SANDRA


Sandra is a is a German pop singer. Her real name is Sandra Lauer, born in the German town of Saarbrücken, close to the French border.

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Biography
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From the very early childhood, Sandra observed distinctive ability to sing and dance. When Sandra was 7 years old, she started her music school and dance circles, at the same time attending classes of guitar. Sandra's first musical debut took place during the performance at the Festival of young stars in her own hometown Saarbrücken, where Sandra has attracted the attention of the audience and the music critics. In August 1976, she released her single entitled "Andy, Mein Freund".
In 1979 Sandra joins the band named „Arabesque", becoming an unofficial leader of the group. The band was a success and had an enormous popularity among Europe and Japan. In 1984, five-year contract between Sandra and „Arabesque" has expired. She decided to start her own solo career.
Her first solo album „The Long Play" was released in November 1985. The album gained a great popularity and was a total success, reaching top 20 chart in Germany and other countries. Sandra's next albums were very succesful and the single called „Everlasting Love" gained an enormous popularity.
In the late 1980s, the singer is actively involved in the project "Enigma" as the main vocalist and backing vocalist.
Nowadays Sandra is actively touring and releasing albums. In 2009, she released her album "Back to Life",showcasing an up-tempo material, influenced by Latin pop, dance and R&B.
The single "Maybe Tonight" was released on the 27-th of April 2012.
Sandra's new single „Infinite Kiss" was presented, during the live broadcasting show on Polish channel TVN (September 22, 2012).
2012 saw the release of Stay in Touch, Sandra's tenth studio album. Produced by a German DJ duo Blank & Jones, the album incorporated 1980s sound into songs, reproducing the pattern of Sandra's early albums. There is a special edition of the album for the audience of Russia and Ukraine, including the bonus track „Russian Eyes".
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Solo discography
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1985 - "The Long Play" ( Israel - № 1 , Sweden - № 2 , Switzerland - № 4, Belgium - № 6, Norway - № 8 , Germany - № 12 , Austria - № 18 , Netherlands - № 48)
1986 - "Mirrors" ( Switzerland - № 13 , Norway - № 14 , Germany - № 16 , Sweden - № 40)
1987 - "Ten on One - The Singles" ( Switzerland - № 14 , Germany - № 19 , Austria - № 28)
1988 - "Into a Secret Land" ( Switzerland - № 9 , Austria - № 13 , Germany - № 14 , France - № 14 , Norway - № 18 , Sweden - № 22)
1990 - "Paintings in Yellow" ( Germany - № 4, Switzerland - № 8 , Austria - № 14 , Sweden - № 30)
1992 - "Close To Seven" ( Germany - № 7, Switzerland - № 13 , Norway - № 20 , Austria - № 26 , Sweden - № 27)
1992 - " 18 Greatest Hits" ( Germany - № 10 , Switzerland - № 27 , Sweden - № 36)
1995 - "Fading Shades" ( Switzerland - № 37 , Germany - № 42)
1999 - "My Favourites" ( Norway - № 15 , Germany - № 16 , Switzerland - № 43)
2002 - "The Wheel of Time" ( Germany - № 8 , Austria - № 63 , Switzerland - № 68)
2006 - "Reflections" ( Germany - № 44 , France - № 145 )
2007 - "The Art of Love" ( Germany - № 16 , Switzerland - № 88 , France - № 159)
2009 - "Back to Life" ( Germany -№ 26)
2012 - "Stay In Touch" (Greek Album Charts № 11 , Finish Album Charts № 18 , German Album Charts № 20 , Israel Album Charts № 28 , Polish Album Charts № 37 , Czech Republic № 40 , Swiss Album Charts № 51 , Austrian Album Charts № 60 , French Album Charts № 151 , Wallonia Album Charts № 174)

 

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