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Top Ten German Artists Americans Should Check OutMartin_Canine This list is about artists that are not that well known outside of their home countries (so Rammstein, Tokio Hotel and Nena wouldn't show up in the list) but can also be enjoyed by people who don't understand the German language. No matter if the songs are in German or English, these artists speak through their music.
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1 Sarah Connor Sarah Marianne Corina Lewe, better known by her stage name Sarah Connor, is a German pop and soul singer from Hamburg born on June 13, 1980. She is one of the most successful German solo artists of the 21st Century, with her songs "From Sarah With Love", "Music is the Key", "Just One Last Dance", "Living ...read more.
2 Casper Benjamin Griffey, better known by his stage name Casper, is a German rock musician, singer-songwriter and rapper of American descent born on September 25, 1982 who rose to massive national fame in Germany with the blockbuster album “XOXO” (2011), which received rave reviews by critics. Despite being ...read more.
3 Nina Hagen Catharina Hagen, better known by her stage name Nina Hagen, is a German singer-songwriter and actress born on March 11, 1955 in former East Berlin. In the late 70s she was known as the lead singer of the Nina Hagen Band, with whom she released two studio albums before pursuing a successful solo career ...read more.
4 Die Ärzte Die Ärzte (German for "The Doctors"), is a German rock band currently consisting of Farin Urlaub (vocals, guitar, bass), Bela B (vocals, drums, guitar) and Rodrigo González (vocals, bass, guitar, piano), that formed in 1982 in Berlin . ...read more.
5 Beyond the Black Beyond the Black is a German symphonic metal band from Mannheim originally consisting of Jennifer Haben (vocals), Nils Lesser (guitar), Christopher Hummels (guitar, vocals), Tobias Derer (drums), Erwin Schmidt (bass) and Michael Hauser (keyboard). As of August 2016, the members parted ways, with Haben ...read more.
6 Ich + Ich Ich + Ich is a German music duo consisting of soul singer Adel Tawil, former member of boygroup The Boyz, and producer and occasional vocalist Anette Humpe, who was mainly known for her participation in synth pop projects in the 80's when the band was formed in the early 2000s . Their style can be described ...read more.
7 Juli Juli is a German alternative rock band consisting of Eva Briegel (vocals), Jonas Pfetzing (guitar), Simon Triebel (guitar), Andreas Herde (bass) and Marcel Römer (drums), that formed in 2001. They had their national breakthrough with their debut single “Perfekte Welle” in 2004, with the follow ...read more.
8 LaFee Christina Klein, better known by her stage name LaFee, is a German rock and pop singer of Greek descent born on December 9, 1990 . Having released her self-titled breakthrough album at the age of only 15, she was often compared to fellow German group Tokio Hotel, who at the time of her biggest success ...read more.
9 Wir Sind Helden Wir sind Helden is a German alternative pop band consisting of married couple Judith Holofernes (vocals, guitar) and Pola Roy (drums), as well as Jean-Michel Tourette (keyboard, guitar) and Mark Tavassol (bass, guitar), that formed in 2000. ...read more.
10 Blind Guardian Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in the mid-1980s in West Germany. They are often credited as one of the seminal and most influential bands in the power metal and speed metal subgenres. Heavily influenced by Queen, they use the technique of overdubbing. They also incorporate large ...read more.
11 Jeanette Jeanette Biedermann, going only by Jeanette as her stage name, is a German singer and actress born on February 22, 1980 in former East Berlin. She was originally known for playing a minor role in Germany’s most successful and longest running soap opera “Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten” in the late ...read more.
12 Andrea Berg Andrea Berg is a German singer in the schlager genre. She sold over 10 million records in her career.
13 Helene Fischer Jelena Petrowna Fischer, better known by her stage name Helene Fischer is a German pop and schlager singer of Russian descent, born on August 5, 1984. Fischer established herself as a singer and TV personality in the mid-2000s, and quickly developed a fanbase due to her music as well as through hosting ...read more.
15 Jamie-Lee Kriewitz Jamie-Lee Kriewitz, going only by Jamie-Lee as her stage name, is a German singer born on March 18, 1998 in Bennigsen. She won the fifth season of the German edition of the casting show “The Voice” in 2015. ...read more.
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19 Avantasia Avantasia is a German supergroup rock opera project created by Tobias Sammet, vocalist of the band Edguy.
20 Primal Fear Primal Fear is a German power metal and speed metal band formed in 1997 by Ralf Scheepers and Mat Sinner.
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1. Sarah Connor
3. Nina Hagen
3. Nina Hagen
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