German Male Singers

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite German Male Singers

 1 J. Cole

J. Cole
115
Famous As: Rapper, Record Producer, Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: January 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

German born American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer J. Cole is considered one of the most respected and influential rappers of his generation. Interested in music from a young age, he decided to become a singer when he was just 12. His debut mixtape was a hit, and he went on to release many other successful mixtapes and albums.

 2 Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne
6
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany
Six-time Grammy-nominated rock singer Jackson Browne has sold more than 18 million albums in the U.S. Best known for his hits These Days, Running on Empty, and Doctor My Eyes, he was featured on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. The MUSE founder is an avid environmentalist, too.

 3 Till Lindemann

Till Lindemann
5
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany

German singer-songwriter and poet Till Lindemann is best-recognised as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the German heavy-metal band Rammstein and for the musical project Lindemann that he fronted. Roadrunner Records listed him among "50 Greatest Metal Frontmen of All Time". He has also published two books of poetry, In stillen Nächten and Messer, and featured in minor roles in movies.

Recommended Lists:

 4 Rob Pilatus

Rob Pilatus
5
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: April 3, 1998

German model, dancer, and singer, Rob Pilatus, was a member of the pop music duo, Milli Vanilli, with Fabrice Morvan. As an interracial child growing up in Munich, he had a difficult childhood. He began working as a model as a teenager and soon ventured into music. He struggled with substance abuse and died at the age of 32.

 5 Bill Kaulitz

Bill Kaulitz
4
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
German singer and LGBT icon Bill Kaulitz, also known as Billy, gained fame as the lead vocalist of the band Tokio Hotel, which has released chartbusting tracks such as Monsoon. He began his solo career with the debut I’m Not OK. A strict vegetarian, he has campaigned for PETA, too.

 6 Frank Farian

Frank Farian
4
Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: July 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kirn, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

German record producer Frank Farian founded iconic pop groups such as Boney M. and No Mercy. He was accused of showcasing attractive dancers as members of Milli Vanilli, while others had actually sung the songs. He has also been associated with groups such as La Bouche and Eruption.

 7 Lou Bega

Lou Bega
3
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Lou Bega became an overnight sensation with the 1999 international chartbuster Mambo No. 5, based on Pérez Prado's 1949 original. Born in Germany, Lou was the son of a Ugandan father and a Sicilian mother. Initially inspired by rap and R&B, he deviated to mambo music after a trip to Miami.

You May Like

 8 Klaus Meine

Klaus Meine
3
Famous As: Singer, Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist
Birthdate: May 25, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanover

Klaus Meine is a German singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He is best known as the lead singer of the heavy metal band Scorpions. He wrote or co-wrote most of the songs released by the band. During the peak of his career, he temporarily lost his voice due to a medical condition but was able to make a comeback. 

Recommended Lists:

 9 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
2
Famous As: Baritone
Birthdate: May 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 18, 2012

 10 Dieter Bohlen

Dieter Bohlen
3
Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: February 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Berne, Germany

German singer/songwriter Dieter Bohlen redefined the Eurobeat in the 1980s and is also known as the Pop-Titan. He formed the duo Modern Talking with Thomas Anders, creating international superhits such as Brother Louie. He later went solo as Blue System, releasing hits such as Gangster Love, before rejoining Modern Talking.

 11 Thomas Anders

Thomas Anders
3
Famous As: Composer, Singer, Actor, Songwriter, Record producer
Birthdate: March 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Münstermaifeld

Thomas Anders is a German singer and songwriter. He gained prominence as the lead singer of the German duo Modern Talking. He developed an early love for music and began his career when he was a teenager. Despite being talented, he struggled for a few years before he could make it big in the music scene.  

 12 Samuel E. Wright

Samuel E. Wright
6
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Camden, South Carolina, United States

Two-time Tony-nominated actor Samuel E. Wright is best known for his performances in The Lion King and The Tap Dance Kid. Fans also know him as the voice of Sebastian in The Little Mermaid, and his track Under the Sea, from the movie, won an Academy Award.

 13 Haddaway

Haddaway
5
Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: January 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port of Spain

 14 Fritz Wunderlich

Fritz Wunderlich
1
Famous As: Opera singer, Singer
Birthdate: September 26, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kusel
Died: September 17, 1966

 15 Jonas Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann
2
Famous As: Operatic tenor
Birthdate: July 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

German opera tenor Jonas Kaufmann is best known for his versatility. Born to music lover parents, he grew up listening to his father’s collection of classical music. Dropping out of a math course in university, he opted for music instead. He is best known for his performance in Don Carlos.

