Herbert Grönemeyer

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Herbert Gronemeyer

German musician and actor, popular in Germany, Austria and Switzerland add

Category: Music

Born in 1956.

Countries: UK (25%), Germany (20%), United States (15%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Jurgen Flimm, Roger Willemsen, Judge Smith

Linked to: MTV, Männer, Time, Manic Street Preachers




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Herbert Grönemeyer was born in 1956 add something


Additionally, Grönemeyer published an album he had recorded with the jazz formation "Ocean Orchestra" in 1978, a year in which he composed the music for the film "Uns reicht das nicht" by Jürgen Flimm, together with Jens-Peter Ostendorf add something


His first solo album "Grönemeyer", which was published in 1979, was awarded the Golden Lemon for the ugliest album cover of the year add something


During the early 1980s Grönemeyer put his main focus on his music; the next two albums "Total egal" and "Gemischte Gefühle" flopped and most concerts of the planned tour had to be cancelled add something


His second album "Zwo" was released in 1981 add something


Still today, the song "Bochum", first released in 1984, is one of his signature songs, especially during live performances add something


Anti-WAAhnsinns Festival - In 1986 Grönemeyer performed at the Anti-WAAhnsinns Festival against nuclear power and he composed the film score for the TV film "Sommer in Lesmona", for which he received the Adolf Grimme award in gold add something


Judge Smith - The album was finally released in 1991 on Some Bizzare Records, with a cast of singers including Lene Lovich, Andy Bell, Sarah Jane Morris and Herbert Grönemeyer


Having two children together, Felix and Marie, he married his companion Anna Henkel in 1993 add something


In 1994, Grönemeyer was the first non-English-speaking artist who was invited by MTV to do an unplugged concert add something


Roger Willemsen - In 1999, he interviewed the German musician Herbert Grönemeyer for "Stern" after Herbert's wife Anna had died of cancer


In 2000 he recorded a concert with a philharmonic orchestra and released the DVD "Stand der Dinge" add something


In August 2002 he released his so far most successful album "Mensch" which was awarded Platinum even before release due to advance orders add something


In 2004 and 2006 Grönemeyer recorded songs for the Olympic Games in Athens and the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany , respectively add something


The magazine "TIME" awarded him the title of "European Hero" in 2005 for his humanitarian work add something


In March 2007 he released his 12th studio album "12" which was followed by a stadium tour across German-speaking countries add something


Grönemeyer was scheduled to make his American debut on September 17, 2007 at the Beacon Theater in New York City, but the performance has since been postponed add something


Clueso - In May and June 2007, Clueso was the opening act of Herbert Grönemeyer's "12-Tour" and in the same year he was nominated by 1 live for the 1 live radio listener's award, the 1LIVE Krone, in the category "Best Live Act"


In January 2010, Grönemeyer performed the anthem "Komm zur Ruhr" as part of the opening ceremony of the "RUHR.2010" - The city of Essen being the "European Capital of Culture 2010" on behalf of the entire Ruhr area add something


His 2011 tour, called "Schiffsverkehr", had an audience of 550,000 add something


The album, which includes guest performances from Bono of U2, Antony Hegarty of Antony and The Johnsons, and guitarist James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers, was released in the UK in October 2012 add something


In early 2013, he played his first American concerts at the Chicago Theatre on February 23 and New York's Irving Plaza on February 26 add something


"I Walk", the English-language debut in the U.S. for Grönemeyer, was released in February 2013 on Grönland Deutschland/EMI Label Services add something


His U.S. website later announced 12 tour dates in the U.S. and Canada for September 2013 add something


Grönemeyer's 2014 album "Dauernd Jetzt" won the Goldene Kamera award for the best German language album of 2014 and 2015, while Grönemeyer himself received the Best National Music award add something


In March 2015, Grönemeyer won an Echo award with this album add something


The album contains live recordings of the concerts he gave in the "Bochumer Ruhrstadion" in July 2015 add something


On November 25th 2016 his new Album Live aus Bochum was released add something


On 25 November 2016, his new Album Live aus Bochum was released add something