There are so many artists, including some of the biggest in the music business, of whom the world has probably only heard after EPs and albums, and there are many others of whom the world has not had the privilege of hearing their music even after many albums and EPs. The story of Alice Merton is a very different one.
With her first single No Roots, which she released in 2016, the German-Canadian-English singer made her breakthrough into the mainstream. Since then she has achieved much more.
Alice Merton Biography
Alice Merton was born on September 13, 1993, in Frankfurt, Germany, to a British father and a German mother. Only a few months after her birth, her family moved to Connecticut in the United States, before moving back to Ontario shortly after. Here she stayed for the first 13 years of her life before she had to move again to Munich.
As she grew up, her family moved almost constantly because her father worked as a mining consultant. This later influenced her first song, which also gave the young singer a first taste of fame. The singer lived in places like New York, Bournemouth, London, Connecticut, and various other places.
Even as a little girl, she was attracted to music when she started learning to sing and play the classical piano. Alice had her high school education in Germany, where she also wrote her first song ever. After high school, she moved back to England with her family. But later she found her way back to her native country, where she studied composition and songwriting at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg in Mannheim.
Career-wise, it was in 2015 that light of fame illuminated her path for the first time when she appeared on Fahrenhaidt’s album The Book of Nature. The following year, she released her first single No Roots, which was an instant hit in various parts of the world, including the USA, where she was awarded gold, Germany, where she won 3 gold medals, and Austria, Poland, Switzerland, and France, where she was awarded platinum.
In February 2017 she released her first EP, No Roots, which was a remarkable success. This was followed by the release of her album Mint in January 2018, which was very successful in Germany and other parts of the world.
Alice Merton described the family in which she grew up as quite restless, which she cited as the reason for some of the family movements.
As mentioned above, her father is British, but her mother is German, although their names are not mentioned. Moreover, although she revealed that she has a brother and sister, there is no information about their names.
On a more personal level, the platinum-selling singer-songwriter still has to start her own family, as she is not yet married.
Alice Merton’s Height
Alice Merton is a very good-looking woman and not the tallest you’ll find on any stage. However, her true height is not known, although some speculate that she might be 5 feet and 5 inches tall.
Facts About The Singer
1. Her father encouraged her to become a singer: She received her first impulse for music from her father, who taught her to play the piano at the age of five and later, at the age of nine, encouraged her to take singing lessons. He continued to help her on her musical path as she grew up.
2. She has her own record label: together with Paul Grauwinkel, who is her manager, Merton founded her own record label, the Paper Plane Records Int. under this record company her first song was produced.
3. Alice was constantly on the move as she grew up: As mentioned above, the singer and other members of her family were almost always on the move when she grew up, due to her father’s work. Therefore, she grew up in different countries around the world and can speak more than one language. She revealed that at the age of 24 she had already moved 12 times.
4. She now shares her time between England and Germany: After all the moves, it can be said that the singer now leads a fairly stable life as she divides her time between her native country Germany and England.