 16 John Kay

John Kay
2
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sovetsk, Kaliningrad, Russia

John Kay is a German-born Canadian singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He is credited with co-forming the popular American rock band Steppenwolf for which he served as the lead vocalist. He is also credited with contributing immensely to the success of the band. In 2004, he was inducted into the Canada's Walk of Fame.

 17 Mark Forster

Mark Forster
2
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kaiserslautern, Germany

 18 Klaus Nomi

Klaus Nomi
3
Famous As: Vocalizer
Birthdate: January 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Immenstadt, Germany
Died: August 6, 1983

Klaus Nomi was a German countertenor with a wide vocal range. He wore heavy makeup, unusual costumes, and a highly stylized signature hairdo. He had an otherworldly stage persona that was unique to him. His music was also considered unusual. He suffered from AIDS and was one of the earliest musicians known to die of the illness.  

 19 Udo Dirkschneider

Udo Dirkschneider
2
Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: April 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wuppertal

 20 Mero

Mero
0
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 28, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rüsselsheim, Germany

 21 Xavier Naidoo

Xavier Naidoo
2
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany

 22 Blixa Bargeld

Blixa Bargeld
2
Famous As: Actor, Composer, Experimental musician, Singer, Writer, Guitarist
Birthdate: January 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: West Berlin

 23 Ralf Hütter

Ralf Hütter
2
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Krefeld, Germany

 24 Marian Gold

Marian Gold
2
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Herford, Germany

 25 D.R.A.M.

D.R.A.M.
2
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Rhineland-Palatinate

Rapper Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith, better known as D.R.A.M., is best known for his Billboard-charting singles such as Broccoli. He has collaborated with artists such as Gorillaz and Erykah Badu. He has also voiced Wallace in Lazor Wulf and now uses his original name, Shelley, instead of his pseudonym, D.R.A.M.

 26 Michael Kiske

Michael Kiske
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

 27 Bushido

Bushido
3
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany

 28 Sylvester Groth

Sylvester Groth
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jerichow, Germany

While he initially gained fame as a talented theater actor, Sylvester Groth later gained fame with movies such as Inglourious Basterds and series such as Dark. The German actor was also the fodder of tabloids for his alleged affair with Rosemarie Fendel, an actor 31 years older than him.

 29 Johann van Beethoven

Johann van Beethoven
2
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 14, 1740
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Died: December 18, 1792

 30 Sido

Sido
2
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Recommended Lists:

 31 Nico Santos

Nico Santos
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bremen, Germany

 32 Herbert Grönemeyer

Herbert Grönemeyer
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Göttingen, Germany

Herbert Grönemeyer is a musician, singer, composer, producer, and actor. After appearing as Lieutenant Werner in the popular West German war film Das Boot, Grönemeyer went on to focus on his musical career. Over a period of time, Grönemeyer became one of the most successful German musicians of all time, having sold more than 13 million copies of his albums.

 33 Roosevelt

Roosevelt
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Viersen, Germany

 34 Daniel Küblböck

Daniel Küblböck
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hutthurm, Bavaria, Germany

 35 Peter Schilling

Peter Schilling
2
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 28, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany

 36 Hansi Kürsch

Hansi Kürsch
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 10, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lank-Latum, Germany

 37 Kai Hansen

Kai Hansen
2
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: January 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

 38 Denis Cuspert

Denis Cuspert
0
Famous As: Former Rapper, ISIL member
Birthdate: October 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: January 17, 2018

 39 Thomas Quasthoff

Thomas Quasthoff
2
Famous As: Bass-baritone
Birthdate: November 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hildesheim, Germany

 40 Heino

Heino
3
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany

 41 Kollegah

Kollegah
2
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Friedberg

 42 Udo Lindenberg

Udo Lindenberg
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 17, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gronau, Germany

 43 Andreas Bourani

Andreas Bourani
3
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany

 44 Franzl Lang

Franzl Lang
2
Famous As: Singer, Musician, Yodeler, Film actor, Guitarist
Birthdate: December 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Thalkirchen-Obersendling-Forstenried-Fürstenried-Solln
Died: December 6, 2015

 45 Michael Schulte

Michael Schulte
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eckernförde, Germany

 46 Max Raabe

Max Raabe
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lünen, Germany

 47 Ivan Rebroff

Ivan Rebroff
2
Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: July 31, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: February 27, 2008

 48 Andi Deris

Andi Deris
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany

 49 Mille Petrozza

Mille Petrozza
2
Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: December 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Essen, Germany

 50 Wincent Weiss

Wincent Weiss
2
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bad Oldesloe, Germany