Capital: € 25 million
Age: 57
Born: 01/03/1963
Country of origin: Germany
Source of wealth: music
Last updated: 2022

Short introduction

Thomas Anders is a German singer, songwriter and music producer. As a former member of the pop duo Modern Talking, he is commercially one of the most successful singers in Germany.

Early life

Known today under his stage name Thomas Anders, Bernd Weeid, born on March 1st, 1963 in Münstermaifeld, was born in the Mörz district, where he also grew up. At the age of 7, Anders already established his passion for music and the desire to become a singer. He took piano lessons, won a young talent competition and performed regularly in the “Moselle Palace” in Koblenz at the age of 8 with pop songs and children’s songs.

As a student, he signed his first record contract with the record label CBS under his stage name Thomas Anders. However, the first record that Anders recorded in 1980 was unsuccessful. Anders went on and had a television appearance in 1981 on the TV show “Would you have time for me today?” by Michael Schanze, where he sang the title “You cry for him”. At the same time, after completing his A-levels in 1982, he began studying German, journalism and musicology at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, which he quit after five semesters due to his musical career.

Career

The record company Hansa Musik Produktion became aware of Anders in 1982 and signed him on. Solo singles like “I don’t want your life” followed. On behalf of Hansa Musik Produktion, Thomas Anders from the Hamburg music publisher Intersong got the offer to sing the English-language song “Pick up the Phone” in German version under the production of Dieter Bohlen. Anders accepted the offer and then recorded the songs “What are you dreaming about”, “What does it matter” and “End station longing”.

In 1987 Anders retired to the USA for a short time and published several songs there, which were unsuccessful. In 1990 he sang the intro for the animated series DuckTales in English and tried to further develop his music career. In 1994 Anders decided to return to Koblenz and release several English-language albums. He also had an acting role as a pop star in the television series Kommissar-Beck, for which he sang the title song. Anders also recorded an album in Spanish with Barcos de Cristal in 1994, which was released in the States and South America and reached the top of the charts in Argentina.

His platinum-recorded third solo album “Strong” from 2010 sold over 1 million copies in Russia after the dissolution of Modern Talking. This was followed by many more albums and single releases as a solo artist such as “Two”, which made it to number 11 on the album charts. Looking back on 25 album releases, Anders fulfilled his wish and released the Christmas album “Christmas for you” in 2012. Thomas Anders has been singing in German since 2017. His first German-language album after years of singing in English was called “Pure Life”.

Anders travels around the world to perform at concerts. He has already been seen live in major cities such as New York, Hong Kong, London, Moscow and Tel Aviv.

Career highlights

In 1984, Dieter Bohlen started a Euro Disco project as a Thomas Anders music producer, for which he teamed up with Anders and founded the duo Modern Talking. With the song title “You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul” they both conquered the charts in January 1985. The record sold millions of times and reached number 1 on the charts in 81 countries. This was followed by many more hits such as “Cheri Cheri Lady” and awards for the successful duo, in which Anders primarily took over the lead vocals and the keyboard. In 1987 the successful Euro Disco duo was dissolved, which found each other again in 1998. After further successes, however, the final end came in 2003. The reason for this is said to have been major differences and personal conflicts.

Famous quotes

“It is not the loser who falls, but the one who stays behind.” This quote from Thomas Anders reflects the life experience that he had after 40 years as a musician. On his way to becoming a successful solo artist, Anders met several hurdles that he had to overcome to get to the point where he is today.

Amazing facts

It may be astonishing after a long success story, but with statements like “Bohlen fooling others with his lies and making coal”, Anders makes it clear to the public that he doesn’t think much of his former duo colleague.

Also surprising is the fact that the famous Nora chain that Thomas Anders was wearing at Modern Talking at the time was not out of coercion because of his jealous ex-wife Nora, whom he separated in 1999. He only wore them to annoy planks.
In addition, Anders was named honorary professor by the National University of Art and Culture in Kiev in 2006, on the grounds that modern talking had shaped an entire generation’s taste in music.

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