekundenschlaf by Marteria.

Peter Fox won the Bundesvision Song Contest 2009 on 13 February with his song "Schwarz zu blau" ("Black to Blue"), which is a social realistic representation of his home city Berlin and the transition from nightlife to dawn. The contest was held in Potsdam (the state capital of the previous year's winner Brandenburg).

He has since announced that he will be returning to Seeed due to unwanted stress and attention generated by his highly successful solo album Stadtaffe. His single "Haus am See" was the 82nd best-selling single of 2008 and the 17th best-selling single of 2009 in Germany.

His single "Alles Neu" was notably sampled by English rapper Plan B for the track "Ill Manors" in 2012.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Fox lives with his family in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin. In late 2001, he suffered from facial nerve paralysis that was not treated quickly enough because of a misdiagnosis. The right side of his face is still slightly paralysed, and has since become part of his signature look.[3]

AwardsEdit

  • 1LIVE "Krone"
    • 2008 Best Album (Stadtaffe)
  • Echo Awards
    • 2009 Hip-Hop/Urban
    • 2009 Critics Award
    • 2009 Producer of the Year
    • 2010 Album of the Year (Stadtaffe)
  • European Border Breakers Award
    • 2010 European cross border success of the album Stadtaffe

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Year Title Peak positions Certifications
GER
[4]
AUT
[5]
BEL
[6]
NLD
[7]
SWI
[8]
2008 Stadtaffe
(as Peter Fox)
1
1
13
10
4
  • BVMI: 13× Gold[9]
  • IFPI AUT: 2× Platinum[10]
  • IFPI SWI: Gold[11]

Live albumsEdit

Year Title Peak positions Certifications
GER
[12]
AUT
[13]
SWI
[14]
2009 Live aus Berlin
(as Peter Fox & Cold Steel)
2
1
48

Video albumsEdit

Year Title Peak positions Certifications
GER
[16]
AUT
[17]
SWI
[18]
2009 Live aus Berlin
(as Peter Fox & Cold Steel)
*
*
*
  • BVMI: 4× Platinum[19]
  • IFPI AUT: Gold[20]
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum[21]
* see chart positions for the live album

SinglesEdit

Year Title Peak positions Certifications Album
GER AUT BEL NLD SWI
[22]
2008 Alles Neu
4
11
49
Stadtaffe
Haus am See
8
6
8
4
16
2009 Schwarz zu Blau
3
17
36

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c MySpace-Blog of Peter Fox (Stadtaffe: 6 August 2008 – Fieber: 1 November 2007)
  2. ^ Lynskey, Dorian (15 March 2012). "Why Plan B's Ill Manors is the greatest British protest song in years". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Seeed-Sänger Peter Fox: "Ich war der Typ mit dem Waldhorn"". Der Tagesspiegel. 28 September 2008. Retrieved 8 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Charts". offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Das österreichische Hitparaden- und Musik-Portal". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". ultratop.be. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Dutch Charts". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Peter Fox; 'Stadtaffe')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  10. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Peter Fox – Stadtaffe" (in German). IFPI Austria.
  11. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Peter Fox; 'Stadtaffe')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Peter Fox & Cold Steel – Live aus Berlin". germancharts.de. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Musik-DVD Top 10 11.12.2009". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  14. ^ "Peter Fox & Cold Steel – Live aus Berlin". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Peter Fox; 'Live aus Berlin')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  16. ^ "Peter Fox & Cold Steel – Live aus Berlin". germancharts.de. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  17. ^ "Musik-DVD Top 10 11.12.2009". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  18. ^ "Peter Fox & Cold Steel – Live aus Berlin". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
  19. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Peter Fox; 'Live aus Berlin')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  20. ^ "Austrian video certifications – Peter Fox – Live aus Berlin" (in German). IFPI Austria.
  21. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Peter Fox; 'Live aus Berlin')". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien.
  22. ^ "Suche – Peter Fox". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  23. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Peter Fox; 'Alles Neu')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  24. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Peter Fox – Alles Neu" (in German). IFPI Austria.
  25. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Peter Fox; 'Haus am See')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  26. ^ "Austrian single certifications – Peter Fox – Haus am See" (in German). IFPI Austria.
  27. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Peter Fox; 'Schwarz zu Blau')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  28. ^ "Peter Fox Macht Politik-Podcast: Ein Song wird die Welt nicht verändern". Der Tagesspiegel. Retrieved 27 February 2019.

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