If I Cant Have You - Modern Talking Fan Club By Thomas Anders - CD 2001
Label: Hansa - none • Format: CD EP • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Euro House, Synth-pop
Starting his Terrible Youth - American Wrestlers - Goodbye Terrible Youth career while still in school, Anders unsuccessfully attempted to establish himself as a schlager artist for several years.
Their controversial break-ups led to several lawsuits and heavy coverage from the German tabloid press. During their two stints together, the duo sold million records worldwide and received numerous sales certifications around the globe.
After the break-ups of Modern Talking, Anders performed as a solo artist during the s and after During the first Modern Talking split, he released six studio albums, none of which managed to chart, whereas some singles such as "Love of My Own" achieved mediocre success. Only his Spanish language album Barcos de Cristal proved successful in Argentinawhere its eponymous title track climbed to number 1.
Following the second break-up, he started a more successful solo career, with his album This Time reaching number 14 in Germany and producing number 1 hits in Russia and Turkey. His album Strong reached Platinum status in Russia for sales of more thancopies. While being unable to match his success with Modern Talking with his solo career, Anders is considered a musical icon in Eastern Europe, where he is more revered than in his native country and regularly performs stadium tours.
Inthe Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv made him an honorary professor for "shaping the musical taste of a generation", and he holds the distinction for being the best-selling foreign artist of all time in Russia. His father worked as a civil servant at the local Revenue service agency, while his mother ran a convenience store. He began showing interest in music early as a child, and subsequently took piano and singing lessons. He did his first stage-performance at age If I Cant Have You - Modern Talking Fan Club By Thomas Anders - CD 2001 six, playing Saint Nicholas in a religious children's play.
At the age of ten, he entered a singing contest and won against other children. As a prize, he performed over times at a local music hall in Koblenz, offering a variety of children's songs and schlager.
After that, he studied musicologypublishing and German studies for five semesters at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainzwith the intention to become a music journalistall the while trying to become a singer.
Two days after the contest, Anders was offered a record contract by the same jury members of the radio contest. He signed his first record contract with CBS while still in school and took up the stage name of Thomas Anders, performing in the then-popular German schlager genre. Inat the age of 17, he published his first single, schlager ballad " Judy ", which failed to chart. Consequently, he was released by CBS in late After having finished school, he signed a contract with Hansa Records in He next released another commercially unsuccessful schlager ballad, " Ich will nicht dein Leben ", produced by fellow schlager artist G.
Inhe was approached by Intersong, a subsidiary of Hansa, whether he was interested to record several German schlager cover versions of English songs. Thus, he was introduced to producer Dieter Bohlenwith whom he recorded "Was macht das schon? As was the case with his previous attempts at schlager music, however; all of these songs failed to achieve commercial or critical success. After both Bohlen and Anders had failed to achieve Gatecrashing - Various - Lets Dance in the schlager genre, Bohlen pitched the idea of forming a eurodisco duo consisting of Anders as lead singer and himself to BMG.
The label agreed, however; they invested only little money in the project, resulting in low-budget videos and production. To capitalize on the popularity of the genre, they sang in easily accessible English lyrics, simple and catchy Dilithium Tourdes - The Dirty Dick Outlaw, and sported then-popular outfits.
After that, the song occupied top ten positions in thirty-five countries, including their homeland, where it remained perched at the top of the charts for six consecutive weeks.
Soon after their second hit, Modern Talking released the single " Cheri, Cheri Lady " which also quickly climbed to the top of the charts in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Norwaymeanwhile entering the top ten in Sweden and the Netherlands. Both singles also had significant chart cuccess worldwide. The duo also charted high with their sixth single " Geronimo's Cadillac " from the fourth album In the Middle of Nowhere and " Jet Airliner " from their fifth album Romantic Warriors.
Both singles reached the German top ten but where especially successful in Spain, where they reached number one and three, respectively. Due to their lacklusterly received sixth album, Bohlen terminated the project during an interview, while Anders was in Los Angeles. According to Bohlen, the main reason for breaking up the group was Anders' then-wife Nora, who refused to have her husband interviewed by female reporters, and constantly demanded huge changes made to shows, videos or recordings,  a fact that Anders later admitted in his biography.
Following the break-up of Modern Talking, Anders and his wife emigrated to the United States, where they were unknown. Inhe released his first studio album as a solo artist, Different. Produced by Gus Dudgeon and Alan Tarneythe pop album abandoned his previous schlager and eurodisco attempts, but failed to chart.
