Sarah Connor (musician)

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Sarah Connor (born June 13, 1980) is a German pop music singer who has enjoyed a great deal of success on European pop charts in the early 2000s.


Early years

Sarah Connor was born in Delmenhorst (Lower Saxony) near Bremen in Germany as Sarah Lewe.

Connor grew up listening to soul music under the influence of her grandfather who was born in New Orleans. She also sang gospel music in a church choir at an early age and started appearing in school musicals. Her first big break came at 17 when she was picked from her school to sing at a Michael Jackson concert in Germany. Inspired, she quit school in 11th grade and started sending off demo tapes to record labels and producers under the name "Sarah Grey". In 2001 she was finally signed to Sony Music under her new pseudonym Sarah Connor.

Chart Success

Producer TQ produced her first single "Let's Get Back To Bed, Boy" in 2001 which went top 5 in Germany and Austria, top 10 in Switzerland and top 20 in the UK. The follow up single "From Sarah With Love" went to number 1 in Germany selling 750,000 copies and Switzerland and top 10 in Austria. A third single "French Kissing" went top 30 in Germany and top 40 in Austria. The singles all came from her Green Eyed Soul Album which reached number 2 on the German album charts selling 450,000 records in that country and also selling well in other parts of Europe going top 10 in Finland, Greece, Poland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Portugal. In the middle of 2002, Connor won an Echo Award for "Female National Rock/Pop Artist".

A second album Unbelievable was released in 2002 in Europe. Wyclef Jean wrote, produced and sang on the first single from the album "One Nite Stand (Of Wolves And Sheep)" which was another top 5 German hit and reached the Top 40 in the Netherlands, New Zealand and Austria. Unbelievable was another smash achieving gold record status in Germany within 48 hours. The album has featured a number of other European hits including:

  • "Skin on Skin" went top 10 on a composite European top 10 chart, as well as Germany, Austria and Portugal;
  • "He's Unbelievable" went top 20 in Germany and Austria; and
  • "Bounce" went top 20 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

In November 2003, Sarah Connor released her third album in Europe called Key To My Soul which debuted in the top ten in Germany. So far, it has had a couple of hit singles from it including

  • "Music Is The Key" featuring New York a capella singers Naturally 7 went to number 1 in Germany, number 2 in Switzerland, top ten in Austria and top 40 on composite European and world dance/trance charts; and
  • "Just One Last Dance" has reached number 1 in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and reached top 40 on a composite World Top 40. It features the U.S. boyband Natural.
  • "Living To Love You" was released in November 2004. It went number 1 in Germany (9 Top-10 Weeks)and Switzerland selling more than 400.000 copies.
  • Her latest song "From Zero To Hero" (released in March 2005) debuted at number 1 in Germany and remained on the top for 3 weeks, being her fourth number 1 single in Germany in a row.

A self-titled album was released in 2004 in an attempt to establish Connor in English-speaking countries. "Bounce" was selected as the first single from this album and has been a top 40 hit in the UK, Australia and even the United States.

Sarah Connor had a baby boy called Tyler with Natural's Singer Marc Terenzi on 2 February 2004.

In June, 2005, she sung the national anthem at the opening ceremony of the new stadium in Munich, the Allianz Arena, when she sang "Brüh im Lichte dieses Glückes" ("Scald in the light of this luck") instead of "Blüh im Glanze dieses Glückes" ("Blossom in the glamor of this luck").




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