Best German Solo Music ArtistsThere is this list about the best German bands, but what about solo artists?
The Top Ten
She has been around since the 80s as the lead singer of her eponymous band, and is a hugely successful solo artist until today. She constantly reinvents herself, and writes her own songs. Musically, she is something like the German Madonna, just less of a diva. "99 Luftballons" may be her most well known song, but it is certainly not her best. There's so much more to explore in her discography. The entire album "Nena" is full of catchy 80's pop songs, most of which were hits, but but actually, most of the albums that followed this debut album are more innovative.
I really like her "Nena feat. Nena" album, on which she completely reworks her older music. - Martin_Canine
For those who think that in the 2010s successful music can't be rebellious, challenging and inventive - I advise you: if you understand a little German or don't matter looking up English translations, get a copy of Casper's "XOXO" album. He is rooted in both punk and hip hop, the sound is actually more alternative rock than any of them, with a handful of songs that are more rap-ish or hard rock-like. Casper is one of those exceptional talents that has the spirit, ambition and creativity that music legends have. His songs fit the zeitgeist, as times get harder in the world, Casper raises his incredibly rough voice and points out how the Western world is slowly but steady going insane, drowning in their own rage ("Deutschland krank vor Zorn / Die Kids haben komplett den Verstand verloren"; "Germany's sick from all the rage / The kids have completely lost their minds"). However, he does never portray himself as a hero or intellectual, he quite literally sings about him being just your ...more - Martin_Canine