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DJ Bobo   (Switzerland)

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Dance With Me
Live And Remixes
There Is A Party
Just For You
Limited Editon
World In Motion
World In Motion - Winter Edition
Magic
Ultimate Megamix 99
The Ultimate Megamix'99
Level 6
Hits & Remixes - The Hits
Planet Colors
Celebration
Visions
Chihuahua Summer Edition
Live In Concert
Pirates Of Dance
Pirates of Dance
Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits
Vampires (basic edition)
Vampires
Olé Olé - The Party
s'Bescht für Weihnachten
Greatest Hits Chile
Fantasy
Dancing Las Vegas
Reloaded
Circus
Best Of
Megamix
Mystorial
25 Years - Greatest Hits
The Ultimate Collectors Edition
I Love You
Let's Groove On
Ladies In The House
Somebody Dance With Me
Keep On Dancing
Take Control
Everybody
Let The Dream Come True
Everything Has Changed
Love Is All Around
There Is A Party
Freedom
Love Is The Price
Pray
Respect Yourself
It's My Life
Shadows Of The Night
Where is Your Love
Around The World
Celebrate
This World Is Magic
Together
Lies
What A Feeling
Hard To Say I'm Sorry
The Way To Your Heart
Colours Of Life
Chihuahua
Celebration
I Believe
Chihuahua
Chihuahua
Pirates Of Dance
Amazing Life
Secrets Of Love
Vampires Are Alive
We Gotta Hold On
Because Of You
Olé Olé
Superstar
This Is My Time
Volare
Everybody's Gonna Dance
La Vida Es
Somebody Dance With Me 2013
Take Control 2013
Fiesta Loca
Everybody 2015
Believe
Life Goes On
Get On Up
Children
Children Need A Helping Hand
Children Of The World
Future In Your Hand
Never Give Up
89 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Latest DJ Bobo news

14/12/2017 : DJ Bobo posted a photo suggesting that he is already working on his next album, along with Alexs White, Alex Strasser and Dillon Dixon.

27/08/2017 : DJ Bobo enrolls again as jury member for 2017 season of real-TV show Dance Dance Dance.

26/07/2017 : DJ Bobo will release the DVD and blu-ray of his Mystorial tour on October 27th. And you can already rent or buy the movie of world premiere in Rust on Amazon video (thanks to Philippe).

17/06/2017 : A compilation of hits and more rare DJ Bobo tracks entitled The Ultimate Collectors Edition was released yesterday.

22/05/2017 : DJ Bobo's current Mystorial tour is not yet finished, but your can already book your tickets for the 2019 tour !

17/04/2017 : If you plan to attend one of DJ Bobo's concerts from Mystorial tour, here is a preview of what's expecting you.

07/04/2017 : DJ Bobo will release a double best of album entitled 25 Years - Greatest Hits on April 21st.

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DJ Bobo albums

Dance With Me Dance With Me 7th Oct 1993
Live And Remixes Live And Remixes 1994
There Is A Party There Is A Party 21st Oct 1994
Just For You Just For You 6th Oct 1995
Limited Editon Limited Editon 1996
World In Motion World In Motion 30th Sep 1996
World In Motion - Winter Edition World In Motion - Winter Edition 7th Oct 1997
Magic Magic 6th Apr 1998
Ultimate Megamix 99 Ultimate Megamix 99 1999
The Ultimate Megamix'99 The Ultimate Megamix'99 (Japanese Version) 8th Sep 1999
Level 6 Level 6 Oct 1999
Hits & Remixes - The Hits Hits & Remixes - The Hits 2 CDs 2000
Planet Colors Planet Colors 2001
Celebration Celebration 2 CDs 2002
Visions Visions 24th Feb 2003
Chihuahua Summer Edition Chihuahua Summer Edition Jul 2003
Live In Concert Live In Concert 8th Sep 2003
Pirates Of Dance Pirates Of Dance (Asian edition) 2005
Pirates of Dance Pirates of Dance Jan 2005
Greatest Hits Greatest Hits (Asian edition) 2 CDs 2006
Greatest Hits Greatest Hits 17th Mar 2006
Vampires (basic edition) Vampires (basic edition) May 2007
Vampires Vampires 11th May 2007
Olé Olé - The Party Olé Olé - The Party 11th Apr 2008
s'Bescht für Weihnachten s'Bescht für Weihnachten 2010
Greatest Hits Chile Greatest Hits Chile 5th Feb 2010
Fantasy Fantasy 26th Feb 2010
Dancing Las Vegas Dancing Las Vegas 25th Nov 2011
Reloaded Reloaded 20th Sep 2013
Circus Circus 10th Jan 2014
Best Of Best Of 2nd May 2014
Megamix Megamix 12th Sep 2014
Mystorial Mystorial 23rd Sep 2016
25 Years - Greatest Hits 25 Years - Greatest Hits 2 CDs 21st Apr 2017
The Ultimate Collectors Edition The Ultimate Collectors Edition 16th Jun 2017

