Musician who has sold over thirteen million albums and has had the #1 and #3 top-selling records in Germany's history, Mensch and 4630 Bochum.
He was a film actor, appearing in the war epic Das Boot and composing the film's score.
His first two albums tanked and he was forced to sharply curtail his concert touring; it would take close to four years for him to find success.
He was born in Göttingen, Germany.
He contributed music for the Olympics in Athens and music for the following games in 2008 was partly composed by the American David Paich.