Capital: € 1 million
Age: 38
Born: January 17, 1982
Country of origin: Germany
Source of wealth: singer
Last updated: 2023

Short introduction

Kerstin Ott is a German singer, guitarist, songwriter and DJ who became known overnight with a song. Her life wasn’t always on schedule, but she made the most of it. It has become indispensable in the hit scene.

She pursues her passion – the music! She is in her element on her tour. Kerstin Ott is an impressive woman with a lot of authenticity. According to her, all of her songs have one thing in common: the songs are her outlet to process her experiences and to become clear about certain things.

Early life

Kerstin Ott was born in West Berlin and has lived in Heide, a city in Schleswig-Holstein, since childhood. In her childhood she sang in a choir by Rolf Zuckowski and took part in talent competitions. She also worked as a DJ on the side. Kerstin Ott is a trained painter and painter. Until her musical breakthrough, she worked actively in this profession. At the beginning of 2016 she gave up her job and has been on the German stages ever since.

Kerstin Ott actually came out at the age of 17. In August 2017, she entered into a civil partnership with her friend Karolina Köppen, which was later rewritten as a marriage. Karolina Köppen and her two children took the name Ott. To date, they all live happily together.


As a hobby musician, she already wrote the song “The Always Laughs” with which Kerstin Ott had her breakthrough around the year 2005. According to them, the song was created within five minutes for a friend who was ill at the time. At that time, Kerstin Ott gave away some CDs he had burned himself. One of the recipients put the song online and years later Stereoact discovered it and released it as a remix on Kontor Records.

In the original version of the song, Kerstin Ott accompanied himself on a simple guitar, which is why it is assigned to the genre “Schlager”. It is different with the mix from Stereoact – it belongs to “Melodic / Deep House”.

In October 2018, the autobiography “Die almost always laughs” by Kerstin Ott was published. That same year, the single “Regenbogenfarben” appeared in a duet with Helene Fischer.

She was last seen on TV in 2019. Kerstin Ott took part in the 12th season of the RTL dance show “Let’s Dance” and took 10th place there. It was important to her to be able to dance with a woman at the show. If this wish had not been fulfilled, she would not have participated in Let’s Dance – being authentic is important to her.

In the winter of 2019, she announced her “Finally Live in Concert” tour, with Vincent Gross accompanying her as a support act. Kerstin Otts biggest tour to date starts in November 2023, during which she plays a total of 26 concerts in Germany.

Career highlights

It was only in March 2017 that “The Always Laughs” was declared the most successful work of 2016 and was awarded the German Music Author Award. In Germany and Austria, the title climbed to number 2 on the charts and stayed in the top 10 for several months.

The single “Scheissmelodie” went to number 31 on the charts in 2016 and stayed in the top 100 for the following three months. At the end of 2016, their debut album “Herzbewohner” was released, which reached number 4 on the German album charts. For “heart dwellers” she was awarded the gold record.

In 2017 she received the German Music Author Award in the “Most Successful Work” section. Kerstin Ott released her second album “Mut zur Katastrophe” on August 25th, 2018, directly increasing to number 5 on the German album charts. In the 2nd week she even reached 3rd place.

Most recently, she released her probably most personal and emotional studio album “I have to tell you something” on November 1st, 2019, with which she landed at number 2 on the charts. She dedicated three songs from the album to her wife. In the same year she was named “Singer of the Year” by GfK Entertainment.

Famous quotes

“She is one who always laughs, who always laughs, who always laughs, who always laughs”. Probably the best known line from Kerstin Ott and the start of her career. Almost everyone knows this line of text and can sing it on. It is a song with recognition value – just like Kerstin Ott himself.

Amazing facts

What many people didn’t know is that Kerstin Ott didn’t grow up at home. Instead, she lived in different homes and foster families, which shaped her later life and her music. In addition, she was addicted to gaming for a long time. Her life was not always straight ahead and yet she managed to get her life back on track. She has dealt with these hurdles in her life in her book. It shows that it is worth fighting and thus becomes a role model for her fans.


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