Biography

he real name of the musician is Oceana Malman. She is a German-American singer, mostly performing in English. Her music is a great mix of pop, soul, funk, reggae and hip-hop. Oceana is mostly famous for 2 of her songs, the lyrical Cry Cry and the rhythmical Endless Summer, which was the official song of Europe Football Championship in 2012.The story of «the Fabulous Four from Liverpool» named «the Beatles» has its continuation through a music project called LondonBeat. Even though it is simply impossible to compare to anyone else, this band is a real phenomenon of the global pop-culture.

 

Childhood

Oceana’s mother is German, she is a fashion designer, mostly working in Paris and New York. The USA is where her husband and Oceana’s dad is from. He is a DJ with American-German roots. He used to travel a lot for work and would often bring his wife and his daughter with him, that’s why Oceana has been living between the 2 countries from a very young age. Moreover Oceana attended quite a few different concerts with her mum, such as Burning Spear, James Brown, Ziggy Marley. Her grandma and grandpa who lived near Hamburg were both artists. Oceana spent a lot of time at their place as a child. As a little girl, she was taking ballet and singing lessons and was featured in a Beker movie at the age of 5.

Early Career

There were several people Oceana Malman took inspiration from. Of course, the world famous Bob Marley and James Brown were some of them. Another really important influencer in Oceana’s life was a famous saxophonist and a family friend Maceo Parker.
He was the one to help her make the first steps in her career as a musician, she worked as his backing vocalist for a long time.

At the age of 16 she left home to become independent and pursue a music career. She was studying 3 majors at a school in Hamburg at the same time: acting, dance and singing.

She was producing choreography for Seed and also performing as a vocalist for Boundzound. She is also known for managing all the choreography for Bettina music video for Fettes Brot.

Her solo music career began in 2008. Her first real success was the Popkomm show. The same year the singer produced her first album Love Supply.

Success

At the beginning of 2009 Oceana continued supporting different acts as a vocalist or a backing vocalist. She performed at 7 concerts on tour with hip-hop singer Peter Fox. Immediately after that she became famous with Cry Cry.

The song came into rotation in March and got straight to the top of all Austrian, German and Swiss music charts.

The wave of popularity soon continued to Europe (Romania, Hungary, Greece) as well as Russia.

The song was one of the leading songs in iTunes in France and Spain.

This rapid growth of popularity led Oceana to signing a contract with Ultra Records label in the United States.

In 2009 the singer receives her first music award, Audience Choice Award at an International Festival in Poland.

You can hear Run Baby Run being performed live in Jerry Cotton movie, where she was also starring. Towards the end of 2010 Oceana recorded Far Away in collaboration with Leon Taylor. She also took part in Bundesvision Song Contest.

Europe Football Championship
Due to her incredible popularity between the Polish audience, Oceana was chosen to perform the main song of the Europe Football Championship in 2012. Her track Endless Summer that she performed during the match between Italy and Spain practically took over the world in a couple of weeks. She received her Gold Disk, the Award for the most sold single.

Later Events

In 2014 Oceana took part in the audition for the Eurovision, performing Thank you and All Night. In 2016 and 2017 she produced another 2 singles Brace and Can’t Stop Thinking About You. On her instagram the singer would sometimes share pictures from her tours, the most recent ones being Germany and Kazakhstan.

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Oceana Discography

This German-American singer has only produced 2 albums, but both of them boast a large variety of music styles, you can find elements of soul, jazz, funk. The singer is using a lot of modern rhythmical beats.
Let’s take a closer look at each one of the albums.

Love Supply

Album Love Supply

This album was released in 2012 and contains 15 tracks. Oceana stayed true to her style introducing jazz and soul motives. The key song of the album is My House, which catches everyone’s attention from the first notes. The lovers of lyrical music are bound to enjoy Say Sorry. Those who prefer more rhythmic and energetic music would be drawn to Lose Control. Endless Summer is particularly special. It is on everyone’s mind since being the official song of Europe Football Championship in 2012.

Oceana is normally associated with pop music, but jazz and soul definitely left their mark, that’s why you will often hear of Oceana as the main successor of Amy Winehouse retro traditions.

The album was released in Germany and the USA in 2008, the Russian audience got to hear it in 2009. The album consists of 13 songs. It is particularly revolutionary because of the unusual mix of classic 60’ pop and African rhythms. This great success was achieved by mixing brass band instruments with an electric guitar and a piano. 2 tracks from Love Supply are collaborations, Bad Boy was produced together with Boundzounds and All Generic-with Kami Jones.

 

Singles

Several tracks were released as singles. One of them being Cry Cry. It is the signature song of Oceana project. This song was awarded “Hit of the Year” at a Polish Music Awards Ceremony “Eska Music Awards”. Pussycat on a Leash and La La produced in 2009 and 2010 had also become great singles.

My House

Album My House

This album was released in 2012 and contains 15 tracks. Oceana stayed true to her style introducing jazz and soul motives. The key song of the album is My House, which catches everyone’s attention from the first notes. The lovers of lyrical music are bound to enjoy Say Sorry. Those who prefer more rhythmic and energetic music would be drawn to Lose Control. Endless Summer is particularly special. It is on everyone’s mind since being the official song of Europe Football Championship in 2012.

Oceana is normally associated with pop music, but jazz and soul definitely left their mark, that’s why you will often hear of Oceana as the main successor of Amy Winehouse retro traditions.

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