Bill Kaulitz, also known mononymously as Billy for his solo act, is a German singer, songwriter, voice actor, designer, and model. He is best known for his work from 2001 to the present as the lead singer of the band Tokio Hotel.
I'm Not OK is the debut EP by the German rock band Tokio Hotel's lead singer, Bill Kaulitz, and was released through iTunes on May 20, 2016 under the moniker Billy. It contains 5 songs. The official artwork was designed by German designer Andrew Brawl, who is also a good friend of Billy. The EP leaked on the Internet in April, nearly a month before official release due to iTunes music releasing system issues.
Tokio Hotel is a German rock band, founded in 2001 by singer Bill Kaulitz, guitarist Tom Kaulitz, drummer Gustav Schäfer, and bassist Georg Listing. Its sound encompasses multiple genres, including pop rock, alternative rock, and electropop. The quartet has scored four number-one singles and has released three number-one albums in its native country. The band has sold more than 10 million CDs worldwide. After recording an unreleased demo-album under the name "Devilish" and having their contract with Sony BMG Germany terminated, the band released its first German-language album, Schrei, as Tokio Hotel on Universal Music Germany in 2005. Schrei sold more than half-a-million copies worldwide and spawned four top-five singles in both Germany and Austria. In 2007, the band released their second German-language album, Zimmer 483, and their first English-language album, Scream, which have combined album sales of over 2.5 million copies worldwide and helped win the band their first MTV Europe Music Award for Best InterAct.
Cinema Bizarre was a German glam rock band from Berlin. They released their debut album in 2007. Their manager was Lacrimosa singer and songwriter Tilo Wolff. In January 2010, the band announced that they were taking a break. Cinema has sold more than 1.5 million records worldwide.
Kristian Konstantinov Kostov is a Bulgarian-Russian singer. He was a finalist in season one of The Voice Kids Russia and a runner-up in the fourth season of X Factor Bulgaria. He represented Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Beautiful Mess", finishing in 2nd place. In January 2018, Kostov won the EBBA Public Choice award. In January 2019, Kostov was one of seven first batch singers who would be performing in the seventh season of Hunan Television's singing reality-competition Singer.
A self-taught musician, Benjamin grew up with melodies. Playing shows all over his home country of Sweden from a very young age, it was always clear to him that he was going to be an artist of some kind – be it a songwriter or performer. Just turned 20 years old, Benjamin’s early influences would come by way of his parents – The Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder all instilling in him a natural ear for melody and that superlative Quincey Jones-era of future pop.
For a couple of years, however, Benjamin decided to focus solely on his song writing, growing disillusioned with the showbiz side of the industry and briefly considering going full-time as a songwriter. However, following an extended period of time crafting alone in the studio, the young artist signed to TEN Music Group (Icona Pop, Zara Larsson), who convinced him to come back to being a bonafide performer in his own right.
What followed was the kind of vindication you can’t prepare for – his first three singles “Good Lovin’”, “Fall In Love” and “Love You Again”, immediately going gold and platinum respectively; unprecedented hype and now with the release of his latest track “Dance You Off” – which he will be performing in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest representing Sweden – threatens to unleash on the UK the kind of undeniable gem that’s allowed him such a prestigious honour of performing on his nation’s most-watched TV show.
To mention personal maturity in the same sentence as “emerging artist” seems a contradiction, but the simple age that Benjamin started performing puts him on Mickey Mouse Club levels of precocious talent: Benjamin has hit peaks and troughs that belie his age as much as it defines this new direction of slick, R&B pop that echoes the compulsion and melodic artistry of artist like Tom Misch and Isaac Waddington.
With his anticipated debut album set to drop, it’s looking like Benjamin Ingrosso is going to be a name the wider world is going to get used to very soon.
Joakim With Steen, better known as Jowst, is a Norwegian music producer and songwriter. He represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Grab the Moment", along with vocalist Aleksander Walmann finishing in 10th place.
Blind Fool Love were an Italian post-hardcore band, founded in Grosseto, Tuscany in 2005. In 2007 the band released their first demo, followed by the EP Il pianto in May 2011. The first studio album is called La strage di Cupido and was released in September 27, 2011, by Sanic Studios. The band split in 2012.
Equinox is a group of five artists that represented Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon with the song “Bones”, coming 14th with 166 points. "Equinox" is the first Bulgarian band with contract with Universal. The five-member band consists of Bulgarian singers Zhana Bergendorff, Georgi Simeonov, and Vlado Mihailov, and American singers Johnny Manuel and Trey Campbell. According to Borislav Milanov, who is the producer of the song, the name "Equinox" comes from the term equinox which is the day where the daytime and nighttime are of approximately equal duration all over the planet. This day is celebrated around the world and it is important for all major religions. Milanov also states that "Equinox" also comes from equal, meaning all members of the group are equal.
Kostyantyn Mykolayovych Bocharov, better known by his stage name Mélovin, is a Ukrainian singer and songwriter. He first came to prominence after winning season six of X-Factor Ukraine. He represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, with the song "Under the Ladder".
Kevin Johio Lucas Rehn Eires, better known by his stage name Yohio, is a Swedish singer and songwriter currently active in Japan. He is best known for his performances as Yohio, wearing a lolita dress in previous years, with an androgynous appearance on stage. He is a former member of the Swedish rock band Seremedy, which disbanded in April 2013. Yohio has participated in Melodifestivalen both in 2013 and 2014, making it to the final on both occasions. He is one of the co-founders and current CEO of Keios Entertainment.