Cascada


Cascada

Infobox Musical artist
Name = Cascada


Img_capt = Lead singer Natalie Horler
Img_size = 150
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Background = group_or_band
Origin = Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Genre = Eurodance
Years_active = 2004–present
Label = Robbins Entertainment, Zooland Records, Zeitgeist, Universal Music, AATW
Associated_acts = Akira, Diamond, Siria
URL = [http://www.cascadamusic.de Official Cascada Site]
Current_members = Natalie Horler (Vocals)
DJ Manian (DJ/Producer)
Yanou (DJ/Producer)
Past_members =

Cascada (pronEng|kæˈskɑːdə [ [http://musique.ados.fr/interviews/cascada-interview-video_article3402.html Interview with Cascada, by ADOS.FR] , notice how Natalie Horler pronounced it. Ados.fr. Retrieved December 22, 2007] [ [http://www.toazted.com/playinterview/2335/Video-Interview-with-Cascada.html Interview with Cascada by TOAZTED] , notice how Natalie Horler pronounced it. Toazted. Retrieved December 22, 2007 ] ) is a German Eurodance group most famous for their hit singles "Everytime We Touch" (which won them a World Music Award) and "What Hurts The Most". Cascada consists of singer Natalie Horler, and producers DJ Manian and Yanou.

Music career

Early Years (2004-2005)

When Natalie Horler was 17, she was doing studio work for various DJs. Eventually; she met Yann Pfeiffer (stagename Yanou) and Manuel Reuter (stagename DJ Manian). Originally, they released music under the name Cascade, but due to another artist with a similar name threatening a suit, they changed it to Cascada. [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/bio/index.jsp?pid=632552 Cascada's Biography] . Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2008.] Under Andorfine Records, they produced their debut and hit single, "Miracle", and its follow-up, "Bad Boy", in Germany. [ [http://www.andorfine.com/andorfine-records.htm Andorfine Records Releases] . Andorfine Records. Retrieved February 29, 2008.] This caught the attention of American dance label, Robbins Entertainment. They negotiated a contract and "Miracle" was released in 2004. [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/discography/more.jsp?tp=singles&pid=632552&aid=661134 Cascada Miracle Release] . Billboard. Retrieved February 20, 2008.] However, it did not attract much attention, so Cascada offered them "Everytime We Touch".

Everytime We Touch (2005-2007)

Cascada experienced mainstream success in the United Kingdom and the United States almost a year after releasing their second American single, "Everytime We Touch", which interpolates the chorus of a 1992 Maggie Reilly song of the same name. [ [http://www.thelyricarchive.com/song/2355789-390709/Everytime-We-Touch Maggie Rielly Everytime We Touch Lyrics] . TheLyricArchive.com. Retrieved April 7, 2008.] [ [http://www.thelyricarchive.com/song/1554567-203228/Everytime-We-Touch-%5BYanou%27s-Candlelight-Mix%5D Cascada Everytime We Touch Lyrics] . TheLyricArchive.com. Retrieved April 7, 2008.] The song gained platinum and gold certifications across the globe, being certified platinum by the RIAA. [ [http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?resultpage=1&table=SEARCH_RESULTS&action=&title=Everytime%20We%20Touch&artist=Cascada&format=&debutLP=&category=&sex=&releaseDate=&requestNo=&type=&level=&label=Robbins&company=&certificationDate=&awardDescription=&catalogNo=&aSex=&rec_id=&charField=&gold=&platinum=&multiPlat=&level2=&certDate=&album=&id=&after=&before=&startMonth=1&endMonth=1&startYear=1958&endYear=2008&sort=Artist&perPage=25 RIAA Everytime We Touch Certification] . RIAA. Retrieved March 1, 2008.] [ [http://www.cascada.jp/profile.html Official Cascada Japanese Site Profile] . Cascada.jp. Retrieved February 1, 2008.] Soon after the popularity of the single skyrocketed, an album was quickly recorded and released (in a matter of months), [ [http://musique.ados.fr/Cascada/interviews/142-cascada-interview-video.html Ados.fr Natalie Interview] . Ados.fr. Retrieved February 28, 2008.] and a music video for "Everytime We Touch" was also distributed for promotion. [ [http://robbinsent.com/store/media/video_image_cascada_weTouch.jpgEverytime We Touch Video] . Robbins Entertainment. Retrieved April 7, 2008.] For these reasons, the debut album maintains a very similar formula throughout, to the extent of near-identical tempo and beats.