DJ Bobo DVDs and VHS

Das Live Video Das Live Video 1994 DVD
Live On Stage Live On Stage 1995 DVD
World In Motion World In Motion 1995 DVD
Magic Magic 1998 DVD
Mystasia Mystasia 1999 DVD
The Videos & Making Of The Videos & Making Of 2000 DVD
Planet Colors - The Show Planet Colors - The Show 2001 DVD
Celebration Celebration 2002 DVD
Visions Visions 2003 DVD
Pirates Of Dance Pirates Of Dance 14th Oct 2005 DVD
The Videos & Making Of part 2 The Videos & Making Of part 2 10th Nov 2006 DVD
Vampires alive - Making the show Vampires alive - Making the show 2008 DVD
Vampires Alive Vampires Alive 29th Aug 2008 DVD
Fantasy - Making the show Fantasy - Making the show 26th Feb 2010 DVD
Fantasy - The Show Fantasy - The Show 7th May 2010 DVD
Dancing Las Vegas - Making the show Dancing Las Vegas - Making the show 20th Apr 2012 DVD
Circus Circus 1st Aug 2014 DVD

 

DJ Bobo singles

I Love You I Love You 1990  
Let's Groove On Let's Groove On 1991  
Ladies In The House Ladies In The House 1991  
Somebody Dance With Me Somebody Dance With Me Feb 1993  
Keep On Dancing Keep On Dancing 1st Aug 1993  
Take Control Take Control Nov 1993  
Everybody Everybody 6th Jun 1994  
Let The Dream Come True Let The Dream Come True Sep 1994  
Everything Has Changed Everything Has Changed (Italy) 1st Dec 1994  
Love Is All Around Love Is All Around 23rd Jan 1995  
There Is A Party There Is A Party 19th May 1995  
Freedom Freedom 6th Sep 1995  
Love Is The Price Love Is The Price 1996  
Pray Pray 1996  
Respect Yourself Respect Yourself 18th Feb 1997  
It's My Life It's My Life 28th Apr 1997  
Shadows Of The Night Shadows Of The Night 22nd Aug 1997  
Where is Your Love Where is Your Love 30th Mar 1998  
Around The World Around The World 31st Aug 1998  
Celebrate Celebrate 1st Oct 1998  
This World Is Magic This World Is Magic 1999  
Together Together 27th Aug 1999  
Lies Lies 19th Nov 1999  
What A Feeling What A Feeling 19th Jan 2001  
Hard To Say I'm Sorry Hard To Say I'm Sorry 4th May 2001  
The Way To Your Heart The Way To Your Heart (with Betty Love) Jul 2001  
Colours Of Life Colours Of Life 6th Aug 2001  
Chihuahua Chihuahua (Spain only) 2002  
Celebration Celebration Apr 2002  
I Believe I Believe 17th Jan 2003  
Chihuahua Chihuahua (European release) Mar 2003  
Chihuahua Chihuahua (German edition) Apr 2003  
Pirates Of Dance Pirates Of Dance Jan 2005  
Amazing Life Amazing Life 4th Apr 2005  
Secrets Of Love Secrets Of Love (duet with Sandra) 3rd Mar 2006  
Vampires Are Alive Vampires Are Alive Mar 2007  
We Gotta Hold On We Gotta Hold On 6th Jul 2007  
Because Of You Because Of You 17th Oct 2007  
Olé Olé Olé Olé 11th Apr 2008  
Superstar Superstar 5th Feb 2010  
This Is My Time This Is My Time 7th May 2010  
Volare Volare 11th Mar 2011  
Everybody's Gonna Dance Everybody's Gonna Dance 11th Nov 2011  
La Vida Es La Vida Es 9th Mar 2012  
Somebody Dance With Me 2013 Somebody Dance With Me 2013 19th Apr 2013  
Take Control 2013 Take Control 2013 (with Mike Candys) 6th Sep 2013  
Fiesta Loca Fiesta Loca 11th Apr 2014  
Everybody 2015 Everybody 2015 7th Aug 2015  
Believe Believe 26th Feb 2016  
Life Goes On Life Goes On 6th May 2016  
Get On Up Get On Up Video only 22nd Sep 2016  

