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Bastian Baker
Bastian Baker
Background
Born (1991-05-20) 20 1991 (age 28)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Genres Pop, Country
Occupation Singer
Years active 2011–present
Label Belleville Music
Website bastianbaker.com


Bastien Kaltenbacher (born 20 May 1991 in Lausanne), better known as Bastian Baker, is a Swiss singer, songwriter, and performer. He was coach in the third season of The Voice Belgique (The Voice of Belgium).

Career

Born to a professional hockey player father, Bastian wanted to become a professional hockey player in the footsteps of his father and played on Swiss National League's Juniors Elite A side "Lausanne 4 Clubs" under the name Bastien Kaltenbacher. But interested in music as well, he joined the school choir in Villeneuve, and was given solo roles. A father of a friend saw him in a performance in 2010 during a social gathering and offered to produce his songs. His first single "Lucky" produced by Richard Meyer (aka Swayd) was launched in March 2011 and charted in the Swiss Singles Chart. He took part in Caprices Festival in April 2011 and at Montreux Jazz Festival on 16 July 2011 releasing his debut album, Tomorrow May Not Be Better, on 9 September 2011. The album reached #3 in the Swiss album charts and topped the Romandie Charts and earned him in 2012, the "Best Breaking Act" award during Prix Walo, the official Swiss Music Awards in French language. After that success, he was invited to perform in French television's Taratata. His album Tomorrow May Not Be Better was released in France on 27 April 2012 and his single "Lucky" gained success in France as well.

From 13 October to 10 November 2012, he took part in season 3 of Danse avec les stars partnering with Katrina Patchett finishing 7th out of 10 participating stars.

Baker is the opening act for every show of Shania Twain's 2018 Now Tour.

Personal life

Bastian Baker was born to hockey player Bruno Kaltenbacher and school teacher Magali, and has two sisters, Margaux and Marine.

Discography

Albums

Album Details Charts Certification
SWI BEL FRA
Tomorrow May Not Be Better
  • Released: 9 September 2011 (SWI)
  • Re-released: 27 April 2012 (SWI, FRA)
  • Music label: Phonag
3 79 59
  • SWI: Platinum
Noël's Room
(with Stress & Noah Veraguth)
  • Released: 9 December 2012
  • Music label: Phonag
1
Too Old to Die Young
  • Released: 27 September 2013
  • Re-released: 24 October 2014
  • Music label: Phonag
1 10 158
Facing Canyons
  • Released: 6 November 2015
  • Music label: Phonag
2

Singles

Year Single Charts Certification Album
SWI BEL FRA
2011 "I'd Sing for You" 9 11
  • SWI: Platinum
Tomorrow May Not Be Better
"Lucky" 27 76
"Tomorrow May Not Be Better" 65
2012 "Hallelujah" 24 55 18 Non-album release
"All My Life"
(with Stress & Noah Veraguth)
35 Noël's Room
"Back in My Life"
(with Stress)
34
2013 "79 Clinton Street" 14 Too Old to Die Young
2014 "Follow the Wind" 20
"Dirty Thirty" 73
"Leaving Tomorrow" 33 Too Old to Die Young (Upgraded Edition)
2015 "Everything We Do" 21 Facing Canyons
"Tattoo on My Brain" 23
2017 "Five Fingers" 48
2018 "All Around Us" 51
"—" denotes singles that did not chart or were not released.

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