In all, eight singles were released from the album, four of which have been released in the United Kingdom; "Everytime We Touch", "Truly Madly Deeply" (originally by Savage Garden),"Miracle" and "A Neverending Dream" all of which gained top 10 status apart from "A Neverending Dream", which charted at #46. [ [http://www.aatw.com/discography.php?sort=2 All Around the World Single Chart Position Peaks] . All Around the World. Retrieved February 28, 2008.] Their album "Everytime We Touch" has experienced success in the UK Album chart where it remained up in the top forty for twenty-four weeks, peaking at #2. [ [http://www.aatw.com/artist.php?id=128018 Cascada Biography and History] . All Around the World. Retrieved February 28, 2008.] [ [http://www.cascadamusic.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5&start=75 Everytime We Touch (Album) Chart Run] . Cascadamusic.co.uk. Retrieved August 20, 2007.] The album experienced success on the U.S. charts as well. [ [http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1525120/20060301/arctic_monkeys.jhtml MTV Chart Summary] . MTV. Retrieved March 2, 2008.] The success of the album gained them two World Music Award nominations, winning them World's Best-Selling German Artist. [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/content_display/reviews/singles/e3idf612c96b4705db4b6b08ce561dbb22e Billboard's Review of What Hurts the Most] . Billboard. Retrieved March 2, 2008.]

"Perfect Day" (2007-2008)

Natalie Horler first announced that Cascada were working on their second album during a Japanese interview, which was posted on their blog on MySpace. [ [http://www.barks.jp/watch/../meta/wm/video/1000015201/300k.asx Japanese Interview] . Barks Global Music Explorer. Retrieved February 28, 2008.] There are a few cover songs on the album, most notably Avril Lavigne's "Sk8er Boi", P!nk's "Just Like A Pill", Patti Smith's "Because the Night" and the Jeffrey Steele song "What Hurts the Most", as well as two tracks, "Endless Summer" and "I Will Believe It" that were previously recorded by Natalie Horler and DJ Manian under the "Siria" name. [ [http://www.hmv.co.uk/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=281;1;-1;-1&sku=738804 Perfect Day International Version's Tracklisting] . HMV. Retrieved February 28, 2008.] However, the U.S. release replaced the Siria songs, [ [http://marianrecords.com/ Marian Records Releases] . Marian Records. Retrieved February 28, 2008.] P!nk, and Avril Lavigne covers with three newer tracks, because they did not have the North American Rights. Two of these songs were "Faded", a cover of a Kate DeAraugo song, and "Holiday", a cover of a song recorded earlier by such different artists as Venke Knutson, Nylon, and Jenny May. The sophomore effort was released at the end of 2007 in the UK, and several parts of Northern Europe. [ [http://www.toazted.com/playinterview/2335/Video-Interview-with-Cascada.html Toazted Interview] . Toazted. Retrieved February 28, 2008.] "Perfect Day" was released to the remaining markets, in the first quarter of 2008, with the U.S. release being the last. Natalie, also, stated in a French Interview, before the release, that she would take a hand in writing parts of the album. [ [http://musique.ados.fr/interviews/cascada-interview-video_article3402.html French Interview] . Ados.fr. Retrieved February 28, 2008.] However, none of the final tracks on the album were written by her. [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/discography/index.jsp?pid=632552&aid=1106519 Perfect Day Writer Credits and Track listing] . Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2008.]

The worldwide lead single, "What Hurts the Most", was released in late 2007 and early 2008, along with its B-side, a cover of Wham!'s "Last Christmas". [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/discography/index.jsp?pid=632552&aid=1093495 What Hurts the Most Releases] . Billboard. Retrieved February 28, 2008.] The single had high success, reaching the top tier in most countries. [ [http://acharts.us/song/29866 acharts What Hurts the Most History] . acharts. Retrieved February 28, 2008.] The U.K. and German follow-up to "What Hurts the Most", is "What Do You Want From Me?", [ [http://www.aatw.com All Around the World News] . All Around the World. Retrieved February 26, 2008.] [ [http://www.zooland-records.de/ Zooland Records News] . Zooland Records. Retrieved February 2.] originally thought to be called "Tell Me Why". [ [http://www.cascadamusic.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30 Cascada Music UK Forum] . Cascada Music UK. Retrieved March 2, 2008.] [ [http://www.cascadamusic.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30 Cascada Music UK Forum] . Cascada Music UK. Retrieved March 2, 2008.] The third release from the album will be "Because The Night". [ [http://www.zooland-records.com/ Zooland Recoreds Because the Night News] . Zooland Records. Retrieved May 27, 2008.] [ [http://www.aatw.com/ All Around the World News] . All Around the World. Retrieved May 27, 2008.] The video was officially released on YouTube on May 28, 2008. [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86Ncg3dCRlc Because The Night Official Video] ] The single will be released through out Europe towards the end of July. A limited bonus edition of the second album featuring the songs that are included on the American version was released in Germany in July 2008.