 

DJ Bobo remixes

Somebody Dance With Me Somebody Dance With Me 1993  
Let The Dream Come True Let The Dream Come True 1994  
Take Control Take Control 1994  
Chihuahua Chihuahua 2003  

 

Featurings and collaborations

Children Hand In Hand For Children - Children Apr 1996  
Children Need A Helping Hand Hand In Hand For Children - Children Need A Helping Hand 22nd May 1997  
Children Of The World Hand In Hand For Children - Children Of The World 23rd Nov 1998  
Future In Your Hand Hand In Hand For Children - Future In Your Hand 3rd Dec 2001  
Never Give Up Hand In Hand For Children - Never Give Up 25th Nov 2002  

Arrangement, recording

Let's Groove On DJ Bobo - Let's Groove On 1991  

Compositions

Let's Groove On DJ Bobo - Let's Groove On 1991  
Thinking About You JAM - Thinking About You 20th Feb 1997  

Songwriting

Let's Groove On DJ Bobo - Let's Groove On 1991  
Thinking About You JAM - Thinking About You 20th Feb 1997  
I'll Be Waiting For You 2 For Good - I'll Be Waiting For You 14th May 1997  

 



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DJ Bobo biography

Dancers : Curtis J. Vincent (Kurt Burger), Dani Burkart
Vocals : Lori Glori, Emel, Natascha Wright, Lisa Abbott, Christiane Eiben, Theresa Kaestle, Nancy Baumann, Jocelyn Brown...

DJ Bobo (real name is Peter René Baumann) is a producer, composer, writer, singer and dancer in one person. He was born on the 5th January1968 as the son of a Swiss mother (Ruth Baumann) who works as a floristand an Italian father (Luigi Cipriano) in Kölliken (Kanton Aargau, Switzerland). His father left his family when Rene was one year old. DJ Bobo is 1,73 m tall and has green-brown eyes. He has no brothers or sisters. His favorite meal is made with Italian spaghetti and chicken and fruitjuice. DJ Bobo as well as members of his group (Curtis J. Vincent and Daniel Burkat) do not smoke or drink alcohol and are really into sport (soccer, badminton and ski). He lives a few miles from Zürich. When time permits he listens to Michael Jackson, Elton John, James Brown and Steve Wonder

DJ Bobo is avery gentle and polite guy. He likes being with his fans, signing authographs and posing for pictures. He is trying to be a normal, preppy guy even if his popularity makes his life pretty tough. His hard work has been fully recognised. He already received many gold and platinum records including the title of best European male Singer of 1995. His favorite song from his repertoire is Let The Dream Come True. When in tournee he prefers to use buses over aeroplanes because he can sleep better and get some relax.

In 1989 BoBo married his wife Daniela but in 1994 they got divorced. Recently, after many years of common life, he married Nancy Rentzsch who is a part of his dance team. They know each other when Nancy with her group 3-O-Matic performed for DJ Bobo.

