Cascada (pron.: /kəˈskɑːdə/) is a German Eurodance act founded in 2004 by singer Natalie Horler, DJ Manian, and Yann Peifer. They are best known for their hit singles "Everytime We Touch", "What Hurts the Most", and "Evacuate the Dancefloor". Cascada have sold over 5 million albums worldwide and have an estimated 15 million digital downloads. Cascada will represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden.
When Natalie Horler was 17, she was doing studio work for various DJs. Eventually she met Yanou and DJ Manian. Originally, they released music under the name Cascade, but due to Kaskade, another artist with a similar name, threatening legal action, they changed it to Cascada. They simultaneously released music under the names of Siria and Akira as well, but ended those projects due to the success of Cascada. Under Andorfine Records, they produced their debut and hit single, "Miracle", and its follow-up, "Bad Boy", in Germany. This caught the attention of the American dance label Robbins Entertainment. They negotiated a contract and "Miracle" was released in 2004. However, it did not attract much attention, so Cascada offered them "Everytime We Touch".