Nine-year-old German pop star Joy Gruttmann promoted her first UK single ‘Schnappi’, about a baby crocodile, at the Capital Disney Studios on Wednesday (August 24) in London, England. The song was written by Joy’s aunt Iris Gruttmann before a copy was placed on the internet. The song was subsequently picked up by a local radio station, which led to a record deal. The single has since sold over 1 million copies in Europe, topped the charts in nine countries and received triple-platinum status in Germany. Check out pictures from RexFeatures and GettyImages.
RTL caught up with 7-year-old Joy Gruttmann after the young singer won an Echo Award in the new Download of the Year category for ‘Schnappi – Das Kleine Krokodil’ (Snappy – The Cute Crocodile). RTL.de has since removed the video.
Patrick Nuo, Nu Pagadi, Delta Goodrem, Sabrina Weckerlin, Alexander Klaws, Joy Gruttmann (‘Schnappi’), Mia Aegerter, Sarah Connor, Chipz, Natasha Thomas, Lucie Silvas, and Ana Johnsson performed at the Bravo Supershow – the GOLD-OTTO Award 2005 at the TUI Arena on Saturday (March 19) in Hannover, Germany. Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Lucie Silvas Radio 2 Documentary
August 17, 2004 – As part of this year’s Great British Music Debate, Zoë Ball goes behind the scenes of a major UK record label to discover just what it takes to launch a new artist – Lucie Silvas, who has drawn comparisons to Christina Aguilera. Listen to the four-part documentary, and check out half-minute snippets of five of her songs at BBC.co.uk.
As 7-year-old Joy Gruttmann continues to top the German pop charts with ‘Schnappi – Das Kleine Krokodil’ (Snappy – The Cute Crocodile) and hopes to match the success with her new single ‘Das Lama in Yokohama’ (The Llama in Yokohama), RTL asked what was the story behind the unexplainable phenomenon. Silbermond and Gracia commented on the nursery rhyme’s successs, while Alexander Klaws faces the prospects of competing with Gruttmann with his new single ‘All (I Ever Want)/Alles’. Two clips from RTL.de have since been removed.
Joy Gruttmann, the 7-year-old girl who remains on top of the German pop charts with ‘Schnappi – Das Kleine Krokodil’ (Snappy – The Cute Crocodile), performed the hit nursery song on ‘Top Of The Pops’ along with a Schnappi mascot. Highlights from her performance, and comments backstage, have been removed from RTL.de.
Blitz profiled Joy Gruttmann, the 7-year-old girl who remains on the top of the German pop charts with ‘Schnappi – Das Kleine Krokodil’ (Snappy – The Cute Crocodile). They spoke with clubbers who were dancing to a remix of the song Gruttmann recorded at the age of 4, and the television publicity she has done since her nursery song rocketed up the charts. Sat1.de has since removed the video.
RTL visited the home of Joy Gruttmann, the 7-year-old girl who has just jumped to the top of the German pop charts with ‘Schnappi – Das Kleine Krokodil’ (Snappy – The Cute Crocodile). Gruttmann hung out with the Schnappi mascot, watched the video of when she originally recorded the song at age 4, and showed off her piano skills. Video has since been removed from RTL.de.
RTL caught up with Joy Gruttmann, the 7-year-old girl enjoying a chart hit with ‘Schnappi – Das Kleine Krokodil’ (Snappy – The Cute Crocodile) in Germany, and the latest twist that has a disco version of the tune getting played at German clubs. A video clip, which includes Joy dancing with Schnappi to the disco version of her song, has since been removed from rtl.de.