Born May 18, 1962
Age 53
Hometown Saarbr%C3%BCcken
Genres Synthpop + Pop ro...
Performed With Michael Cretu + E...
Record Label Virgin Records
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Nationality German

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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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, which sought to discover new performers for the music industry. … Read More
1979 17 Years Old In 1979, now seventeen, Sandra joined Arabesque, a disco group consisting of Michaela Rose and Jasmine Vetter. … Read More


1984 22 Years Old Sandra and Michael Cretu, romantically involved, moved to Munich, where Michael soon created his own studio, Data-Alpha, named after a song from his solo album Legionäre. Their first single together was 1984's "Japan ist weit", a German cover of the Alphaville song "Big in Japan", an appropriate way to describe Sandra's fame up to that point. … Read More
1985 23 Years Old Sandra achieved a palpable international success in 1985, owing to her chart-hitting single "(I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena". … Read More
1986 24 Years Old The song also earned Sandra second place at the Tokyo Music Festival in Japan, later in 1986. "Little Girl" became the third single with the music video being filmed in Venice. … Read More
1987 25 Years Old Two years after her spectacular debut, in 1987, Sandra released the greatest hits compilation Ten on One, a testimony to her quick rise to stardom. … Read More
On 7 January 1988, Sandra married Michael Cretu and relocated from Munich to the Spanish island of Ibiza. … Read More
1989 27 Years Old With animal rights and nature conservation high on her personal agenda, she took part in the project Artists United for Nature in 1989. … Read More
1990 28 Years Old …  Sandra performed the second single from her solo album "(Life May Be) A Big Insanity" at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo when she accepted the prize for Best Selling German Artist at the end of 1990. "One More Night" was the third and final single released from Paintings in Yellow. … Read More


1992 - 1993 2 More Events
…  Sandra also had an older brother, Gaston, a paraplegic who died in 1995. … Read More
2000 38 Years Old In 2000, Sandra did background vocals on Andru Donalds' single release "Precious Little Diamond". … Read More
2001 39 Years Old The first single "Forever", released in 2001, had a moderate success and showed a new, mature, more natural-looking Sandra, still sporting short hair. … Read More


2003 - 2005 2 More Events
2007 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In November 2007 it was announced that Sandra and Michael were divorced, citing "personal and professional differences".
2008 46 Years Old 1 More Event
On 23 July 2008, she performed in Athens, Greece.
A new Sandra album, entitled Back to Life, was released on 27 March 2009.


2012 50 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 11th, 2012, Sandra released a new single, "Maybe Tonight", produced by Blank and Jones. … Read More
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