Sash! is a German music project created by Sascha Lappessen, Ralf Kappmeier, and Thomas Lüdke. The project was established in 1995 and still works today. The group sold over 22 million records worldwide.
In 1995, the group recorded the first single “It’s My Life”. Even though the single didn’t get into the top European or UK charts, it still managed to become a hit and the name Sash! started gaining popularity in the night clubs. The band decided not to release an album and worked on another single instead. In 1996, they released “Encore Une Fois” that featured French lyrics. It became the most successful single of this Sash! project. It sold over 2 million copies worldwide. It got to the second spot on the UK Singles chart, which brought the group international recognition.
In the beginning of 1997, the band released another single “Ecuador” with Spanish lyrics, which became just as popular as its predecessor did. In the summer of 1997, Sash! finally released their first album “It’s My Life”, which later went platinum. One of the singles from the album “Stay” was just as popular as the previous two and got to the second spot in the UK singles chart.