Born May 18, 1962

Sandra Ann Lauer, stage name Sandra is a German pop singer, who dominated European charts with eighteen top 20 hits during the 1980s and early 1990s, with the help of her then-husband and musical partner, Michael Cretu. During a brief height of popularity, she even outsold Madonna in a number of countries around the world.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sandra.


1962 Birth Born on May 18, 1962.


1975 13 Years Old In 1975, at the age of thirteen, Sandra went with her mother to see Young Star Festival, a Saarbrücken talent competition. … Read More
1979 17 Years Old In 1979, now seventeen, Sandra joined Arabesque, a disco group consisting of Michaela Rose and Jasmine Vetter, and would become the band's lead singer. … Read More


1985 23 Years Old Sandra won international success in 1985 with a song "(I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena", which topped the charts in 21 countries worldwide and reached top 10 in further five. … Read More
1986 24 Years Old 1 More Event
The song also earned Sandra second place at the Tokyo Music Festival in 1986. "Little Girl" became the third single from the album in 1986, with the music video filmed in Venice, but met with moderate success. … Read More
1987 25 Years Old In 1987, Sandra released a cover version of "Everlasting Love", which had been her favourite song since childhood, to a great international success. … Read More
Sandra and Michael married in January 1988 and relocated from Munich to the Spanish island Ibiza to work on what would be Sandra's third studio album. … Read More
Sandra's fourth album, Paintings in Yellow, was released in March 1990 and became her highest-charting album in her home country. "Hiroshima" was released as the lead single and eventually became one of her biggest chart hits. … Read More


1992 - 1993 2 More Events
1995 33 Years Old 1 More Event
While pregnant with twins, Sandra recorded and released Fading Shades in 1995. … Read More
1999 37 Years Old 1999 saw the release of My Favourites, a double disc album featuring remixes of Sandra's older songs and some of her favourite ballads. … Read More
2000 38 Years Old Her vocals again appeared in two songs on Enigma's 2000 album The Screen Behind the Mirror as well as the project's 2001 single "Turn Around". 2001 also saw the release of Sandra's brand new single, a ballad "Forever", which was a minor chart success in Germany.


2002 - 2003 2 More Events
2006 44 Years Old 1 More Event
After several years of break, in 2006, Sandra teamed up with a Swiss singer DJ BoBo for a duet "Secrets of Love" from his Greatest Hits album. … Read More
2007 45 Years Old In November 2007, it was announced that Sandra and Michael were getting divorced and Sandra spent the following year touring Europe.
2009 47 Years Old 1 More Event
A new Sandra album, titled Back to Life, was released in March 2009, showcasing an up-tempo material, influenced by Latin pop, dance and R&B. "In a Heartbeat" and "The Night Is Still Young", the latter featuring Thomas Anders of Modern Talking, were released as singles and both met with modest success in Germany. … Read More


2012 50 Years Old 2012 saw the release of Stay in Touch, Sandra's tenth studio album. … Read More
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