Cascada

Cascada (Spanish for Waterfall) is a German dance music act founded in 2004 by singer Natalie Horler, DJ Manian and DJ Yanou. They are best known for their hit singles “Everytime We Touch”, “What Hurts the Most” and “Evacuate the Dancefloor”. Cascada have sold over 30 million albums worldwide, an estimated 15 million digital downloads, and have an estimated net worth of over 7 million. Cascada represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden. While being one of the most successful acts of the dance music genre itself, Cascada were named the most successful German act of the 21st century.

When Natalie Horler was 17, she was doing studio work for various DJs. Eventually she met Yanou and DJ Manian. Originally, they released music under the name Cascade, but due to Kaskade, another artist with a similar name, threatening legal action, they changed it to Cascada.They simultaneously released music under the names of Siria and Akira as well, but ended those projects due to the success of Cascada. Under Andorfine Records, they produced their debut and hit single, “Miracle”, and its follow-up, “Bad Boy”, in Germany.This caught the attention of the American dance label Robbins Entertainment. They negotiated a contract and “Miracle” was released in 2004. However, it did not attract much attention, so Cascada offered them “Everytime We Touch”.

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