A report today in Promiflash.de reported what many Tokio Hotel fans already knew—German stars like Tokio Hotel are beginning make real headway in the United States. This is good news for the German entertainment market. Signs of this trend were already reported last week when it was announced that for the first time German music artists were beginning to sell more albums in their country than international stars like Lady Gaga. As within so without, so the saying goes.
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According to the report, certain German stars like Heidi Klum and Diane Kruger (National Treasure, Troy) immediately come to mind as celebrities that have made successful crossovers into the international market—and particularly in the U.S. However, these German Luminaries are not the only ones. The article cites rock stars Rammstein and Tokio Hotel as further examples of German stars breaking into the American market successfully.
Both of these artists have been in the news quite a bit lately with the announcement that both Tokio Hotel and Rammstein had songs featured on the new Rock Band 3 video game set to hit store shelves, according to the Frisky Mongoose on October 26th—just a few days before Halloween. Both the bands gained additional accolades when their songs appeared on movie soundtracks. Tokio Hotel teamed up with Kerli for “Strange” on the “Alice in Wonderland” album (in the video below), which was rated one of the best tracks on the album. Rammstein got a boost when film director, David Lynch selected two songs—“Heirate mich” and “Rammstein”—for the soundtrack of his film “Lost Highway”.
Promiflash.de cites Tokio Hotel’s successes in 2008 as a springboard to much of the success the band from Magdeburg enjoys today. The band’s summer tour in ’08 landed them on the Billboard charts, and then later at the MTV Music Awards, the band’s winning of the award for “Best New Artist” solidified their reputation in the U.S.
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