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Sandra Lauer Cretu
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German pop singer Sandra was born Sandra Ann Lauer in Saarbrücken, Germany on May 18, 1962. She was a successful pop and euro disco singer in the 1980. She began her career at seventeen as the lead singer of the trio Arabesque in 1979, and on the following tour in 1982, Sandra met keyboard player Michael Cretu. She started performing solo in 1984, and in January 1985 Cretu produced her album The Long Play. The two became a couple, and moved to Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain. They were married on Jan. 7, 1988, and they became parents to twin boys; Nikita and Sebastian, on July 6, 1995.

When Cretu started up his new project Enigma in 1990, Sandra was singing on the multimillion-selling albums that followed. In 2008, the couple divorced. From 2010 until 2014, Sandra was married to Olaf Menges. She currently resides on Ibiza.
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none The Long Play — Sandra Sandra The Long Play (Album) Virgin, Virgin none Turkey 1985 Sell This Version
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50471 Mirrors — Sandra Sandra Mirrors (Album) Virgin, Virgin 50471 France 1986 Sell This Version
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ZVNC 5133 Into A Secret Land — Sandra Sandra Into A Secret Land (Album) Virgin, Virgin ZVNC 5133 South Africa 1988 Sell This Version
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210-518630 Paintings In Yellow — Sandra Sandra Paintings In Yellow (Album) Virgin, Virgin 210-518630 Italy 1990 Sell This Version
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CDVNC 5217 Close To Seven — Sandra Sandra Close To Seven (Album) Virgin, Virgin CDVNC 5217 South Africa 1992 Sell This Version
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35 704 6 Fading Shades — Sandra Sandra Fading Shades (Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 35 704 6 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
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724384727123, 8472712 My Favourites — Sandra Sandra My Favourites (Comp, Album) Virgin, Virgin 724384727123, 8472712 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
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7243 8 12431 21, CDVIR 174 The Wheel Of Time — Sandra Sandra The Wheel Of Time (Album) Virgin 7243 8 12431 21, CDVIR 174 Ukraine 2002 Sell This Version
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CDVIR (WFL) 819, 0094637639627 Reflections — Sandra Sandra Reflections (Album, Comp) Virgin Music, EMI, Virgin Music CDVIR (WFL) 819, 0094637639627 South Africa 2006 Sell This Version
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00946 3 85387 2 1, 385 3872 The Art Of Love — Sandra Sandra The Art Of Love (Album) EMI, Virgin, Virgin, EMI 00946 3 85387 2 1, 385 3872 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
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none Back To Life — Sandra Sandra Back To Life (Album) Virgin, Virgin, EMI none Germany 2009 Sell This Version
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5099901597325, 50999 015973 2 5, 015 9732 Stay In Touch — Sandra Sandra Stay In Touch (Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, EMI, EMI, EMI, Soundcolours, Soundcolours, Soundcolours 5099901597325, 50999 015973 2 5, 015 9732 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

106 430, 106 430-100 Japan Ist Weit — Sandra Sandra Japan Ist Weit(7", Single) Piccobello, Piccobello, Virgin, Virgin 106 430, 106 430-100 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
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434505 In The Heat Of The Night — Sandra Sandra In The Heat Of The Night (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin 434505 Portugal 1985 Sell This Version
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884 253-7 (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena — Sandra Sandra (I'll Never Be) Maria Magdalena (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin 884 253-7 Uruguay 1985 Sell This Version
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JBV 273 In The Heat Of The Night / Pictures In The Dark — Sandra Sandra / Mike Oldfield Featuring Aled Jones / Anita* & Barry Palmer Sandra / Mike Oldfield Featuring Aled Jones / Anita* & Barry Palmer - In The Heat Of The Night / Pictures In The Dark(7", Jukebox) Virgin JBV 273 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
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JBV 270 Maria Magdalena / Silver Water — Sandra Sandra / Michael Cretu Sandra / Michael Cretu - Maria Magdalena / Silver Water(7", Jukebox) Virgin JBV 270 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
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80278 Loreen — Sandra Sandra Loreen (Single, Maxi) Virgin 80278 France 1986 Sell This Version
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LPMR-0049 Time To Say Arabesque Con Sandra Arabesque Con Sandra - Time To Say "Good Bye"(12", Maxi) Magic Record's LPMR-0049 Venezuela 1986 Sell This Version
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884848-1, 23007 In The Heat Of The Night / Maria Magdalena — Sandra Sandra In The Heat Of The Night / Maria Magdalena (Single, Maxi) 10 Records 884848-1, 23007 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
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SA 3032 Innocent Love — Sandra Sandra Innocent Love (Single, Maxi) RCA SA 3032 France 1986 Sell This Version
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A-108.011 Little Girl — Sandra Sandra Little Girl (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin A-108.011 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
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VS 689, 108 495 Hi! Hi! Hi! — Sandra Sandra Hi! Hi! Hi! (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin VS 689, 108 495 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
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JBV 280 Innocent Love / Sinful! — Sandra Sandra / Pete Wylie Sandra / Pete Wylie - Innocent Love / Sinful!(7", Jukebox) Virgin JBV 280 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
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JBV 282 Hi! Hi! Hi! / Diamond Girl — Sandra Sandra / Pete Wylie Sandra / Pete Wylie - Hi! Hi! Hi! / Diamond Girl(7", Jukebox) Virgin JBV 282 Italy 1986 Sell This Version

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polivinilcloruro

polivinilcloruro

October 8, 2021
Sandra was very popular in Italy in the middle of eighties decade more then Kylie.
Kylie was played in radio/TV very rarely before the new millennium comes.
Madonna win in all ways from 80’s to present.
Jarren

Jarren

February 21, 2019
As someone who grew up in the UK, I have to admit that I had never heard of Sandra until after the millennium (once we got the internet!).

It's really weird, her songs are totally catchy but it seems she was given virtually zero exposure in the UK.

I see her first few singles were actually released in the UK, but honestly I don't remember hearing any of them. No Top Of The Pops either, that I can recall.

She seems to be the exact kinda thing that the UK would of lapped up in the middle of Madonna hysteria, and even up to the late 80's when Kylie broke into the charts.

Just seems weird to me that such a popular act (who sang in English) never broke out in the UK.
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