Germany’s most successful musical artist, Helene Fischer, and Universal Music Germany have agreed to a new long-term extension of their partnership.
Having first signed with EMI Records in 2005, before moving to Universal Music Germany in 2013 after the companies merged, Helene Fischer has consistently broken sales records, achieving combined album sales exceeding 16.3 million.
Since 2013, Fischer has topped Germany’s annual sales charts on five separate occasions, more than any other artist in German chart history.
Her album Farbenspiel has sold more than 2.7 million copies, Germany’s most successful album of the past decade.
Her mega-hit Atemlos durch die Nacht is the most successful German download single of all time and Helene is one of Germany’s most streamed female artists.
Fischer will release new album Rausch visa Polydor/Island/Universal Music Germany in October.
In addition, next year, Fischer will perform the biggest concert of her career to date in Munich, selling 100,000 tickets in under 24 hours.
“To me, a successful partnership consists of mutual trust, professionalism, respect, endurance and the willingness to go that extra mile together.”
Helene Fischer said: “To me, a successful partnership consists of mutual trust, professionalism, respect, endurance and the willingness to go that extra mile together.
“That is exactly what I have experienced with Universal for so many years. I cannot wait to continue realizing new projects and ideas together in the next exciting chapter of our collaboration.”
“We are very lucky to have been working with an incredible artist like Helene for such a long time and to continue our wonderful partnership together in future.”
Frank Briegmann, Universal Music Central Europe and Deutsche Grammophon
Frank Briegmann, Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Central Europe and Deutsche Grammophon added: “We are very lucky to have been working with an incredible artist like Helene for such a long time and to continue our wonderful partnership together in future.
“Helping Helene enrich music with her art, again and again, to thrill her legions of fans and challenge them creatively, has been one of the most exciting experiences for our entire company.
“We are delighted and honored to continue our wonderful partnership for the long term. I wish Helene many more shared highlights and continued success in the years ahead.”
“It has not only been an honor to support a superstar of her caliber for so many years now in a professional sense, but it is also an absolute pleasure to work with Helene on a personal level.”
Tom Bohne, Universal Music Germany
Tom Bohne, President, Music Domestic at Universal Music Germany, said: “Helene is one of the greatest artists of our time – incredibly successful, dearly loved by her fans, and yet still as likable and down-to-earth today as she was at the beginning of her career.
“It has not only been an honor to support a superstar of her caliber for so many years now in a professional sense, but it is also an absolute pleasure to work with Helene on a personal level.
“With this long-running collaboration and trust, we can now help advance Helene’s career sustainably and for the long term. This will allow us to continue to surprise and delight her audience, long into the future.”Music Business Worldwide