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Irish singer Maite Star Kelly was born on December 4, 1979 as the second youngest child of the famous Kelly Family. She is the only one of the twelve children who was born in Germany. In her youth she was a singer in the family band. After their dissolution, she started a career as a solo and musical artist. Today she is particularly successful in this genre in the Schlager world. In 2005 she married model Florent Michel Raimond, with whom she subsequently had three children. The marriage was annulled in 2018.
Maite Star Kelly was born on December 4, 1979 in Berlin, the eleventh of twelve children. The child was named after her brother’s wife. With her street musician family, Maite Kelly’s childhood was shaped by travel. The Kelly family toured from place to place in the family bus until their breakthrough came with the album “Over the Hump”, released in 1994. The bus has now been exchanged for a castle in North Rhine-Westphalia worth 13 million marks.
Maite Kelly started her career as a singer in her childhood. After all, she was born into a family of musicians and celebrated early successes with the Kelly Family. In 1994 the family released the album “Over the Hump”, which climbed to number one in the German charts and thus sealed the success of the former street musicians in the millions. After the separation of the siblings and the end of their career together, Maite Kelly started a solo career and made a name for herself particularly in the field of hits, where she is still one of the most well-known figures in the scene today.
In addition to her career as a singer, Maite Kelly also built a second mainstay as an actress. For example, she can be seen in the film “Wuff” as a crazy cat owner. Her entrepreneurial activity, on the other hand, is in the field of the natural cosmetics brand Aroma Gardens, which she sells together with her ex-husband. The singer has also made a name for herself in fashion. She designed her own fashion collection for Bonprix. Maite Kelly also appeared as a writer with her children’s book “Die kleine Hummel Bommel und die Zeit”.
In addition to numerous prizes and awards from childhood, Maite Kelly also managed to rise to hit heaven as a solo artist. If her hit “Sieben Leben für dich” was already an outstanding success, she managed to do it again with “Die Liebe Siegt Anyway”. In 2017, Maite Kelly was named hit sensation of the year by the smago!Award for her first album. In 2019 she received the same award for “The new reference album in the Schlager” for her album “Love wins anyway”. In 2019, SWR declared Maite Kelly the starter of the year.
In 2012 she received the Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia for her services as an artist and socially committed citizen. In 2015 she was awarded the LovelyBooks Readers’ Prize in the children’s book category for her children’s book.
Again and again there are wise quotes from Maite Kelly, which do not let a certain socially critical attitude of the artist go unnoticed and also a certain marketing-technical talent cannot be denied. For example, she said on the Schlagerplanet platform: “Men move things, women move hearts.”
Artists, on the other hand, consider Maite Kelly to be particularly prone to arrogance and say: “Megalomania is unfortunately the shadow of every artist.”
tips for success
For Maite Kelly, the path to success is shaped by a positive attitude and life-affirming ideas. According to Kelly, even when people have to cope with significant social changes and upheavals, no matter how many obstacles they encounter, they always find happiness through the path of love. Only love carries the good and ultimately leads to the desired success.