Lena Johanna Therese Meyer-Landrut,
born 23 May 1991), also known by the mononym Lena, is a German
singer-songwriter. She rose to fame after representing Germany in the
Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo, winning the contest with her song
"Satellite". Both "Satellite" and her debut album My Cassette Player
(2010) debuted at number one in Germany and became platinum sellers. With
her three entries from the German national final Unser Star für Oslo,
Meyer-Landrut set an all-time chart record in her home country by debuting
with three songs in the top five of the German Singles Chart. She
represented Germany for the second consecutive time in the Eurovision Song
Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf with the song "Taken by a Stranger", finishing
in tenth place.
Meyer-Landrut followed this with a series of successful albums, including
Good News (2011), Stardust (2012), Crystal Sky (2015) and Only Love, L
(2019), all of which entered the top two of the German Albums Chart.
Several singles from these albums became top ten hits on the pop charts
throughout German-speaking Europe, including "Stardust" and "Wild & Free."
One of the best-selling female German artists to emerge in the early
2010s, Meyer-Landrut has won several high-profile prizes as a recording
artist such as the 1LIVE Krone, a Comet, the Radio Regenbogen Award, three
Echo Music Awards, and five MTV Europe Music Awards.
Beyond her music career, Meyer-Landrut has been featured as a coach on
seven seasons of the reality competition television series The Voice Kids
as well as an expert panel member for the Eurovision Song Contest on
several occasions. In 2017, she joined the cast of the fourth season of
Sing meinen Song – Das Tauschkonzert, the German version of the series The
Best Singers whose accompanying compilation album topped the Austrian and
German Albums Chart. In addition, Meyer-Landrut has also voiced characters
in audiobooks and animated films, including A Turtle's Tale (2010), Tarzan
(2013), Trolls (2016) and Wonder Park (2019).
- I wouldn't want to pose for
Playboy, that's not really my thing.
- I've gotten to meet great people. Jan Delay is an awesome person
for example, and Anke Engelke.
- I clean my toilet myself, I am a good cook and I enjoy baking
brownies and biscuits for my friends.
- I have never taken drugs. I am too scared to lose my command of my
mother tongue because a single schnapps will already knock me out.
- I would never sit down here and have a glass of vodka. Even if I
maybe would want to do so, I still wouldn't do it because there are
so many children who listen to my music. And I don't want to smoke
in front of cameras either because I think that isn't cool.
- Hundreds of people tell me I can't sing. Thousands tell me I can't
dance. 500 tell me how fake and conceited and crackbrained I am. I
am just lucky the majority of people don't think so.
- Something definitely went wrong with Miley Cyrus. I am glad you
had to be at least 18 in order to apply for Stefan Raab's casting.