On June 30, 2008, it was announced that the second single to be released in America will be "Faded" which appears only on the American version of "Perfect Day". [ [http://www.manian.de/] .]

On July 28, 2008, Natalie performed "Because the Night", live on the UK's Breakfast Show GMTV.
Also, "Because the Night" became available as a digital download on this date with the physical release being released on August 4, 2008.

During August "Faded" first entered the Lithuania Singles Chart at 29. [http://www.m-1.fm/?top40] .

The song "Holiday" (which is only available on the U.S. edition of "Perfect Day") then leaked onto the Lithuania Airplay Chart and peaked at 24. [http://www.blogas.lt/hitfm/205871/lithuania-airplay-chart.html]

The next (and 5th) single to be released off the album is believed to be "Perfect Day", although no confirmation has been made yet.

In the UK, a Plantinum edition of "Perfect Day" will be released on October 20 2008, which features the American tracks plus a DVD with live performances from Clubland Live 2008, Natalie's favourite Cascada music videos, an exlcusive interview with Natalie, photo gallery and an accoustic performance of "Another You" in the studio with Yanou on the piano. [ [http://hmv.com/hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=280;-1;-1;-1&sku=882400 "Perfect Day" Plantium edition release in the UK] .]

Third Album (2008-present)

On April 10, 2008, Natalie announced on her official blog, that work on the third album will soon commence. On her Radio 1 show, Jo Whiley announced that Coldplay’s Chris Martin will work with Cascada. [ [http://www.gigwise.com/news/42684/chris-martin-to-work-with-cascada-on-new-material Gigwise report on Radio One’s Cascada Rumor] . Gigwise. Retrieved April 25, 2008.] [ [http://www.coldplaying.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=4191 Coldplaying.com’s Report on Cascada/ Chris Martin rumor] . Coldplaying.com. Retrieved April 25, 2008.] [ [http://appzdrive.com/home/1/?p=2606 Appzdrive Cascada/ Chris Martin] . Appzdrive.com. Retrieved April 25, 2008.] [ [http://www.drownedinsound.com/articles/3211083 Drowned in Sound Cascada/ Chris Martin Story] . [http://www.teletext.co.uk/entertainment/news/f118504302dc381422e4a2052e500d9c/Whiley+apologises+for+slip.aspx Teletex Coldplay Cascada News] . Teletext Entertainment News. Retrieved April 27, 2008.] [ [http://www.bounty.com/Jo-Whiley-pregnant-again.news/18586556 Bounty News Jo Whiley Information] . Bounty News. Retrieved January 12, 2008.] In a Q&A session with Natalie Horler, she said that she did not know where the rumour started and that it was false. [ [http://www.cascada-music.de] . Official Cascada Website. Retrieved August 07, 2008.]

Discography

Albums

*2006: Everytime We Touch
*2007: Perfect Day

Number-one singles

For a full Cascada singles discography and chart positions, go to Cascada discography.

Awards and Nominations

Television appearances

* "GMTV" (2 episodes, "... December 2007" and "28 July 2008", 2007-2008) .... Themselves and Musical Guests
* "World Music Awards 2007" (2007) (TV) .... Themselves
* "Bingolotto" (1 episode, "29 October 2006", 2006) .... Themselves and Musical Guests

Tours

Cascada had their first UK tour in September to October 2007 called the 'Everytime We Touch Tour' and it also featured dance group Ultrabeat as the support act. The tour ran for 10 nights.

In March 2008 Cascada was headlining the Clubland Night of Your Life tour. The tour ran for 7 nights and featured many other dance acts.

In November 2008 Cascada will have their 2nd UK tour called the 'Perfect Day Tour' which will run for 10 nights. They will have Drum Connection and DJ Ironik as support acts.

References

External links

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* [http://www.cascadamusic.de Official Cascada Site]
* [http://www.cascadafan.net Cascadafan.net - The Ultimate Resource To Cascada]
* [http://www.cascadamusic.net www.CascadaMusic.net Fansite]
* [http://www.cascada.fr www.Cascada.fr Fansite]


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