Thomas Anders

Thomas Anders

Real Name:
Bernd Weidung
Thomas Anders is a German singer / producer / songwriter (born on March 1st, 1963 as Bernd Weidung in Münstermaifeld / Eifel).

His debut on stage was at the age 7. At the age of 17 Anders won a music competition at the radio station "Radio Luxembourg," and was offered a record deal with CBS. In 1980 he released his first single: "Judy" with producer Daniel David (2). Later in the same year Anders went on tour across Germany. In 1981 Anders had his debut on TV with his latest single. In 1982 Anders was signed to Hansa (later BMG) and worked with producer G.G. Anderson.

In 1983 a young producer Dieter Bohlen invited Anders to record the German version of "Pick Up Phone" by F.R. David. Bohlen was enthusiastic about Anders' voice. As a result they produced several German singles and peaked at 16 on the German Top 20 with "Wovon träumst du denn?". In the end of 1984, Dieter Bohlen came up with an idea to record a song in English: "You're My Heart, You're My Soul." Thus, Modern Talking was born. Their first single climbed up to the top of the charts across Europe within 6 weeks. A string of No.1-hits followed such as: "You Can Win If You Want," "Cheri Cheri Lady", "Brother Louie" (number 4 in the UK-Charts) and "Atlantis Is Calling". Soon, Modern Talking was the most successful German pop-duo ever, selling 7 Double Platinum albums, 11 Platinum albums and 4 Gold albums worldwide.

In the end of 1987 Anders and Bohlen broke up. Anders moved to California, USA where he met some world-famous producers to discuss his solo career. About that time he wrote a song, "I Can Never Let You Go," for Engelbert Humperdinck. Anders also started the Man-X (2) project which supported him during his world tour as "The Thomas Anders show" in 1987-89.

Thomas Anders received a contract with Warner and recorded two albums in London. In 1989 with a new image and a new sound Anders released his first solo-album "Different". With the single "Love Of My Own" Anders reached number 24 on the German pop-charts. In 1991 Anders recorded his second album "Whispers", featuring vocals by Judie Tzuke.

Anders switched to Polydor (now Universal) and kept on recording his albums in the USA. In 1992 he issued "Down On Sunset", featuring a duet with [Invalid Artist]). In 1993 he recorded "When Will I See You Again", featuring a duet with Three Degrees). In 1994 Anders released his Latin-pop album "Barcos de Cristal" in Spanish for the US market. In 1995 Anders recorded a soul-album with the Pointer Sisters called "Souled".

In 1998 Modern Talking re-launched themselves in Europe with their album "Back For Good" which achieved the biggest comeback ever witnessed in the history of pop-music. The album remained at the top of the German charts for over 20 weeks and has been released in over 50 countries.

After the 2nd Modern Talking break-up three more Anders' albums were out. Lately he has been working on the Anders | Fahrenkrog project for some time.
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Thomas Anders Discography


Thomas Anders Different (Album) TELDEC Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Thomas Anders Whispers (Album) EastWest Indonesia 1991 Sell This Version
Thomas Anders Down On Sunset (Album) Polydor Japan 1992 Sell This Version
521 062-2 Thomas Anders When Will I See You Again(CD, Album) Polydor 521 062-2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
314 521 906-2 Thomas Anders Barcos De Cristal(CD, Album) Polydor 314 521 906-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
523 865-2 Thomas Anders Souled(CD, Album) Polydor 523 865-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
none Thomas Anders & Jazzband* feat. Lilly Thornton Thomas Anders & Jazzband* feat. Lilly Thornton - Live Concert(CD, Album) FAN Association GmbH none Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Thomas Anders This Time (Album) Na Klar! Russia 2004 Sell This Version
Thomas Anders Songs Forever (Album) Edel Records Germany 2006 Sell This Version
Thomas Anders Strong (Album, Comp) CD Land Ukraine 2010 Sell This Version
Thomas Anders Christmas For You (Album) EMI, Electrola Germany 2012 Sell This Version
Thomas Anders History (Album) White Shell Music, H'Art, Chartwards Germany 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

S 9482 Thomas Anders Du Weinst Um Ihn(7", Single) CBS S 9482 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
S 8873 Thomas Anders Judy(7", Single) CBS S 8873 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
A 1549 Thomas Anders Es War Die Nacht Der Ersten Liebe(7", Single) CBS A 1549 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
104 591, 104 591-100 Thomas Anders Ich Will Nicht Dein Leben(7", Single) Hansa, Hansa 104 591, 104 591-100 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
105 230, 105 230-100 Thomas Anders Was Macht Das Schon(7", Single) Hansa, Hansa 105 230, 105 230-100 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
105 599, 105 599-100 Thomas Anders Wovon Träumst Du Denn (In Seinen Armen)(7", Single) Hansa, Hansa 105 599, 105 599-100 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
Thomas Anders Heißkalter Engel (Single) Hansa, Hansa Europe 1984 Sell This Version
Thomas Anders Endstation Sehnsucht (Single) Hansa, Hansa Germany 1984 Sell This Version
106 904, 106 904-100 Thomas Anders Es Geht Mir Gut Heut' Nacht(7", Single) Hansa, Hansa 106 904, 106 904-100 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
Thomas Anders One Thing (Maxi) TELDEC Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Thomas Anders Soldier (Maxi, Single) TELDEC Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Thomas Anders Love Of My Own (Maxi, Single) TELDEC Portugal 1989 Sell This Version
Thomas Anders True Love (Maxi, Single) EastWest Europe 1991 Sell This Version