Roland Kaiser

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Roland Kaiser is a German schlager singer-songwriter who has sold more than 90 million records worldwide. ∙ Starting out as an advertising artist, Kaiser decided to pursue a music career in the early ’70s after German producer Thomas Meisel discovered him singing in a pub. ∙ “Frei, das heißt allein,” his 1976 breakthrough hit, reached No. 14 on the German singles charts. ∙ Kaiser appeared 67 times on the popular German schlager TV program ZDF-Hitparade—the most times by any guest artist. ∙ “Santa Maria,” his biggest hit, topped the German singles chart for five weeks in 1980. ∙ Between 1981 and 1987, he was a four-time winner of the Goldene Stimmgabel, a music industry award given to best-selling artists who sing in German. ∙ He has cracked the Top 10 of Billboard’s Germany Albums chart six consecutive times, including 2019’s Alles oder dich, which peaked at No. 2.

Berlin, Germany
May 10, 1952

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