Famous for his German multi-Gold-certified debut album Wenn Worte Meine Sprache Wären (released in 2011), he is also known for his popular 2013 recording Am Seidenen Faden. His hit pop singles include "Nur Noch Kurz die Welt Retten" and "Programmiert."
He began playing the guitar and writing songs in his teens and won a talent contest that allowed him to play to a house of twenty thousand on the Berlin Waldbühne concert stage. After opening for the German rock band Silly, he launched his career as a solo artist.
One of the singles from his first album went Platinum in Switzerland and Gold in both Austria and Germany.
Born in what was then East Germany, Bendzko grew up in the city of Berlin. His dog, Frido Berti, has his own Instagram.
He and R&B, soul, and pop singer Cassandra Steen collaborated on a 2013 German Top 20 hit titled "Unter die Haut."