Dieter Günter Bohlen (* 7 February 1954, BerneLower Saxony, near Oldenburg) is a German musician, songwriter, entertainer, TV personality, producer and writer. Bohlen is best known for being part of popular pop-duo Modern Talking during 1984–1987 and 1998–2003.



Bohlen took his Abitur in Oldenburg. His father was a supplier to the construction business. In 1978 Dieter Bohlen was member of the band Monza. In 1981 he was member of trio Sunday, and they had a hit "Hale Hey Louise", which has been covered by Ricky King and others. From 1984 to 1987 and from 1998 to 2003, Bohlen was one half of of the pop duo Modern Talking as producer, songwriter and lead vocalist. From 1985 to 1988 he produced and wrote songs for the disco singer C. C. Catch.

In 1988, Dieter Bohlen signed 15 year old singer Anna Garcia whose stage name was "Sheree". Her record did not make a great impression on the German charts.

After the first split-up of Modern Talking in 1987, Bohlen formed Blue System. For most projects Bohlen had session singers for background vocals. He frequently worked the studio with the producer Luis RodríguezRivalen Der Rennbahn is a soundtrack written by Bohlen. It was one of the best-selling albums in 1989 in Germany. Bohlen produced the German boygroup Touché which was founded by one of the group's five members, Karim Maataoui. In 1986, Bohlen wrote and produced Chris Norman's "Midnight Lady" for an episode of the German crime show Tatort. This song that became a major hit in central Europe.

He has been a judge on all the seasons of the talent show Deutschland sucht den Superstar and has worked with acts discovered in the show to yield several major hits. He is criticized for controversial and insulting comments ("You sing like a garden gnome on ecstasy", "Your voice sounds like Kermit getting his ass kicked"). Bohlen has also released five books. Two of these are autobiographical and describe his career, romantic involvements and experiences with singers. The first book was an unprecedented success in Germany. Both books were also released as audio books.

In 2006, Bohlen released an album called Dieter: Der Film that was a soundtrack to the movie of the same name.

He has also been a judge the talent show Das Supertalent, the German version of Britain's Got Talent. He is the only judge to be in all the show's series.

Bohlen is the only foreigner ever given the title People's Artist of the USSR (in 1989).

Personal life

Dieter was the son of Edith and Hans Bohlen. He has a sibling, a younger brother named, Uwe. He studied Oldenberg, Göttingen and Hamburg, finished grammar school and got a diploma of an Economist. Bohlen was married to Erika Sauerland from 1983 to 1994 and has three children from this marriage, namely, Marc, Marvin Benjamin and Marielin. Even before he was legally divorced, he lived with – but never married – his new girlfriend Nadja Abd el Farrag AKA Naddel, a pharmaceutical laboratory assistant; she was a background dancer for Blue System at that time. In 1996, he married model and singer Verona Feldbusch but divorced her after thirty days, propelling Verona to celebrity status (she went on to host television shows such as Peep and Veronas Welt). After breaking up with Verona, he eventually returned to Naddel, but the two split up again in 2000. Bohlen and Naddel both confirmed that Bohlen suffered a penile fracture at one of their encounters. Later, Bohlen lived with the 1979 born model Stefanie Küster until 2006. They have one son, Maurice, born mid-2005. He met his current girlfriend Carina in MajorcaSpain, where one of the castings of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (the German version of Pop Idol) was produced. Their first child together, and Bohlen's fifth child, a girl named Amelie, was born in 2011. Bohlen lives in the village of Tötensen near Hamburg.


No. 1 Hits in Germany

Year Title Artist
1985 You're My Heart, You're My Soul Modern Talking
You Can Win If You Want
Cheri Cheri Lady
1986 Brother Louie
Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. for Love)
Midnight Lady Chris Norman
2003 We Have a Dream DSDS Allstars
Take Me Tonight Alexander Klaws
Free Like the Wind
You Drive Me Crazy Daniel Küblböck
Für dich Yvonne Catterfeld
2004 Du hast mein Herz gebrochen
2007 Now or Never Mark Medlock
You Can Get It
2008 Summer Love
2009 Anything but love Daniel Schuhmacher
2010 Don't Believe Mehrzad Marashi
2011 Call my name Pietro Lombardi



Artists with Bohlen as producer (selection)



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