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Marlene Dietrich
(Actress and Singer)
Marlene Dietrich
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Birthdate: December 27, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Schöneberg, Berlin, Germany
Died: May 6, 1992
Marlene Dietrich initially performed on stage in Berlin and then shot to fame with The Blue Angel. She continued to rule Hollywood with films such as Morocco, Desire, and Shanghai Express. She helped German and French exiles during World War II. Openly bisexual, she was famous for her androgynous image.
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Kim Petras
(German Pop Singer and Songwriter)
Kim Petras
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Birthdate: August 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany

Kim Petras is a German singer-songwriter currently based in USA. She was assigned male at birth and underwent medical gender transition as a teenager. Interested in music from a young age, she began recording music as a teenager. Her debut single topped several viral music charts on Spotify. Since then, she has released many hit albums and singles. 

 3 
Till Lindemann
(Lead Vocalist and Lyricist of 'Neue Deutsche Härte' Band 'Rammstein')
Till Lindemann
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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.

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 4 
Nico
(Singer Know for Her Song 'The Velvet Underground's' debut album 'The Velvet Underground & Nico')
Nico
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Birthdate: October 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: July 18, 1988

Nico was a German musician, singer, and songwriter. Her work continues to serve as an inspiration to several musicians like Björk, Morrissey, and the English rock band The Cure. In 2017, Susanna Nicchiarelli directed Nico's biographical film titled Nico, 1988. Also an actress, Nico appeared in many films, including Andy Warhol's experimental underground film Chelsea Girls.

 5 
Rob Pilatus
(German Singer, Rapper and Member of the Pop Music Group ‘Milli Vanilli’)
Rob Pilatus
6
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.

 6 
Nena
(German Singer-Songwriter Best Known as the Lead Singer of the Band 'Nena')
Nena
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Birthdate: March 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hagen, Germany

German singer/songwriter Gabriele Susanne Kerner, better known as Nena, soared to international fame with the hit 99 Luftballons. Known for her energetic performances, Nena is also a mother of four and has co-founded the Neue Schule Hamburg school, based on the American Sudbury model of education.

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 7 
Bill Kaulitz
(Singer-Songwriter and Lead Singer of Pop Rock Band 'Tokio Hotel')
Bill Kaulitz
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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.
 8 
Lena Meyer-Landrut
(German Singer Best Known as the Winner of the 'Eurovision Song Contest 2010' for Her Song 'Satellite')
Lena Meyer-Landrut
5
Birthdate: May 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany

Lena Meyer-Landrut is a German singer-songwriter who rose to fame after participating in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Her debut album peaked at No.1 in Germany and was accredited Platinum. She has since released many hit albums and singles. Besides singing, she has also served as a coach on five seasons of the reality TV series The Voice Kids.  

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 9 
Helene Fischer
(Pop Singer Famous for Her 2013 Multi-Platinum Album ‘Farbenspiel')
Helene Fischer
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Birthdate: August 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Helene Fischer is a German singer, dancer, actress, and TV presenter. She attended the Frankfurt Stage & Musical School to study singing and acting. She made her debut in 2005 and found immediate success. Eventually, she started singing in English as well. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including 17 Echo awards and four "Krone der Volksmusik" prizes. 

 10 
Klaus Meine
(German Rock Singer Best Known as the Longtime Frontman of the Hard Rock Band 'Scorpions')
Klaus Meine
3
Birthdate: May 25, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hanover, Germany

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. 

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 11 
Lou Bega
(German Singer Best Known for His 1999 Song 'Mambo No.5')
Lou Bega
4
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.

 12 
Diana Damrau
(Singer)
Diana Damrau
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Birthdate: May 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Günzburg, Germany
 13 
Frank Farian
(German Singer-Songwriter and Founder of 1970s Disco-Pop Group ‘Boney M')
Frank Farian
4
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.

 14 
Thomas Anders
(German Singer, Songwriter Record Producer Who is Lead Vocalist of the Pop Duo 'Modern Talking')
Thomas Anders
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Birthdate: March 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Münstermaifeld, Germany

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.  

 15 
Klaus Nomi
(German Countertenor Known for His Wide Vocal Range and an Unusual, Otherworldly Stage Persona)
Klaus Nomi
3
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.  

 16 
Sandra
(Franco-German Pop Singer)
Sandra
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Birthdate: May 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saarbrücken, Germany
Often known as the German equivalent of Madonna, singer Sandra had previously been part of the all-female trio Arabesque and the project Enigma, becoming a music sensation in the 1990s. Best known for the track (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena, she is now an established solo vocalist.
 17 
Samuel E. Wright
(Actor)
Samuel E. Wright
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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.

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Caroline Vreeland
(German-American Actress, Singer-Songwriter, Model, and Columnist)
Caroline Vreeland
3
Birthdate: October 26, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Washington, D.C, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 19 
Haddaway
(Singer, Musician)
Haddaway
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Birthdate: January 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port of Spain
 20 
John Kay
(Rock Singer, Songwriter, and Guitarist Known as the Frontman of 'Steppenwolf')
John Kay
5
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.

