Sarah Connor(Singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, philanthropist)
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Sarah Connor (singer)
Genres - Pop, R&B, soul
Sarah Terenzi (born June 13, 1980 in Delmenhorst Germany, birth name Sarah Lewe) better known as Sarah Connor is a German recording artist, songwriter and television personality, who rose to fame in early 2000s. Awarded with several prizes and accolades, Connor has received four Comets, a Top of the Pops Award, a Goldene Kamera, a Goldene Europa, a World Music Award, and eleven Echo nominations, winning eight.
Connor is the eldest of six siblings born to Michael Lewe, an advertising writer of American descent, and his wife Soraya Lewe-Tacke (née Gray), a former fashion model and homemaker of Scottish, Irish and German heritage, in Hamburg. She has four sisters: Anna Maria, Marisa, Sophia-Luisa, and Valentina; and one brother, Robin. Her maternal half-brothers Mick and Lex were born in 2008.
Connor grew up listening to soul music, mostly influenced by her paternal grandfather who was born in New Orleans. A church choir became her first experience in the gospel music field at a very young age. In her teen years Connor tried out and was accepted to a performing arts school. Although all students were required to choose an instrument, Connor was the only one allowed to study voice. She took vocal lessons once a week and worked as a waitress in a hotel to pay for them.
In 1997, Connor was picked to sing with the backing choir during the performance of "Heal the World" at Michael Jackson's HIStory concert tour in Bremen, Germany. Overwhelmed by a personal meeting with Jackson at the end of the show, she signed a contract with her first management the following year, that resulted in her pseudonym Sarah Gray and the recording of a number of demo tapes, including cover versions such as "Silent Night" and "This Christmas" and the local radio success "Ula la Ula." In 1999, she provided the leading vocals for producer Marc van Linden's dance remix of the 1982 record "Last Unicorn," which reached number 86 on the German Singles Chart. Unhappy with her management though, Connor teamed up with manager Carlo Vista, who got her signed as Sarah Connor with producer George Glueck's label X-Cell Records a short time after. As a direct consequence, she decided to quit school and leave home at the age of 19.
Connor debuted in 2001 under the guidance of artist manager George Glueck and became the first solo act to ever have four consecutive chart-topping hits on the German Media Control Singles Chart. Following success in mainland Europe with her single "From Sarah with Love" and her R&B-oriented debut album Green Eyed Soul, a series of hit records established her position as the most successful German pop female vocalists to emerge in the 2000s with sales in excess of 15 million copies worldwide. Her latest effort, seventh studio album Real Love, was released in October 2010, amid her engagement as judge on the German reality television show X Factor.
Divorced from American pop-rock musician Marc Terenzi, with whom she appeared in two reality shows, Sarah & Marc in Love (2007) and Crazy and Sexy: Sarah Connor (2008), during their marriage, she has a son named Tyler and a daughter, Summer, with her former husband.
Connor's romantic relationships have been widely covered in the media. Prior to her music career, Connor started dating singer Martin Scholz, who was a member of the German boy band Touché and thus, shared the same management with her. Their three-year relationship ended in early 2000.
Amid rumors about affairs with fellow collaborators TQ and Wyclef Jean, Connor met Marc Terenzi, lead singer of American boy band Natural, at the Bravo Happy Holidays festival in Rust, Germany in July 2002. The pair began dating and in June 2003, it was announced they were engaged and expecting their first child, Tyler Marc Terenzi, who was born on February 2, 2004 in Orlando, Florida. On February 29, 2004 the couple invited their friends to a dinner supposedly to celebrate the birth of their son; however they announced that they in fact had eloped. The couple renewed their vows this time with a wedding ceremony on August 18, 2005 in Altafulla, Tarragonès, near Barcelona, Spain. The wedding was the subject of their ProSieben reality show Sarah and Marc in Love. On June 23, 2006, Connor gave birth to their second child, a girl, named Summer Antonia Soraya. In November 2008, Connor announced her separation from Terenzi.
After her separation from Terenzi, Connor was linked with Brazilian footballer Diego Ribas da Cunha, although the couple claimed to be good friends. In April 2010, Connor announced that she is in a relationship with her manager, Florian Fischer, singer of the 1990s pop trio The Boyz. In February 2011 they confirmed to Bild that they are expecting a child. She welcomed her daughter in September, 2011.
2006 Ein Mädchen namens Rania
2010 Isch kandidiere
2003 Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten
2005 "Sarah & Marc in Love", "Christmas In Sarah's Heart"
2007 "Germany's Next Topmodel"
2008 "Crazy and Sexy: Sarah Connor"
2011 "Doctor's Diary"
- Green Eyed Soul (2001)
- Unbelievable (2002)
- Key to My Soul (2003)
- Naughty but Nice (2005)
- Soulicious (2007)
- Sexy as Hell (2008)
- Real Love (2010)
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|Just a Fan found you on you tube thought you are Amazing and beautiful. Wow what a soulful voice. Women you can sing Great. What are you up to these Days are you still Performing. When are you coming to Sacto. Cal. USA??? Take care new Fan.