Lena Meyer-Landrut is a German singer, songwriter, and voice actress. on March 12, 2010, Meyer-Landrut sang three songs specially written for the songs in the competition, “Bee”, “Satellite” and “Amu min”. In August 2017, Lena collaborated with the German rap group Genetikki on the song “Lang lebe die, Gang”.
Lena Meyer-Landrut Personal Life
Lena Meyer-Landrut was born on 23 May 1991 in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany. She is the grandson of Andreas Meyer-Landrut, the West German ambassador of Baltic German origin who worked with the Soviet Union in Moscow in 1980-1983 and 1987-1989.
She grew up as an only child and started dance lessons at the age of 5; At first ballet and then various modern styles including rap and jazz dance. Lena fell in love with singing and appeared as an extra in several German television series, although she never received formal acting or singing training.
Lena Meyer-Landrut Career
Meyer-Landrut decided to take part in the talent show Unser Star für Oslo, a newly created national television program to select Germany for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. The program was also organized by the public broadcaster ARD and the private television channel ProSieben as an entertainer, music producer, and former Eurovision participant Stefan Raab. Out of 4,500 participants, Meyer-Landrut was selected as one of the 20 contestants of the show. Asked about his motivation for running, she said: “I like to challenge myself. I wanted to see how I was perceived and I wanted to hear what the experts had to say about it. I can’t rate myself at all.”
British singer Adele Meyer-Landrut’s “My Same” received high praise from the show’s judges after her premiere and was considered an instant favorite. The following week, Adele’s “My “Same” entered the German singles chart at number 61. Meyer-Landrut reached the final of Unser Star für Oslo, performing mostly lesser-known songs by international artists The Bird and the Bee, Kate Nash, Paolo Nutini, and Lisa Mitchell Of her eight covers, the original song later charted in Germany and all but “Foundations” reached the top of the charts.
In the final, on March 12, 2010, Meyer-Landrut sang three songs specially written for the songs in the competition, “Bee”, “Satellite” and “Amu min”. Through a televote, the public chose “Satellite”, whose authors are the American Julie Frost and the Danish John Gordon, if you get a nominated song if you win. In the second round of voting, Germany’s Meyer-Landrut was selected for the 55th Eurovision Song Contest, ahead of the last remaining contestant, Jennifer Braun. During the show, Meyer-Landrut was considered the clear favorite. The day after winning Unser Star für Oslo, her three finalist songs topped the German iTunes Store charts, making her the first singer to do so “Satellite” sold over 100,000 downloads in its first week, becoming Germany’s fastest-selling digital release of all time.
Three of her songs reached the top five of the German Singles chart, reaching the first, third, and fourth positions. No artist has achieved this since the charts were first established in Germany in 1959. “Satellite” went gold after its first week and platinum after its fourth week. The song stayed at number one in Germany for five consecutive weeks. The music video for “Satellite” was filmed on the night of the final and premiered on German television stations four days later. Competing in Unser Star für Oslo, Meyer-Landrut continued her education.
The graduation performance was held a month before her final exams began. After this, she released her debut album My Cassette Player on 7 May 2010. Produced by Stefan Raab, it includes the singles “Satellite”, “Love Me” and “Bee”, as well as two covers and eight unreleased tracks. Meyer-Landrut is credited as co-author of the lyrics for five songs. The album debuted at number one on the German album chart. It reached number one on the Austrian album chart and number three on the Swiss album chart. “Satellite” was certified double platinum and the album sold over 500,000 copies and went five times gold. Meyer-Landrut, representing the “Big Four” countries, automatically entered the final of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest.
Germany received a wildcard in the draw, which allowed the German representatives to choose the country’s place in the final. They chose 22nd out of 25 places. Meyer-Landrut arrived in Oslo a week before the show and did five rehearsals with her song “Satellite”. Before the final, she was considered one of the favorites. She was considered the second favorite behind Safura of Azerbaijan by bookmakers, while Google predicted him to win based on the number of searches from participating countries. According to the Norwegian Aftenposten, he received the most media attention of all the participants. The final was held on May 29, 2010, at the Telenor Arena in Oslo. Meyer-Landrut, who came last in fourth place, wore a simple black dress and performed on a naked stage with four backing singers. Her low-key performance was a break from recent Eurovision trends, with no choreography, dancers, or elaborate stage performance.
“Satellite” scored a total of 246 points, giving Germany its first victory since 1982 and its first victory as a unified country. The song beat Turkey’s “We Could Be the Same” with 76 points, the second most in Eurovision history, behind only Alexander Rybak’s 169 points in the 2009 contest.
“Satellite” scored nine times the maximum score of 12 points and received points from all but five countries. The BBC called “Satellite” the first “modern pop hit that Eurovision has produced in decades”, ushering in “a new era for the annual musical jamboree”. Meyer-Landrut’s victory received great attention in Germany, with 15 million viewers on German television (49.1% market share). The next day she returned to Hanover, where 40,000 people greeted her. In June, “Satellite” returned to the top of the German Singles chart for a week and also reached number one in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. It also reached number one on the European Hot 100 Singles chart, making it the first Eurovision song.
In June 2010, she voiced a character originally voiced by Isabelle Fuhrman in the German version of the computer-animated film The Adventures of Sammy: The Secret Passage. In January 2011, the TV show Unser Song für Deutschland took place, and Meyer-Landrut’s 2011 Eurovision song was determined by a telephone vote. The twelve songs that Meyer-Landrut performed during the show were recorded on her second studio album, Good News, which was released on February 8, 2011.