Nonetheless, its lead single, "Love of My Own" peaked at number 24 in Germany. The release was helmed by a cover of the song of the same namewhich also featured original artists The Three Degreesand "I'll Love You Forever", which charted at numbers 31 and 79 in Germany, respectively. After his lackluster success in pop music, Anders decided to experiment with new styles for his next releases and moved back to Koblenz.
His fifth studio album If I Cant Have You - Modern Talking Fan Club By Thomas Anders - CD 2001 de Cristalwas recorded completely in Spanish. While it failed to chart in his native country, it became a massive success in Argentinawhere the eponymous title track was featured in the opening sequence of a soap opera and reached number 1.
The same year, he portrayed the pop star Ypsilon in the episode "Stockholm Marathon" of the police procedural series Kommissar Beck. His live album Live Concert featured a jazz band and consisted entirely of jazz covers.
However, neither release was commercially successful. Also inhe starred in the musical short film Phantomschmerz. Bohlen and Anders had both opposed the recording of a proper greatest hits album for years. In lateBohlen suggested the recording of a new album instead and contacted Anders, who had signed a contract with Ariola for an eventual comeback several years prior.
The rerecording switched their style from eurodisco to the 90s eurodanceincorporating techno and additional rap vocals by Eric Singleton. In early 98, the duo officially reunited during popular TV show Wetten, dass.? While, the single entered the top in Germany and Austriait managed to enter the top in Sweden and the top-5 in France.
Their next albums were still highly successful, albeit not matching the success of Back for Good. Inthe album Alonecomposed entirely of new songs, entered the German album chart at No. Coinciding with the Chinese calendartheir ninth studio album was titled Year of the Dragonbeing certified platinum in Germany.
The lead single " China in Her Eyes " reached number eight in Germany, while going as high as number 6 in Spain. Aside from performing with Modern Talking, Anders was also active as a producer and songwriter. InModern Talking dissolved again, again in controversial fashion. After a heavy altercation before a concert in RostockBohlen animously announced the end of the band live on stage, to the shock of Anders and the public.
Anders subsequently sued Bohlen for libel and succeeded in having certain passages removed, but lost the process for compensation in Anders's third attempt at a solo career proved to be more successful, albeit unable to match the popularity of his Modern Talking periods. Shortly after the break-up of Modern Talking, Anders started recording his eighth solo If I Cant Have You - Modern Talking Fan Club By Thomas Anders - CD 2001 , pop effort This Timewhich was released in February Unlike his previous attempts at a solo career, this album proved to be rather successful, climbing to the number 14 spot in Germany.
Furthermore, the three singles from the album, "Independent Girl", "King of Love", and "Tonight Is the Night" charted at 17, 37, and 60 respectively, making This Time his biggest success as a solo artist in his native country. The same year and in Cuban Love Song - Edmundo Ros - Cuban Love Song, he hosted the German companion show for the Eurovision Song Contest and became the host of Best This Velvet Glove - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication Formel Eins on Kabel1 in The album managed to peak at number 43 in Germany, but he failed to win the preliminaries to represent Germany during the Eurovision Song Contest.
Inthe Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv made him an honorary professor for "shaping the musical taste of a generation. After not releasing any new material except a Christmas song and several features inas well as being featured on Sandra's single " The Night Is Still Young ", which reached number 46 in Germany, Anders released another studio album in Stronga return to electronic and pop, reached Platinum status in Russia for sales of more than The album reached number 11 in Germany, his highest charting release not with Modern Talking, and the single "Gigolo" climbed to number In NovemberAnders released a new solo album called Christmas for You.
It peaked at number 42 in Germany. In AprilAnders released his first German language song in almost 35 years, "Der beste Tag meines Lebens" "The best day of my life". While it failed to chart, the accompanying studio album Pures Leben "Pure Life"promoted as his first German language release, peaked to number 14 in Germany. Anders has stated that he was pleasantly surprised by the album's success, asserting that he is more popular abroad than in his home country, fully knowing that people would most likely be indifferent to a German language album by him.
It produced two singles, "Das Leben ist Jetzt" "Life is now" and "Sie sagte doch sie liebt mich" "But she said she loved me"a duet with Florian Silbereisenwhich managed to attain number 70 in the German single charts.
Anders' parents are Helga and Peter Weidung. He has one brother, Achim, and one sister, Tania. He was married to Nora Balling from  to From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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