35 albums of the German charts (one or more titles)
66 awards for outstanding sales (gold and platinum records)
with 55 artists successfully in the international charts
more than 200 million records (inclusive compilations)
more than 660 releases
more than 300 songs on chart records worldwide.
Musical career artists
In 1981, after years playing in various bands, Axel Breitung left the live music scene, to begin writing songs for other artists. He got his first break writing for then unknown, Thomas Anders, who recorded one of Axel’s songs.
In 1985 as the arranger, songwriter and keyboardist of the group 'Silent Circle', he hit the charts for the first time. 'Touch ln The Night' reached number 16. Two more singles and the album 'No.1' also reached the charts. In 1987 he caused a stir with the Italo Boot Mix Vol 7, the first megamix, to make it onto the charts (No. 15), followed by megamixes for Fancy, Boytronic, and other dance acts.
In 1992, an early adopter and influencer of the Euro-Dance trend, Axel emerged as one of the most important artists of this genre. He co-produced trendsetting Swiss rapper DJ Bobo’s first single 'Somebody Dance With Me'. Since their initial success, his 13 year history with DJ BoBo translates to an impressive: over 120 million records sold, making him one of the most successful producers in the world. His 2003 song "Chihuahua" was the best selling single in the world that year.
In 1998, he met Australian newcomer Vanessa Amorosi, producing her first album, which eventually went 5-times platinum in Australia. At the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, it is estimated that over a billion people watched Vanessa perform her first international hit, 'Absolutely Everybody'. The song hit the top ten 10 in England, Ireland, Japan, Benelux, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Axel continues to write and produce chart-topping hits around the globe, and we are extremely proud to make his work available to Soundtaxi customers.
Since 1982, Axel Breitung / Bishop Audio has worked with more than 300 national and international artists and bands as a producer, remixer and songwriter - over 100 of them were represented in the charts, the best known are:
Backstreet Boys, Bryan Adams, N’Sync, Sarah Brightman, Ricky Martin, Marky Mark, T.a.t.u., Cliff Richard, David Hasselhoff, Delta Goodrem, Emilia, DJ BoBo, DJ Ötzi, Gibson Brothers, Kim Wilde, Princessa, Rednex, T-Spoon, Vanessa Amorosi, Village People,
Bellini, Bro'Sis, Captain Hollywood, Captain Jack, Fancy, Groove Coverage, Haddaway, Jeanette Biedermann, Lou Bega, Magic Affair, Modern Talking, Mr.President, No Angels, PreLuders, Sandra, Silent Circle, Thomas Anders, Wolfsheim, X-Perience,
Blümchen, Chris Roberts, Harald Juhnke, Jürgen Markus, Laura, Lotto King Karl, Matthias Reim, Michael Holm, Palastorchester Max Raabe, Peter Schilling, Rex Gildo, Roberto Blanco, Udo Lindenberg, Wildecker Herzbuben
2000 - Hit of the year 'Spirit Of The Hawk' from Rednex in Germany and Austria
2000 - One billion people watched Vanessa Amorosi perform 'Absolutely Everybody' at the Olympic Games in Sydney
2000 - 'Shine' from Vanessa Amorosi is the most played song in Australian radio
2011 - Bishop productions are played 500 times a day on German radio
2002 - 'Echo' for Axel Breitung (category: Producer national)
2003 - No.1 of the year 'Chihuahua' from DJ BoBo in France (12 weeks No. 1)
2003 - biggest selling single in the world (1.65 Mio)'Chihuahua' from DJ BoBo
National Chart Hits
26 top ten hits - 13 singles and 13 albums
Nr. 1 Rednex Spirit Of The Hawk - hit of the year
Nr. 1 Modern Talking - Victory (album)
Nr. 1 Wolfsheim - Casting Shadows (album)
Nr. 1 No Angels - Elements (album)
Nr. 2 DJ BoBo - Everybody
Nr. 3 DJ BoBo & Irene Cara - What A Feeling
Nr .4 Bro'Sis - Hot Temptation
Nr. 5 Vanessa Amorosi - Aboslutely Everybody
Nr. 5 Modern Talking - Win the Race
Nr. 9 Wildecker Herzbuben - Herzilein (album) - 1.5 Mio.
International Chart Hits
20 number one hits in international charts, including:
France: DJ BoBo - Chihuahua - hit of the year 2003
England: T-Spoon - Sex on the beach
Australia: Vanessa Amorosi - The Power (album)
Japan: T-Spoon - Sex On The Beach
Australia: Australian - Idol rise up
Austria: Rednex - Spirit of the hawk
Mexico: DJ BoBo - Chihuahua
Switzerland: 9 times No. 1 and approximately 50 Bishop productions hitting the charts
Austria: about 40 Bishop productions hitting the charts
Eastern Europe: 10 times No. 1, more than 60 chart successes - mostly top ten or top twenty