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Andrea Berg Music

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01 18th, 2008

Andrea Berg was one of the biggest-selling German pop divas of her generation, winning three consecutive ECHO awards for her commercial prowess. Born January 28, 1966, in Krefeld, Berg was discovered in 1992 by producer/svengali Eugen Römer, who ushered her into the studio within a week of signing. Her debut LP, Du Bist Frei, quickly followed, and while sales were poor, the follow-up, Gefühle, proved a massive hit, led by the smash single “Die Gefühle Haben Schweigepflicht.” The 1997 release Träume Lügen Nicht solidified Berg’s chart success, and after a hiatus heralded by the impending birth of her first child, she resurfaced in 1999 with Weil Ich Verliebt Bin. Two years later Berg issued her first Best Of collection, a blockbuster hit that spent more than four consecutive years on the German charts and earned her the first of her ECHO prizes. Her next studio LP, Machtlos, also reached number one upon its mid-2003 release. In 2006, Berg returned with Splitternackt.

Young R&B singer Chris Brown may be on tour, but he’s going to have to make a detour to the courthouse, after a lawsuit was filed in federal court against him and his touring company, CBE, on Christmas Eve. Ho, ho, ho! Ex-contract employee John Troxtel – who does business as RedMonkey Pictures, and has designed concert stages and sets for big tickets like Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Diddy, and Michael Jackson – filed the suit in California’s Central U.S. District Court, seeking damages over $1 million.

The suit reads: “Mr. Troxtel’s job was to transform what otherwise would be just a guy [Chris Brown] singing and rapping on stage into a multi-media spectacle worthy of a superstar. Mr. Troxtel did so through dozens of video elements, an animated cartoon and pervasive computer graphics synced [sic] to Mr. Brown’s performance.”

“Despite Mr. Troxtel’s top-quality work to make Mr. Brown’s concerts a success – the audiences rave about the animation and effects – Chris Brown’s touring company CBE Touring, LLC has decided to stiff Plaintiff for hundreds of thousands of dollars of work and expenses.”

Dang. How did Troxel know who to sue? That kid has a team that created him rivaling Bush’s travel entourage. Maybe his crew needs to stop spending so much dough on his underwear.