Famous Swiss Singers

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 1 Mabel

Mabel
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Málaga, Spain

Born to a music producer father, Cameron McVey, and a singer mother, Neneh Cherry, Mabel McVey was destined to make a career in music. The English singer-songwriter debuted on SoundCloud with her track Know Me Better. It is believed she had initially used music as a therapy for her anxiety.

 2 Gjon's Tears

Gjon's Tears
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Famous As: Swiss-Albanian singer and multimedia artist who is best known for his song "Tout l'Univers,"
Birthdate: June 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Broc, Fribourg, Switzerland

 3 Marie Laforêt

Marie Laforêt
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Soulac-sur-Mer, France
Died: November 2, 2019
French singer-actor Marie Laforêt had lost the ability to speak for a while after being raped by a neighbor at age 3. The Girl with Golden Eyes, Laforêt was famous for her drama-laced singing and films such as Rat Trap. She later moved to Switzerland and launched an art gallery.
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 4 Urs Bühler

Urs Bühler
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Willisau, Switzerland

Swiss tenor Urs Bühler has made waves as part of the classical crossover male quartet Il Divo. While he began training in music at age 5 and mastered a number of instruments, he was more interested in rock and heavy metal as a teenager. Surprisingly, one of his hobbies is restoring motorbikes.

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 5 DJ BoBo

DJ BoBo
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: January 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kölliken, Switzerland

Peter René Baumann, better known as DJ BoBo, is a Swiss dance music sensation who has soared to fame with tracks such as Somebody Dance with Me. While he initially wished to work in the bakery industry, his love for dance made him change his career option.

 6 Dieter Meier

Dieter Meier
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Famous As: Musician, Artist, Singer, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zürich

Known for his deep voice and his signature moustache, Swiss musician and conceptual artist Dieter Meier co-founded the electronic music band Yello. The son of an affluent banker, he dropped out of a law course and pursued music and art. He is also on the board of a music technology business.

 7 Udo Jürgens

Udo Jürgens
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: September 30, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Klagenfurt, Austria
Died: December 21, 2014

Udo Jürgens first gained international acclaim after winning the 1966 Eurovision contest. While the Austrian singer began his career playing at clubs and on radio, he later revolutionized the German pop scene with songs such as Mit 66 Jahren. Buenos Días, Argentina remains one of his best-known songs.

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 8 Luca Hanni

Luca Hanni
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: October 8, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland

Swiss pop sensation Luca Hanni created history by becoming the youngest and the first non-German winner of the German talent show Deutschland sucht den Superstar. Though he had mastered the guitar and the piano at an early age, his first job was that of a bricklayer.

 9 Lys Assia

Lys Assia
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rupperswil, Switzerland
Died: March 24, 2018

Lys Assia created history by becoming the first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest. The Swiss-born singer was initially a dancer but had her first brush with music when she filled in for an absentee singer. She later released hits such as Moulin Rouge and O Mein Papa.

 10 Ladyva

Ladyva
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Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: December 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ipsach, Switzerland

Ladyva began learning the piano at 14 and is now one of the greatest boogie woogie musicians of all time. In April 2020, the Swiss artist performed a piano piece, Quarantine Boogie, from her home, owing to the COVID-19 lockdown. The piece got her 100,000 YouTube hits in less then 5 days.

 11 Chrigel Glanzmann

Chrigel Glanzmann
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Famous As: Lead vocalist in the folk metal band Eluveitie
Birthdate: May 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Basel, Switzerland

Best known as the lead vocalist of the Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie, Christian Oliver Glanzmann, or Chrigel Glanzmann, is also skilled in playing a number of instruments, such as the bagpipes, the mandola, the bodhrán, and the tin whistle. Glanzmann had first formed his band as a studio project.

 12 Thomas Winkler

Thomas Winkler
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zollikofen, Bern, Switzerland

While he initially studied law, Swiss singer Thomas Winkler later found his calling in heavy metal and gained fame as part of the British power metal band Gloryhammer. In late 2021, a Facebook post on the band’s page announced that Winkler had left the band.

 13 Beatrice Egli

Beatrice Egli
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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: June 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pfäffikon, Switzerland

The winner of the German talent show Deutschland Sucht den Superstar in 2013, Swiss pop and Schlager artist Beatrice Egli had started singing at age 14. She had initially gained fame with her 2011 album Feuer und Flamme. Her Swiss chart-topping album Glücksgefühle also reached the second spot in Germany and Austria.

