Udo Lindenberg, Rammstein, Beginner: which acts dominated the German music scene over the last 12 months? Who had the best comeback? The PopXport team takes a look back at German pop music in 2016.
Many wonder, how could rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang win an Echo, Germany's most important music award, with their anti-Semitic lyrics? The explanation is simple: the award is based on commercial, not artistic, value.
We'll take a look back at the year in German music. Who made the charts? Who were the hot newcomers? Plus: the bands who did best at the Wacken Metal Battle -- and the four most successful German singles of 2016.
On this week's show: rap star Marteria's brand new album, "Roswell;" singer-songwriter-musician Judith Holofernes; and a great new art pop band called Giant Rooks. Plus: the new live album from Rammstein.
At a concert for "MTV Unplugged" Marius Müller-Westernhagen presented acoustic versions of decades of hit songs, and included featured guests such as Udo Lindenberg. The album shot high up into the charts.
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