Rene started with collecting moss in the forest for a gardening business, which allowed him to buy  his first pair of football shoes. In the middle of the 80's breakdance and spraying painting was becomingmore important for the music fanatic teenager than his hobby playing football.From that time he sprayed his logo 'BoBo', taken from his favourite comicfigure 'BoBo, king of the out-breakers', on walls and railway waggons.At the same time he started DJing in a club, and naturally his friend beganto call him 'DJ BoBo'. Anyway, to please his mother he started an apprenticeship as a bakery. Afterwards he decided to dedicate himself to him main passion : music. 5 days a week BoBo worked as a professional DJ for 3000 Swiss Francs. In 1988 DJ Bobo took part to the yearly Disco Queen/King Corporation in a club called Tropic located in Memmingen (Germany). and was nominated for a GrandPrize. Based on this, he was invited to the 'Top 10 Disco King' in Ibiza,where he received Third place in the category of: dance, look and style.At that time he was still using his real name. Being only 18 years old, he became Swiss DJ Vice Champion.

In 1989, under his artist name DJ BoBo, and with his team (that time : Percy and Curtis) he released his first single entitled I Love You. The single took 9 monthes to be produced, featured vocals by Miriam Russo and Sandra Studer. But it was absolutely not succesful, selling less than 100 copies... Sandra Studer was the Swiss singer at the Eurovision Song Contest 1991. She is now a major Swiss television personality

Even the next 2 singles Ladies In The House (featuring vocals by Luana) and Let's Groove On (his first professional single released in 1991, with the team he works with nowadays) only sold a few hundred copies. His first musical experiments being musical rarities are stored in the cellar of his Swiss House (even if he himself consideres them as very bad).

The decisive breakthrough came with the superhit Somebody Dance With Me (based on the melody of Rockwell's Somebody's Watching Me), which exceeded all expectations. Produced by Gutze Gaustchi, composed by Daniel Peyer, released at the beginning of November 1992 it made the bound on Position 1 in the Swiss Single Charts. In many countries the song reached the Top 10 (#1 in Portugal and Sweden, #2 in Czech republic, #3 in the NL, Austria and Norway, # 4 in Israel and Germany, #5 in Finland) and Bobo's extraordinary success was awarded with several gold discs in Australia, Germany, Israel, Sweden and of course in Switzerland. It featured Emel as female vocalist (later Emel will sue DJ Bobo to get some credits for the use of her voice and she will win the trial)

But DJ Bobo proved with his second hit that he is not a nine-day wonder: Keep On Dancing became #1 in Finland, #2 in Switzerland, #3 in Norway and Hungary, #4 in Israel, #5 in Germany, #7 in Sweden and Austria, reached the Top Ten in many other European countries and was awarded with Gold Discs for 250,000 singles sold in Germany. Switzerland awarded his long expected album Dance With Me and it was to be found in the European Charts for some time.

Take Control - the next release - reached very high chart positions such as #1 in Hungary, #4 in Switzerland and Czech republic, #9 in Austria, #12 in Germany, and #2 in Israel (his biggest hit there to date) and again got Gold in Germany. Accroding to rumors, the girls one see in the video was not Emel but Jennifer Ruesch.

In 1994 then Bobo got #1 in Finlan, Hungary, Latvia, Brazil and Croatia, up to #3 of the Swiss charts, #2 of the German Single charts and # 4 in Israel with his slow dance reggae Everybody, remaining there for many weeks and was awarded with the Platinum Disc for 500,000 singles sold in Germany.

In 1994 Bobo began to work with Axel Breitung. In Autumn of 1994 the second album There Is A Party (500.000 copies sold alone in Germany) was released containing the smash hit Let The Dream Come True which also reached Gold, #1 in Switzerland, and # 22 in Israel. Love Is All Around was released in January 1995, gained Top 10 positions in many countries, reached # 30 in Israel, and was awarded with sixth Gold Discs in line in Germany.

In February and March of 1995 DJ Bobo was on tour in South America withgreat response from the fans. When he was in Sao Paolo he performed a gorgeousdance-act in front of a 120,000 people and everybody took active part inhis lively show. At the beginning of May he got the World Music Award inMonaco for being the 'World's best-selling Swiss recording artist of theYear'. The new single There Is A Party was climbing up the charts;together with the fantastic video which was produced in Caribbean by theMiami Vice camera team.

