Nino de Angelo

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Nino de Angelo (born December 18, 1963 as Domenico Gerhard Gorgoglione in Karlsruhe ) is a German pop singer of Italian descent who was mainly successful in the 1980s. His biggest hit was Beyond Eden .


Nino de Angelo was born in Karlsruhe in 1963. After the divorce of his parents from Apulia , he moved with his mother to Cologne, where he was later discovered in the piano bar "Die Taste". He recorded his first record when he was 17 years old. The first phonograms were released under the name Nino and were not successful. The first single, which he released as Nino de Angelo in 1982, was And an Angel flies into the night , a German cover version of the English song Souvenir by Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark . His greatest success in 1983 was the title Jenseits von Eden, written by Drafi Deutscher .

This was followed by Atemlos (1984) and the poppy album Durch Tausend Feuer (1987), which was produced by Harald Steinhauer ( Nicki , Juliane Werding ), with the single, celebrated as a small comeback, But Tears You Will Never See . In 1988 he took on a supporting role in the literary film adaptation The Bertinis . In 1989 Dieter Bohlen produced the title Flieger with him , with which he started at the Eurovision Song Contest and took 14th place.

In the early 1990s, Nino de Angelo wanted to distance himself from his image as a pop singer. He separated from producer Bohlen, called himself De Angelo for the next two albums, oriented himself towards rock music and was involved in almost all the songs as a songwriter. He received little attention in the media world, the albums flopped. He then worked with Mr. President and acted on their album We See the Same Sun as a duet partner for the track Olympic Dreams , and he tried his hand at the dance floor producer of the Cpt Galaxy project. In the mid-1990s, De Angelo went on tour with Peter Maffay and the musical Tabaluga and Lilli before he had to take a long break because of lymph node cancer .

In 1997 he reported back with the English-language single I Can See the Light , which he had recorded in Los Angeles with the musicians of Michael Jackson . The single was not as successful as expected, so that the already completed album was no longer released. The duet Hand in Hand with Claudia Jung followed in 1999 . With Vertigo-Free , his first album was released in 2000 in seven years, with which he was able to return to the album charts for the first time since 1989. The next four albums also hit the charts.

In 2001 he sang the title Heile Welt in the German version of the Disney film A Kingdom for a Lama , composed by Sting and originally interpreted by Tom Jones . In 2002 he took part in the preliminary decision for the Eurovision Song Contest with the title And if you laugh again . De Angelo was able to land a success in a double pack with Chris Norman , the single Ich mach 'mein Augen zu (Everytime) was able to place in the charts in Germany and especially Austria. According to his own statement, he sang a few choirs and ad-libs for the more recent Modern Talking albums from 2001 . In 2004 he confessed to the use of cocaine and gambling addiction in the Maischberger TV program .

At the end of 2005, Nino de Angelo took on the rock album Nino again under the name De Angelo , which again did not bring the desired success. Instead, he made headlines because he had to file for personal bankruptcy due to enormous debts (1.5 million euros) . He then appeared in 25 episodes of the TV series Unter Uns as Michael Winter. For the farewell album The Last Mile , released in 2007 by his “musical father” Drafi Deutscher , he took up a memorial song with you, nobody brings you back . In 2008 and 2009 Nino de Angelo was again in front of the camera for Unter Uns , this time together with daughter Louisa Gorgoglione. She plays the role of Nina Bremer.

In 2011 he signed a new record deal with 7 days music. In this way he came into contact with the rapper Eko Fresh , with whom he re-recorded his hit Jenseits von Eden . The song can be heard on the album Ekrem . In March 2012, after a seven-year hiatus, he released the album Das Leben ist schön , which entered the German album charts at number 72. In 2012 he took part in the adventure show Star Race . He won the competition with Jimi Blue Ochsenknecht and donated the profit to a good cause. In May 2014, Nino de Angelo was sentenced to a fine of 20 daily rates of 70 euros each for attempted coercion. In August 2015, he moved in as a candidate for Celebrity Big Brother (3rd season). He left the house in third place.


From his first marriage (1986–1998) to Judith Coersmeier, Nino de Angelo has two grown children. The second spouse was the drama student Michaela (2003–2006), the third was her childhood friend Renée (2007–2013). The fourth marriage to Larissa Schmitt followed in 2014. In 2017, Nino de Angelo became a father for the third time.


Studio albums

year title Top ranking, total weeks / months, awardChart placementsChart placementsTemplate: chart table / maintenance / without sourcesTemplate: chart table / maintenance / monthly data
(Year, title, rankings, weeks / months, awards, notes)
1983 Young blood DE10 (12 weeks)
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First published: March 1983
1984 Beyond Eden /
La valle dell'Eden (Italian version)

(25 weeks)DE
AT5 (2½ months)
CH2 (15 weeks)
First published: Jan 9, 1984
Sales: + 250,000
Zeit für Rebellen /
Time to Recover (English version) /
Figlio della notte (Italian version)
DE46 (6 weeks)
- -
First published: November 19, 1984
1986 I'm looking for love - - -
First published: April 1986
1987 Through a thousand fires - - -
First published: September 1987
1988 Baby jane - - -
First published: October 1988
1989 Samuraj - - -
First published: April 4, 1989
Aviator - - -
First published: April 24, 1989
1991 De Angelo - - -
First published: May 1991
1993 Bloody times DE97 (3 weeks)
- -
First published: August 16, 1993
2000 Free from giddiness DE37 (7 weeks)
AT41 (3 weeks)
First published: May 5, 2000
2002 As long as you love ... DE39 (3 weeks)
AT29 (21 weeks)
First published: February 17, 2002
2004 Un momento Italiano DE76 (2 weeks)
AT17 (11 weeks)
First published: June 7, 2004
2005 Nino - - -
First published: October 21, 2005
2012 Life is Beautiful DE72 (1 week)
- -
First published: March 16, 2012
2014 Masterpieces - songs of my life DE29 (9 weeks)
- -
First published: December 5, 2014
2017 love forever DE23 (2 weeks)
AT16 (1 week)
First published: March 3, 2017



Web links

Individual evidence

  2. a b Frédéric Schwilden "That was Drafi German" . In: The world . December 9, 2014.
  3. ^ : Hotel-Zoff: Nino de Angelo condemned , accessed on May 27, 2014
  4. A love story like from Hollywood , from December 10, 2014, accessed on June 9, 2017