Sandra Sandra

Sandra Sandra

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.
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18 May 1962

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    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 49
    2012 saw the release of Stay in Touch, Sandra's tenth studio album.
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  • 2009
    Age 46
    Later in 2009, a three-disc compilation album titled The Platinum Collection was released, featuring all of Sandra's hit singles as well as some album tracks and extended versions.
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    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 44
    In November 2007, it was announced that Sandra and Michael were getting divorced and Sandra spent the following year touring Europe.
  • 2006
    Age 43
    In late 2006, Reflections was released, an album consisting of remixes of Sandra's biggest hits, and met with minor commercial success.
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    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.
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  • 2003
    Age 40
    In 2003, the DVD The Complete History was released, featuring all of her music videos, and became a commercial success.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2002
    Age 39
    It foreshadowed her next studio album, The Wheel of Time, eventually released in spring 2002, after several delays.
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  • 2000
    Age 37
    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.
  • 1999
    Age 36
    1999 saw the release of My Favourites, a double disc album featuring remixes of Sandra's older songs and some of her favourite ballads.
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  • 1995
    Age 32
    After giving birth to twin sons Nikita and Sebastian in a Munich hospital through Caesarean section in July 1995, Sandra decided to put her career on hold to raise children.
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    While pregnant with twins, Sandra recorded and released Fading Shades in 1995.
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  • 1993
    Age 30
    In 1993, Sandra released a new version of "Maria Magdalena" with a techno arrangement and futuristic music video.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 29
    In early 1992, Sandra's fifth album was released, Close to Seven, which continued more mature, less dance-oriented musical style.
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  • 1990
    Age 27
    Also in 1990, the singer contributed vocals to four songs for her husband's musical project Enigma, including a worldwide number 1 hit "Sadeness (Part I)".
    At the end of 1990, Sandra accepted an award for the best-selling German artist at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo.
    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.
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  • 1988
    Age 25
    Sandra and Michael Cretu were married on 7 January 1988 and, in July 1995, became parents of twin sons, Nikita and Sebastian.
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    In order to promote Sandra's music in Anglosphere, another compilation was released at the end of 1988, Everlasting Love.
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    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.
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  • 1987
    Age 24
    In 1987, Sandra released a cover version of "Everlasting Love", which had been her favourite song since childhood, to a great international success.
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  • 1986
    Age 23
    Sandra's second studio album, Mirrors, was released in October 1986, with "Innocent Love" chosen as the first single, followed by "Hi!
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    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.
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  • 1985
    Age 22
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1979
    Age 16
    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.
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  • 1975
    Age 12
    In 1975, at the age of thirteen, Sandra went with her mother to see Young Star Festival, a Saarbrücken talent competition.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
    Born
    Born on May 18, 1962.
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