In Summer 1995 an extended Asia tour followed with stage acts in Seoul (South Korea), Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. Their next stay was the promotion tour in Australia. 'There is A Party Tour '95' started in September of 1995 with 25 people acting with a most costly tour equipment. DJ Bobo performed an extraordinary show with a live crew of 9 people with a perfect choreography and transformed each hall into one huge dance party. The success of this tour set new standards in the European dance scene: more than 35 shows in Germany alone, appearances in Eastern and Northern Europe, and, as the high point, a sold-out concert for 13,000 visitors in Zurich Hallenstadion ! Hurrying from stage to stage, giving interviews, press conferences and signing autographs were the main occupation for DJ Bobo and his team last autumn. As a reward for his efforts he received enthusiastic applause and standing ovations after each concert but what made him most happy were the all over happy faces of his fans and groupies. With his shows on stage he filled his audience with enthusiasm. 90 minutes of pure Dance, based on a perfect choreography, giant firework, light and laser effects and even a conjuring trick that really caused a sensation. The highlight of his tour in the sold out Zürcher Hallenstadion in Switzerland on October 6th 1995, where the audience was celebrating their star. The applause for the artist was overwhelming. During this mega event his new video Live On Stage was shot : here you can find 60 minutes of pure Dance Entertainment.

At the press conference after the show he presented his special album Just For You containing Dance Remixes of already known productions as well as the special X-Mas Song It's Time For Christmas and Love Is The Price. While singing this ballad 13000 fascinated fans were lighting their sparklers and the Hallenstadion was transformed into an ocean of little lights.

1995 ended with one of his better hits of all times : Freedom. Powered by the voices of Natascha Wright and Lisa, it awarded another gold record to DJ Bobo in Germany.

In January 1996 DJ Bobo was awarded in Davos in Switzerland with his8th Golden Record in line for Germany for his 7 brilliant singles and thegorgeous album There Is A Party. With his single Love Is ThePrice he proved his unbelievable creativity. It was a ballad whichhe presented to the world in the biggest and most famous game show WettenDass..?' in Bremerhaven in front of millions of viewers watching DJ Boboand his group. Then  the 'Love is the price tour'  began in Switzerland,was continued in Germany and was finished with a performance at the charityconcert 'Hand in Hand for Children' in Frankfurt on April 7th.

The little time between his shows DJ Bobo worked on further productions in the studio as a new album : World in Motion was planned for release on October 7th. Among the vocalists, there were Lori Glori, Natascha Wright, and Christiane Eiben, with guest vocals of Jocelyn Brown.

The first single released before was Pray. It was presented on September 2nd and peaked #2 in Switzerland, and #5 in Israel. Followed the superb single Shadows Of The Night, #7 in Switzerland and # 5 in Israel.

In September 1997 the album World in Motion - Winter Edition was released. DJ Bobo released the new single Where Is Your Love on March 30, 1998 and the new album called Magic was released on April 27. Teresa Kaestel, Tanya Danker, Christiane Eiben, Mandy Sharp andMaxene Burrows took part to the album as female vocalists

In 1998 we saw the first single release taken from the forthcoming album Magic. The song was Where Is Your Love and had a combined Eurodance beat/andan 80's beat to. The result was amazing, and it gave the fans a new hopefor a pure Eurodance album. On April same year the new album was released,but its contents was quite deceiving for Eurodance fans : in fact Bobo totally changed his style with very serious songs where you could feel a lot of emotions.

In March 1999 he surprised his fans with the special shaped CD www.djbobo.ch - The Ultimate Megamix. Right after that DJ BoBo was rewarded with the World Music Award for being the 'World's best selling Swiss Artist of the Year' for the fifth time in a row.

The other big thing in this year was the opening of the 'Magic' tour. At this show DJ BoBo introduced new members of his team. One of them was Joe, replacing the non-member from the 'WIM' album Jocelyn Brown . His voice fitted perfectly into the songs. The show was some sort of a Magic fantasy world. The stage had a weight of 80 metric tons, seven articulated lorries were necessary for the transport and seven hours for the construction. At the end of the same year DJ BoBo once again surprised us all with the release of Celebrate : a real Eurodance song which was not on the album.