 14 Panos Mouzourakis

Panos Mouzourakis
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland

Swiss-born Greek singer-actor Panos Mouzourakis is best known for his roles in the Greek series S1ngles and 4. He had first gained attention with the play Acharnis, which toured around the globe. He has also lent his voice to the Greek version of the hit Disney animated film Frozen.

 15 Sophie Hunger

Sophie Hunger
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, film composer
Birthdate: March 31, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland

Swiss folk-pop-blues singer Sophie Hunger learned playing the piano as a child and was later introduced to jazz by her music-loving diplomat father. Known for albums such as Halluzinationen and Molecules, she has also won a Swiss Film Award for the soundtrack of the Oscar-nominated film My Life as a Courgette.

 16 Steve Lee

Steve Lee
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland
Died: October 5, 2010

Best known as part of the Swiss rock band Gotthard, Steve Lee was mostly a vocalist but was also skilled in the drums and the harmonica. He co-founded the band Krak, which eventually became Gotthard. He was killed in a freak motorcycle accident while on a biking trip in Nevada with his friends.

 17 Ilira

Ilira
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brienz, Switzerland

Swiss-born Albanian singer Ilira Gashi, better known as Ilira, was placed third, along with her band, on the show Die grosse Entscheidungs Show. She later moved to Berlin to explore her music career and created hits such as Fading. The Europe Music Award-nominated singer has now signed with Virgin and Universal.

 18 Patrick Juvet

Patrick Juvet
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Famous As: Model, Singer
Birthdate: August 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreux, Switzerland
Died: April 1, 2021

Though Patrick Juvet had begun playing the piano at age 7, he also had a successful career as a model in Germany later. The Swiss disco singer is best remembered for his chartbusting track I Love America. Though openly bisexual, he also revealed in his memoir that he preferred men over women.

 19 Stefanie Heinzmann

Stefanie Heinzmann
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Visp, Switzerland

After winning a talent search content on the show TV Total, Stefanie Heinzmann became a soul-pop sensation with award-winning hits such as My Man Is a Mean Man. She also performed as part of the rock band Bigfisch. Her debut album, Masterplan, topped music charts in Switzerland.

 20 Bernarda Brunović

Bernarda Brunović
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dietikon, Switzerland

Swiss-Croatian singer Bernarda Brunović, also known as Bernarda Bruno, first gained fame as the runner-up on Die grosse Entscheidungs Show. She later also made it to the semi-finals of season 8 of The Voice of Germany. Known for her tracks such as Colors and Here for Love, she is signed with Scardona.

 21 Paula Dalla Corte

Paula Dalla Corte
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 21, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Swizerland

 22 Kurt Maloo

Kurt Maloo
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zurich, Switzerland

Kurt Maloo initially attended business school but later focused on a career in conceptual art and painting. Born into a musical family, he performed with many local bands, too. He later soared to fame as part of the duo Double and with chartbusting hits such as The Captain of Her Heart.

 23 Stephan Eicher

Stephan Eicher
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland

 24 Alain Souchon

Alain Souchon
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco

Widely known as the man who popularized French pop music, Alain Souchon explored both personal and political themes with his music. The 7-time Victoires de la musique award winner soared to fame with the phenomenal 1993 hit Foule sentimentale. He has also appeared in a few films.

 25 Carlos Leal

Carlos Leal
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Famous As: Rapper, Actor
Birthdate: July 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland

 26 Miel de Botton

Miel de Botton
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland

The daughter of asset management pioneer Gilbert de Botton, Miel de Botton is not just a qualified clinical psychologist but also a talented singer and a generous philanthropist. She also has a law degree from Oxford and has had a 6-year stint as a family and drug-addiction therapist.

 27 Ursela Monn

Ursela Monn
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: December 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

 28 Patrick Nuo

Patrick Nuo
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lucerne, Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland

 29 Edith Mathis

Edith Mathis
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Famous As: Soprano singer
Birthdate: February 11, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lucerne, Switzerland

 30 Lisa Della Casa

Lisa Della Casa
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Famous As: Soprano singer
Birthdate: February 2, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Burgdorf, Switzerland
Died: December 10, 2012

 31 Drs. P

Drs. P
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 24, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Thun, Switzerland
Died: June 13, 2015

 32 Ernst Haefliger

Ernst Haefliger
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Famous As: Tenor
Birthdate: July 6, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Davos, Switzerland
Died: March 17, 2007