“Aastahitt” is the end-of-the-year music chart held annually by Estonian Raadio 2. Its aim is to select the best 40 domestic and foreign songs from each year. Top 3 artists are usually presented with their awards during a ceremonial gala.
To vote go to: www.aastahitt.ee and in the left column under “Vali Eesti lemmikud” find Vanilla Ninja – No Regrets and click “vali”. If you want to vote for other Vanilla Ninja’s songs that were released this year, you have to write the title yourself under the column. Under “Soovita lugu” write Vanilla Ninja in “kirjuta artisti nimi” and the song title in “kirjuta laulu nimi”. Then, to send your vote, write your name in “Eesnimi”, surname in “Perekonnanimi”, e-mail in “e-posti aadress” and click “hääleta”. To verify your vote you will be asked to click on one of the three pictures, it is suggested that you use a translator to find out which one is correct. You can vote every 6 hours until 30th of December! Let’s help the girls get back on top where they belong!
Vanilla Ninja member Piret Järvis-Milder was a recent guest at Raadio 2’s morning show „Hommik!”, where she spoke about the band’s reunion and their new album „Encore”.
The band Vanilla Ninja released the album „Encore” after the 15-years-long break.
Piret Järvis-Milder said that the album „Encore” reached 13th place in Germany’s top album sales chart in the first week after the release and it came as a surprise for her, as the band had not had the chance to advertise the new album yet. The album reached Austrian and Swiss charts as well.
The singer stated that even though the band had many admirers within the German-speaking cultural circle, they had not had to sing in German yet. I would not be surprised if a song in German was to come soon. – mentioned Järvis-Milder and said that although their repertoire was mostly in English, the songs released at the beginning of the band’s career were [written] in Estonian.
Most of the fans have reacted well. – said Järvis-Milder. The former listeners found their way back to us.
12 songs, 12 questions and 4 ninjas | About tears, dangerous nights and faith: regrets do not push forward.
12 different tracks from Vanilla Ninja’s new album „Encore” inspired us to ask questions related to the song titles in order to find out what makes Lenna Kuurmaa, Piret Järvis-Milder, Katrin Siska and Triinu Kivilaan’s eyes water, when they last felt wonderful and when was the last time they regretted anything. Put their new record on and read, as it turns out that, for example, one of them became a school chef for a week…
1. Gotta Get It Right
When was the last time you felt „it has to succeed” and did it succeed [after all]?
Piret: This thought sums up the ninjas’ comeback very well. In fact, throughout this whole time, we had been planning our comeback, it always seemed like maybe it was too much to take on and too complicated to restart the whole machinery. Taking into account that, for example, everyone has families, their own jobs and activities and that we live very far from each other. But the fact is that our album „Encore” is now officially out and it came as a big surprise to us that we were actually able to do it!
Triinu: There are a lot of these things every day that bring you this feeling, even just at work… This is why it is hard to point each of them out individually. But, of course, the biggest successes came to me at work. And in music. Vanilla Ninja’s comeback is also a great success that I could not have even expected.
Lenna: Last week, when I took it upon myself to help at the local school as a cook, as the school chef fell ill. I had to feed 85 people. Yes, it was a success!
Katrin: When I started training our little naughty puppy boy and he has become a young reasonable puppy over time.
Finally, after 15 years, Vanilla Ninja is truly back as today is the release-day of “Encore”! Click on “continue reading” to buy/stream the album and see the details.
1. Gotta Get It Right
2. No Regrets
3. The Reason Is You
4. Driving Through the Night
6. I Miss You Like Hell
10. The Look in Your Eyes
11. Say It Loud
12. It Ain’t You