Sandra – One More Night
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Sandra Ann Lauer, commonly known under her stage name Sandra (born 18 May 1962) is a German pop singer.
Who enjoyed a mainstream popularity in the 1980s and early 1990s with a string of European hit singles, produced by her then-husband and musical partner, Michael Cretu, most notably “(I’ll Never Be) Maria Magdalena” (1985), “In the Heat of the Night” (1985), “Everlasting Love” (1987), “Secret Land” (1988), “Hiroshima” (1990) and “Don’t Be Aggressive” (1992). Her albums Into a Secret Land (1988) and Close to Seven (1992) have won Sandra a high critical acclaim.
Prior to embarking on a solo career, Sandra was the lead singer of an all-female disco trio Arabesque, which had a massive following in Japan and Russia.
Also, between 1990 and 2001, she provided vocals on album releases of the very successful group Enigma, which had top 10 hits in North America and United Kingdom. A cult star with a devoted fan base, Sandra remains one of the most popular singers of the 1980s in Continental Europe.
During the height of her popularity, she even managed to outsell Madonna in a number of countries around the world. With sales in excess of 30 million records worldwide, Sandra has established her position as the most successful German pop female vocalist.
Sandra won international success in 1985 with a song “(I’ll Never Be) Maria Magdalena”, which topped the charts in 21 countries worldwide and reached top 10 in further five.
Her first album, The Long Play (1985), reached number 12 in her home country of Germany and was a top 10 success in Scandinavia.
The follow-up single, “In the Heat of the Night”, continued her international success, reaching number two in Germany and top 10 positions in many European countries.
The song also earned Sandra second place at the Tokyo Music Festival in 1986. “Little Girl” became the third single from the album in 1986, with the music video filmed in Venice, but met with moderate success.
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