Pop star who originally came to prominence in 1990 with his unexpected hit "Verdammt, Ich Lieb' Dich." He has gone on to have continued success throughout the decades with releases like Alles Klar (1995), Déjà Vu (2004) and Phoenix (2016).
He grew up in Homberg, Germany. He studied German and English in college.
His song "Verdammt, Ich Lieb' Dich" spent 16 straight weeks at the top spot on the German singles chart.
He was married to Sarah Stanek from 2004 through 2013. He has children named Romy, Bastian, Marie-Louise, Julian and Romeo.
He has performed the song "Die Wilden Tränen" live with singer Bonnie Tyler.