Dieter Bohlen (born February 7, 1954 in Berne near Oldenburg) is a German musician, producer and songwriter.
In 1984-1987 and in 1998-2003 he was part of the pop duo Modern Talking as a producer, singer and songwriter. In 1986-1989 Bohlen was a producer and songwriter of disco queen C.C.Catch, whom he discovered. After the first split-up of Modern Talking in 1987, he formed Blue System, which was basically a one-man group, since he was the lead singer, composer, arranger and producer. For most projects Bohlen employed background singers to produce a high-pitched chorus, if needed, and his frequent collaborator in the studio was Luis Rodigues (listed as "co-producer"). Bohlen wrote music for many German movies, TV series and shows.
In 1986 Bohlen wrote and produced Chris Norman´s "Midnight Lady" for an episode of the German crime show "Tatort" - the song which became a major hit in central Europe.
Modern Talking on "Top of the Pops" (BBC) in 1986. He has been in the jury of "Deutschland sucht den SuperStar" (Pop Idol in Germany) for seasons 1 through 4 (upcoming) and has scored several major hits with the participants. Bohlen´s has also released two autobiographical books about his career and his experiences with singers. The first book was an unprecedented success in Germany.
In 2006 Bohlen issued a new album called "Dieter. Der Film" that was a soundtrack to a movie of the same name.
Dieter Bohlen´s estimated worth is €uro 250 million. Global sales of Bohlen´s acts "Modern Talking" and "Blue System" were 125 million units. Global sales of all singles and albums that were produced by Dieter Bohlen. exceed 165 million units. He lives near Hamburg, Germany.