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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(Baritone)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
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Birthdate: May 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: May 18, 2012
 22 
Nina Hagen
(German Singer and Actress Known for Her Theatrical Vocals)
Nina Hagen
4
Birthdate: March 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: East Berlin, Germany

Nina Hagen is a German singer-songwriter and actress. She began her career as an actress and gained fame as a singer during the punk and new wave movements in the 1970s and 1980s. Her parents are also actors and singers. Hagen is a voice-over artist as well. She is involved in human and animal rights activism. 

 23 
Dieter Bohlen
(German Songwriter and Music Producer Best Known for Being a Part of the Group 'Modern Talking')
Dieter Bohlen
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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.

 24 
Jennifer Rush
(American Singer)
Jennifer Rush
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Birthdate: September 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
 25 
Mark Forster
(Singer-songwriter)
Mark Forster
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Birthdate: January 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kaiserslautern, Germany
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Jonas Kaufmann
(German Operatic Tenor Best Known for the Versatility of His Repertoire)
Jonas Kaufmann
2
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.

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Ari Up
(Vocalist and a Member of the English Punk Rock Band 'The Slits')
Ari Up
4
Birthdate: January 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: October 20, 2010

Born into a musical family, Ari Up began experimenting with punk music early in her life. At fourteen, she co-founded post-punk band, The Slits, releasing their debut album Cut in 1979 and her first full-length solo album, Dread More Dan Dead, in 2005. Known for her wild hair and odd stage outfits, she died at forty-eight after battling breast cancer.

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Fritz Wunderlich
(Lyric tenor, famed for his singing of the Mozart repertory and various lieder)
Fritz Wunderlich
2
Birthdate: September 26, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kusel, Germany
Died: September 17, 1966
 29 
Sarah Connor
(Singer-songwriter)
Sarah Connor
5
Birthdate: June 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Delmenhorst, Germany
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 30 
Jessica Boehrs
(Actress)
Jessica Boehrs
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Birthdate: March 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Magdeburg, Germany
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Angela Gossow
(German Vocalist and Former Lead Singer of Swedish Melodic Death Metal Band 'Arch Enemy')
Angela Gossow
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Birthdate: November 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany

German singer Angela Gossow is best known to fans as the lead vocalist of the Swedish death metal band Arch Enemy. She is one of the few female singers who use death grunts as part of their performances. An atheist and a vegan, she is quite vocal about her opinions.

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Natalie Horler
(German-English TV Presenter and Singer)
Natalie Horler
5
Birthdate: September 23, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bonn, West Germany
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 33 
Doro
(Singer)
Doro
4
Birthdate: June 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Yvonne Catterfeld
(Singer)
Yvonne Catterfeld
3
Birthdate: December 2, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Erfurt, Germany
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 35 
Zoe Wees
(Singer-songwriter)
Zoe Wees
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Birthdate: May 13, 2002
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

German singer-songwriter Zoe Wees soared to fame with her debut single, Control, which detailed her struggle with epilepsy. She followed it up with Girls Like Us. Raised by her mother, she first experimented with music as a child and often wrote her songs in English instead of German.

 36 
Meshell Ndegeocello
(German-born American Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, and Bassist)
Meshell Ndegeocello
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Birthdate: August 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 37 
Blixa Bargeld
(German Musician)
Blixa Bargeld
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Birthdate: January 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 38 
Marian Gold
(Singer-songwriter)
Marian Gold
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Birthdate: May 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Herford, Germany
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Sofia Toufa
(German Greek Rapper and Singer)
Sofia Toufa
4
Birthdate: August 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Germany
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 40 
Lotte Lehmann
(Soprano)
Lotte Lehmann
2
Birthdate: February 27, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Perleberg, Germany
Died: August 26, 1976
 41 
C.C.Catch
(Pop singer)
C.C.Catch
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Birthdate: July 31, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oss, Netherlands
 42 
Johann van Beethoven
(Musician)
Johann van Beethoven
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Birthdate: November 14, 1740
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Died: December 18, 1792
 43 
Ralf Hütter
(Musician)
Ralf Hütter
2
Birthdate: August 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Krefeld, Germany
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 44 
Michael Kiske
(Singer)
Michael Kiske
2
Birthdate: January 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
 45 
Cinta Laura
(Actress)
Cinta Laura
4
Birthdate: August 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Quakenbruck, Germany
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 46 
Udo Dirkschneider
(Singer and songwriter who rose to fame with German heavy metal band Accept)
Udo Dirkschneider
3
Birthdate: April 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wuppertal, Germany
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 47 
Kai Hansen
(German Musician)
Kai Hansen
3
Birthdate: January 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 48 
Bushido
(German Entrepreneur, Rapper, and Hip-Hop Producer)
Bushido
3
Birthdate: September 28, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 49 
Mandy Capristo
(Singer-songwriter)
Mandy Capristo
4
Birthdate: March 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mannheim, Germany
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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D.R.A.M.
(Rapper)
D.R.A.M.
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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.