Tokio Hotel is a pop rock band from Germany, founded in 2001 by singer Bill Kaulitz, guitarist Tom Kaulitz, drummer Gustav Schäfer and bassist Georg Listing. Tokio Hotel became thefirst German band ever to win an award at the MTV MAs and also at the MTV Latin America Awards. They also picked up the Headliner award at the MTV Europe Music Awards 2008 held in Liverpool on November 6,2008 and the Award for Best Group on November 5, 2009 at the MTV Europe Music Award (EMA) held in Berlin. They won an Award for Best World Stage Performance on November 7, 2010 at the MTV EuropeMusic Awards in Madrid. In July 2011, they became the first German band to win an MTV Video Music Awards Japan.
Origin | Magdeburg, Germany |
Genres | Alternative rock, electronic rock, poprock, teen pop, emo, pop punk (early) |
Albums: Website | Zimmer 483( January 26, 2007Scream(June 4, 20071000 hotels( March 3, 2008Humanoid(October 6, 2009WWW.TOKIOHOTEL.COM |
The four met in2001 after a live show in a Magdeburg-Club, who knew each other from music school, watched from the audience while Bill and Tom Kaulitz played on the stage.Under the name Devilish, the band soon beganplaying in talent shows and small concerts. After Bill Kaulitz's participation in a children's Star Search in 2003 at age thirteen (which he lost in the quarter-final), he was discovered by musicproducer Peter Hoffmann. Devilish changed their name to Tokio Hotel: "Tokio, and "Hotel" due to their constant touring and living in hotels.; most of the songs of the first album were written by Hoffmann,Jost and Benzer (including the singles "Scream" and "Rescue me" which were completely written by them), only the single "Unendlichkeit" was written completely by Tokio Hotel themselves. Shortlybefore release of their first album, Sony terminated their contract. In 2005, Universal Music Group took Tokio Hotel under contract and developed a marketing plan. The band is now one of the biggest...