Andrea Rosenbaum Neuenhofen, better known by her stage name, Anna R. is a professional German singer and songwriter who is best known as the former lead vocalist of the German pop duo Rosenstoltz for 21 years. She parted ways with the band after achieving major career success, releasing 12 studio albums that topped various charts across Europe and which have sold millions of copies.
While she found fame with the Rosentoltz and later decided to split up, she later continued her career with the Gleis 8 band group she founded in 2012. Here is all we have for you about the Berliner native.
Personal Profile of Anna R.
- Full name: Anna (nee Rosenbaum) Neuenhofen
- Nick Name: Anna R.
- Date of birth: 25 December 1969
- Age: [age dob=”19692512″] years old
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Place of birth: Berlin-Friedrichshain, former East Germany
- Nationality: German
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Religion: Christian
- Sexuality: Straight
- Marital Status: Married
- Spouse: Nilo Neuenhofen
The Early Life and Career of The German Pop Singer
Anna R. was born Andrea Rosenbaum, now referred to as Anna Neuenhofen after her marriage to Nilo Neuenhofen. That said, she was born on 25 December 1969 in Berlin-Friedrichshain, former East Germany, now officially the German Democratic Republic.
According to reports, the pop singer grew up there and started to hone her music career at a young age. During this period, she sang in a choir, and after she had finished secondary school she decided to embark on her music journey. She auditioned for a place in a music school in her hometown in Berlin-Friedrichshain, the name of the music school is known as the Friedrichshain Music School and she was rejected due to reasons she never revealed to the public.
Regardless, she never gave up the passion as she further took up private singing lessons. It was also revealed that at this period she trained as a laboratory assistant, but it only took a while for her to soon change her career and become a sheet music salesperson.
As regards her family and siblings, she has decided to keep their info away from the spotlight.
She broke into the limelight at the age of 22, with the Rosenstoltz pop group she co-formed
The German pop singer was just 22 years when she found fame with the Rosenstoltz pop group she co-formed in 1991. Before her success with the Rosenstoltz, Anna R. initially had intentions of becoming a bar singer it was while she was looking for a professional pianist to work with, then she crossed paths with Peter Plate a pianist in 1990 after he freshly moved to Berlin.
The duo was hooked up at that time by the landlord of Plate who also knew that Anna R. was looking for a pianist and Plate who is a pianist was also in need of a singer. This was how they pair blended and formed a strong partnership.
After merging, the pair began to work on new songs, even though they had different tastes in music- while Anna R. had a preference for singing chanson (secular polyphonic French songs), her partner Plate picks interest in making English pop songs. Regardless, they later agreed to create songs using their German mother tongue. And then came to the formation of their name Rosentoltz initially formed as A and P by the pop duo.
Although they did not enjoy commercial success in the early stages when they started, the pop duo later turned out to enjoy massive success for 2 decades selling over a million records and having various hit charts across their native Germany and other parts of Europe like Switzerland and Austria. Which included five No. 1 studio albums in Germany.
Outside of music, Anna R. and her partner undertook other initiatives like raising money for AIDS charities and their efforts were later awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2011. Afterward, the duo eventually decided to split up, stating that they both wanted to take a break and try out something new.
Anna R. went on to form the Gleis 8 band in 2012
Following her spit from the Rosentoltz, the pop singer went on to form the Gleis 8 band with fellow partners, Lorenz Allacher, Timo Dorsch, and Manne Uhlig. The four members already knew each other for a long time before the formation of the band, it was even at Anna R.’s birthday party that the idea to form a band group was conceived, and in January 2012, they started working together.
The Berliner native has described the songs of Gleis 8 as being a piece of broad pop music. In the sense that the band is more focused on more upbeat and it is more multifaceted. She further stated that they use more instruments, making them distinctive from the Rosentoltz.
The band released its first album titled Bleibt das immer so, which was released in 2013 and charted in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. It was followed by Endlich in 2016, which was released on 12 February 2016 under the label: Island (Universal Music Group). The two albums respectively reached number 6 and 7 on the sales chart in Germany.
Discography of The Berliner Native
Studio albums of Anna R. with the Rosentoltz
- Soubrette werd ich nie (1992)
- Nur einmal noch (1994)
- Mittwoch is’ er fallig (1995)
- Objekt der Begierde (1996)
- Die Schlampen sind mude (1997)
- Zucker (1999)
- Kassengift (2000)
- Macht Liebe (2002)
- Herz (2004)
- Das grobe Leben (2006)
- Die Suche gent weiter (2008)
- Wir sind am Leben (2011)
Albums with the Gleis 8 band
- Bleibt das immer so (2013)
- Endrich (2016)
Other Facts To Know About Her
The German singer is married to a film director
The German native is married to a film director, Nilo Neuenhofen. The pair got married in December 2002 and have been living happily for almost 2 decades. It turns out that Anna R. is five years older than her husband, regardless, this is never a barrier to their happy union.
Her husband who is an ex-MTV producer and director has directed films including Masters (1999) and Jam(1998). And due to his low-key life with his wife, it is not known if they have children at the moment.
Her husband has been helpful and supportive of her career
While Anna R.’s husband plays his role at home as a loving and caring man, he works as her colleague in the band. Her husband accompanies her with her bandmates with the camera whenever they are on tours and mostly remains a pure observer.
When asked if she is comfortable working with her husband, she stated that mixing her private life and her professional life is not a problem for her, and she is comfortable with it. In addition, she further stated that the other band members have known him for a long time and he is just part of it.
She is into boxing
Aside from music, the singer has boxing as one of her favorite hobbies and interests. According to her in an interview, she likes to get into the ring, even though she has stated that she does not do it as a profession, but because of fitness purposes. She also stated that she does not use boxing as a means of self-defense, but it is good to know she does it. The singer is a patron of the boxing department of an old Kreuzberg club in Germany.
Anna R. can’t get used to social networking
According to the singer, she is not on any micro-blogging platform and there are reasons behind this. Firstly she hates getting many friends and further stated that her few friends are enough as she can trust and confide in them. And they can’t lie to her which is quite seen all over the internet filled with pretense. Secondly, she finds the idea of social media creepy to her because she hates attention and finds it horrible.
How old is the singer?
The Berliner is currently [age=dob ”19691225”] years old and has spent over 3 decades on the music scene. With this number of years in the music scene and still very active, nothing can be said about her net worth at the moment as she has not revealed anything concerning it. Notwithstanding, with all her efforts and being part of several bands, she has arguably put in an impressive net worth best known to her.