The publicity has been trying to keep the rumour alive that DJ BoBo could not read any musical notes. This is false : this producer, composer, lyricist and singer took flute, piano and drums lessons. Even though headmits : 'The computer is a great assistance to me but it does not do anything automatically.' Normally the artist records his ideas, melodies and lyricsimmediately on a dictaphone to process them with the computer at his studio.DJ BoBo who is titulated by the press to be a genious 'Workaholic' and'Perfectionist' sees strictly to his musical and business independance: he is his own manager and leads in this function also his record companyYES-Music in Switzerland. He has also created the DJ Bobo Dance Factory, a gathering of dance schools in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

In April 1999 the double album Hits & Remixes was released.The first cd contained the hits and the second cd contains remixes by fo rexample Robyx and Dakeyne.

October 1999 : the new album Level 6 was released. It also includeda hidden track 'What about?' and a cd-rom track. Again Eurodance lovershad to face the evidence : DJ Bobo has changed his style however withoutlosing any talent. Teresa Kastel, Christiane Eiben and Anna Lena Bjørklundwere the new female vocalists. Immediately after its release it hit numberone in the Swiss Charts and was awarded Platinum (Switzerland) and Gold (Germany). The pre-release Together reached top positions in thecharts.

The Mystasia 'The Land Beyond Your Dreams' show, fascinated more than 110.000 people in than 19 concert arenas in Europe. Simultaneously with the beginning of the new tour, the second single Lies was made available; it was, by the way, DJ BoBo's favorite track on the album. On a multi-storey main stage and a second stage the height of which can be alternated the audience is given the experience of a story in fivesettings with almost unbelievable pyros, two extraordinary earthlings, a rainbow spanning the world 'Mystasia', ten giant monsters and a mystically flying DJ BoBo. It took one year and four months of intensive work to designand build this new dimension in the history of pop music.

In Spring 2000 DJ Bobo earned his 6th World Music Award as 'World'sbest selling Swiss recording artist'.

Summer 2000 : DJ Bobo was in studio working on his next album, set forrelease in spring 2001. Some tracks' names have already been revealed,such as Let The Party Begin, Moscow, Hard To Say I'm Sorry,ColoursOf Life, or Say It Again. The name of his 2001 tour will bePlanetColors and the video of his next single will be shot on November 4thin the EuropaPark.

He also wrote an autobiographic book entitled Gestatten, RenéBaumann which will be available in November 2000. He is the first Eurodancestar to write a book about his life.

The name of the album is: Planet Colors. It will be released on 5 February 2001. The first single of the album is duet with Irene Cara entitled What A Feeling, out on 22nd January 2001. It featured backing vocals of Axel Breitung, Claire Dallison, Christiane Eiben, Linda Fields, Veronica Lee, Juliana Megma, and Previn Moore. He performed in 'Wetten Dass' one of Europe's biggest live show, on January 20th in Bremen.

22 April : The concert at the Hallenstadion in Zurich (which was presented live on the Internet) marked the beginning of the Planet Colors tour. The next single to be released will be Hard To Say I'm Sorry on the 14th of May.

The third and last track to be released as single from the album Planet Colours was Colours Of Life, planned for release on August 6th. This is DJ Bobo's favourite track. The CD included a previously unreleased B-side entitled Lean On Me.

In July, DJ Bobo also released a duo with Betty Love called The Way To Your Heart.

2002 : DJ Bobo won the World Music Award for the 7th time in Monaco. His new single Celebration was released in April, it also included an album Shortcut Megamix a B-side called Wonderful Day. It's a remake of the Kool & The Gang hit. The next album will be released in 2 versions : simple or double CD.

On June 10th DJ Bobo released a VHS & DVD called DJ BoBo - Celebration - The 10th Anniversary Show. It's 160 minutes long and contains several bonus materials.

In September DJ Bobo released a single in Spain : Chihuahua, which was very successful. Therefore on the 14th of September he came to Spain for some promotion activities (such as a show in an underground-station in Madrid), radio-interviews, TV-shows and of course to shoot the video for his single.

