Capital: € 10 million
Age: 49
Born: 06/21/1970
Country of origin: Germany
Source of wealth: Singer
Last updated: 2024

Brief introduction

Mickie Krause is a German singer and entertainer. With his hit hits, he not only creates atmosphere at Ballermann, but is also a guarantee for good party music here in Germany. Mickie Krause has also participated in several TV productions for German entertainment television and is a welcome guest on the red carpet. His real name is Michael Engels, and his distinctive hairstyle is thanks to a wig he uses to protect his private life.

Early life

Mickie Krause was born on June 21, 1970 in the small community of Wettringen, about 35 kilometers northwest of Münster, where, in addition to his second home in Mallorca, he still lives with his wife and 4 children together. He grew up in orderly family relationships and was the singer of his school band in his youth. He also called himself a class clown and was among the scouts. Here he had the function of a group leader with his Catholic scout group, which belonged to the ‘German Scouting Saint George’. At the age of 15, Mickie Krause was also named “Bravo Boy” by the youth newspaper of the same name. After graduating from school, he initially completed two apprenticeships: as a textile refiner and as a youth and home educator.


Mickie Krause began his career in the 1990s as a so-called ‘warm upper’ by Birte Kalaus, Hans Meiser and Oliver Geissen. At the same time he was still the singer of the hit band ‘Erika Rehbein and the Schlager carousel’. In 1998 his first single appeared on the label ‘Ladyland’ from Dance Street Records. This single was the song ‘Anita’, which is still popular today at many parties. With ‘Anita’ Mickie Krause made it to Mallorca for the first time, where he performed live in the Hotel Riu Palace. A year later, in 1999, he finally made his breakthrough in the hit industry and in the German hit parades with ’10 naked hairstyle ‘. Further hits followed, with which he still heats up the party guests on the Ballermann every season. In the winter months, Mickie Krause is now also a welcome singer at après ski parties in well-known winter sports resorts such as Kitzbühel, and so he currently performs around 180 performances per year. He also has regular appearances in a wide variety of German TV formats. These include the series ‘Berlin – Day and Night’ (2012) and ‘Cologne 50667’ (2013) as well as entertainment shows such as ‘Hell’s Kitchen’, ‘Now it gets weird’, ‘Wetten dass ..?’ or the ‘TV Total WOK WM’.

Career highlights

After his hit ’10 nude hairstyle ‘Mickie Krause first published his first album in 2001 with the name’ OK… next – my greatest successes part 2) ‘. This was followed by another 7 albums until 2016, almost all of which made it into the top 100 of the German charts. He celebrated his greatest success in 2010 with the song ‘Schatzi, give me a photo’, which was also successful in Austria and Switzerland and stayed in the German charts for 45 weeks. Before and after, he also sang to his heart with songs such as ‘Tear Off the Hut’ (2003), ‘Go get beer’ (2014), ‘Jan Pillemann Otze’ (2008), ‘Finger im Po, Mexico’ of the Ballermann and party audience. Mickie Krause also won his 5th Ballermann Award in 2019; with some of his musician colleagues – including Jürgen Drews and Antonia from Tyrol – has already recorded many duets. In his songs, which often have suggestive lyrics, he finally relies on oldies and folk songs, which increases the recognition value of his music significantly.

Famous quotes

“Frank Rosin is the Mercedes among the chefs – I see myself more as a Nissan Micra.”

“We, too, pop and mood singers should show the flag against xenophobia and extreme right-wing violence.”

Amazing facts

Mickie Krause is a good singer, but cannot read notes or play an instrument. In 2019 he opened a school in Rwanda after announcing it the year before for the “German Schlager Night” in Punta Cana (Dominican Republic). In addition, there are hardly any photos of Mickie Krause without a wig. In 2006 he bought the “King of Mallorca coat” from Jürgen Drews in the RTL donation marathon.


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