|Estimated value:||€4 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||singer|
Lena Meyer-Landrut is best known for her victory in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 and the steep, sudden rise to stardom shortly thereafter. But the young singer can do more than just “Satellite” and, at not even thirty years old, is already singing her way to the echoes.
Lena Johanna Therese Meyer-Landrut was born in Hanover in the spring of 1991. An only child, her mother raised her alone after her father left the family in the early 1990s. Meyer-Landrut’s grandfather was the German ambassador to Russia.
As a child, the later singer was interested in various dances such as ballet, jazz dance and later also show dance, which consists of several types. In 2009, Meyer-Landrut gained his first acting experience with mini-roles in series such as “K11” or “Richter Alexander Hold”. In the same year she also applied for the casting of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Participation in the Eurovision Song Contest happened to Meyer-Landrut at the age of 18. She was in the middle of her A-levels and took tests in sports and history, among other things. Meyer-Landrut initially enrolled in a course in languages and culture. However, since success rose sharply after the Eurovision Song Contest, she finally decided against attending university.
At the casting of “Our Star for Oslo” in March 2010, Lena Meyer-Landrut prevailed against 4,500 competitors. Just two months later, she took first place in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with 246 points, and millions of people watched her. Meyer-Landrut performed her most famous song “Satellite” here and immediately received a record deal.
Meyer-Landrut competed again in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, this time with the song “Taken By A Stranger” and took 10th place. In the same year she released her second studio album “Good News”, followed a year later by “Stardust”. In 2015, the singer released “Crystal Sky” with the successful release “Traffic Lights” and worked on a children’s song project and the soundtrack for “Fack ju Göhte 2”.
Lena Meyer-Landrut has been running her YouTube channel called “helloleni” since 2015. She has also built up a stable TV career: In the five seasons to date she has been a judge on the casting show “The Voice Kids”, has also been involved in the dubbing of several films and has been working as an advertising medium for a cosmetics brand since 2013.
Meyer-Landrut’s comeback followed in 2018 with the very emotional song “Thank You”. This was part of her album “Only Love, L”, which was released a year later. The young singer presents herself emotionally and seriously here and also recorded a duet with Nico Santos. In 2017, her songs became a sequel to “Sing mein Song!” dedicated.
Lena Meyer-Landrut’s probably greatest success was the song “Satellite”, with which she competed in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2010. The song reached 120,000 downloads in three days, went platinum in four weeks and even entered the Australian charts. The accompanying album also ended up on hit lists in Germany, Austria and Switzerland – a car model was even named after “Satellite”.
The second album “Good News” reached gold status and number 1 after a week in 2011. This year, Meyer-Landrut not only received an echo as the best newcomer, but also made it into the top ten again in the Eurovision Song Contest. The following year she released the album “Stardust”, which went gold, as did the single of the same name. The song “Stardust” got another Echo for Best Music Video.
In 2015, Meyer-Landrut released the successful album “Crystal Sky”, which included a song from a film soundtrack and received a remix EP. The artist only returned four years later, her new album scored with serious topics such as bullying and big feelings. No wonder Meyer-Landrut was even nominated for a Bambi in 2019.
– “I am a person who likes to try things out.”
– “Things you do are good if you can remember them.”
– “I think admitting to your weaker phases is encouraging.”
– “My life is a path, an avenue. And every experience is a tree.”
– “If things aren’t going so well, it’s not because it’s bad, it’s because maybe it just doesn’t fit the times.”
– Meyer-Landrut is particularly proud of working with her favorite actor Matthias Schweighöfer, for whose film “What A Man” she was allowed to record a song.
– Lena Meyer-Landrut’s management had a big problem with her appearances in series like “Richter Alexander Hold” and even deleted videos of them from Internet platforms.
– The musician says of herself that her biggest sin is chips, even though she is very slim.
– Singer Adele heard Meyer-Landrut’s interpretation of her song “My Same” and described the young woman’s singing as “fascinating” in her statement.
|Estimated value:||€4 million|