Like the DJ BoBo Visions Tour 2003, the new DJ BoBo-CD was called Visions. It was released in February 2003. Chihuahua was chosen for a Coca-Cola TV commercial all over Europe, and the single reched #1 in Mexico (he went to Mexico for a tour in April), #8 in Belgium, #9 in Italy, #10 in France, and #31 in the Eurocharts. 10 years after, with a non-eurodance single, DJ Bobo came back to France...

Thanks to the massive promotion organized by TF1 and Coca Cola, Chihuahua was a summer hit, reaching #1 in sales charts (#19 only in Germany). Unfortunately, this contributed to classify DJ Bobo as one-hit wonder, as nobody seemed to remember or recognize the artist who stood behind hits such as Freedom or Let The Dream Come True. On the official Chihuahua website, it was impossible to find a biography of DJ Bobo. And finally all the concerts planned in France were cancelled.

A nice dance song called No More Pain was included as 16th track on the Swiss version of the Visions album, whereas the German version of the album only had 15 tracks. Since German fans complained about it, the track was finally released on the German version of the Chihuahua CD maxi

2004 : DJ Bobo took a year of rest : no new single or album was released this year. In April, DJ Bobo was already back in the studios to record some new material for year 2005. In June the name of the forthcoming album (planned for release in January 2005) and tour were revealed : Pirates Of Dance. The title-song is rather euro-reggae than eurodance...

2005 : the album Pirates Of Dance was released. All songs were composed and written by René Baumann and Axel Breitung, as usual. Some of them were a contribution with Syndicate Music (a team gathering N-dee, D-fact and Frank Lio). They were produced by the Belgian Phil Wilde & A.J. Duncan.

Yhe follow-up single was the wonderful track Amazing Life. Between April and June, DJ Bobo toured across Germany. On the scene, a boat of 36 meters long and 10 m large. A 3rd single to be taken from the album was at first announced, maybe Pura Pasion, but finally nothing came out...

For the 10th time, DJ Bobo won the World Music Award 2005 for being the best-selling Swiss artist. His next single will be a duet with Sandra entitled Secret Of Love. The new single and the new album Greatest Hits will be released during Spring 2006. The release of the Pirates Of Dance Tour DVD was also postponed to 14th of October.

2006 : DJ Bobo will play his own role during a short appearance in the Swiss movie Handyman. Secret Of Love was released at the beginning of March.

On August 1st, DJ Bobo did a special concert in Engelberg for his fans. The tickets were offert in every Greatest Hits album.

DJ Bobo lost his trial against his former producer Gutze Gautschi about the royalties on the songs they had written together. He will have to give him back a part of the amount that gained on them for Germany. An audio-book entitled Die Vergessenen Jahre (the forgotten years) was released under Fresh Music. It contained many interviews with people whi used to work with DJ Bobo : Percy Busby, Mark Wyss or Gutze Gautschi, as well as the first single I Love You as bonustrack.

Nancy Baumann, DJ Bobo's wife, gave birth to a baby girl called Kayley on 26th September.

In October, 90% of the readers of the Swiss newspaper Blick voted yes to the question "Would you like DJ Bobo to represent Switzerland to Eurovision Contest ?". So DJ Bobo listened to popular demand, was among the candidates and he got selected. The song he presented to the contest was entitled Vampires Are Alive.

2007 : The new album was released on the 11th May and it was entitled Vampires. Unfortunately, it did not contain that much real eurodance songs, however some good danceable tracks... Second deception, DJ Bobo did not pass the semi-finals at ESC. The second single from the album was We Gotta Hold On, a slow song.

The excellent dance track Last Vampire, which was among the five tracks presented to fans a few monthes before the album was finished, was not finally included since it was not completely completed. According to rumors, it should appear on the next maxi CD. But it proved to be wrong when the next single, the beautiful dance song Because Of You, was out.

In October, the release date of the next album was revealed : March 21st 2008. It could already be pre-ordered from the official website.

At the end of November, DJ Bobo gave a series of concerts in EuropaPark.

