Capital: € 2 million
Age: 64
Born: 01/12/1956
Country of origin: Germany
Source of wealth: singer
Last updated: 2022

Short introduction

The artist Ute Freudenberg was born in Weimar on January 12, 1956 and is a German pop and pop singer.

Early life

Growing up in eastern Germany, Ute Freudenberg was a popular singer well-known even in the GDR era, who, in addition to many appearances, also made many records and singles in the Kessel Buntes. One of the most famous songs in Ute Freudenberg’s career included childhood love, and then you ask, all or nothing and on the roofs of Berlin. For many years, Ute Freudenberg also performed with the band Elephant, which is also very well known.


Ute Freudenberg was discovered in 1971 at the age of 15 as a singing talent. Just one year later, in 1972, Ute Freudenberg won five other girls in the national youth competition for female musical talent. In the same year she appeared on television for the first time, in the show Six Girls and Music. Ute Freudenberg studied singing from 1972 to 1977 at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in her hometown Weimar. In 1976, Ute Freudenberg was also a founding member of the rock band Elefant, which jointly released two LPs and twelve singles. Among the absolute classics from Ute Freudenberg’s career is her best-known song Jugendliebe, which is one of the classics of GDR rock and pop history. In addition to the songs already mentioned, the hits How far is it to the end of this world? And again a person is born and there is no stranger to me, whereby Ute Freudenberg performed in a duet with Wolfgang Ziegler on this song.

A striking date in the life of Ute Freudenberg was 1984 when she did not return to the GDR from appearing in the FRG. She moved to Düsseldorf and had the opportunity to work as a studio singer with various clients and to appear on cruise ships. In 1988 she renamed herself briefly and from then on bore the stage name Heather Jones. Under this name she sang the title song This was the last time in a crime scene episode entitled Pleitegeier. In 1990 her single Ein Tag wie heute was released, which was the German version of the famous Whitney Houston hit One Moment in Time. After further published songs and albums, Ute Freudenberg moved back to her hometown Weimar in 1996. She founded the Ute F. live band, where she was supported by the musicians Micki Schläger (keyboards), Manfred Schermuly (drums), Thomas Hödtke (bass) and Ralf Rudnik (guitar). In 1997 the album Land in sight was released. On the occasion of Ute Freudenberg’s 25th anniversary on stage, she gave a gala concert in Erfurt, at which many artist colleagues such as the band Karat performed. Also in 1997 she sang the title song with Wolfgang Ziegler. There is no stranger to me at the José Carreras Gala on ARD. In 2000, Ute Freudenberg had the opportunity to host the 90-minute MDR television program I Love Every Hour at the 25th anniversary of Karat’s stage. In October of the same year her album Träumerland was released, in the title as grateful for every day and because we are friends are gathered.

Career highlights

Among the highlights of her career at Ute Freudenberg are the many awards she has received. In 1975 she won the Young Talent Prize for chansons in the GDR. In addition, she was named the most popular singer in the GDR four times between 1980 and 1984. In 1998 Ute Freudenberg was awarded the coveted Goldene Henne media prize. In addition, the readers of Super-Illu, Super TV and viewers of the MDR voted the song Jugendliebe the most popular GDR hit of all time. In 2008 Ute Freudenberg was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit as part of her commitment as the patron of McDonald’s Children’s Aid. These awards are followed by other prestigious prizes that honor the artist’s diverse work.

Famous quotes

“The beauty of life can only be found in deceleration.”

Amazing facts

Ute Freudenberg says of herself that she has had a total of three lives. Until the mid-1980s, she lived in the GDR, where she was born and grew up. Then she had a brief interlude in the west, as she says. A few years after the turn, Ute Freudenberg finally moved back to her old home. A song from her career connects the three lives of Ute Freudenberg: the hit Jugendliebe. Ute Freudenberg wishes for the future in Germany that there is no longer constant talk about East and West.


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