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Background information
Birth nameLeonie Burger
Born (1997-06-25) 25 June 1997
Cham, Bavaria, Germany
OriginBerlin, Germany
Genrespop
Occupation(s)
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2017–present
LabelsBalalaika, Kontor Records
Past membersUnknown Passenger
Websiteleonymusic.com

Leonie Burger (born 25 June 1997), known professionally as Leony, is a German pop singer and songwriter.

Career

Along with Julian Vogl and Maximillian Böhle, Leonie Burger performed on RTL's Rising Star as part of the band 'Unknown Passenger'. In the finale, they received 92.77% of the audience's vote for their version of Stay. She got to know her early band manager Nik Hafermann through the show. The band had a few appearances in smaller clubs, but the group disbanded shortly thereafter. Leonie performed as a solo artist from then on, using a slightly modified spelling of her first name as her stage name.

In 2016, Leony signed with Sony Music in Australia, subsequently undertaking a lot of vocal coaching. Her first songs were produced in Sweden, with her releasing her first debut single Surrender in 2017. The song was used in a Sylvie Meis underwear commercial. The single Boots was released in 2018, with More Than Friends following in 2019.

Thereafter, she moved over to a different brand, with Vitali Zestovskih and Mark Becker becoming her new managers and producers. Together with DJ duo Vize and Sam Feldt she released her new single Far Away from Home. Her breakthrough came in July 2020 with her remake of Modern Talking's song Brother Louie in collaboration with Vize, Kazakh artist Imanbek and the former Modern Talking member, Dieter Bohlen.

In 2022, she was a music mentor for Emilia and her song Outside and Inside in Dein Song, a reality television music competition on German broadcaster ZDF.

In 2023, Leony featured as a judge on the 20th season of German reality talent show Deutschland sucht den Superstar.

In 20 March 2024, Leony was confirmed to join OneRepublic and Meduza in the production of UEFA Euro 2024 theme song, replacing Kim Petras who couldn't participate due "scheduling issues".

Personal life

Her brother is the professional football player Korbinian Burger. Leony lives in Berlin.

TV shows

Discography

Albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
GER
AUT
Somewhere in Between
  • Released: 24 March 2023
  • Label: Kontor
  • Format: 2×CD, digital
20 28

Singles

List of singles as lead artist, with chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
GER
AUT
BEL
(FL)

FRA
NL
SWI
"Surrender" 2017 Non-album singles
"Boots" 2018
"More than Friends" 2019
"Paradise"
(with Vize and Joker Bra)
2020 4 2 98
"Faded Love" 2021 17 11 31 58 24
  • BVMI: Gold
Somewhere in Between
"No More Second Chances" Non-album single
"Remedy" 2022 5 9 17
  • BVMI: Platinum
Somewhere in Between
"Stop the World"
(with Steve Aoki and Marnik)
Non-album single
"Crazy Love"
(with Toby Romeo)
Somewhere in Between
"Somewhere in Between" 2023 54
"Holding On"
"I Can Feel"
(with Niklas Dee and Vize)
77 128 TBA
"Waking Up"
(with Felix Jaehn)
2024
"Simple Life"
"Fire (Official UEFA Euro 2024 song)"
(with Meduza and OneRepublic)
29 45 68 Artificial Paradise (Deluxe edition)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Other charted songs

List of other charted songs as lead artist, with chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
GER
"Merry Christmas Everyone"
(with Vize)
2021 71 Home Alone (On the Night Before Christmas) (Sampler)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Awards and nominations

Awards

New Music Awards

Nominations

1 Live Krone

New Faces Awards

Notes

  1. ^ Version of "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
  2. ^ "Crazy Love" did not enter the main German singles chart, but peaked at number 15 on the Trending Singles Chart (28 October 2022).
  3. ^ "Simple Life" did not enter the German Singles Chart, but peaked at number 1 on the German Airplay Chart.

References

  1. ^ Online, R. T. L. (19 September 2014). "Rising Star Talent 2014: Unknown Passenger". RTL Online (in German). Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  2. ^ Online, R. T. L. (29 September 2014). "Rising Star 2014: Unknown Passenger gewinnen mit "Stay" von Rihanna". RTL Online (in German). Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  3. ^ a b Hasky, Alina (28 September 2018). "Interview mit Leony über ihre Solokarriere & ihre Pläne!". minutenmusik. (in German). Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  4. ^ Uhr, 06 Oktober 2017 10:46. ""Leony" lebt ihren Kindheitstraum". Mittelbayerische Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 10 February 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Uhr, 29 Juli 2019 05:30. "Nächste Single von Leonie Burger". Mittelbayerische Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 10 February 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  6. ^ Uhr, 10 Juli 2020 13:35. "Leony covert jetzt Dieter Bohlen". Mittelbayerische Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 10 February 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ ""Ausstrahlung wie eine Putzfrau": Bohlen beleidigt DSDS-Mitjurorin Leony". www.t-online.de (in German). 1 February 2023. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  8. ^ UEFA.com (2 December 2023). "Meduza, OneRepublic and Kim Petras announced as UEFA EURO 2024's official music artists | UEFA EURO 2024". UEFA.com. Retrieved 6 May 2024. on 20 March 2024 it was announced that due to unforeseen scheduling issues Kim Petras could no longer be part of the production of the official UEFA EURO 2024 song. Instead, German singer and songwriter Leony was announced as an official UEFA EURO 2024 music artist, who together with Italian producers Meduza and American pop-rock trailblazers OneRepublic will perform the official tournament song.
  9. ^ "1. FC Magdeburg: Was Sie damit zu tun hat! Burgers Charts-Geheimnis". bild.de (in German). 7 December 2021. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  10. ^ "iscographie Leony". Germancharts.de (in German). Retrieved 17 June 2024.
  11. ^ "Discographie Leony". Austriancharts.at (in German). Retrieved 17 June 2024.
  12. ^ a b "Leony - Offizielle Deutsche Charts". www.offiziellecharts.de. Retrieved 11 February 2023.
  13. ^ "Discographie Leony - austriancharts.at". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 11 February 2023.
  14. ^ "Discography - Leony" (in Dutch). Ultratop. Retrieved 12 March 2024.
  15. ^ "Leony Discography - lescharts.com". lescharts.com (in French). Retrieved 12 March 2024.
  16. ^ "Discografie Leony – dutchcharts.nl". Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 March 2024.
  17. ^ "Leony - hitparade.ch". hitparade.ch. Retrieved 11 February 2023.
  18. ^ a b c "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Leony)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 16 October 2023.
  19. ^ "Offizielle Single Trending Charts - Musik Charts". MTV Germany (in German). Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  20. ^ "Radio-Charts Deutschland (Chartwoche 22/2024)". radiocharts.com. Archived from the original on 14 June 2024. Retrieved 17 June 2024.
  21. ^ "NEW MUSIC AWARD 2021: Rote Mütze Raphi, Leony und Luna sind die Gewinnerinnen des Jahres". presseportal.de (in German). 10 September 2021. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  22. ^ a b "1LIVE". www1.wdr.de (in German). 15 November 2021. Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  23. ^ "1Live Krone 2022 - Musiksendungen im Ersten - ARD | Das Erste". www.daserste.de (in German). Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  24. ^ "1Live Krone 2022 - Musiksendungen im Ersten - ARD | Das Erste". www.daserste.de (in German). Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  25. ^ "1Live Krone 2022 - Musiksendungen im Ersten - ARD | Das Erste". www.daserste.de (in German). Retrieved 10 February 2023.
  26. ^ "Unsere nominierten Talents" . NewFacesAward.de. Retrieved 10 April 2022.

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