Wincent Weiss

Wincent Weiss (German pronunciation: [ˈvɪnt͡sənt vaɪs]; born 21 January 1993) is a German singer and was first known for taking part in Deutschland sucht den Superstar in 2013.

Wincent Weiss
Weiss in 2018.
Weiss in 2018.
Background information
Born (1993-01-21) 21 January 1993 (age 27)
Bad Oldesloe, Germany[1]
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2013–present
WebsiteWincentWeiss.de

CareerEdit

2013–2017: Irgendwas gegen die StilleEdit

In 2013, Weiss participated in the tenth season of the German talent show Deutschland sucht den Superstar, the German adaptation of the Idol franchise.[2] After a successful audition, he became one of the top 29 contestants but failed to make it to the live shows.[3] In 2015, German DJ duo Gestört aber GeiL and Koby Funk produced a remix of his rendition of "Unter meiner Haut", an acoustic cover of Elif Demirezer's same-titled song which Weiss had previously uploaded on YouTube.[3] The song peaked as number six on the German Singles Chart and earned a platinum certification by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI).[3]

Weiss's first solo single "Regenbogen" was released the same year but failed to chart. In 2016, he released the single "Musik sein", which was a success in the German-speaking part of Europe, becoming a top ten hit in Austria and Switzerland. Follow-up "Feuerwerk", released in 2017, entered the top thirty in Germany and Switzerland and preceded his first studio album Irgendwas gegen die Stille, released in April 2017. A commercial success, it peaked at number three in Germany and at number four in Switzerland, eventually going platinum in both countries.[4] A reissue of the album was released later that year.[3] In May 2017, Weiss served as a member of Germany's jury at the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine.[3] In November, he was awarded the MTV Europe Music Award for Best German Act.[3]

2018–present: Irgendwie andersEdit

 
Weiss at 30 Jahre Radio Regenbogen in Mannheim in 2018.

In April 2018, Weiss won the Echo Award in the National Newcomer category.[5] He was also nominated for National Pop Artist.[5] The same month, he released his single "An Wunder," the lead single from his second album Irgendwie anders. It reached the top 20 of the German Singles Chart and gained gold status in Germany.[6] Also that year, Weiss voiced the titular character in a German animated fantasy family film Tabaluga, based on the media franchise of the same name created by musician Peter Maffay.[5] Irgendwie anders was released in March 2019 and peaked at number two in Germany and Switzerland.[6][7] As with "An Wunder," it was certified gold by the BVMI and produced five further singles, including "Hier mit dir."[4] The same year, Weiss participated in the sixth season of the German reality television show Sing meinen Song – Das Tauschkonzert, the German adaptation of The Best Singers franchise.[8] In 2020, Weiss released the previously unreleased single "Sag so," a collaboration with Achtabahn.[9]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
GER
[6]
AUT
[10]
SWI
[7]
Irgendwas gegen die Stille 3 14 4
Irgendwie anders
  • Released: 29 March 2019
  • Label: Vertigo Berlin
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 8 2

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
GER
[6]
AUT
[10]
SWI
[7]
"Regenbogen" 2015 Irgendwas gegen die Stille
"Musik sein" 2016 27 8 10
  • BVMI: Platinum[4]
"Feuerwerk" 2017 26 28
  • BVMI: Platinum[4]
"Frische Luft" 79
"An Wunder" 2018 12 22 7 Irgendwie anders
"Hier mit dir" 60 45
"Pläne" 2019 76
"Kaum erwarten" 51 87
"Einmal im Leben" 60 37
"Kein Lied"
"So gut"
(with Achtabahn)
2020 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
GER
[6]
AUT
[10]
SWI
[7]
"Unter meiner Haut"
(Gestört aber GeiL & Koby Funk featuring Wincent Weiss)
2015 6 25
  • BVMI: 3× Gold[4]
Gestört aber GeiL
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singlesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
GER
[6]
AUT
[10]
SWI
[7]
"Nur ein Herzschlag entfernt" 2017 80 Irgendwas gegen die Stille
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vincent Weiss zurück in Eutin" (in German). Retrieved 27 July 2019.
  2. ^ rtl.de Wincent Weiss 2013 - DSDS
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Dieter Bohlens "DSDS"-Abfuhr war das Beste, was dem Sänger passieren konnte". Focus.de (in German). Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Gold/Platin Datenbank Deutschland" (in German). BVMI. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Cordes, Luca (13 April 2018). "Ich hatte Angst, dass ich auf die Schnauze bekomme". t-online.de. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Chartvelfolgung / Wincent Weiss" (in German). Retrieved 2017-03-05.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Swiss Charts > Wincent Weiss" (in German). swisscharts.com Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-03-05.
  8. ^ "So berührt Wincent Weiss die Zuschauer". morgenpost.de. 8 May 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  9. ^ "So Gut – Singles". music.apple.com. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  10. ^ a b c d "Austrian Charts > Wincent Weiss" (in German). austriancharts.at Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-03-05.