Herbert Grönemeyer is the epitome of a German superstar and one of the most charismatic, complex and fascinating personalities from the German music and film industry. Besides being a well-known actor, most notably as Lieutenant Werner in Wolfgang Petersen's film "Das Boot", his musical career is even more extraordinary. Throughout a career spanning thirty years to date, he has been awarded more than 25 platinum awards in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. His record "Mensch", released in 2002, still holds the record for being the fastest selling in German music history, with an initial shipment of almost one million CDs and total sales exceeding three million records so far. After a record breaking tour in 2002/2003, with two million visitors in total, the tour "Mensch Live" was released in 2003 and won six platinum awards for sales of more than 300,000 copies -- by far the most successful live footage ever to be released in Germany. Since then he has experienced unparalleled success with over 13 million records sold and became the first non-English-speaking artist ever to be invited by MTV to do an unplugged concert.