Famous German Vocalists

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Lou Bega
(Singer)

Lou Bega
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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.

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Thomas Anders
(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.  

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Jennifer Rush
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Birthdate: September 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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 4 
Angela Gossow
(Vocalist)

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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Klaus Nomi
(Vocalizer)

Klaus Nomi
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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.  

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Kai Hansen
(Guitarist)

Kai Hansen
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Birthdate: January 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

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Michael Kiske
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Birthdate: January 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
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Sandra Nasić
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Birthdate: May 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Göttingen, Germany

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Magda Schneider
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Birthdate: May 17, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany
Died: July 30, 1996

 10 
Fancy
(Singer)

Fancy
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Birthdate: July 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

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Ivan Rebroff
(Vocalist)

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

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Günther Kaufmann
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Birthdate: June 16, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: May 10, 2012

 13 
Tom Angelripper
(Musician)

Tom Angelripper
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Birthdate: February 19, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gelsenkirchen, Germany

 14 
Ralf Scheepers
(Vocalist)

Ralf Scheepers
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Birthdate: February 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Esslingen, Germany

 15 
Hermann Prey
(Baritone)

Hermann Prey
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Birthdate: July 11, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: July 23, 1998

 16 
Chitral Somapala
(Singer, Musician)

Chitral Somapala
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Birthdate: November 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Johann Mattheson
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Birthdate: September 28, 1681
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: April 17, 1764

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Anna-Maria Hefele
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Grafing, Germany

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Carl Loewe
(Composer)

Carl Loewe
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Birthdate: November 30, 1796
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Löbejün, Wettin-Löbejün, Germany
Died: April 20, 1869

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George Henschel
(Musician)

George Henschel
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Birthdate: February 18, 1850
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: September 10, 1934

George Henschel started his career as a pianist but later found success as a baritone. Born in Germany, he later acquired a British citizenship and performed as the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s first conductor. He was also knighted for his achievements. He was married to soprano Lilian June Bailey.