Maximilian Mutzke

Intro German singer
A.K.A. Maximilian Mutzke, Maximilian Nepomuk Mutzke, Mutzke
Is Singer
From Germany
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 21 May 1981, Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany
Star sign Gemini
Genre:
Pop music
Instruments:
Voice

Maximilian Nepomuk "Max" Mutzke (born 21 May 1981) is a German singer, songwriter, drummer, and television personality. He gained public interest in early 2004 when he won SSDSGPS, a talent contest hosted in Stefan Raab's late-night-show TV total. Mutzke subsequently qualified for and won the national pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, Germany 12 Points!, and thus represented Germany with his debut single "Can't Wait Until Tonight" that year, eventually finishing eighth in a field of 24 participants. Meanwhile, "Can't Wait Until Tonight" debuted atop the German Singles Chart and became a top five hit in Austria and Switzerland. His epynomous debut album, a mixture of soul and pop songs in German and English language, was released in January 2005 and also reached number one in Germany, where it was certified gold by the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI). Mutzke followed this with a series of studios albums, which were released to varying commercial success, including …aus dem Bauch (2007), Black Forest (2008), Home Work Soul (2010), Durch Einander (2012), Max (2015) and Colors (2018). In 2014, he represented Baden-Württemberg at the Bundesvision Song Contest 2014, where he finished seventh with his song "Charlotte". In 2019, Mutzke won the debut season of the German edition of the international music game show The Masked Singer. For his work as a recording artist, Mutzke has won several high-profile prizes such as the 1LIVE Krone and the Goldene Stimmgabel. Beyond his music career, he has been featured as a coach on the reality competition television series Dein Song.

Career

Max Mutzke started his career in a funk band called Project Five. He gained public interest in spring 2004 when he won SSDSGPS (Stefan sucht den Super-Grand-Prix-Star), a talent contest hosted in Stefan Raab's Late-Night-Show TV total. Afterwards he released his first single "Can't Wait Until Tonight" (composed by Raab), which entered the German single charts at #1 on March 22, 2004 and eventually met the conditions laid down for Max to be admitted into Germany's pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 as a wild-card entry. In the televoting of the final show on March 19, 2004 Max defeated nine other competitors (including established artists like Scooter or Sabrina Setlur). A majority of 92,95% of all votes made him the German entry for the 49th Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul, where he finished eighth with 93 points. Thereupon the singer went back to school and passed his final high school examination, before teaming up with Raab once again to finish his self-titled solo album in summer 2004. The record, a mixture of funk, soul and pop in German and in English language, debuted at #1 on the German album charts and spawned the singles "Schwarz Auf Weiß", "Spür Dein Licht" and "Catch Me If You Can". From May to June 2005 Max then went on a club tour across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, before touring with Katie Melua. His second album Max Mutzke …aus dem Bauch was released on June 8, 2007. His third album "Max Mutzke … Black Forest" was released on November 28, 2008. In 2010, he co-wrote the song "I Care For You" for Jennifer Braun, who placed second in the German national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010.

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak positions Certifications
GER AUT SWI
Max Mutzke Released: 7 January 2005 Label: Rare, Warner Formats: CD, digital download 1 18 12 BVMI: Gold
…aus dem Bauch Released: 8 June 2007 Label: Rare, Warner Formats: CD, digital download 11 40 57
Black Forest Released: 28 November 2008 Label: Warner Formats: CD, digital download 52
Home Work Soul Released: 24 September 2010 Label: Warner Formats: CD, digital download 50
Durch Einander Released: 14 September 2012 Label: Columbia Formats: CD, digital download 28 54
Max Released: 12 June 2015 Label: Columbia Formats: CD, digital download 37
Colors Released: 27 September 2018 Label: Columbia Formats: CD, digital download 22

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
GER AUT SWI
"Can't Wait Until Tonight" 2004 1 2 4 GER: Platinum Max Mutzke
"Schwarz auf Weiß" 18 47 42
"Spür dein Licht" 2005 79
"Catch Me If You Can"
"Mein Automobil" 2007 28 48 …aus dem Bauch
"Denn es bist Du" 79 Lissi und der wilde Kaiser OST
"Marie" 2008 24 60 Black Forest
"New Day" 40
"Let It Happen" 2010 85 Home Work Soul
"Charlotte" 2014 non-album release
"Welt hinter Glas" 2015 Max
"Unsere Nacht"
"So viel mehr" 2016 Experience
"Zugabe (Show meines Lebens)" 2018 Colors
"Schwerelos 2019 non-album release

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