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Mark Cwiertnia, better known by his stage name Mark Forster, is a German singer and songwriter. He lives in Berlin and is also known from TV shows such as “Sing mein Song – das Tauschkonzert” and “The Voice of Germany”. It is not known if Mark Forster is in a relationship.
Mark Cwiertnia grew up as the son of a Polish mother and a German father. He has a little sister named Natalie, to whom he dedicated the song Natalie in 2016. The family lived in Winnweiler, in the Palatinate. After graduating from high school, Forster began studying law in Mainz, but dropped out after four semesters and switched to business administration. He successfully completed his studies.
However, his dream was to make music and to be successful with his music. After walking the Way of St. James in a discovery phase, he moved to Berlin and decided to devote himself entirely to music and his career.
First he wrote jingles for television. Among them was the theme music for the show “Krömer – The International Show”. Kurt Krömer signed the talented musician in 2007 and had him appear as a sidekick on his show. The collaboration with Krömer lasted until 2010.
Mark Forster, who had formerly performed under the name Marek Cwiertnia, had his rehearsal space next door to the famous band Seeed and singer Peter Fox. There, people quickly became aware of him and so his career took its course. The producers of the label Four Musik signed him.
After being signed to the big label Four Musik, the big breakthrough was a long time coming. The album Cardboard was released in 2012. The first single “On the way” and the second single “To you (far away)” were not hits. It was only when he worked with the German rapper Sido that his career took off. In “One of these stones” he sang the chorus, the song reached the top ten of the German charts. The rapper Sido returned the favor with a participation in Forster’s first chart hit “Au revoir” from his second album “Bauch und Kopf”. This was published in 2014.
For this song alone, Mark Forster received three gold records. The album charted at number 18. His success story continued with the single “Flash me” from the same album. Since 2015 he has been a judge on the TV show “The Voice of Kids”.
The song “Bauch und Kopf” from the album of the same name, released in 2015, was another success, with which he was able to win first place for his home state of Seriesland-Palatinate at the Bundesvision Song Contest. The collaboration with DJ Felix Jaehn also took place in the same year and produced the song “Voice”.
Before the third album “Tape” was released, the song “We are big” was released in April 2016. This song was played on the ZDF broadcast of the European Football Championship in France and made Mark Forster even better known. He was also successful as a musician for film music, the song choirs became part of the film music for the film “Welcome to the Hartmanns”.
More single releases from “Tape” followed and in 2016 Mark Forster was the most successful German musician in the German charts. With “Sowieso” and “Kogong”, four more songs from the album had landed very successfully in the German charts.
In 2017, Mark Forster took part in the TV show “Sing my song – the exchange concert”. Since the end of 2017 he has also been part of the jury for “The Voice of Germany”.
In 2018 he even hosted Sing mein Song.
Also in 2018, the hard-working musician released his fourth studio album “Love”. “Einmal” was the first single release.
At the age of 35, Mark Forster has already won numerous prizes. Among other things, he won the Bambi 2018 in the “National Music” category. Also in 2018 he won the Echo Pop in the category “Artist Pop national”. But already at the beginning of his career, in 2015, he was awarded the German Music Author Prize for the most successful work (Au revoir). In 2017 and 2018 he was able to secure, among other things, the 1-live crown as best artist.
“We can write the book ourselves – there are enough free pages.”
“Hey, life is change”
“No matter what comes, it will be fine anyway
A new door always opens somewhere
Even if things aren’t going as usual
Anyway, it will be fine anyway”
His trademark is his headgear. Without them he does not appear in public. The reason for this is simple, Mark Forster suffers from hair loss and wants to cover his bald patches with caps and baseball caps. He is said to own over 200 of these.
His grandmother can’t believe that he can earn his living with music and gives him money every time he visits.
Mark Forster in 1. FC Kaiserslautern fan and ambassador of Herzenssache e. V., a children’s charity.
Mark Forster speaks Polish, but not fluently.