Lena Meyer-Landrut, even more simply known by the single name Lena was born in Hanover, 23 May 1991, and is a very famous German singer. She has won the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo with the song Satellite after passing the national selections carried out through the television show Unser Star für Oslo. With its three individual Satellite, Bee and Love Me, sung in Unser Star für Oslo final, was the first artist to be able to place three songs in the top five best-selling singles in Germany. Satellite debuted in first place and received the award double platinum. In May 2010, Meyer-Landrut has released her first album, My Cassette Player, which debuted in first place in the ranking of best-selling albums in Germany.
Although devoid of a professional experience as a singer, Meyer-Landrut decided to participate in the talent show Unser Star für Oslo, a new national television program created in order to select the German representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo. After her first appearance, singing My Same by the British singer Adele, she received much praise from members of the jury and was immediately considered one of the favorites. She reached the final mainly interpreting lesser known pieces by international artists such as The Bird and the Bee, Kate Nash, Paolo Nutini and Lisa Mitchell. In the final, held March 12, 2010, Meyer-Landrut sang three songs written specifically for the contest, Bee, Satellite and Love Me. Through televoting, the audience chose satellite as a song to be interpreted; in a second round of voting, Meyer-Landrut has been designated as the representative of Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 by beating Jennifer Braun. The Satellite’s music video was shot during the night of the final and presented for the first time on German television channel four days later. May 29, Lena triumphed in Oslo totaling 246 points and detaching of 76 the turkish group maNga.
Her debut album, My Cassette Player, was released May 7, 2010, and includes Satellite, Love Me and Bee, as well as cover new and interpreted during Unser Star für Oslo. The album debuted in first place in the German ranking of best-selling albums, and the third both in Austria and in Switzerland, while it is placed in fifth place in the European Top 100 Albums of Billboard magazine. She represented Germany again in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, held in Düsseldorf, with the song Taken by a stranger; on the same occasion with Stefan Raab she has reinterpreted the song Satellite in key rockabilly. Following the success encountered in Germany, Lena said that she would like a career as a singer or an actress, but she pointed out, “are not fixed to make music all my life.” Said that originally had the intention to study acting after graduating school, but now it is not certain that the time available so permits. She stated that her musical influences include Adele, Kate Nash, Vanessa Carlton, as well as the German singer Clueso and German pop rock band Wir sind Helden. In May 2011 she won the Comet Award for best female artist.