Herbert Grönemeyer was born in
Göettingen on April 12, 1956. During the
1980s and into the 90s, Grönemeyer has
become one of Germany's most popular singers,
as well as acting in several films.
Grönemeyer created his first
tape of music at the age of 12, but began his
journey into entertainment with acting roles
in the 1978 films Uns Reicht
Das Nicht and Daheim Unter Fremden.
In 1979, released Ocean
Orchestra as a member of the group,
Ocean, followed by the solo releases: Zwo
in 1981, Total Egal
in 1982, Gemischte Gefühle in 1983.
Also in '81, Grönemeyer appeared in 1981's
critically acclaimed film, Das Boot (The
In 1984, Grönemeyer hit it
big in Germany with the release of Bochum
and the single "Männer."
The success Grönemeyer found in
Germany continued and expanded
internationally with each subsequent release:
Sprünge in 1986, Ö in 1988, Luxux in 1990, and Chaos in
A remix LP, Cosmic Chaos,
was released in 1994.
In 1995, Grönemeyer released
2 live LPs: Unplugged Herbert from
his appearance on MTV Unplugged at
Potsdamer Babelsberg Studio (the first
non-English act to do the concert series) and
Grönemeyer Live from the Chaos tour
of '93 and '94.
In 1996, Chaos was
also recorded in English with translation
help from Andy Partridge of XTC.
The track "Chaos" can also be found
on the soundtrack for Far Away, So Close.
After a 5 year hiatus from
studio recordings, Bleibt Alles Anders
was released in 1998.
On July 2nd, 2005, Grönemeyer performed
in Berlin, Germany, as part of the worldwide Live
8 concerts. The mission of the
concerts was to raise awareness of the
on-going poverty in Africa and to pressure
the G8 leaders to take action by doubling
aid, canceling debt, and delivering trade
justice for Africa.