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Sascha Schmitz (Soest (Germany), January 5, 1972) is a German singer. He is best known for his hit If you believe.

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Sasha was on January 5, 1972 in the Soest born German Sascha Schmitz. He was raised by his single mother. His musical career began as the lead singer of the school band Junk food. The demo that the group, did not yield any record deal went on and soon the group apart. Sasha was asked as a backing vocalist on the song gar nicht Gibt but by the German rapper Der Wolf. When Sasha in 1998 was singing on the song Wannabe your lover by the German Rap Star Young Deenay and then also on the cover of the single was called, he really broke through as a singer. The song reached the seventh place in the German chart. The next single I'm still waiting they took also worked on, but this time it was the greatest role for Sasha to play. This song came at number 14 in Germany. That year decided to break off his studies and Sasha to focus on a career in music.

If you believe was the first single that Sasha solo. He had international success. Both in the German-speaking countries and in the Netherlands and Flanders took out number the top 5. The successors We can leave the world and I feel lonely and the album Dedicated to ... did it here less well, but were also very successful in his home country. Its popularity was awarded in 1999 in Germany with some music awards, including the Bambi and Comet for best newcomer. In 2000 he was awarded even the most important German music prize for best newcomer: a Echo. That year he knew only the tipparade in Netherlands to catch up with Let me be the one by his new album...You. Also in the German-speaking countries the success took a bit off, but all singles of his new album earned him piece by piece hits on. In 2002 he was allowed to even give a performance as Ambassador for Unicef in the Vatican for Pope John Paul II.

In 2000, a remix of If you believe the American dance charts. Thus he made the anger on the neck of the British dj Alexander Coe, which operates since 1989 under the name Sasha . The confusion that arose about whose number inherited was, led to a lawsuit over the name. In October of 2000, the judge that both have the right to the name Sasha in the country where they first entered the market. That meant for Sasha Schmitz that he had to use a different name in Great Britain and in the United States. Alexander Coe In Germany drew the short straw and he must as a DJ Sasha on. [1]

In 2003, Sasha the rockabilly group Dick Brave & the backbeats , of which he is the lead singer as Dick Brave. This name is probably derived from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. With Dick Brave polite Sasha renewed success. The group released songs from the years 50 and 60 and played famous songs from the 80 's90 and 2000 in rockabilly style. Sasha conceived for the Group has its own history that seems to be based on Sasha's own life and that of American rock-'n'-rollartiesten as Elvis Presley. According to legend, Dick Brave & the Backbeast come from Vancouver and grew up without a father, Dick Brave like Sasha itself. When Dick Brave went in military service, he was stationed in Soest: Sasha's birthplace. According to this legend is 2003 the year that the Group did his comeback, the albumDick this! , Sasha's first number 1-listing on his single in the German album chart and Take good care of my baby, a cover of Bobby Vee, was a hit. Sasha stopped In december 2004 again with this alter ego, but on 7 January 2006, he joined Dick Brave on one more time, on the wedding of American singer Pink, from whom he the number Get the party started as a rockabilly number had taken up.

After his trip as Dick Brave was the interest in the singer Sasha growing again. In 2006 he released the albums Greatest hits and Open water . That last album contains the number Coming home, that for Sasha the first German top 10 hit meant since I feel lonely in 1999. In 2007 was also the successor to Lucky day in Germany a big hit.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

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appear

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entry

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position

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weeks

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Dedicated to ... 03-04-1999 22 22

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

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position

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weeks

Comments
If you believe 20-03-1999 3 20
We can leave the world 19-06-1999 tip
I feel lonely 09-10-1999 27 10
Let me be the one 25-03-2000 tip


Single (s) with chart positions

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
If you believe 17-04-1999 2 19
We can leave the world 24-07-1999 23 9

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