Michael Cretu

Born May 18, 1957

Michael Cretu is a Romanian musician. He is known also as Curly, MC or Curly M.C. because of his fair curled hair. His peak musical activity was with the Enigma project, which was mainly based in Germany. He worked with many musicians along his career. The first one to mention is his future wife Sandra Lauer (Sandra Cretu from marriage in 1988), musician Peter Cornelius, guitar player Manfred Thiers and Jens Gad, Frank Peterson, David Fairstein, D.… Read More

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1957 Birth Born on May 18, 1957.


1975 18 Years Old He later attended the Academy of Music in Frankfurt, Germany, from 1975 to 1978, attaining a degree in music. … Read More


1978 21 Years Old Cretu's first solo release was the single Wild River in 1978.
1979 22 Years Old His first solo album was released in 1979, entitled Moon, Light & Flowers.
1983 26 Years Old Cretu's second solo album, titled Legionäre, was released in 1983. … Read More
1985 28 Years Old Cretu's third solo album was titled Die Chinesische Mauer and was released in 1985. … Read More


1988 31 Years Old After Cretu's marriage to Sandra in 1988, he had an idea for a musical new-age dance project under the name of Enigma, presented by Fairstein. … Read More
1991 34 Years Old Prior to this, Frank Peterson had disagreements with Cretu and left the project in 1991. … Read More
1993 36 Years Old Cretu was approached by Paramount Pictures to write the soundtrack of the movie Sliver and he came up with another 1993 single "Carly's Song" after the main female character's name. … Read More
1995 38 Years Old He has collaborated with many musicians along his career, including his ex-wife Sandra Lauer (Sandra Cretu from marriage in 1988), musician Peter Cornelius, guitarists Manfred Thiers and Jens Gad, Frank Peterson, David Fairstein (Fabrice Guitad), D.J. André Tanneberger (better known as A. T. B.), Peter Ries, Bernt Moehrle, singer Ruth-Ann Boyle, and Andru Donalds, who produced the single Mishale in 1995. … Read More


1999 42 Years Old In 1999 Cretu steered the project in another direction by using samples of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana for the fourth album The Screen Behind the Mirror, released in 2000. … Read More
2003 46 Years Old He continued the Enigma project, and in 2003 he came up with Voyageur album. … Read More


2007 50 Years Old …  He and Sandra divorced in 2007. … Read More
2016 59 Years Old By the year 2016, Michael Cretu's Enigma project had sold over 70 million studio albums.
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