The album achieved gold status in Germany within a week of its release. The final of Unser Song für Deutschland took place on 18 February 2011. It was decided by televoting that Meyer-Landrut would perform “Taken by a Stranger” in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. In April 2011, she went on her first German tour in Berlin, Hannover, Frankfurt, Dortmund, Leipzig, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, and Cologne in the biggest concert halls, although the concerts were not sold out.
In May 2011, Meyer-Landrut attempted to defend her title for the second time in a row at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf. She was the third winner and the first in over 50 years. She sang “Taken by a Stranger”, which reached number 10. She also performed in the opening of the show, less than an hour before she took the stage to represent Germany. On 24 May 2012, Meyer-Landrut performed during the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
She was joined by five Eurovision winners between 2007 and 2011, including Marija Šerifović, Dima Bilan, Alexander Rybak, and Ell and Nikki. Meyer-Landrut, Marija, Dima, and Alexander performed their winning song accompanied by traditional Azerbaijani instruments, and Ell and Nikki joined them for “Waterloo”. In late July and early August, she went on a promotional tour called Lenas Wohnzimmer, which took her to Munich, Cologne, Hamburg, and Berlin. She performed several of her new songs. Since October 2012, she has performed the theme song Sesamstraße, in the opening credits of the German version of Sesame Street, with Elmo on trumpet.
In the same year, in November 2012, Meyer-Landrut covered Peppi Pikksuka’s song “Sjörövar Fabbe” (“Seeräuber-Opa Fabian”) for the compilation album Giraffenaffe. Meyer-Landrut was chaired by the German jury, which also included Carolin Niemczyk, Alina Süggeler, Tim Bendzko, and Florian Silbereisen, and a German representative, who announced the national voting results for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 final on 18 May. In July 2013, it was announced that she would be the German voice of Jane in the motion-capture animated film Tarzan 3D, released in German cinemas in February 2014. In the same month, she voiced three characters in two audiobooks Giraffenaffen – Wir sind da! and Giraffenaffen – Die Schatzssuche, both released in October 2013.
Meyer-Landrut reunited with her Eurovision mentor Stefan Raab in October 2013 when she appeared on the single “Revolution”, released by Raab’s Dicks on Fire. In June 2013, the song was used in a video promoting the Doosh shower head invented by Stefan Raab. In it, Lena plays Lara Croft in the shower. In 2013, she became the brand ambassador for L’Oréal hair color and skin care products. In February–April 2015, Meyer-Landrut reprised her coaching role on the third season of The Voice Kids alongside singers Strate and Mark Forster. After four press concerts in Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, and Cologne between late February and early March 2015, she released the first single “Traffic Lights” on Crystal Sky Radio in March 2015. It reached the top ten of the German Singles chart. Crystal Sky was released in May 2015. It was her fourth consecutive number-one album on the German album chart. However, it performed less well in Austria and Switzerland, where it did not enter the top 10 in either music market.
In September 2015, Meyer-Landrut released the single “Wild and Free”, the theme song of the film Fack ju Göhte 2. The song peaked at number eight on the German Singles Chart, becoming her highest-charting single in three years. In April 2017, she released the single “Lost in You”, which reached number 58 in Germany. The following month, Meyer-Landrut participated in the fourth season of the German TV series Sing Meinen Song – Das Tauschkonzert, the German version of The Greatest Singers. In the third episode, she performed the previously unreleased song “If I Were not your daughter”. The German press immediately discussed the content of the song, which refers to Lena’s relationship with her father, who left the family when she was two years old. The song reached the top forty in Germany and Switzerland, where it became her most popular single since 2015’s “Wild and Free”. The compilation album Sing Meinen Song, released in May 2016, topped the Austrian and German album charts.
In August 2017, Lena collaborated with the German rap group Genetikki on the song “Lang lebe die, Gang”. In November 2017, Meyer-Landrut announced via YouTube that she scrapped the entire Gemini album because she was unhappy with it.
Only Love, L’s More Love Edition was released on December 6, 2019. It included the tracks “Better” and “It Takes Two” as well as acoustic versions of “Thank You”, “Don’t Lie to Me”, ” Skinny Bitch” and “Better”.
Lena Meyer-Landrut Education
In June 2010, Lena graduated with an Abitur diploma from IGS Roderbruch in Hannover, which is a primary school. She then entered the University of Cologne. She wanted to study philosophy and African studies at university.
Lena Meyer-Landrut Relationship
In 2020, she got married to Mark Forster, a German-Polish singer, songwriter, and television personality. The couple has welcomed a son.
Lena Meyer-Landrut Net Worth
Lena has a net worth of $17 million. She has gathered her fortune by being a singer, songwriter, and voice actress. She also does concerts which are attended by her fans as she has a wide fanbase.
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Lena Meyer-Landrut Physical Stats
|Height||5 ft 5 in / 166 cm|
|Weight||112 lb / 51 kg|
|Hair Color||Dark brown|
|Eye Color||Light brown|
|Breast/Bust size||31 in / 81 cm|
|Waist size||22 in / 58 cm|
|Hips size||33 in / 86 cm|
|Bra size||36B (US) / 80B (EU)|
|Cup size||B (US)|
|Dress Size||4 (US) or 34 (EU)|
|Shoe (Feet) Size||8 (US) or 38.5 (EU)|
Lena Meyer-Landrut Wiki/Bio
|Full Name||Lena Johanna Therese Meyer-Landrut|
|Date of Birth||23 May 1991|
|Age||31 (as of 2023)|
|Birthplace||Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany|
|Profession||Singer, songwriter, voice actress|
|Spouse||Mark Forster (m. 2020)|
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