Over the last year, German citizens have taken a liking to their native music as more than half of all top-selling albums sold in the country were made in Germany. Florian Drücke, manager of the Bundesverband Musikindustrie (Federal Association of the Music Industry) didn’t want to say that there is a “renewed German Wave” quite yet, but stated that it is obvious that German music is hitting a nerve with citizens and it is “in again to discuss certain things in our own language.”
With 55 of the top 100 albums being produced in Germany, 29% of those are also sung in German instead of the English language. Many German artists perform with English lyrics since it allows them to reach a more global audience, but we may see some of them experiment with releasing German language albums if the national interest continues to rise. Either way, this renewed interest has boosted sales of German music to the highest levels in 20 years and there doesn’t appear to be signs of it slowing anytime soon.