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Tokio Hotel
Tokio Hotel

Background information
Origin Magdeburg, Germany
Genre(s) Teen pop
Pop Rock
Years active 2001—present
Label(s) Universal
Interscope Records
Cherrytree Records
Website Website
Bill Kaulitz
Tom Kaulitz
Georg Listing
Gustav Schäfer

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Tokio Hotel Overview


Tokio Hotel is a German pop rock band. It was founded in Magdeburg (Germany) during 2001 by singer Bill Kaulitz, guitarist Tom Kaulitz, drummer Gustav Schäfer and bassist Georg Listing. The quartet have scored four number one singles and have released three number one albums in their native country, selling nearly 5 million CDs and DVDs there. After recording an unreleased demo-CD under the name "Devilish" and having their contract with Sony BMG Germany terminated, the band released their first German-language album, "Schrei", as Tokio Hotel on Universal Music Germany in 2005. Schrei sold more than half a million copies worldwide and spawned four top five singles in both Germany and Austria. In 2007, the band released their second German album "Zimmer 483" and their first English album "Scream" which have combined album sales of over one million copies worldwide and helped win the band their first MTV Europe Music Award for Best InterAct. The former, Zimmer 483, spawned three top five singles in Germany while the latter, Scream, spawned two singles that reached the top twenty in new territories such as France, Portugal, Spain and Italy.

Humanoid (2009) Scream (2007) Zimmer 483 (2007) Schrei (So Laut du Kannst) (2006) Schrei (2005)

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Tokio Hotel's Tom Kaulitz 'Overindulges With Viagra'

May 19, 2010
Tokio Hotel guitarist Tom Kaulitz has revealed he suffered a two-day erection after taking too much Viagra. Kaulitz was quoted as telling the German newspaper Bild he experimented with the anti-impotence tablet during a tour of Asia.  Read more 

Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Tokio Hotel Win At NRJ Music Awards

January 25, 2010
Lady Gaga, Rihanna and The Black Eyed Peas were all winners at the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes on Saturday (January 23). Held at the Palais des Festivals at the start of the MIDEM conference, the awards, now in its eleventh year, the NRJ's celebrates both French and international music.  Read more 

The Cure's Robert Smith and Tokio Hotel For Alice In Wonderland Soundtrack

January 13, 2010
The Cure's Robert Smith, Tokio Hotel and Franz Ferdinand are amongst the names appearing on the soundtrack to Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland. The soundtrack, 'Almost Alice', will be released on March 2 and will also feature the likes of Wolfmother. Metro Station and The All-American Rejects alongside the previously announced Avril Lavigne and the Mark Hoppus/Pete Wentz collaboration.  Read more 

Tokio Hotel Drummer Hospitalised After Being Bottled

July 16, 2009
Tokio Hotel drummer Gustav Schaeffer was hospitalised in the early hours of Sunday morning after being attacked with glass bottles. The sticksman left a club in the band's native town of Magdeburg, Germany when glass bottles were launched at him resulting in cuts to his head.  Read more 

Tokio Hotel Deny Collaboration With Miley Cyrus

November 10, 2008
Tokio Hotel have denied that they will be doing a collaboration with teen pop star Miley Cyrus on their upcoming album. "We met Miley Cyrus at the VMA’s but that rumor is not true. We never thought about that,” claims singer Bill Kaulitz in an interview with MTV News.  Read more 

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