2008 : A DVD entitled Vampires Alive - Making The Show will be soon released. DJ Bobo's new album release, initially planned for the end of March, was postponed, because he would like to deliver a perfect album and the tour's preparation currently takes him too much time. He will release his first earbook (a photo-book with 2 CDs and DVDs) on April 25th. Ole Ole, one of the 2 songs that DJ Bobo had recorded for soccer championship Euro 2008, will probably be available in April too. It could include Let The Games Begin as bonus track.

2009 : DJ Bobo not only contributed to the movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua by releasing a new version of his hit Chihuahua, but his also among the voices on the movie's German version.

He organized a real-TV casting on German TV channel Pro7. Entitled "Germany's next Showstars", it allowed him to select who will take part to his 2010 tour. The 2 other members of the jury were Elton and Verona. He wrote a new song entitled Take Me To The Top, used as theme for the show.

In June, he announced that his new tour would be entitled Fantasy, and that it would be more spectacular then ever... The upcoming album will be released on January 29, 2010.

On Saturday 28th of November, DJ Bobo shot the videoclip of his new single Superstar at Europa Park Rust (Germany). A casting of 1000 dancers was at first planned, but the videoclip rather turned out to be a summary of the greatest moments of the Fantasy tour presentation concert.

2010 : Superstar was released at the beginnning of February, followed 3 weeks later by the album, which went top 10 in Gemany and Switzerland. DJ Bobo's hit Together was covered by a project from SAIFAM publishing Group called Marton

2011 : DJ Bobo recorded a cover of Domenico Modugno's song Volare. The song was released worldwide as download on March 11th.

2011 : Title of DJ Bobo's new album and 2012 tour will be Dancing Las Vegas : "This tour will be even more spectacular, even larger, even more glamorous and it will offer a lot more entertainment". On November 25th, DJ Bobo will release the book + DVD Das grosse DJ BoBo Buch. The first single to be released from his forthcoming album is entitled Everybody’s Gonna Dance.

Dance Artists Info © Niklas Adolfsson 1996-1999
© Denmark's DJ Bobo Official Page
© The Norwegian DJ BoBo fansite
© DJ BoBo Swiss Offical Fansite
DJ Bobo France
Thanks to Shimon O'Hana for the charts positions
Thanks to nolimits, carver, DJ Sokol, Anton "MC Kasper" Skaletsky, Apho and Yef for the latest informations

DJ Bobo biography was last updated Sat, January 31st 2015

Charts (singles)

Argentina Australia Austria Belgium Brazil Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany Hungary Israel Italy Luxemburg Mexico Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Russia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland
Somebody Dance With Me #13 #3 #2 #5 #4 #3 #3 #2 #1
Keep On Dancing #7 #1 #5 #3 #9 #9 #7 #2
Take Control #9 #10 #12 #1 #2 #18 #21 #4
Everybody #1 #24 #1 #1 #2 #1 #2 #12 #20 #3
Let The Dream Come True #49 #6 #1 #31 #1 #4 #4 #15 #11 #1 #11 #1
Love Is All Around #24 #13 #42 #10 #36 #17 #14 #16
There Is A Party #29 #35 #17 #24 #13
Freedom #7 #7 #8 #22 #31 #4
Love Is The Price #13 #12 #11 #11
Pray #6 #2 #3 #2
Respect Yourself #23 #7 #31 #16
It's My Life #16 #17 #16 #7
Shadows Of The Night #25 #23 #7
Where is Your Love #20 #21 #3
Around The World #55 #23
Celebrate #48 #8
Together #34 #26 #4
Lies #73 #48
What A Feeling #11 #3 #2
Hard To Say I'm Sorry #60 #25
Colours Of Life #75 #37
Chihuahua #1
Celebration #48 #29 #14
I Believe #61 #18 #13
Chihuahua #48 #8 #2 #27 #12 #1 #19 #3 #2 #1 #1 #41 #15 #2 #32 #14 #10 #1
Pirates Of Dance #43 #16 #3
Amazing Life #48 #27
Secrets Of Love #39 #13 #5
Vampires Are Alive #62 #7 #24 #3
We Gotta Hold On #24
Because Of You #47
Olé Olé #88 #18
Superstar #72 #14


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