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1LIVE Krone 2015-3440.jpgBOY in December 2015.
Background information
OriginZürich, Hamburg
GenresIndie music
Years active2007–present
LabelsGrönland Records
MembersValeska Steiner
Sonja Glass

Boy (stylized BOY) is a Swiss–German pop duo founded in 2007 by Swiss singer Valeska Steiner and German bassist Sonja Glass. The two met while at a pop-music course at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg in 2005.[1] The band initially played concerts exclusively,[2] before being discovered and signed to Herbert Grönemeyer's label, Grönland Records, in 2011.[3]

Their debut album, Mutual Friends (Gold-certified in Germany), was produced by Philipp Steinke and released in the autumn of 2011.[1] The band sings entirely in English in a style reminiscent of that of Leslie Feist.[2][4]

In the UK, Mutual Friends was released by Decca in June 2012. The North American release of the album was in February 2013 on Nettwerk Records.[5]

Boy won the Hamburg Musician Prize HANS in 2011 in the category Hamburgs Newcomer of the Year, and their album Mutual Friends won the 2012 European Border Breakers Award (EBBA).[6][7]

The duo's song "Little Numbers" was also featured in the Lufthansa Airline's Business Class advertisement in mid-2012. In 2013 the song was at No. 4 in the Japan Hot 100.[8]

The duo's first-ever USA tour launched on March 1, 2013 with a sold-out performance at Joe's Pub, New York City.

After a two-year hiatus to focus on song-writing, the duo released their second studio album We Were Here in 2015.


  • 1 Discography
    • 1.1 Albums
      • 1.1.1 EPs
    • 1.2 Singles
      • 1.2.1 Promotional Singles
  • 2 References
  • 3 External links

Promotional Singles


  1. ^ a b "Der Musik die nötige Zeit lassen: Das Frauenduo Boy präsentiert sein Debütalbum in der Alten Börse - Pop und Jazz Nachrichten". Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Interview Valeska Steiner, Boy: über 1. Album, Herbert Grönemeyer – Schweizer Illustrierte" (in German). Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Grönland Records angelt sich Boy | Musikmarkt" (in German). Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  4. ^ "– Kein Kind von Traurigkeit | Musik | Züritipp Online". 2011-11-15. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  5. ^ "Boy To Release Mutual Friends In North America". Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  6. ^ Archived from the original on November 7, 2011. Retrieved November 29, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Archived from the original on April 6, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ "Japan Hot 100 : Page 1". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-03-09. 
  9. ^ a b "Discography BOY". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Discographie BOY". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "Discografie BOY". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Discographie BOY". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "Discographie BOY". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "BOY - Germany Albums". 
  15. ^ "BOY - Billboard Alternative". 
  16. ^ "BOY - Billboard Independent". 
  17. ^ "Hungry Beast". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  18. ^ "BOY - Japan Hot 100". 
  19. ^ "BOY - US Triple A". 
  20. ^ "Drive Darling". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 

External links

  • First Avenue: Boy
  • Official website
  • The Good and the Boy on HonestBlue

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